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President's Associates

Today, I invite you to join me in becoming a President’s Associate and supporting research at CSUB.
Every year, the best and brightest of CSUB’s students are given the opportunity to work with our world-class faculty members on cutting-edge research through the Student Research Scholars Program. The problem is one of supply and demand: We have so many gifted students, but only a limited number of available Student Research Scholar positions.
And that’s where our President’s Associates have the power to change the trajectory of a student’s future. Take the example of Ryan Delmore, the top undergraduate student of 2023. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Ryan was given the golden opportunity to do cancer research with his mentor – and CSUB alumnus - Dr. Karlo Lopez. Now, Ryan is pursuing his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology and hopes to return to Bakersfield one day.
Also this year, two CSUB students were afforded the rare opportunity to do groundbreaking research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, made possible through the university’s unprecedented partnership with the lab and its foundation. The students worked with internationally recognized scientists on carbon management at a pivotal moment in the energy transition, which is taking place right here in Kern County.
For the future of our region and workforce, this university must remain a solutions-focused incubator of ideas and talent. But I want to take that goal even further: Together, let’s seize on this moment of transformation and build our program into a nationally recognized research institution. 

I hope that you will become a President’s Associate today, and I thank you for your belief that research yields solutions, promise – and hope – for our region.

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 Dr. Vernon B. Harper Jr. 
 Interim President
 California State University, Bakersfield

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Ethnic Studies Challenge
Connie Perez-Andreesen and Joel Andreesen have generously committed $2,500 as a challenge gift! The 150th gift to any fund will unlock $2,500 for the Ethnic Studies Program on Giving Day!
150 / 150 Gifts
The CSUB Alumni Board Challenge
Thank you for making a thoughtful Gift to support CSUB! With your generosity, the CSUB Alumni Association Advisory Board has been unlocked which will support several key programs at CSUB.
54 / 54 Donors
Office of the President's Challenge
Once the 400th gift is received to support CSUB on Giving Day, Interim President Harper will unlock a $50,000 gift to support the Student Research Scholars Program
400 / 400 Gifts
BAS Ambassadors Challenge
Once 25 Business Administrative Services (BAS) staff members donate a minimum of $5 a piece to any fund, a collective gift of $500 in support of the Housing and Food Security Fund will be unlocked. This contribution is personally sponsored by Faculty and Staff Initiative BAS Ambassadors: Jassica Gauna, Natasha Hayes, Pierre Igoa, and Michelle Ponci.
25 / 25 Donors
Battle of the Industry Challenge
The industry leader group with the most participants will have an opportunity to meet with a campus leader who is affiliated with their industry and learn about the impact CSUB is having in producing top students to recruit.
What industry do you work in?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Education 272
2 Healthcare 79
3 Computers and Technology 39
4 Construction 38
5 Finance and Economics 29
6 Agriculture 16
7 Transportation 13
8 Energy 12
9 Entertainment 11
10 Food and Beverage 11
11 Manufacturing 11
12 Fashion (Retail) 10
13 Hospitality 9
14 Aerospace 7
15 Pharmaceutical 6
The `Runner Loyalty Challenge
Thank you for your generous gift to support our students!
50 / 50 Donors
Callahan CARE Challenge
Ten students or parents who donate a minimum of $5 a piece to any fund will unlock a generous $1,000 gift from EJ Callahan, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Student-centered Enterprises, and Emily Poole Callahan, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students to support our Caring Advocates and Responsive Engagement Team Fund. You must self-identify as a current student or parent.
10 / 10 Donors
The President's Associates Challenge
Professor Dahna Stowe, faculty member and double alumna of CSUB, will be donating $10,000 to the Student Research Scholars Program as a member of the President's Associates on Giving Day. Once the 200th gift is made to any fund, Professor Stowe will double her donation to $20,000!
200 / 200 Gifts
Rowdy Through the Eras
Congratulations to the winning alumni decade! You will be recognized at the next Alumni Hall of Fame event in 2025, and the next Party in the Park event.
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2010-2019 19
2 2020-Present 9
3 2000-2009 7
4 1990-1999 6
5 1970-1979 1
6 1980-1989 1
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