Carol Miller Cassell has
several books that have been acclaimed by "USA Today"
newspaper, "Psychology Today" and the "Journal of Sex Research." They have
been excerpted in American and Canadian magazines, cited in
the popular and professional press, and
published in four
languages, Swept Away: Why Women Confuse Love and Sex;
Tender Bargaining: Negotiating an Equal Partnershipwith the
Man You Love; Straight From the Heart: How to Talk to your
Teenager about Love and Sex. She is currently the president
of the Western Region for the
Society for the Scientific
Study of Sexuality.
Don G. Strametz
Sports & Coaching
Strametzwas the head track and field coach at Locke
High School in Los Angeles from 1974-79. He was voted L.A.
City Coach of the Year in 1979 after leading his boys' team
to first place in the L.A. City Championship and a runner-up
finish in the state championships. He also guided the girls'
team to a state championship in 1977.
Aside from instructing athletes in competition, he has
been a professor at Cal State Northridge since 1985. He
began his teaching career in 1969 at Locke High School in
Los Angeles. After leaving Locke in 1979, he taught at Mount
Vernon Junior High School until 1985. In addition to his
responsibilities at Mount Vernon, he was an associate
professor at Cal State Northridge from 1979-85.
Gerald K. Freeny
K. Freeny received his B.S. in Business Administration and Finance
from California State University in Los Angeles. He has been
employed by the state of
Corrections for over 20 years. Freeny has served on the
Tournament of Roses board for 23 years. His previous
community involvement includes The Pasadena Police
Foundation Board, Pasadena Police Citizens Academy,
Rose Bowl Aquatics Board, the University Club, Pasadena YMCA
Board, Black Support Group at Cal State LA, Urban League
Board of Governors, United Way Fundraising Committee and the
Qualls oversees the Pasadena Police departments officers
within Patrol Services. He began his career with the
Pasadena Police Department as an Explorer Scout when he was
18 years of age. He rose through the ranks of Cadet, Police
Officer, Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander and in
2011 was appointed to his
current position as Deputy Chief. He has worked with the
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He has also
received training with the Israeli National Police on
Andre Coleman, has
been a staff writer for various newspapers in the Pasadena
and Los Angeles area for 20 years. He has served the
Pasadena area with his careful, hard-hitting, no-nonsense,
journalism. He received two Los Angeles Press Club awards
for a story he wrote that became the basis for the movie
"Lake View Terrace." His second award was given for the
article, "Body of Evidence," about a missing Pasadena Police
Officer that was first ruled suicide and then a homicide.
Coleman has also written several books.
vice president of Music and Production, is
responsible for managing the creation and production of the
promotional campaigns for Fox Broadcasting’s television
series, specials and live event programming.
She works closely with the TV studios and production
companies, major record labels, recording artists, and
agents to secure talent and production materials for FOX's
award-winning on-air promotional campaigns. She became the
first President and founding member of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority Inc., Rho Epsilon Chapter.
Nettie Piggeewas awarded the
Jim Brownfield Service Award. For 35
years of outstanding, loving and caring service to the
students, faculty and staff of Muir The ageless "Miss
Nettie" was a fixture at Muir for those 35 wonderful
years. Tall and slender with a high,
raspy voice that soared forcefully from one end of the
school's campus to the other (even penetrating concrete walls,
according to stage manager Larry Tharp). Nettie Piggee was as
definitive of Muir as the revered "M-Quad" and the aqua tiled
arches of the Rufus Mead Auditorium. Officially, she was
there to protect the school from intruders and to quell
conflicts between students, but coworkers at the alumni
luncheon said Piggee was much more than a campus cop. To all
that she served a resounding and heartfelt "Thank you" Miss