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Welcome to Cypress College's alumni newsletter from Cypress College President Dr. Michael J. Kasler and the Cypress College Foundation.



October 4

::    Cypress College Foundation Golf Classic at SeaCliff Country Club (see "FORE!" below right)

October 8-17

::    The Wiz

November 12-21

::    Almost Maine

December 3-5

::    Faculty Dance Concert

December 6-14

::    Triple Threat Week

Additional events




“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.”

— Margaret Mead




Our students have never needed more support than they do in today's environment. See "Pay it Forward" (at the bottom right), to learn how you can help.




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   Digital Cinema Program on YouTube

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Cypress College is
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    • Excellence
    • Integrity
    • Collegiality
    • Inclusiveness



a photograph of the Cypress College Library/Learning Resource Center and the pond

Library/LRC and the Pond

a photograph of Cypress College's Gateway Plaza during hte 42nd commencement

Gateway Plaza



Chargers Alumni Magazine is published each semester on behalf of the Cypress College Foundation. If you would like to share a story idea, please contact Marc Posner in the Public Information Office at ext. 47006 or

Cypress College Foundation
(714) 484-7126
Raul Alvarez,
Executive Director

Chargers Alumni Magazine logo; depicts a knight on a horse with a lance and reads: Chargers Alumni Magazine

September, 2010

Welcome to the September, 2010, edition of Chargers Alumni Magazine. We hope you enjoy this effort to keep you up to date with what's happening at Cypress College.

Top Stories

mini logo used as a bulletEnrollment Strong

Cypress College Above Capacity and Enrollment Reaches 16,444

Students are filling up every available seat — and then some — as the fall semester kicks off at Cypress College. Enrollment reached 16,444, a 1.4% drop from the 16,670 during fall 2009. However, because of state reductions, the college cut the number of sections offered from 1,443 to 1,379, a 4.4% reduction. Courses were 5% above the scheduled capacity. Read more.


mini logo used as a bulletMath Professor Hamman Passes Away During Summer Break

Math Professor Elizabeth Hamman passed away unexpectedly last month.

"She was more than just my math teacher. She helped me to UNDERSTAND math ... and thanks to her, I was able to graduate college this past spring," Valerie Bauer posted on the college's Facebook page. Read more.

a photograph showing Elizabeth Hamman at graduation in 2006; text reads: Elizabeth Hamman Graduation 2006


mini logo used as a bulletEight New Employees Join Cypress College Faculty as New Year Begins

Eight new employees are part of the Cypress College faculty as the 2010-2011 academic year gets underway. In addition, LaQuita Jones has begun a promotion to Financial Aid Technician. Read more.


mini logo used as a bulletEmployees, Students Donate 86 Textbooks as Part of Access Effort

Cypress College employees and students have donated 86 textbooks to the Library for use as part of the Textbook Collection maintained to provide access to these educational materials that students otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.

They are also part of a broader effort in which faculty have taken a number of steps to help reduce the cost of materials used in their courses. Read more.



The 25th annual Cypress College Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, October 4, at SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach. It's a scramble format with registration at 8:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 10 a.m. Join us as a single, twosome or foursome. You can also support the college by purchasing a tee sign for $100.

You'll have fun, enjoy a great day of golf (is there any other kind?) and, help Cypress College students at the same time. Contact for information.



mini logo used as a bulletAlumnus Rodney Munoz Honored with an Emmy Award

Theater/ Dance alumnus Rodney Munoz was honored with an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Costumes for a Variety/Music Program or a Special. He earned the Emmy for his work on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Read more.


mini logo used as a bulletAlumnus Swen Nater Blogs About His First Day at Cypress College

Alumnus and NBA rebound king Swen Nater maintains a blog on his site On September 1, he posted an entry about his first day at Cypress College. It's a great read. Read more.


On Campus

mini logo used as a bulletSheridan Ball Performs with Andrea Bocelli

Late last semester the @Cypress Channel caught up with faculty member Sheridan Ball, who performed with Andrea Bocelli at the Honda Center.


mini logo used as a bulletAutomotive Students Dominate Auto Dealers Association Awards

Fifteen Cypress College automotive students were the recipients of scholarships provided by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association in August. The number of recipients is more than half the total number of awards, 27, presented to Orange County auto technology students. Read more.


mini logo used as a bulletCollege Participating in 'The Great California ShakeOut' Oct. 21

Cypress College will be participating in The Great California ShakeOut on Thursday, October 21, at 10:21 a.m.

The Great California ShakeOut is a chance for all Californians to prepare themselves for major earthquakes. It is estimated that more than 6.9 million Californians participated in the 2009 drill, practicing Drop, Cover, and Hold On and other aspects of family, school, and organizational emergency plans. Read more.



mini logo used as a bulletBaseball Coach Scott Pickler Named Cape Cod League Manager of the Year

Baseball Coach Scott Pickler was named the Cape Cod League Manager of the Year for the second consecutive summer. It is also the third time he has been recognized with the award. Read more.


mini logo used as a bulletWomen's Volleyball Wins Three Straight to Take Santa Monica Tournament Championship

The women's volleyball team defeated three straight opponants to win the Santa Monica Tournament held over Labor Day Weekend. The Chargers started with a sweep of host Santa Monica, a revenge win over El Camino in four sets, and then a sweep of Santa Barbara City in the finals to take the championship. Sophomore libero Madison Moss paced Cypress with 45 digs and five aces over the weekend. Read more.



Cypress College is proud of its alumni. As a group, you enjoy success in virtually every field imaginable, from business to public service, from professional sports to entertainment, and from education to healthcare. We are genuinely interested in keeping in touch with you.

Our purpose in reaching out to you at this time is not to solicit you. Nonetheless, support is obviously welcomed. After all, our students have never needed more help than they do in today's environment. If you are willing to consider making a donation, clearly, it is appreciated. And, we understand that some are able to give a lot, and others not as much. Please know that support at all levels is needed.

For more information in ways big and small that you might help, e-mail

Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street • Cypress, CA • 90630
(714) 484-7000 •