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Hall of Fame


photos of award recipients The SF State Alumni Association created the San Francisco State University Hall of Fame in 1994 in order to honor outstanding alumni who have distinguished themselves with extraordinary achievements in their professional and civic endeavors.

Each year a distinguished group of SF State alumni are inducted into the Hall of Fame, including the Alum of the Year, during Commencement Weekend. Recipients are displayed on the first floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library, and online below.


*asterisk denotes Alum of the Year recipient

Hall of Fame Inductees (in alphabetical order)

Vernon Alley, 1997
Tom Ammiano, 2006
Paul Ash, 2005
Bill Baird, 2009
Evelyn Ballard, M.D, 1998
Ken Bastida, 2008
Melba Beals, 1998
Annette Bening, 1996*
Christopher Boyes, 2004
Bernard Bragg, 2013
Leona Bridges, 2012

Willie Brown Jr, 1995*
Stan Bunger, 2011
John Burton, 1998
R. Paul Butler, 1997*
Yvonne Cagle, 1999*
Elsa Cameron, 1999
Peter Casey, 2002*
Nontsizi Cayou, 1999
Paul Cayard, 2012

Dennis Chacones, 2001
Gwen Chan, 2007
Flora Chang, 2011
Lawrence Chang, 1996
Glen Charles, 2005
Lisa Cholodenko, 2013
Roy De Forest, 2003
Ronald V. Dellums, 1995
Dr. Kay Dilena, 2011
Arthur Dong, 2007*
George Duke, 2010
Priscilla Ebersole, 1997
Vitka Eisen 2011
Heather Fong, 2004
Kenneth Fong, 2006*
Ben Fong-Torres, 2003*
Ernest J. Gaines, 1995*
Rupert Garcia, 1995*
Paul Gemignani, 2002
Joseph Giovinco, 1995*
Danny Glover, 1996
John Gumas, 2010

Mohan Gyani , 1972
Bernard Goldstein, 1995*
Adrian Greenberg, 1995*
John Handy, 2006
Robert L. Harris, 2007
Randy Hayes, 2010
Ralf Hotchkiss, 1996
Gordon Hjalmarson, 1995*
Bill Honig, 1995*
Darlene Marie Iskra, 2009
Ella Jenkins, 2004
Karen Johnson-Brennan, 1996
Cleve Jones, 1995
John Judd, 1997
Chris Larsen, 2004*
Fred Lau, 1997
Paula LeDuc, 2006
Donald Livingston, 1995*
Gilman G. Louie, 1995
Wilma Mankiller, 1995*
devorah major, 2003
George Marcus, 1995*
Judy Marcus, 2013
Joseph E. Marshall Jr., 1996
William Marquis, 1995*
Joseph E. Marshall, Jr, 2008
Al Martinez, 2013

Kathleen Martinez, 2010
Manny Mashouf, 2005*
William J. Mason, 1999
Stan Mazor, 1998
Dave McElhatton, 1997
Jose Medina, 1999
Sonia Melara, 1996
Amalia Mesa-Bains, 1995
George Miller, 1997
Janice Mirikitani, 2010
Kent Nagano, 1995*
Don Nasser, 2010
Malou Nubla, 2005
Steven Okazaki, 2009
Robert B. Pasker, 2000
Robert Stephen Pastorino, 1997
Carla Pennington, 2008
Thomas Peters, 2012
Donna Petersen, 1999
Izzy Pivnick, 1999
Janet Pomeroy, 1995*
Ronald Quidachay, 2006
Careth Reid, 1995*
Alma Ribbs, 1998
Violet Robinson, 2003
Marsha Rosenbaum, 2012
David Sacks, 2006
Pierre Salinger, 1995
Ronnie Schell, 1995*
Philip Schultz, 2011
Carter B. Smith, 2004
James Sochor, 1999
Marjorie Stern, 1995
Brent Stranathan, 2012
Ahimsa Sumchai, 1995
Romona Tascoe, 2011
Jeffrey Tambor, 2009*
Bill Thomas, 2005
Shirley Thornton, 1995*
Bob Toledo, 1997
Frederic Van Amberg, 1995*
Jose Antonio Vargas, 2012
Jan Wahl, 2007
David Walden, 1998
Joseph L. White, 2008*
Wesla Whitfield, 2001*
Stephen Wolf, 1995*
Jim Wunderman, 2002
Alice Fong Yu, 1997


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