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Saturday, Apr 20, 2024

CSUN Links Golf and Construction

“The 19th annual CSUN Construction Management Golf Classic saw a who’s who of the local commercial real estate scene among its 250 attendees, many of whom earlier in the day played a few holes at Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita in a fundraising effort toward scholarships for the Construction Management program at California State University – Northridge. “We had great participation from new sponsors Hensel Phelps, EWS, Wesley Thomas and Moorefield,” said David Honda, CSUN Foundation Board past chair and current CSUN North Campus Development board member. “Our program is unique, as it is supported by industry where state funds are slim.” Also on the current board are executives from Aecom-Tishman, Jacobs Engineering, Gensler, Turner Construction, KCS West and Beasley Management as well as City of Los Angeles Building and Safety General Manager Frank Bush. The April 15 tournament collected money so four current construction management students — Nami Dezfuli, Alireza Ebrahimian, Kevin Penamante and Saman Rafiei — each received $2,000 scholarships. “This semester, we have 125 students in the program,” Honda, a Valley construction industry veteran, told the Business Journal. He added that the program’s first student graduate, Will Vrbanic, has been recruited by Turner Construction, while Bernard Bros. Construction in San Fernando hired graduate Sean Mishlof. Another recent graduate, Christina Corobian, has joined Matt Construction.   This year’s event raised $145,000 in scholarship money.

Michael Aushenker
Michael Aushenker
A graduate of Cornell University, Michael covers commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Michael covered the community and entertainment beats as a staff writer for various newspapers, including the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Palisadian-Post, The Argonaut and Acorn Newspapers. He has also freelanced for the Santa Barbara Independent, VC Reporter, Malibu Times and Los Feliz Ledger.

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