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Fall/Winter 2017

Mayan Mystery

Professor Ruben Mendoza reflects on the recent discovery of Mayan ruins in Central America.

Mendoza holds a book showing Tikal
Professor Mendoza and the ancient city of Tikal in Guatemala.

Preserving the preserve

Professor Doug Smith uses a natural laboratory to educate the next generation of environmental scientists.

two people on the bank of a river
Christy Fischer explains to Professor Doug Smith how the Rumsen Indians still use the local reeds in the Carmel River Watershed.

CAHSS on the move

CSUMB’s liberal arts college looks forward to its new home in Academic III.

President Ochoa digs his gold shovel into the ground
CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa officially breaks ground on Nov. 6, 2017.

A community of artists

New arts center seeks to play a part in downtown Salinas’s renaissance.

Colorful dancers at Salinas Center for Arts and Culture
Members of the Tonatiuh Del Quinto Sol dance troupe of Salinas celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Salinas Center for Arts & Culture.

Growing our own

New pathway program addresses South Monterey County teacher shortage.

New pathway program addresses South Monterey County teacher shortage.
Prospective teachers Cindy Cervantes and Perla Alonso work together on a classroom assignment at Hartnell College.

Primary focus on primary care

CSUMB prepares to train the next generation of providers.

Professor Christopher Forest is the newly hired director of the program
Program director, Professor Christopher Forest

Science and religion

CSUMB campus pastor has faith in both.

CSUMB Rev. Clark Brown poses for a photo
CSUMB Rev. Clark Brown

No day at the beach

New men's basketball coach builds toughness on the dunes.

CSUMB men's basketball team huddles at the beach after a workout
Coach Williams talks to his team during a workout at Fort Ord dunes.

In her Grandpa's footsteps

CSUMB freshman discovers ties to the campus's military past.

The fact that my Grandpa was stationed at Fort Ord Years ago and now I'm going
CSUMB freshman Rose McGill makes a nostalgic connection between CSUMB and the former Fort Ord.

Determined to help

Former foster child rounds up support for Guardian Scholars.

Theresa at her desk
Health and human services major, Theresa Dexter

Making numbers add up

Hongde Hu on math anxiety, learning the basics and making students feel powerful

Professor teaches math class
Professor Hongde Hu speaks to an algebra academy class.

Achieving your dreams beyond CSUMB

Her professional accomplishments have been impressive.

Margot holds a daytime emmy award
CSUMB alumna Margot Flitcraft displays a daytime Emmy award.

Leaving his mark

Student discovers new path among ancient remains.

Student poses in library
CSUMB UROC scholar Heriberto Marquez

President's message

President Ochoa