October 2019 | Orange Beach, AL
The 2019 CSU Open House hosted the largest group of graduates and guests ever. We offered a fun, family-friendly event on campus complete with alligators, face-painting and caricature artists. Graduates and their families enjoyed slides and a game area, an escape room and demonstrations by local emergency responders, including a helicopter landing. We can’t wait to celebrate again this year with our 2020 graduates!
At CSU, we love hearing about the wonderful things you are accomplishing and we really love to brag on you! Maybe you received a promotion or an award. Perhaps you took an online course and learned something new. Maybe you made a difference in your community or earned another degree. Whatever it is, we want to give you an opportunity to shine.
Visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu/Alumni/Events for information about upcoming events
and CSU social networking opportunities.
If you have accomplished something “boast
worthy” recently, will you share it with us?
with the subject line “Boast Post” for an opportunity to be featured in the next edition of the CSU Alumni Magazine.
Msgt. Reuben J. Zamaro | MBA Human Resources, M.S. Organizational Leadership
Msgt. Zamaro was selected as Air Force Sergeants Association Magazine’s 2017 Non-Commissioned Officer of the year. He has served in the Air Force for 17 years.
Felicia Rucker-Sumerlin | B.S. Criminal Justice
Rucker-Sumerlin was named deputy chief by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Birmingham, Alabama, in January. She is the first woman to hold this position in the agency’s 200 years. She joined the department in 1990 and most recently became the first black female captain, for which she received an honor from the NAACP.
Chukwuemeka Onwuka | M.S. Occupational Safety and Health
Chukwuemeka Onwuka, an occupational health and safety specialist at Procter & Gamble Nigeria, was recently published in the African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment. His article, “A Quantitative Test of the Predictive Validity of Heinrich’s Accident Pyramid” can be found in the journal’s January 2020 edition.
Hi, everyone! My name is Olivia Jackson and I am your new alumni relations coordinator. I am here to support you in any way, from answering questions about returning to school to helping you organize a networking event for your local Knights. I love interacting with CSU alumni and am excited to serve this unique community and see it grow.
I have worked for CSU since 2016. I went to Augusta State College for my undergraduate degree and Auburn University for graduate school (War Eagle!), where I earned a master’s degree in higher education administration. I love meeting new people and facilitating networking opportunities among likeminded peers. Before I accepted the role as alumni relations coordinator, I worked as a corporate outreach representative, serving primarily those in occupational safety and health programs. In my previous role, I traveled all over the United States to meet our incredible students and alumni in their hometowns and at various events and conferences. Through that experience, I learned how truly special the Knight spirit is.
Alumni Relations Coordinator
To find a regional alumni chapter near you, visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu/Alumni/Alumni-Chapters.