Wayne L. White, Geography major Keeps South Pole Safe
Wayne L. White has been a contractor working in many foreign and remote places: Singapore, Midway Atoll, Shemya Island Alaska, Iraq, Kuwait, Wake Island, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Ascension Island. Currently, as the senior member of the South Pole Station, he is responsible for the lives and well-being of 41 other crew members, the station and science facilities during the long Antarctic winters.
Tamara Wallace came to CSUF as an undeclared freshman with hopes of a BFA in Musical Theater. Luckily, she realized rather quickly that she wasn’t truly as passionate about that trajectory as she once thought, “I don’t like to practice, I have no personal drive to go to auditions, etc…” Wallace admits.
This past February (2016) the Cal State DC Scholars Program celebrated its 11th anniversary. The reception played host to some recognizable names - President Mildred García, Dean Sheryl Fontaine, and Congressmen Ed Royce to name a few. But arguably the most important person in attendance that night, as it pertains to the program, has a name that you might not recognize.
A few years ago, had you told Victoria Gomez (2015, Political Science) that she would be working at the Supreme Court of the United States in just a few short years…she might not have believed you. Gomez entered CSUF as a history major, but that quickly changed during her freshman year while reflecting on a recent trip that she had taken to Mexico.