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Above: New Interim President Eduardo Ochoa and his wife, Holly Byers Ochoa, arrive and get to know campus.  

Dr. Eduardo Ochoa

Cover story: Innovating in the New Era

Dr. Eduardo Ochoa lays out his vision for the future of Cal State Monterey Bay. He sees the university poised to present ground-breaking solutions to the challenges facing higher education. 

Kevin Ghalambor at the Fort Ord Nat'l Monument

Building a monument, one plant at a time

Kevin Ghalambor '01 and Thor Anderson '99 knew just who to call when their employer, Burleson Consulting, was contracted to help restore parts of the new Fort Ord National Monument. CSUMB's Watershed Institute provided a wealth of expertise, plus a student workforce ready to get the job done.  


Faculty Advisor: How to Garden with Native Plants 

Professor Suzanne Worchester explains how to restore your own yard with native plants -- and why you should. 

Pamela Motoike visits with students in the Avocet Lounge

Education, round the clock

Students in Project Higher Ground bond with their professors, their classmates and their peers through a special living-learning program based in the Avocet Hall. 

Travis Fugate and his service dog, Mr. Fess

After Iraq a veteran pursues new dreams

After being blinded by a roadside bomb while on a tour of duty in Iraq, Travis Fugate decided to pursue his education at CSUMB. Now, the software engineering student hopes to make technology more accessible for people with disabilities. 

Thing to do #12: See an actual otter

50 things to do before you graduate

We asked our followers on Facebook to help us complie a list of the 50 things students must do before crossing the stage in Freeman Staduim. Stand-up paddle-boarding, skydiving, and -- oh yeah -- studying made the list. How many have you done?

Greg Pool, aka CSUMBfooty

Football, FIFA and Foudy

Or, the story of how CSUMB got proper soccer scarves. Longtime CSUMB staffer and soccer fan Greg Pool adopts the persona of an anthropomorphic soccer ball to drum up support for the university's soccer program.