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  An e-newsletter for alumni and friends JULY 2014  

Upcoming Events:

Los Angeles, July 16
Alumni Get Together

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Tokyo, July 27
Alumni Get Together

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Sierra Nevada Mountains
Camp with the Gators

August 1-3
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San Francisco, Sept. 25
AT&T Park
Gators Cheer on the Giants!

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Other Campus Events

Keys to Healthy Aging:
Be Curious, Engaged
and Active!

SF State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers classes, lectures and special events. Programming is designed for adults over 50 on both the main campus  and the downtown campus at 835 Market St., San Francisco.

Fall classes start on September 8 and run for 6 weeks. 

For more information
415-817-4243 or

The arts at SF State:

For ticket/box office information call 415/338-2467. Arts-related news and upcoming events here.

University Calendar:
Additional campus events are listed here.

Recent Events and Photos

Gator Links:

To support SF State click here.

To join the Alumni Association click here.

See the SF State Alumni Association’s Facebook pages to catch up with other Gators.  Click here.

Been away from campus for a while? See how campus looks today here.

Read about those who have given back to SF State here.

Need help with your resume? Find out more here.

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Commencement 2014 in review:

Belva-Davis 3Undergrad keynote speaker Belva Davis urged students to address inequality.

Stanley-Mazor 2Profiles of keynote speakers and honorary degree recipients.

Grad-Hooding 2New graduate student ceremony kicked off Commencement weekend.


Commencement-2014 2Undergraduate ceremony drew an estimated crowd of 20,000.
Graduate-Hoods 2

Outstanding graduating students honored at Commencement.

Graduate honor students

Undergrad honor students
Cox-Stadium-Stage 2Preparing for Commencement: The transformation of Cox Stadium.

For photos of both ceremonies, click here.

More News:

Kane-Kelper1 2Academic year 2013-2014: An outstanding year defined by achievement.

Jayshree-Ullal 2Alumna Jayshree Ullal ‘81, named “One of the 50 Most Powerful People” by Network World, is CEO and president of Arista Networks.

Wong-Leadership 2President Wong receives national leadership award.

Charles-Guthrie 2Charles Guthrie named new Athletic Director.

Robert-Nava_Students-First 2Fundraising campaign raises more than $14 million and creates 135 new scholarships.

Robert-Elston 2Alumnus Robert Elston ‘65 honored with lifetime achievement award by the Nevada Archaeology Association.


Student Spotlight:

SAP-Students 2Students create award-winning mobile apps.





Sophia-Prado 3Biology student wins prestigious NSF fellowship.


Honor-Roll-2014 2106 Gator Student-Athletes named to Athletics Honor Roll and Dean’s List.


Summer-Baseball 2Gator Baseball Blog: Follow Gator baseball team players as they play on five different West Coast summer collegiate teams.


Campus Beat:

Gator Pride!

Pride ParadePresident Wong, students, staff and Bay Area alumni marched in the 44th annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco June 29. Behind an SF State banner, an arch of purple and gold balloons, with dance and pop music, the Gator Pride float made a proud statement in the parade in keeping with the University’s commitment to being a diverse and inclusive community. Along the parade route Gators handed out beads with Gator pride medallions attached to them with information about how to donate to support SF State. The Alumni Association was one of the float’s several campus sponsors.

For more information read the story here.
President Wong at Pride

See more photos of the pride event.




Napa Wine Tour a big success!

Ceja-Winery 2President and Mrs. Wong, alumni and friends attended the sold out Napa Wine Tour on June 7. More than 50 alumni enjoyed wine tasting at Charter Oak Winery and Ceja Vineyards. The popularity of this event makes it one the Alumni Association plans to sponsor each year.

See more photos of the wine event.



We invite you to make a gift.

We hope SF State’s future is important to you. With your support SF State will continue its promise of offering quality public higher education to deserving students, many of them the first in their families to attend college. For the first time in our history, students are paying more than 50 percent of the cost of instruction. Great minds built this great state. They had help. Please choose to make a gift to SF State that will help today’s students prepare for a better future.

Give to SF State here.

Leave a legacy to strengthen education for the next generation—please include SF State in your will. Now more than ever, with such deep state funding cuts, SF State depends on all alumni to maintain its high quality and accessibility.

Anyone who owns a home, insurance policy or any other appreciable asset can make a planned gift. Bequests and other planned gifts are fully tax deductible. 

Please let SF State know if you include us in your will. To take advantage of our free estate planning, contact Thomas A. Mullaney Esq., director of Planned Giving, at or 415/338-7460. To visit us on the web click here.



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