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#056--November 23, 1999; FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John Kroll
phone: 415/338-1665

SFSU names Real Estate Developer George Marcus
One of 11 Distinguished Alumni

SAN FRANCISCO, November 23, 1999 ---San Francisco State University will honor business executive George Marcus as one of 11 outstanding alumni at its Centennial Gala on Thursday, December 2, in the Rotunda of City Hall. The 11 Distinguished Centennial Alumni were selected for their significant contributions to their fields. They represent both the quality of students that come to San Francisco State and the value that an education there confers.

George Marcus is founder and chairman of the Marcus & Millichap Company, a real estate development, investment and brokerage firm, and its affiliates. Marcus also sits on the Board of Directors of Greater Bay Bancorp, a position connected to his role as one of the founders and directors of Mid-Peninsula Bank, a key subsidiary of Greater Bay Bancorp.

Marcus, who emigrated to San Francisco from Greece at the age of four, was chosen not only for his success in the business world but also for his contributions to San Francisco State. While at SF State, he founded and became president of the University's first economics club and completed an undergraduate degree in economics in only two and a half years. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the California State University System from 1981 to 1989, helping to select SF State's last two presidents, Chia-Wei Woo and current president Robert Corrigan. Marcus also has played an important role in the development of Greek Studies at San Francisco State, serving on the board and as chairman of the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, which was formed to support the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair for Modern Greek Studies.

George Marcus was named SFSU Alumnus of the Year in 1989.


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