If you are a graduate of a California State University (CSU), you are in good company. From actress Eva Longoria, who received a master’s in Chicano Studies from CSU Northridge, to NASA astronaut Gregory Chamitoff, who received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cal Poly, the California State University has provided a transformative and high-quality education to nearly three million graduates around the state of California. With the 2015 commencement, the number of CSU alumni will surpass three million and in recognition of reaching this significant milestone, the university has launched the “Class of 3 Million” celebration.
“The Class of 3 Million milestone is a momentous occasion that allows us to honor all of the CSU students who have shaped the state, the nation and beyond,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White. “As the world’s largest comprehensive four-year public university system, we are proud to produce leaders who impact every major industry and are vital to making California one of the most successful global economies.”
The CSU will kick off the celebration by launching what will become the world’s largest yearbook. The Class of 3 Million online yearbook is an interactive platform where alumni can create a profile and connect with the millions of other alumni from the 23 CSU campuses across the state. Additionally, yearbook participants will be able to earn virtual badges on their profile for taking actions that support the success of today’s students. Alumni who sign up for the yearbook will also be entered in a special contest to win one of three $10,000 scholarships for a current or future student, sponsored by Herff Jones.
Since 1961, the CSU has continually produced highly regarded and accomplished leaders in many fields including business, engineering, agriculture, education, hospitality, tourism, entertainment, athletics and healthcare. By providing an accessible, hands-on education that prepares graduates for career success, the CSU has created a network of alumni that is so extensive and renowned that it spans across the globe. In 2014-15, the CSU will exceed three million living, addressable alumni, which includes graduates from all CSU campuses as well as the Class of 2015.
As the culmination of the biggest graduation celebration ever, each spring graduate in the Class of 2015 will receive a unifying Class of 3 Million wristband to commemorate joining one of the largest and most well-known alumni families in the world. For more information about the yearbook and the Class of 3 Million, visit https://classof3million.calstate.edu.