Lanie G. Tumaliuan
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Recipient, William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement
Lanie Tumaliuan’s determina-tion to overcome what she refers to as “hiccups” in her life—the dissolution of her family support system through substance abuse and financial hardship while she was an undergraduate at UCLA—led her to pursue a career in nursing so that she can help others who cannot help themselves. The 27-year-old Filipina is a full-time graduate student in the master’s entry-level professional nursing program at CSU Dominguez Hills and maintains a 3.90 cumulative GPA. She also serves as a leader for her family and helped mend rifts to bring the family back together. Lanie plans to become a nurse practitioner in order to provide medical care to disadvantaged and underserved communities. She also plans to teach future nurses at the community college level. Lanie works part-time at a pharmacy in West Los Angeles and volunteers as a clinical care extender at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach.