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Dr. Neil Aldoroty
- Successful MD & Wine Expert
Ken Ammann
- Retired Teacher & Coach
Rick Bryson
- Renowned Insurance Executive
Cris Canaday
- Successful Real Estate Broker
Art Chapman
- Extremely Successful Real Estate Mogul
Dennis Gilday
- Prominent Builder & Contractor
Jim Gray
- Successful Businessman & Community Leader
Joel Hackett
- Successful Businessman & LBSU Jock
Bobby Hatfield - World Famous Singer & Performer
Kent Heyl
- Successful Business & Real Estate Developer
Larry Lease
- Retired College Professor
Mark Long
- Successful Attorney & Author
Ken Miller
- Highly Regarded Business Consultant
Tom Miller
- Well Known & Highly Successful Attorney
Tom Mills
- Successful Businessman & Community Leader
Mike Montgomery
- Successful Basketball Coach
Dr. Dennis Murray
- President Marist College
John Roland
- Famous Anchorman & Double Emmy Award Winner
Bob Schack
- Bank Chairman of the Board
Howard Storey
- Successful Businessman & LBSU Jock
John Stow
- Well Known Travel Executive & Golfer
Ralph Vandemoere
- Successful Insurance Executive
Robert S. Woods
- Successful Actor & Emmy Award Winner
Bob Wucetich
- Retired Teacher & PAC 10 Football Official

Jim Gray (James H.)
(Cal Lambda '58)

Married to the love of his life, Gail.
Graduated CSULB, B.S. in Marketing (1958)
CSULB, Honorary Doctor of Laws (2000)

Business Activities:
-Chairman of the Board, Beach Business Bank (current)
-Chairman of the Board, Generations Trust Bank ('99-'02)
-Chairman/CEO, Harbor Bank ('76-'98)
-President/CEO, Jim Gray Volvo ('63-'91)

Civic Activities

-Elected member and Chairman, Board of Trustees, College of the Desert ('00-current)
-Member of Board of Trustees, Calif. State Teachers Retirement System,
appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger ('04-current)
-Founding Chairman, Aquarium of the Pacific ('94-'98)
-Member, Board of Trustees, California State University system, appointed by Governors Deukmajian and Wilson ('90-'99)
-Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors ('90-'02)
-American Bankers Association Board of Directors ('91-'96), Treasurer ('93-'95)
-California Bankers Association Board of Directors ('81-'87), President ('85-'86)
-Harbor Commissioner, Port of Long Beach ('77-'87), President ('79-'80) & ('84-'85)
-Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, President ('76)
-Elected member, Long Beach Board of Education ('71-'75)
-Elected member Long Beach Community College district Board of Trustees ('71-'75)
-Long Beach Motor Car Dealers Association, Director ('66-'71), President ('70)

Recent Honors

-Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 - -Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
-Sweethearts of the Year 1997 -- Long Beach Youth Home
-Humanitarian of the Year 1990 -- Long Beach Lung Association
-Humanitarian of the year 1984 -- NCCJ
-Citizen of the Year 1983 - -Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach
-Citizen of the Year 1980 -- Long Beach Elks Club
-Citizen of the Year 1979 -- Long Beach Exchange Club
-Man of the Year 1978--Long Beach Sales & Marketing Executives

Other California State Appointments

-California Advisory Council for Vocational Education & Technical Training ('73-'74), appointed by Governor Reagan
-Educational Management & Evaluation Commission ('73-'76), appointed by Governor Reagan
-Advisory Council--Commission of the Californias ('83-'86), appointed by Governor Deukmajian

Robert "Bobby" Hatfield
(Cal Lambda '61)

Brother Bobby Hatfield and his partner, Bill Medley, formed the famous music group the Righteous Brothers, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2003, the first artists from Orange County.

Robert Lee Hatfield, who lived with his family in Newport Beach, was born August 10th, 1940, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and moved to Anaheim, California when he was four.

Hatfield organized singing and instrumental groups in high school while helping his parents with their dry cleaning business. An avid athlete, Hatfield considered a career in professional baseball but found his true calling in music -- a love he pursued while attending Long Beach State University, where he formed a band and performed at bars and proms. He pledged SAE and Cal Lambda in the Fall of 1961.

