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Employee, Alumna Makes CSUSB Beneficiary of Will

Employee, Alumna Makes CSUSB Beneficiary of Will
April Lane would be the first one to tell you that education was not her top priority when she was in high school.

So when she graduated from CSUSB in 2007 with a 3.97 grade-point average, her journey of self development had taken her to new heights. After completing high school through adult education, she worked in retail and as a cross-country truck driver for 15 years before even thinking about college.

Financial aid, work study and the McNair Scholars program for first-generation college attendees all bolstered her efforts at CSUSB. She earned a degree in kinesiology.

Now studying in the graduate program for public health, she has taught a lab on the ecological approach to health and she hopes the terminal degree will lead to a full-time career as a professor.

"This institution has had such a profound impact on my life," Lane said, explaining her decision to include CSUSB in her will. "I have financial independence and a's been a huge stepping stone."

Lane worked on her bequest after taking a seminar on estate planning at CSUSB offered by the Office of Gift and Estate Planning.