Student Veteran Spotlight

Cal State LA invites you to get to know our student veterans!

Robin White
Robin White
U.S. Army, Veteran

Double Major: Industrial Technology and Humanities
Graduating: Spring 2019
Places Traveled: Germany, Panama, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Japan

The academic environment provided at Cal State LA allows for personal and professional growth in any direction you choose."

Alexander Saempardo
Alexander Saempardo
U.S. Marine Corps, Veteran

Major: Kinesiology – Rehabilitation Therapeutic Exercise
Graduating: Spring 2018
Places Traveled: Virginia, San Diego, Puerto Rico, Japan, Philippines and Alaska

The professors and faculty in the field helped me align and pursue my dream to become a therapist. This campus has been a great stepping stone to gain experience in my career in the medical field. Network! Network! Network!"

Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez
U.S. Army, Veteran

Major: Computer Information Systems
Graduating: Spring 2018
Places Traveled: Iraq and Kuwait

The leadership instilled in me has allowed a seamless transition in working in groups. The school environment allows students to experience what is expected in a professional environment. Anything is achievable here, with a little effort and a lot of sweat and tears”.

Jamaine Lindsay
Jamaine Lindsay
U.S. Army, Veteran

Major: Business Economics with minor in Finance
Graduating: Spring 2019
Places Traveled: Germany, Italy, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan and Ireland

I enjoy being a member of the Financial Management Association where there have been many inspirational guest speakers. I enjoy the flexible class schedule which allows me to continue working two jobs while allowing time to see my son. The resources at Cal State LA will help you achieve your goals to the next step.”

Albert F. Dabney Jr.
Albert F. Dabney Jr.
U.S. Marine Corps, Veteran

Major: Computer Information Systems
Graduating:Spring 2018
Places Traveled: Cuba, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Philippines and Haiti

“Cal State LA's vision for its students helps them see their dreams come true. Becoming a college graduate has been a dream for me, my family and friends for a very long time. All of them have encouraged me in this journey.”

Melissa Fenn
Melissa Fenn
U.S. Army, Veteran

Major: Business Administration - Management
Graduating: Spring 2019
Places Traveled: Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Austria, France, Belgium, Czech Republic and Netherlands

Most people don’t like group projects, but I love them. I am grateful that Cal State LA College of Business and Economics provides the opportunity to engage in them. Working with different personalities and skill sets helps to prepare for the real-world environment.”