Rick and Trent Bryson Photo.jpgPHOTO (L-R): Rick and Trent Bryson of Bryson Finanical

As a successful Long Beach businessman, Trent Bryson is an ideal instructor for CCPE’s Human Resources Management Certificate Program. In addition to being CEO of Bryson Financial Group, a leading employee benefits consulting firm, Trent is also a Certified Financial Planner. So he has plenty of experience to draw upon in the classroom, where he instructs students on the intricacies of a range of HR management duties, from hiring new staff and handling employee benefits, to helping top executives with strategic planning.


CSULB alumnus Justin Shoemate graduated from the Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (EMER) program in 2015, and it didn’t take long for him to score an important position at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Shoemate has vital responsibilities as the Section Chief, Systems Integration and Reports, in FEMA’s Workforce Management Division. 

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The Confucius Institute (CI) at CSULB offers many programs to promote Chinese language, culture, arts and traditions. The nonprofit organization recently announced a three-week summer camp program for students from 4th through 12th grades. Beginning on June 19, the program consists of a Chinese language course and other cultural activities.

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One of the most valuable results of earning a liberal arts degree is the flexibility of the knowledge and skills gained that graduates can use to pursue a wide variety of careers. In particular, CSULB’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (BALA) degree completion program provides skills in communication, critical thinking, language and literature, analytical and scientific reasoning, quantitative analysis, and philosophical foundations.

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CSULB’s College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) has been recognized as winner of the 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA), the aerospace company’s annual program to recognize superior performance. The BPEA is given to suppliers who achieve the high performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and remain competitive in the global economy.“

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DSalazarAVEng.jpgDavid Salazar (2013) is a graduate from the very first cohort of CSULB’s Antelope Valley Engineering Program (AVEP). He’s also a National Science Foundation fellow, a graduate research assistant, and currently a PhD student at Stanford University.

Salazar recently took some time to reminisce about his AVEP experience, how it linked him to his current PhD research, and his out-of-this-world dreams for the future.

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