Caption: Pair of honorees stand up for CSUF.

EIGHT DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI in the fields of business, engineering, film and journalism, plus volunteerism were honored April 28 during the university’s 19th annual Vision & Visionaries.

Recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award are: Randall L. Baumberger (MBA ’92), president of Paramount Studio Group; Caecilia S. Gotama (B.S. engineering-mechanical ’82, M.S. engineering-mechanical ’86), founder and principal of Gotama Building Engineers Inc.; Tony Ortega (B.A. English ’87, M.A. English '89), editor-in-chief of the Village Voice; Dale Raoul (B.A. theatre arts ’73, M.A. theatre arts ’79), actress, and her husband, Raymond L. Thompson (B.A. theatre arts ’77), senior lighting designer for “The Young and the Restless”; Jeffrey S. Van Harte (B.A. business administration-finance ’80), chief investment officer, Focus Growth Team, Delaware Investments; and Verne D. Wagner (B.A. business administration-accounting ’77), CSU Alumni Council volunteer representative. Documentarian Becky L. Hamilton (B.A. communications-radio-TV-film ’06) received the Recent Graduate Achievement Award.

Caption: “Considering this select group of alumni has been chosen from among more than 200,000 graduates, tonight's Distinguished Alumni and Recent Graduate Achievement awards represent significant accomplishments,” said CSUF Interim President Willie J. Hagan, who presided over the festivities. READ FULL STORY