Volume 52, Number 35 May 23, 2005
Mashouf will be honored at a private campus reception Friday, May 27. He will receive the award officially at the University's 104th annual Commencement exercises at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in Cox Stadium.
"Manny Mashouf's great talents, good judgment, hard work and high standards have enabled him to rise to the top of his profession," President Robert A. Corrigan said. "Along with his great success he has remained a strong friend of the University, and for that we are grateful."
Mashouf earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1966 and founded bebe 10 years later. What began as a small boutique on Polk Street in San Francisco has grown into a successful chain of stores featuring its own brand of women’s clothing and accessories.
Mashouf and his wife Neda are actively involved in SFSU alumni activities and continue to support the University's strategic planning goals. To date they have donated more than $200,000 -- primarily to the College of Business to help recruit and hire faculty. Manny Mashouf, inducted into the SFSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2003, is a member of the College of Business Advisory Board.
The Alumnus of the Year award goes to former students who have gained recognition for significant contributions to their field of work.
Alumni Hall of Fame welcomes four more
Executive Director of the San Francisco Food Bank Paul Ash, television writer/producer Glen Charles, CBS 5 "Evening Magazine" co-host Malou Nubla and U.S. Congressman Bill Thomas will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at a reception on Friday, May 27. The Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have earned the respect of their peers through professional, cultural and civic achievements.
For 16 years, Paul Ash has channeled his energy into feeding the hungry in San Francisco. Under his direction, the San Francisco Food Bank has become the only organization in the city equipped to collect millions of pounds of donated food and distribute it to children, adults and senior citizens living at or near the poverty level. Ash graduated with a master of science in business administration in 1984.
Writer/producer Glen Charles owns an impressive place in television history. He and his brother, Les Charles, were creators and executive producers of "Cheers" for its 11-year run on NBC. Previously they worked as producers and head writers for "Taxi," "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Phyllis." Glen's honors include eight Emmy awards for writing and producing. He earned a master's degree in English in 1968.
Malou Nubla, the co-host of CBS 5's "Evening Magazine," has endeared herself to local viewers with her enthusiastic coverage of the Bay Area lifestyle. She was recently voted "Best TV Host" by readers of San Francisco magazine. The two-time Emmy award winner graduated in 1991 with a degree in radio and television, where she served as president of the Filipino student organization.
Representing California's 22nd Congressional District, Congressman Bill Thomas earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in social science in 1963 and 1965. Since 2001 he has served as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which occupies a pivotal place in the House committee system with jurisdiction relating to Social Security, revenue, trade agreements, Medicare and welfare.
Photographs of all inductees hang on the Hall of Fame wall on the first floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library.
SFSU's 104th Commencement will take place at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, May 28. A record number of students -- 7,832 -- will graduate. Rock journalist and author Ben Fong-Torres will be the keynote speaker. Manny Mashouf, Alumnus of the Year, and Ralf Hotchkiss, wheelchair activist and President's Medal awardee, are among the other honorees.
For stories on each of this year's honorees, outstanding and interesting grads, a link to the live Web cast of the ceremony and more, see the SF State News site: www.sfsu.edu/~news/
For details on Commencement, see: www.sfsu.edu/commencement/
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Born and raised on the coast of British Columbia and now a senior research scientist at SFSU's Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC), it is no wonder that William Cochlan spends a good portion of his time -- not to mention his mind -- on the Pacific Ocean.
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