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1995 Inductees


brown Willie L. Brown Jr.
BA 1955, Liberal Studies
Mayor of San Francisco
1981 Alumnus of the Year
Dellums Ronald V. Dellums
BA 1960, Sociology
Elected as member of the House of Representatives (7th District 1971-75, 8th District 1975-93, 9th District 1993-98); Chair of the House Armed Services Committee in 1993
Chairman Black National Congress
gaines Ernest J. Gaines
BA 1957, English
Author of seven books, including The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,
In My Father's House, and A Lesson Before Dying
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient and the Southern Book Award for fiction
1974 Alumnus of the Year
garcia Rupert Garcia
BA 1968, MA 1970, Art
Internationally acclaimed artist receiving numerous state, national and
international awards with over 30 solo exhibitions and 125 group shows
1991 Alumnus of the Year
  Joseph Giovinco
MA 1968, History
Director, Center for the Advancement & Renewal of Educators
Executive Director of the California Historical Society
1987 Alumnus of the Year
goldstein Bernard Goldstein
BA 1962, MA 1964, Biology
Former Faculty Trustee, the California State University Board of Trustees
Provost, Sonoma State University
1986 Alumnus of the Year
  Gordon Hjalmarson
MA 1951, Education
CEO, Scott Forseman Co.
1979 Alumnus of the Year
Bill Honig
MA 1972, Education
Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction
and Director, Department of Education
1984 Alumnus of the Year
jones Cleve Jones
Attended late 1970s
Founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
Political activist for gay and lesbian rights since late 1970s
louie Gilman G. Louie
BA 1983, BICS
Founder and chairman of Spectrum HoloByte, Inc
Asian Business League's Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year, 1993
mankiller Wilma Mankiller
Attended early 1970s
Chief of 150,000-member Cherokee Nation
Author of Mankiller: A Chief and her People
1988 Alumna of the Year
marcus George Marcus
BA 1965, Economics
Founder and Chairman of the Marcus & Millichap Company
Member, Board of Trustees, the California State University
and the California State University Foundation
1989 Alumnus of the Year
  William Marquis
BA 1970, Social Science; MA 1972, Counseling; 
MA 1974, Educational Administration
President and CEO of San Francisco Senators, Inc.
Former Board President, City College of San Francisco
1993 Alumnus of the Year
  Amalia Mesa-Bains
MA 1971, Education
Independent artist, scholar, author, educator and activist
nagano Kent Nagano
MA 1976, Music
Music Director and Principle Conductor, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Music Director and Principle Conductor, Opera de Lyon, France
Music Director and Principle Conductor, England's Halle Orchestra
Associate Principle Guest Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra
1994 Alumnus of the Year
  Janet Pomeroy
BS 1953, MS 1962, Recreation
Founder and Director, Recreation Center for the Handicapped
Author of Recreation for the Physically Handicapped, and Among the Roses
1978 Alumna of the Year
  Careth Reid
BA 1969, MA 1970, Social Science
Executive Director of the Whitney Young Child Development Center
Residential Director of the Fillmore Fell Group Home
1990 Alumna of the Year
salinger Pierre Salinger
Attended early 1940s
Press Secretary to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson
A journalist for thirty-five years, now the Vice Chair of Burson-Marsteller,
an international public relations firm
schell Ronnie Schell
BA 1958, Liberal Studies
Bay Area-native comedian-actor
Worked continually since graduation accumulating credits in nightclubs,
motion pictures, television and radio/television commercials
1992 Alumnus of the Year
  Marjorie Stern
BA 1958, MA 1965, Social Science
Teacher, unionist, author, senior and women's rights advocate
Co-founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women
Senior of the Year, 1992
  Ahimsa Sumchai
BS 1976, Biology
Physician, teacher and nationally-recognized expert on emergency medicine
California State Legislature's Woman of the Year, 1990
  Shirley Thornton
BA 1965, MA 1972, Counseling; Ed.D. 1985
Deputy Superintendent, California Department of Education
Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve
1985 Alumna of the Year
  Frederic Van Amberg
BA 1956, Radio-Television
Former news anchor, KGO-TV
1976 Alumnus of the Year
wolf Stephen Wolf
BA 1965, Sociology
Former chairman and CEO of UAL Corporation and United Airlines
1983 Alumnus of the Year  
  In Memoriam
Adrian Greenberg
Friend of the University
Founder of Sixty-Plus Program
1982 Alumnus of the Year
  Donald Livingston
BA 1960, Urban Studies
Former Trustee, the California State University
1980 Alumnus of the Year


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