About 200 alumni and friends attended Cal State San Bernardino’s sixth annual Riverside Alumni Mixer held at the Grier Pavilion at the top of Riverside City Hall, overlooking the city's downtown that was lit up for the holiday season.

“We love coming to Riverside because of the tremendous support we received from our alumni and the generosity of the city for our alumni mixer,” said Crystal Wymer-Lucero, director of CSUSB Alumni Relations.

CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales welcomed the attendees saying the gathering was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the holiday season together.

The president talked about some of the exciting developments on campus, including the renaming of the College of Education to the James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez College of Education in honor of longtime donors Jim and Judy Watson, and the university moving forward with its Master of Science Physician Assistant program thanks to State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, securing nearly $13 million in state funding.

He also reminded the alumni that the university was there for them.

“We just had Commencement on Sunday, and as I said to our graduating seniors, this is a lifelong relationship with your alma mater, but the relationship has to be both ways, right? We love you but you’ve got to love us, and we want you to interact with us, to connect with us,” Morales said. “You have complete access to the president and to the vice presidents and deans, so I want you to feel that you can connect with us and so I really appreciate you being here.”

Learn more at the CSUSB Alumni webpage.