San Francisco State University, Established 1899, 1600 Holloway Ave. SF, CA 94132

SFSU Public Affairs Press Release

Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Lakeview Center.

Contact: Matt Itelson
phone: (415) 338-1665

Sunset District residents are among most distinguished graduates in SFSU Class Of 2001

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2001 - Sunset District residents Tomoko Nakazato and Lydia Seen-Seen Lim are two of the 10 Hood Recipients in San Francisco State University's Class of 2001 honored as the most distinguished graduates. They were selected among the 6,575 students who received degrees from SFSU on Saturday, May 26, at the University's 100th Commencement.

Nazakato, Hood Recipient for the College of Creative Arts, received a bachelor's degree in art. She was recently one of 15 SFSU students initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and she's a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. Nakazato also received a Starr Foundation Scholarship for international students and the A Lon Von Hornlein Undergraduate Award for her ceramics work. This fall she enters SFSU's master of fine arts program in art.

Lim, Hood Recipient for the College of Business, received a bachelor's degree in information systems and business analysis. She pursued her degree while simultaneously working on a certificate in Internet design and technology through evening classes. Lim also tutored fellow students, volunteered at a local church, and worked with the elderly. Lim completed her coursework last semester and is currently an intern at South San Francisco-based Accela Inc., where she works on Java development for Web applications.

Hood Recipients are chosen to represent their fellow students from each of SFSU's eight academic colleges, the liberal studies program and the graduate division. The Hood Recipients, who wore symbolic hoods at Commencement, are outstanding students with unique stories and ambitious plans for the future.

- ### -

SFSU Home   Search   Comments and Questions

SFSU, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Last modified April 24, 2007, by Office of Public Affairs