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CUI alumnus Ryan Ellis ’03, President of Travis Mathew

Next Gen Golf Apparel

Posted on 4/3/2019 by Magazine Editorial Team - 7 minute read

Ryan Ellis ’03 helped the Eagles win their first men’s basketball national championship. Today, he is president of Travis Mathew, the hottest men's apparel brand for work and play.

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Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019, alumnus

Scott and Ariana holding hands walking in front of Good Shepherd Chapel

Scott and Ariana: Of Love and Leadership

Posted on 7/26/2018 by Magazine Editorial Team - 4 minute read

Scott Esswein ’15 and Ariana Sadeghipour ’17 not only met at CUI, but
both served as ASCUI president during their time as students. This
year they are getting married to make the political—er, personal
partnership permanent.

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Tags: leadership, relationships

Matthew Hansen

Matthew Hansen: Distinguished Service Award

Posted on 3/22/2018 by Magazine Editorial Team - 2 minute read

Matthew Hansen '84, mathematics teacher and dean of academics at Orange Lutheran High School, received this year’s Distinguished Service Award from CUI, honoring his more than thirty years of teaching and pioneering in the sciences.

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Tags: alumnus, leadership, sports

Cruz and PGA pro talking

Joe Cruz: PGA Dream Job

Posted on 8/24/2017 by Magazine Editorial Team - 3 minute read

Joe Cruz ’07 left a real estate job to be a golf caddy. Today, he caddies for PGA Tour golfer Adam Hadwin.

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Tags: alumnus, sports

Sue Buster: Distinguished Service Award

Posted on 3/17/2017 by Ann Ashmon - 2 minute read

Distinguished Service Award winner for 2017, Dr. Sue Buster ’82, helps the 34,000 students in the Moreno Valley Unified School District gain skills to succeed in today’s economy.

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Dr. Xa Xiong: Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Xa Xiong: Alumnus of the Year

Posted on 3/17/2017 by Ann Ashmon - 3 minute read

Xa Xiong ’91, CUI’s alumnus of the year for 2017, came to the U.S. from Laos as a refugee, learned English rapidly and graduated from Christ College (now Concordia University Irvine) to become a medical doctor.

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Tags: alumnus, community, medical