Ten alumni from the Class of 1969 returned to their alma mater at Cal State San Bernardino to celebrate their golden anniversary. Called the Golden Grads, the alumni joined the university for a series of events on Sept. 15 and 16, including CSUSB’s annual Convocation to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.
This year’s Golden Grads are:

  • Linda Bennecke, sociology with ethnic emphasis;
  • Pete Carrasco, Spanish, elementary education;
  • Charles Funk, English;
  • Linda Grover, sociology;
  • Steve Higbee, history;
  • Jane Still Jeffers, English;
  • Stephen Kelly, history, educational administration;
  • Pamela Paulsen, history, educational administration;
  • Susan Rose, sociology;
  • Barry Thompson; sociology.

On Sept. 15, the Golden Grads attended a special luncheon in the Santos Manuel Student Union, where each alumnus was officially inducted as a member of the university’s Golden Grads Society. Following the gathering on campus, the Golden Grads and CSUSB retirees were invited to a meetup at Nonna’s Italian Restaraunt in San Bernardino.
The following day, Sept. 16, the Golden Grads enjoyed a breakfast in the Coussoulis Arena lobby, and then joined the CSUSB campus community for the annual Convocation celebration in the arena. The rest of the day included a campus tour and a Convocation reception at the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center.
For more information about CSUSB alumni events, visit the Alumni Relations website.