Upcoming Events 


Women in Leadership Speaker Series

4 p.m. • The College of Business and Economics' Women in Leadership Program invites you to attend the first in our series of speaker events for Spring 2021. Lisa Im (MBA '91), Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair- Performant Financial, will lead off the speaker series.


CSUEB x COOP: Crafting Your Personal Pitch

4 p.m. • Participants will get a taste of our program soft skills classes by learning how to effectively and proudly talk about themselves, own their unique story, and authentically share their journey in different settings through COOP Careers’ personal pitch hack, the 3W’s.


Social Justice Month | Alicia Garza

12:15 p.m. • Alicia Garza is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people, and author of the new book “The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.” Hosted by: CSUEB Diversity and Inclusion Student Center


Pioneer Game Night: 70s 80s and 90s Movies!

5 p.m. • Are you ready for MOVIE TRIVIA!!!! We will be having 3 rounds of movie Trivia from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. It's going to be a great time. and remember: Goonies never die!


East Bay Pioneers Virtual 5K

Celebrate American Heart Month by lacing up your running shoes, stretching and joining your fellow Pioneers for our East Bay Pioneers 5K! We invite alumni, students, parents and Pioneer fans everywhere to participate by running or walking a 5K in their communities to celebrate their heart for Valentine’s Day. Registration is now open and participants can complete the 5K anytime between February 1 through the 28th. Every participant will receive a 5K t-shirt and a medal.


Women on the Rise: Lightning Talks

4:30 p.m. • Our next guest is alumna Christine Puccio (BS '95, Business Administration), Christine is the Vice President of Global Cloud Alliances & GTM Programs for 5F Networks. Ms. Puccio is a seasoned leader in the technology industry and a champion for diversity and inclusion.


Fireside Chats with President Sandeen: Get to Know President Sandeen

4 p.m. • The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association will host a series of Fireside Chats to introduce President Sandeen to the alumni community.


Understand your Credit Score to Control & Manage your Debt

4 p.m. • Building credit and managing debt is a reality for almost everybody. Learn how to set up your financial debt portfolio for success by understanding your credit score and being disciplined about your financial obligations.


Pioneer Game Night: Loteria Edition

5 p.m. • Join us for a game of lotería– a traditional Mexican card game! Practice your Spanish or learn some along the way. Similar to bingo, you must locate the matching pictogram of the card on your board. Winners will win a Forever Pioneer T-Shirt!


Women on the Rise: Building Your Legacy

4 p.m. • Mahogany shares her story of how she mentally and physically balanced her family’s multiple circumstances as a full time student, employee and single mother. Her work hours, study hours, eating schedule, sleep schedule, and social habits changed with each quarter of her going to school. Mahogany shares how she learned to live and thrive through these many challenges and pivot to figure out alternatives when things didn't work out.


East Bay Innovation Talks

12 p.m. • Our next guest is alumna Chanterria McGilbra (BA Sociology '98) who built a very successful career in biotech as a consultant until a car named Coco inspired her to launch the first all-female Ferrari rally as well as a foundation that helps young women


CareerBOOST: Getting a Job After Graduation

5 p.m. • While the stock market booms the job market remains in a slump, which means increased competition for jobs. As a recent graduate (or current job seeker), you may be wondering how to go about getting a job. Join us to get your questions answered by three of our alumni panelists, who will share their insight and experience to help you get a job.


Black History Month | Melissa Harris Perry

12:15 p.m. • Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University where she teaches courses on American politics and elections at the intersections of race, place, and gender. At Wake Forest University she served as founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center and founded the innovative bi-partisan program, Wake the Vote. Hosted by: CSUEB Diversity and Inclusion Student Center


Women's History Month | Robin DiAngelo

12:15 p.m. • Robin DiAngelo, author of the best selling book “White Fragility,” is an academic and lecturer who has been a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice for more than 20 years. Join us, in community as DiAngelo examines the intersections of racism and womanhood as well as how this connection has deepened the trauma of slavery and systemic racism. Hosted by: CSUEB Diversity and Inclusion Student Center.


LGBTQ+ Month | Scott Turner Schofield

12:15 p.m. • Scott Turner Schofield is an acclaimed diversity educator on transgender issues. He is also the first openly transgender actor to play a major role on daytime television “The Bold and the Beautiful.” He is a man who was a woman, a lesbian turned (mostly) straight guy who most people think is a gay man. He takes your labels and shreds them with a wink and a smile. Hosted by: CSUEB Diversity and Inclusion Student Center


APIMESA Month | Pua Case

12:15 p.m. • Join us in community with Pua Case, an activist and Hawaiian culturalist, as we discuss the ongoing struggle to preserve Mauna Kea and other sacred sites of Hawaii. Aunty Pua is at the forefront of the fight to halt the construction and destruction of Mauna Kea. Hosted by: CSUEB Diversity and Inclusion Student Center

Past Events 


Pioneer Hikes: Lake Chabot Regional Park

Join our Alumni Engagement team for 7 scheduled explorations different East Bay Regional Parks as we work together to complete the EB Regional Parks 2020 Trail Challenge by reaching marathon distance! Pioneers who join will receive a special gift as a part of the Alumni Hiking group and will also receive a commemorative 2020 Trail Challenge Pin and T-shirt upon completion of the challenge. Up first, Lake Chabot Regional!


Career Advancement Networking Group

Develop professional relationships with CSUEB Alumni to provide support for business development and professional career transitions through networking, training and focus/support groups. The group is free, welcoming and friendly.


Pioneer Hikes: Coyote Hills Regional Park

Join us for the third hike in the Pioneer Hikes series! Up next is Coyote Hills Regional Shoreline. We will hike the Bayview and Meadowlark Trail Loop. It is marked as Easy in difficulty and is 4.9 miles.


Alumni of Color Mixer

5:30 p.m. | Playt, Downtown Hayward | Join fellow Pioneer Alumni in Downtown Hayward for an evening of networking and light appetizers. Learn the latest news about the University and learn how you can help students through various volunteer opportunities and by supporting the Graduation Initiative 2025.


CSU Alumni Reception in London

7–9 p.m. | City Garden Bar at Sky Garden | Join fellow California State University alumni for a great evening of networking, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. There are over 2.500 CSU alumni in the greater London area! Chancellor White and several campus presidents will be in attendance. ​​


Pioneers at the Theatre: Summer, the Donna Summer Musical

5:30 p.m. | Golden Gate Theatre | Join us for a night out on the town to see Summer: The Donna Summer Musical! Enjoy appetizers prior to the performance with fellow Pioneers. Plus, your drink ticket may be redeemed for the performance’s signature drink! ​​



7 p.m. | University Theatre, Cal State East Bay, Hayward Campus | Hamiltunes is an officially licensed singalong set to the award-winning soundtrack of Hamilton: An American Musical. The fans sing the songs! A small stage will be set up for guests to act out the musical, or you can belt it out from your seat.


Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala 2019

5:30 p.m. | Cal State East Bay, Hayward Campus | Annual gala honoring 4 Cal State East Bay graduates.


Golden Grad Celebration

9:30 a.m.–11 a.m. | Music Building, Cal State East Bay, Hayward Campus | The Golden Grad Celebration is a reunion and induction ceremony honoring alumni who have marked the 50th anniversary of their graduation from the university.