Alumni Day Luncheon

LaptoprepaircoursesJoin us for a lively conversation with alum Dean Biersch ’84, a driving force behind the popularization of the craft beer movement. From his beginnings in the restaurant business at the age of 15 to his development of a simple appreciation for fresh beer, learn how Dean turned his passion into thriving businesses. Hear about the Gordon Biersch Brewery, which he co-founded with brewer Dan Gordon, and his newest venture, three branches of the Hopmonk Tavern. In an era where firsts are hard to comeLaptoprepaircourses by, Dean’s instincts have helped shape the face
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We're proud to feature a 50th anniversary performance from Verdi's Requiem Mass recalling
SF State College's 1963 tribute dedicated to the memory of President John F. Kennedy. Click here to view original footage. San Francisco State University Chamber Singers and the University Chorus under the direction of Professor David Xiques.


Alumni Day Luncheon
DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013
TIME: Reception 11 a.m., Luncheon and Program 12 p.m.
PLACE: SF State University Campus, Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center
RSVP: $20 general/$10 students
RSVP deadline October 21, 2013



Golden Society Pre-Luncheon Reception


Attention Golden Gators! SF State University and the SF State Alumni Association salute all graduates from 1963 and before. Celebrate your Golden Society Reunion as part of our all-college Alumni Day! You’ll have an opportunity to reminisce with fellow alumni marking their 50th anniversary and beyond as we honor the contributions you made as students, and continue to make to SF State and our community.

LaptoprepaircoursesLibrarian Meredith Eliassen will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations for a fall of 1963 SF State College Department of Music concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi. The November 24th dress rehearsal became the College’s gift to the community, in the form of a hastily-prepared live broadcast on KRON, the first-ever from San Francisco State, dedicated in memoriam to President John F. Kennedy who had been assassinated just two days earlier. Coffee and pastries will be served.

Following the reception is our all-alumni luncheon at noon, located in the Cesar Chavez Student Center adjacent to the Library.


Golden Society Reception
DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013
TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
PLACE: SF State University Campus, J. Paul Leonard Library, 4th Floor
RSVP: $20 general, includes Alumni Day registration.
No separate registration needed.
RSVP deadline October 21, 2013



Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Come back to school at SF State with no grades, no homework – just for the joy of it! Find out more about our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – most courses are for 6 weeks. For more information visit


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Featured Speakers




"The Film School of the Future Today", a talk by Daniel Bernardi, professor and chair of the Cinema Department and director of the Documentary Film Institute at San Francisco State University.


DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013
TIME: 2:30 p.m. (following the Alumni Day Luncheon)
PLACE: SF State University Campus, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Rosa Parks A-C

RSVP: Free with Alumni Day registration.




"Can we control a deadly infectious amphibian disease before it is too late?", with SF State conservation biologist Vance Vredenburg, PhD.



DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013
TIME: 2:30 p.m. (following the Alumni Day Luncheon)
PLACE: SF State University Campus, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Richard Oakes Room (T 160)
RSVP: Free with Alumni Day registration.


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Celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Department of Counseling

The Department of Counseling at SF State University cordially invites you to our 65th Anniversary Celebration. Please join us for a celebratory reception, awards ceremony, and the opportunity to reconnect with your fellow alumni, emeriti faculty, and friends of the Department of Counseling.


We will be honoring Dr. Robert C. Chope, Luciana Profaca and Lee Mun Wah as Department of Counseling Alumni of the Year. In addition, the student recipients of both the inaugural Dr. Amy Hittner Counseling Scholarship Fund and the Counseling Department Scholarship Fund will be announced at the event. Hors d’oeurves and drinks will be served.

DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2013
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: SF State University Campus, Seven Hills Conference Center
RSVP: $20 general, registration required and separate from Alumni Day registration.
To register visit:

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Gerontology Alumni Event and Dr. Anabel Pelham's Retirement Celebration

Reconnect with Gerontology Department alumni, faculty, staff, and students as we celebrate our distinguished alumni and honor our retiring faculty and program founder, Dr. Anabel Pelham. We will learn about careers in aging from two distinguished alumni, Susan Moldow and Christopher Cherney. These alumni have both received the Gerontology Distinguished Alumni Award and will speak about their experiences and career paths since graduation. They will also address how earning degrees from SF State positively influenced their lives and careers. Refreshments will be served; there is no charge.

DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2013
TIME: 7 – 9 p.m.
PLACE: SF State University Campus, J. Paul Leonard Library, Special Events Room 121
RSVP: Contact or call (415) 338-1684


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College of Business Reception

Join fellow alums and friends of the College of Business for a morning reception featuring a presentation on three new initiatives that are energizing our current students and departments:

1) The College of Business Enterprises, the new externally-focused arm of the College that is engaging business leaders and building meaningful relationships with companies throughout the Bay Area,

2) a certificate in Commercial Real Estate offered by our Finance Department and an exciting partnership with the Building Owners and Manager Association (BOMA) and,

3) the inauguration of the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation HTM Global Student Career and Professional Development Program.

We welcome College of Business alumni and undergraduates, their families and friends.

DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013
TIME: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
PLACE: SF State University Campus, Business (BUS) 202
RSVP: Free with registration. Contact David Fierberg at or call (415) 405-3966.


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Child and Adolescent Development Department Reception and Tour

The Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) department is hosting our first-ever alumni event in conjunction with Alumni Day on Saturday, October 26th, from 2 – 4 p.m. at SF State’s Children’s Campus. We are excited about the prospect of seeing you. Please join us, your fellow alumni, professors, and friends to reconnect, catch up and network.  We are serving light refreshments and will be offering a special exclusive tour of SF State’s Children’s Campus, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2014.

If you are in touch with other CAD alumni, please spread the word! All are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Noelle Trinidad at (415) 405-3911 or

DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013
TIME: 2 – 4 p.m.
PLACE: SF State University Children’s Campus, North State Drive at Lake Merced Blvd.
RSVP: Free with registration; click here.


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Social Work Alumni Gathering

Join the School of Social Work for a round table discussion on "Social Workers Influencing the Policy Process.” Connect with faculty and fellow alumni as we honor the Alumni of the Year, present the first Silver Service Award to a retired Social Work faculty member with more than 25 years of service, and present the Murase Family Award to unsung heroes in the community who have made a lasting impact in the field of social work.

Invited alumni guests include

  • Hon. John Avalos (SF Board of Supervisors)
  • Hon. Alice Lai-Bitker (former Alameda County Supervisor)
  • Heather Fong (former SF Chief of Police)
  • Stuart Oppenheim (Executive Director, Child and Family Policy Institute of California)
  • Janlee Wong (Executive Director, NASW California Chapter

Refreshments will be served.

DATE: Thursday, November 7, 2013
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: San Francisco Department of Public Health, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 610
RSVP: For questions or to register call (415) 338-1003 or email


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