Spring 2012


Philanthropic Foundation News

History Initiative Names COPH Archivist’s Office
The Art and Debbie Hansen have given $25,000 to the Bringing the Past to Life initiative in support of the Center for Oral and Public History. The Hansens’ gift will name the archivist’s office in the center’s proposed new home. Art is a professor emeritus of history and Asian American Studies and founder of the university’s COPH, while Debbie ’75, ’79 (B.A., M.A. history) participated in the oral history program as a student.

Titan Athletics News

Knyal Donates to Golf
Former Cal State Fullerton golfer Wayne “Buz” Knyal and his wife, Carol, have contributed the lead gift of $50,000 to support the Titans’ new on-campus men's and women's golf practice facility.
In exchange for the lead gift, the facility, completed in the fall behind the centerfield fence of softball’s Anderson Family Field, will be known as the “Buz and Carol Knyal Practice Facility, MVP 1967 & 1968.”
“This is one more large step in the rebirth of our men’s and women’s golf programs,” said CSUF Athletics Director Brian Quinn. “We are grateful to Buz and Carol for their generous support. I know Buz is proud of his Titan golf heritage and proud of the progress we have made in the programs in the three years since their resumption.”
The facility consists of an artificial, undulated putting surface with eight holes surrounded by natural grass aprons for chipping practice. There also is a sand bunker so men and women golfers no longer need to commute to various golf courses in the area to work on their short games.

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Alumni Association News

Vintage 57 – A Premiere Wine and Food Tasting Event
A popular event that sells out quickly, this award-winning evening at the Golleher House is sponsored by the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association. It features international cuisine and eclectic wines from around the globe. Beginning at 6 p.m., Sommelier Diane DeLuca will provide her expertise throughout the August 25 event while sharing her wine and food pairing choices for the evening’s menu. A silent auction will benefit the Alumni Association scholarship program. Sponsorship and auction donations are welcome, and you may reserve your seat or table today. Please call 657-CSU-ALUM or email for more information.

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