Our Donors

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George August, J.D.

George August, J.D., died at the age of 92 Monday evening, August 2, following a heart attack. He was born in Illinois on January 12, 1918 of parents who immigrated to the United States from Astro-Hungary, and grew up in Whittier, California. His academic and...

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Georgia Griffiths

When Georgia Griffiths began her studies at CSU Long Beach in 1969, she was a first-generation college student who aspired to be a great writer. By junior year, she realized her passion was to pursue a future that involved numbers and computers. Although the new...

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Gertrude Bloom

Gertrude Ziebarth Bloom was born in 1905 in Herman Minnesota, a small, agricultural community of fewer than 1000 souls in far western Minnesota. Her mother, Sadie, was from Beebe Lake Minnesota, and was a school teacher before marrying. Gertrude was a good student...

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Gloria Z. Pacho

This scholarship was created by Professor Maria T. Pacho, CSULB Alumna ‘93/Loma Linda University Alumna ’95, and lecturer for the Chicano and Latino Studies Department to honor her mother Gloria Z. Pacho (pictured). Her mother battled with end-stage breast cancer...

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Harley D. Rubenstein

The Harley D. Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship is in loving memory of Harley Rubenstein, who graduated from CSULB with a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies/Business in 1982 and who went on to become a fierce advocate in the Long Beach and Greater Los Angeles...

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Helen Langthorne Rose

Helene Langthorne was born on December 4, 1917, Michigan. Helene received her initial degree in Michigan and later earned a master’s degree from USC. After Helene married Robert B. Rose they moved to California to help Robert’s ailing parents. Helene has a long...

Howard L. Still

Howard L. Still

The Howard L. Still Memorial Music Scholarship was established in 1991 by Howard’s wife, Irene Still Meyer in an effort to support and encourage talented vocal musicians in their pursuit of a professional career. Irene’s husband Howard was a Vice President of...

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Irene Howard and Keung Luke

Dr. Keung Luke, Professor Emeritus of the Physics, taught at CSULB from 1966-1998 (FERP 1998-2003). One of the things he values most about his time at the university is the ability to be a teacher-scholar. This allowed him to teach large general education classes...

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Irene S. Rathmann

The Irene S. Rathmann Memorial Scholarship was established by Doug and alum Pat Hartford in memory of Pat’s mother. In the 1930s Irene taught in a one-room rural school in Northern Iowa following studies at Ellsworth Junior College. World War II service brought...

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Jack Rose

Jack Rose was a professor of Physical Education (now Kinesiology) at CSULB. During his five decade career, he was head coach of Men’s & Women’s Track and Cross Country teams from 1974-1981. His teams won six conference titles (5 men, 1 women), the NCAA Division II...

James L. Jensen

James L. Jensen

Dean of CNSM 1993-1995 Former Dean James L. Jensen began his academic career at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he received numerous scholarships in recognition of his academic promise. Following graduation, he received an MS in Chemistry at UC Santa...

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Jana Carpenter

Jana Carpenter was a Psychology Department alumna who graduated class of 1984. The scholarship is provided by Janeth Carpenter in loving memory of her daughter.

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Jean Donald Miller, PhD

Jean Donald Miller, Ph.D. spent 25 years working for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington DC and in Paris, France. Prior to NASA he worked for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He began his professional career in...

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Joan and Mel Lindsey

Joan’s parents, Joseph and Jennie Thomas raised her in Wilmington, CA. Later that year the family moved to Long Beach and Joan enrolled in LBCC, where she met her future husband Mel Lindsey, a WWII Navy veteran. Mel received a BA and MA from CSULB in 1951 and 1959...

Joanne Gordon

Joanne Gordon

Maria Mayenzet established the Joanne Gordon Graduate Scholarship in Theatre Arts in honor of Dr. Joanne Gordon, retired Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, as a thank you for Dr. Gordon’s inspired mentorship of her students. Joanne Gordon, Professor Emerita and...

