Cohort XXIII Reflections

By Nerissa Stacey, Communications Strategist, Mustang Marketing It seems like only yesterday that I took my seat at Camp Arnaz for Cohort XXIII’s very first session. I remember looking around the room at a sea of unfamiliar faces, not sure what to expect but excited to find out. And now I’m preparing to sit among…

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Take Two – The Creation of “GOAT”

By Eva Gomez, Director of Annual Giving and Special Gifts, California State University Channel Islands It seemed like just yesterday that VCLA Cohort XXIII had gotten together for their first highly anticipated meeting.  As we all arrived for our second meeting, the anticipation and anxiety over what to expect had long disappeared.  Instead, we were…

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This Is Not Goodbye

VCLA’s founder, Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia, participated in her last board meeting today. She is moving to Iowa to be closer to family, and we will miss her tremendously! Although we know that

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Cheers to a Successful Session One

By Nerissa Stacey, Communications Strategist, Mustang Marketing After much anticipation, the first session finally arrived for all of us in VCLA Cohort XXIII — and it definitely did not disappoint. In talking with others who have participated in VCLA, I’ve consistently heard two things. First, I’ve been told that

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