Beach Connection Magazine : Fall 2017 Spring 2017 - Page 6

GREGG PRIMEAUX 1997, B.A., HISTORY 1998, CREDENTIAL Social Studies Teacher, Garden Grove Unified School District “I had the pleasure of mentoring Elizabeth Hafeli `14, `16 (pictured on far left) when she worked with me for a semester as a requirement for her teaching credential. She was able to get a position in the school district , and I now call her a colleague. The most important reward that I have gained is that of friendship.” LORNA PAUGH DON SINE 1980, B.S., HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 1976, M.A., HISTORY Sr. Director, Human Resources, Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Professor of Graduate History, American Public University “While finishing my MA and as President of the History club, I had the opportunity to mentor several undergraduate history majors. It was a mutually positive experience and I helped approximately 12 students improve their academic stand- ing. I also guided two promising students interested in the Navy who graduated from CSULB and were accepted into the Navy’s Officer Candidate School.” “The CBA’s SCPD mentoring program has allowed me to give back to the university, and help others the same way I was helped. With the support of CSULB instructors, I was able to land an internship with a major Orange County company. This was a career and life changing experience. My mentee, Vu Nguyen, a first generation college student like myself, will work during winter 2017 in my Human Resources Department.” TIMOTHY SELCHAU MARCY SUDOCK 1982, B.S., FINANCE 1988, B.M., MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Vice President and Team Leader, California Bank & Trust Music Director & CEO, Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras, Inc. “It was very rewarding to see Jesus Garcia ’15, my mentee through the SCPD Corporate Mentoring Program, get hired by Northrop Grumman Corporation. We have continued to get together for lunch about once a month to follow up on how he is doing with his job. I am very proud of what he has accomplished in the past two years that I have known him.” 6 BE ACH CONNEC TION “I have mentored many young musicians in my professional career as a violinist and conductor, and many of them have gone on to attend CSULB. Watching these students mature into fine citizens and musicians fills my heart. The greatest reward is seeing my mentees go on to become amazing people with integrity, character and passion.”