Joan Schlaich

Joan Schlaich

The Joan Schlaich Scholarship Fund was established in memory of longtime CSULB Department of Dance Department Chair, Joan Schlaich. Joan started her career at CSULB in 1965 and helped establish the Department of Dance in 1970. She oversaw the creation of the first...

John and Flora Olsen

John and Flora Olsen

John W. Olsen, an alumnus of UCLA and Columbia University, was a founding faculty member of CSULB and was the founding Art Department Chair. John was instrumental in getting approval for the building of most of the current Art buildings including FA2, FA3, FA4, and...

John and Louise Martinelli

John and Louise Martinelli

When accountancy professor, John Martinelli, and his wife passed away, their family, friends, and colleagues created a scholarship to honor the couple. Their loved ones knew the dedication and support John and Louise had within the University. They wanted to...

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John Battey

John Battey earned his B.S. in Business Administration in 1970 and he received his Secondary Teaching Credential in 1971, both from CSULB. In 1985 he earned his M.A. in Education, and Administrative Credential from the University of San Francisco. He taught in the...

John E. Fredrickson

John E. Fredrickson

Faculty 1976-1984 Professor John E. Fredrickson was born in Chicago in 1919 and moved to California as a teenager in 1936. After completing high school, he entered Modesto Junior College to take a course in Aeronautics. Between 1938-1939, Fredrickson became a...

John H. Dudley

John H. Dudley

Brig. Gen. John Henderson Dudley joined CSULB in 1960 as a civil engineering professor after an illustrious military career. A 1930 graduate of West Point, who went on to earn a master’s degree in engineering from MIT, Dudley used his engineering skills to help build...

John R. Lincoln

John R. Lincoln

The John R. Lincoln Endowed Scholarship was established in 2000 by Virginia L. Hickman in memory of her brother. John was a student, lecturer, tenured full time professor, and emeritus professor at CSULB. John received his B.A. in 1958 and his M.A. in 1959, both...

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Josh Owen

Josh Owen had a passion for volunteerism, leadership, and served the community that he lived in. He was also connected with CSULB on many levels. In 2015, the Operations and Supply Chain Management Board that he served on wanted to honor his memory by creating this...

Judith Guess

Judith Guess

The Judith Guess Memorial Scholarship for Music Education/Choral was established in memory of Judy Guess by her husband and children. Judy was a Music Education teacher in Long Beach Unified School District.

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Judy Hails

Judy was a deputy sheriff in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, serving from February 1968 to the summer of 1973. She earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics after she graduated from the academy and, Judy was assigned to the LASD’s research unit to work as a...

Karen Baker Landers

Karen Baker Landers

The Karen Baker Landers Endowment was established in 2014 to provide scholarship support to students in the Department of Film and Electronic Arts. Ms. Landers has over 80 credits as a sound editor and has been nominated for numerous awards. Ms. Landers is a two-time...

Kenneth E. Lindgren

Kenneth E. Lindgren

As a young adult, Lindgren attended CSULB, and was an active player in Water Polo. He returned to CSULB as a Water Polo coach, winning his first season with a 14-12 record. That was the start to coaching the next 24 seasons. He led the University team to seven NCAA...

Kenneth L. Marsi

Kenneth L. Marsi

Faculty 1975-1997 Dr. Kenneth L. Marsi was born in Los Barnos, CA in 1929. H was the first of his family to attend college. Marsi graduated from California State University, San Jose in 1951 and then received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of...

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Kenneth “Wayne” Scott

Kenneth Wayne Scott (July 9, 1921 – December 3, 2017 ) was born to James and Jessie Scott in Buffalo, Missouri on July 9, 1921. Wayne moved from the family farm in Missouri in 1934 with his parents and three brothers, Ivan, Winston and Claude to Seal Beach,...

Kevin Kwok Chan, HK Alumni, and Keung Luke

Kevin Kwok Chan, HK Alumni, and Keung Luke

Dr. Keung Luke, Professor Emeritus of the Physics, taught at CSULB from 1966-1998 (FERP 1998-2003). One of the things he values most about his time at the university is the ability to be a teacher-scholar. This allowed him to teach large general education classes...