Hatfield was a member of the singing group the Variations; when in 1962 a record company executive suggested that he team with Bill Medley, who was singing with the Paramours.

The Righteous Brothers toured regularly; performing at least 150 concerts a year, and were frequent headliners in Las Vegas. They pioneered "blue-eyed soul" with hits like "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling." "Unchained Melody" was featured in the 1990 movie "Ghost," and a re-recorded version earned Hatfield and Medley a Grammy nomination. Their signature 1964 single, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," is the most-played single ever on American radio.

Bobby Hatfield was a spectacular entertainer and a world-class human being, and he will truly be missed.

Mike Montgomery

(Cal Lambda '65)
Mike Montgomery is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Prior to joining the Warriors, Montgomery built one of the nation's top collegiate basketball programs at Stanford, leading the Cardinal to 16 post-season tournament appearances during his 18-year tenure, including trips to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last 10 seasons.

Montgomery was honored as Pac-10 Coach of the Year on four occasions, including the 2003-04 season when he guided Stanford to an impressive 30-2 record, highlighted by a
26-game winning streak and the school's 10th consecutive 20-plus win season, in addition he was also named Coach of the Year by Sports Illustrated and Basketball Times, as well as NABC District-14 Coach of the Year and the USBWA District-9 Coach of the Year.

Overall, the Cal State Long Beach alum posted a 393-167 (.702) ledger during his time at Stanford. Additionally, seven players who schooled under Montgomery on the Palo Alto, CA campus were first-round NBA draft picks.

Among his many accomplishments on the collegiate level, Montgomery was honored with the 2004 John R. Wooden "Legends of Coaching" Lifetime Achievement Award. He became the sixth collegiate coach to earn the distinguished honor. The award recognizes the lifetime achievement of coaches who exemplify Coach Wooden's high standards of coaching success and personal accolades. When selecting the individual, the Wooden Award Committee considers character, coaching philosphy, graduation rate of his student-athletes, success on the court, and his identification with the goals of the John R. Wooden Award. Montgomery compiled an impressive 547-244 (.692) overall record in 18 years at Stanford (1986-2004) and eight seasons at the University of Montana (1978-1986). He boasts an even more impressive 25 winning seasons in his 26 years as a head coach at both Stanford and Montana.

As further testimony to his coaching, Montgomery guided 18 teams into postseason play in the last 20 years (1985-04), 12 times advancing to the NCAA Tournament, six times his teams received bids to the NIT, and his Cardinal team won it all in the 1991 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). During the 1997-98 season, Stanford advanced to the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.

Selected head coach of the 1996 USA Basketball 22 & Under World Championship Qualifying Team, he guided a USA squad that included college standouts Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce, Toby Bailey, Brevin Knight, Maurice Taylor and others, to a gold medal and a 5-0 record as the U.S. overpowered its five opponents by an average margin of victory of 38.2 points a game.

For his outstanding coaching contributions, Montgomery was honored by USA Basketball and named its 1996 Developmental Coach of the Year. He was further honored when he was named as one of five finalists for the United States Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year award.

He received his introduction to USA Basketball in 1994 when he served as an assistant coach with the USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying Team. Assisting head coach Clem Haskins, the U.S. squad, which included Stephon Marbury, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Robert Traylor and others, rolled to a perfect 8-0 mark to claim the gold, and did so with an average margin of victory of 40.1 points a game.

Montgomery is by no means new to the state of California. He is a native of Long Beach, and a 1968 graduate of Cal State Long Beach, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education. Montgomery continued his education at Colorado State University. He received his Masters Degree from Colorado State in physical education in 1976. In 2002, Montgomery was named to the Long Beach State Hall of Fame. Montgomery is married. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children, John and Anne. The family resides in Menlo Park.

