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All Posts by Valerie Orleans

Valerie Orleans

Valerie Orleans is the Editorial Director for Strategic Communications at Cal State Fullerton.

Student Success During a Pandemic

Posted on: May 18, 2021 in Student Stories

Many are calling it a “lost year” as students suddenly found themselves spending hours in front of computer screens instead of in a classroom setting. Faculty and administrators at Cal State Fullerton were determined to do whatever was necessary to prevent Titan students from dropping out or seeing their grades plummet. So how do you […]

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COVID 19: Panetta Scholar Learns to Lead After Virtual DC Internship

Posted on: March 24, 2021 in Student Stories

Every year, Cal State Fullerton selects a student to send to our nation’s capital as a Panetta Congressional intern. Isaac Alferos, a business administration major who hopes to graduate in May 2022, was chosen. However, in 2020, due to COVID 19, things were different. Instead of working and living in Washington, D.C., students completed their internships […]

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Back to School During a Global Pandemic

Posted on: August 31, 2020 in Campus & Community Stories

Cal State Fullerton reopens to limited classes and covid-19 safety precautions.

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Class of 2020: Virtual Commencement Celebration

Posted on: May 08, 2020 in Campus & Community Stories

In just a few weeks, members of the Cal State Fullerton Class of 2020 would have been walking across the stage to accept their diplomas. And then the COVID-19 pandemic struck. While the university continues to explore options for students to return to campus and take that meaningful walk across the commencement stage, a virtual […]

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COVID-19 Town Hall: University Addresses Student Questions

Posted on: April 30, 2020 in Campus & Community Stories

President Fram Virjee, along with several university administrators, addressed student concerns from tuition and parking permit refunds to plans for the fall session and graduation. “Clearly, our first order of business is serving and supporting you, our students, to the fullest extent possible as you weather the financial storm brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” […]

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University Safely Evacuates Titans Studying Abroad as Pandemic Spreads

Posted on: April 06, 2020 in Student Stories

Cal State Fullerton business administration major Chris Keith arrived in Heidelberg, Germany on Feb. 3, excited to spend a semester abroad at the SRH Heidelberg University. It was his first time traveling outside of the United States and his first time living away from home. And then, abruptly, his semester abroad ended almost as soon […]

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Seeking Help in Hard Times, a Student Reaches Out to President Fram Virjee

Posted on: April 05, 2020 in Student Stories

Heather Paredez, a senior majoring in liberal studies and minoring in music, was in a bind. Scheduled to graduate this spring, she, like thousands of other CSUF students, was forced to transition from in-class instruction to virtual education. Challenging enough … but Paredez didn’t have a computer, let alone internet access. “I thought I would […]

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