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Pioneers of ethnic studies honored

October 22, 2009 -- James Hirabayashi, professor emeritus and first dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, was honored by the University with the President's Medal at the closing gala for the 40th anniversary commemoration of the College of Ethnic Studies.

A photo of Robert A. Corrigan, James Hirabayashi, Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan

President Robert A. Corrigan, James Hirabayashi and Mrs. Robert A. Corrigan

Bestowed by President Robert A. Corrigan, the medal recognizes individuals whose contributions have provided long-lasting and widespread benefits for the University and the greater community.
Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro presented honors for exemplary leadership to actor, activist and alumnus Danny Glover; Raza Studies and ethnic journalism pioneer Ana Montes; community activist and first SF State American Indian Studies Chair Elizabeth Parent; and the leadership of the 1968-69 SF State student strike, who forged the birth of the College of Ethnic Studies. Darden Restaurants was recognized for its commitment to diversity in the workforce and support of community-based programs.

-- Denize Springer


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