Tom R. Mills
(Cal Lambda '64)

- Senior Partner & Certified Financial Planner -Mills, Parker & Gates, LLC--Offices in Napa, Sonoma, Healdsburg CA

- Newspaper Columnist-since 1991 Napa Valley Register--Column "Common Sense"

- Author-publishing 3 books on Investments and Money Matters

- 37-Year Career in Financial Services

- TV Program Host--Napa Wall Street USA-since 2001

- Past President-Rotary Club of Napa--founded in 1927

- Past Member Napa Symphony Endowment Committee

- Youth sports coach for 9 years in Napa Valley

- Past Staff Member 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

- Former Scoutmaster BSA

- Financial Planning speaker at more than 500 meetings

- Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter

- Speaker Million Dollar Roundtable

- Featured speaker in video series "Excellence in Lifestyle Planning"

- Former National Training Director-CIGNA Financial Services

- Former college and high school basketball officcial (20 years)

- LB State Intramural Athlete of the Year (1967)

- High School Athlete of Year (1963) All League Football, Basketball, All Orange County (HM)

- Former basketball and baseball player at LBSU

- Past Eminent Archon, Fall 1967

- Married Little Sister & LBSU Homecoming Queen (F'67) & Tri Delt, Mardel Nixon Mills

- SAE Delegate to Leadership School & National Convention

- Active member and leader in LDS Church


John Roland Gingher (John Roland)
(Cal Lambda '59)

John has been New York City's FOX News (Channel 5) anchorman for about 30 years, currently reporting the 5:00 news. He has been with the station since 1969 (then Metromedia-owned WNEW). John began his career in broadcast news in the 1960's during one of broadcast journalism's most exciting eras. His first assignment was as a researcher for NBC News in Los Angeles in 1966, during the "space race," pitting America against the Soviet Union. While at NBC, Roland worked on coverage of the expedition that paved the way for the historic 1969 moon walk by Neil Armstrong. Later that year, KTTV, the Los Angeles based sister station of WNYW, offered Roland his first on-air assignment as a reporter. He accepted, staying there until December 26, 1969, when he moved to New York to join Channel 5.

Although he is a double Emmy Award winner (1978 and 1983) and a three time nominee, John's office wall is covered with awards and citations testifying to his concern for others. John has been honored by civic groups and fraternal organizations including the 1974 Public Service Award from the American Federal Government Employees Association, the New York City Patrolman's Benevolent Association Journalism Award in 1982; the Good Samaritan Award from the Bronx Chamber of Commerce in 1983 and many, many others. He is very well known and widely liked in New York.

Robert S. Woods

(Cal Lambda '66)

Robert plays Bo Buchannan on "One Life To Live" on ABC. He created the role of Bo Buchanan, the handsome son of the rich and powerful Buchanan family, in 1979 and quickly skyrocketed to stardom, receiving an Emmy Award in 1983 as Outstanding Lead Actor, as well as five other nominations -- in 1986, 1993, 1994, 1999 and 2000. His recognition for his work as Llanview's Police Commissioner Bo Buchanan also includes multiple award nominations from Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Update. He won his fourth MVP trophy from Soap Opera Update in 1998.

After six years as Bo, Mr. Woods chose to take a hiatus from Daytime television and head to Los Angeles to spend time with his ailing mother, as well as to pursue other acting opportunities. During that time he portrayed Commander Eugene Lindseyin the acclaimed 1988 miniseries, War and Remembrance. He also starred in an award-winning Los Angeles production of Stitch and Eubie, the television movie Carly's Web and the pilot Changing Patterns.

In 1988 Mr. Woods decided to return to One Life to Live. Since then he has managed to juggle playing one of Daytime's most popular characters with other acting gigs. He guest-starred on Roseanne, on USA Network's Swamp Thing, and in the Lifetime movie, Deadly Love. Additionally brother Woods is developing several television projects, including The Garth Ryland Mysteries, based on a series of popular novels by author John R. Riggs.

In 1971, when he returned home to his native California after 15 months as a Green Beret in Vietnam with the Army's Fifth Special Forces Group, Mr. Woods went to California State University at Long Beach to complete his broadcasting degree. It was there that he pursued his long-time interest in acting and directing. During school, and upon graduation, he studied at the Film Actors Workshop, The James Best Theatre Centre, The Directors Lab and The First Acting Company Workshop. He got his big television break on the series City of Angels.

In steady succession, Mr. Woods landed the recurring roles of Dr. David Spencer in The Waltons and Lt. Bob King in Project UFO, as well as guest-starring appearances on dozens of series, such as Family and Newhart, and made-for-television movies including Chase, Just a Little Inconvenience, The Night They Took Miss Beautiful, Police Story and Fantasies. He also appeared in the feature films The China Syndrome and Big Wednesday.

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