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Dolores Alcantar, center in black suit, and fellow Saturday MBA students in Milan.

Seeking an opportunity to advance in her career, as well as explore a discipline she contemplated as an undergrad, Dolores Alcantar decided it was time to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Weighing a variety of options and concerns, she found a fit with CSULB’s Saturday MBA program.

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Director Ken Santarelli

In late October, Dr. Ken Santarelli, Director of CSULB’s Antelope Valley Engineering Program, was recognized by the Lancaster-based humanitarian group Agents of Change for his leadership and commitment to promoting mechanical and electrical engineering in the Antelope Valley.

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Master of Science in Health Care Administration alumna, Glenda Smith.

Glenda Smith had always wanted to obtain a Master’s degree, but the time she dedicated to work, family, and life obligations seemed to suspend her dreams of graduate school indefinitely. It was Glenda Smith’s employer who encouraged her, and ultimately, persuaded her to pursue a Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSHCA) degree.

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CSULB EMT alumni Mike Rosso and Murad Qaysia with the new ambulance.

In October, CSULB’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program secured the distinguished gift of a working ambulance. A generous donation from the former owners of Gerber Ambulance Company, Robert and Rebecca Gerber, the ambulance will be used to stage scenarios where students can practice and learn hands-on.

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CSULB international student, Hiten Diwan.

In October, CSULB international student Hiten Diwan beat the odds and received his H1B Visa. In a lottery of more than 200,000 applicants, Hiten’s application happen to be one of the 65,000 to be randomly selected and processed.

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Students receive an overview of how to properly fill-out necessary forms.

In October, the CSULB Career Development Center and the Center for International Education (CIE) partnered to bring a week of programs and workshops addressing the different challenges and policies international students face in finding internships and jobs in the U.S.

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