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News Release| CSULA Math Club; Cal State L.A.

January 1, 2013

Cal State L.A. alumna is President of 2013 Tournament of Roses

Los Angeles, CA -- Serving as the president for the 2012-13 tournament year, Cal State L.A. alumna Sally M. Bixby (Pasadena resident) is recognized as the first nurse, and the second woman, to lead the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association.

She will ride in the Association’s vehicle in the 124th Rose Parade, themed “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” today, January 1, 2013, at 8 a.m. (PST).

Bixby received her masters degree in health care administration from Cal State L.A. She has recently retired from a long professional career as the director of surgical services for two local hospitals. She is also a member of the Operating Room Nursing Council of California, the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the Association of Nurse Executives, the American Nurse Association of California and of Los Angeles, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing.

Prior to her election to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Executive Committee in 2005, Bixby chaired the Queen and Court, Decorating Places and Host committees. In addition to her 23-year volunteer service in the Tournament of Roses, she served as a board member for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation and the Wellness Community Foothills. She is also a member of the San Marino League and the Women of Pasadena.

For more information on the Tournament of Roses® activities, call (626) 449-4100 or go to

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