Students Cement Connection to CSUSM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Commemorating the university's 20th Anniversary, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) students are cementing their connection to campus by purchasing personalized brick pavers located in the Kellogg Library Plaza.

"This is a fun, affordable, and unique way for our nursing cohort to always be represented and remembered on campus for future generations," said Allie Dunn, one of 40 nursing students from cohort 5 collectively purchasing a brick. "It's an opportunity for us as students to leave a permanent mark and cement our legacy in campus history."

Launched in early summer, the CSUSM Brick Campaign provides a lasting and distinctive way for individuals or groups to support the traditions and future of the campus.

Students, as well as clubs, organizations, faculty, staff, and community members, may purchase a tax-deductible, commemorative brick to engrave with a personalized message. Funds received through the sale of the bricks will benefit the CSUSM Annual Fund, supporting the university's greatest needs.

"We were pleasantly surprised with how affordable it is to participate in the campaign," added Dunn. "For our nursing cohort, dividing the purchase price of $100 among 40 students makes the cost of leaving our imprint on the campus very doable."

An engraved brick costs $100 for current students, and $150 for faculty, staff, alumni or friends. In addition, all brick purchases count toward the 2010 Challenge, a dollar for dollar match provided by Turner Construction Company, collectively doubling the impact of all gifts made to the 2010 Annual Fund. To qualify for the match, purchases or donations need to be received by the end of November.

To purchase a brick, call (760) 750-4405 or visit www.csusm.edu/giving/annualfund/brick.html.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.