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msgisci_banner_v2_600.jpgGeospatial sciences, remote sensing, and cartographic visualization may sound like esoteric terms, but they have an everyday impact on anyone who’s ever used Google Maps.

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PHOTO: CCPE grad Sarah Winston working with textiles at Mingei International Museum in San Diego
Many museum patrons enjoy the art on display without realizing that many more masterpieces are hidden away in the building’s storage facilities.

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The world is getting smaller, even as the connections between people and places are getting more complicated. The U.S. economy is growing, but the consumer shift towards online commerce has permanently altered the supply chain that moves products from factory floors to customers’ front doors.

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PHOTO: The 2014 Galahad Fire raging through Kaibab National Forest near the Grand Canyon

​When Gregory Vigneaux saw the recent string of California wildfires on TV, he asked himself, 'How do we improve how we think about fire?'

Vigneaux has the experience to provide an answer, since he has fought fires in 14 states for the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service. As part of specially-trained Hotshot Crews, Vigneaux traveled from fire to fire on a rigorous schedule. But he wanted to do more, and began expanding his knowledge through CSULB’s Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (EMER) degree program.

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Eric T. Williamson had spent nine years doing postproduction in the film and television industry when he was hired as AT&T’s Managing Audio Engineer in 2008. In this position, Williamson directed a team that was responsible for making soundtracks for commercials and promotional clips that aired on the company’s subsidiary, DIRECTV. The work combined creative and technical engineering abilities, from sound design to systems mapping, which are needed to broadcast the soundtracks.

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Mark Rodriguez has met a lot of people over the years. In the Human Resources (HR) field since 1983, he has worked for small and large companies, overseeing up to 12,000 employees at a time. He has watched the HR industry evolve from a separate function removed from a company’s main operations, to a critical component that is equally important to finance, sales, and marketing divisions. This experience makes Rodriguez an ideal match for his latest role as Program Advisor for CCPE’s HR Management Certificate Program. It also helps that he graduated from the same program shortly after it began in the mid-‘80s.

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