About Impact

Impact is designed to show the many ways that philanthropy, grants, and contracts are making a difference at CGU and beyond. Produced by the Office of Development & External Relations, Impact highlights the life-changing benefits of fellowships, the impressive research taking place across campus, and significant relationships throughout the region—all possible because of investment in CGU.

Issue 2 Spring 2021

Impact magazine cover for Spring 2021


  • Grounded in Trust: San Manuel’s long relationship with CGU informed its major gift toward establishing the Yuhaaviatam Center for Health Studies.
  • Drucker Meets the Challenge: The pandemic could not derail the Global Family Business Institute’s plans for a conference.
  • Think Fast: The Big Pitch gives students the opportunity to present their research in a competition of ideas and brevity.
  • A Hurricane Couldn’t Stop Her: Zulmarie de Pedro-Serbiá conquered the seemingly unconquerable on her way to a degree online.
  • “It has eased so many worries”: MBA student Nicole Dawson credits a fellowship for turning dreams into reality.
  • She Found Her Lifeline: Oluwanifemi Ologunorisa thrived, thanks to a welcoming CGU community.
  • The Catalyst for Change: Funding is the fuel for research that improves lives.
  • From a Distance: Associate Professor Guan Saw explored how e-mentoring affects STEM students’ academic, career, and mental health outcomes.
  • A Transformative Experience: Alumnus Ray Garubo reflects on what molded his spirit of philanthropy.
  • CGU Philanthropy Guide: What you need to know when you consider making a gift.
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