Hall of Fame - 1995

 

Willie L. Brown Jr.

Willie L. Brown Jr.

  • BA 1955, Liberal Studies
  • Mayor of San Francisco
  • 1981 Alumnus of the Year

Ronald V. Dellums

Ronald V. Dellums

  • BA 1960, Sociology
  • Elected as member of the House of Representatives (7th District 1971-75, 8th District 1975-93, 9th District 1993-98); Chair of the House Armed Services Committee in 1993
  • Chairman Black National Congress

Ernest J. Gaines

Ernest J. Gaines

  • BA 1957, English
  • Author of seven books, including The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, In My Father's House, and A Lesson Before Dying
  • MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient and the Southern Book Award for fiction
  • 1974 Alumnus of the Year

Rupert Garcia

Rupert Garcia

  • BA 1968, MA 1970, Art
  • Internationally acclaimed artist receiving numerous state, national and international awards with over 30 solo exhibitions and 125 group shows
  • 1991 Alumnus of the Year

JOSEPH GIOVINCO

Joseph Giovinco

  • MA 1968, History
  • Director, Center for the Advancement & Renewal of Educators
  • Executive Director of the California Historical Society
  • 1987 Alumnus of the Year

Bernard Goldstein

Bernard Goldstein

  • BA 1962, MA 1964, Biology
  • Former Faculty Trustee, the California State University Board of Trustees
  • Provost, Sonoma State University
  • 1986 Alumnus of the Year

GORDON HJALMARSON

Gordon Hjalmarson

  • MA 1951, Education
  • CEO, Scott Forseman Co.
  • 1979 Alumnus of the Year

Bill Honig

Bill Honig

  • MA 1972, Education
  • Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction and Director, Department of Education
  • 1984 Alumnus of the Year

Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones

  • Attended late 1970s
  • Founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
  • Political activist for gay and lesbian rights since late 1970s

Gilman G. Louie

Gilman G. Louie

  • BA 1983, BICS
  • Founder and chairman of Spectrum HoloByte, Inc
  • Asian Business League's Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year, 1993

Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller

  • Attended early 1970s
  • Chief of 150,000-member Cherokee Nation
  • Author of Mankiller: A Chief and her People
  • 1988 Alumna of the Year

George Marcus

George Marcus

  • BA 1965, Economics
  • Founder and Chairman of the Marcus & Millichap Company
  • Member, Board of Trustees, the California State University and the California State University Foundation
  • 1989 Alumnus of the Year

WILLIAM MARQUIS

William Marquis

  • BA 1970, Social Science; MA 1972, Counseling; 
  • MA 1974, Educational Administration
  • President and CEO of San Francisco Senators, Inc.
  • Former Board President, City College of San Francisco
  • 1993 Alumnus of the Year

Amalia Mesa-Bains

Amalia Mesa-Bains

  • MA 1971, Education
  • Independent artist, scholar, author, educator and activist

Kent Nagano

Kent Nagano

  • MA 1976, Music
  • Music Director and Principle Conductor, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
  • Music Director and Principle Conductor, Opera de Lyon, France
  • Music Director and Principle Conductor, England's Halle Orchestra
  • Associate Principle Guest Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra
  • 1994 Alumnus of the Year

JANET POMEROY

Janet Pomeroy

  • BS 1953, MS 1962, Recreation
  • Founder and Director, Recreation Center for the Handicapped
  • Author of Recreation for the Physically Handicapped, and Among the Roses
  • 1978 Alumna of the Year

CARETH REID

Careth Reid

  • BA 1969, MA 1970, Social Science
  • Executive Director of the Whitney Young Child Development Center
  • Residential Director of the Fillmore Fell Group Home
  • 1990 Alumna of the Year

Pierre Salinger

Pierre Salinger

  • Attended early 1940s
  • Press Secretary to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson
  • A journalist for thirty-five years, now the Vice Chair of Burson-Marsteller, an international public relations firm

Ronnie Schell

Ronnie Schell

  • BA 1958, Liberal Studies
  • Bay Area-native comedian-actor
  • Worked continually since graduation accumulating credits in nightclubs, motion pictures, television and radio/television commercials

Marejoie Stern

Marjorie Stern

  • BA 1958, MA 1965, Social Science
  • Teacher, unionist, author, senior and women's rights advocate
  • Co-founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women
  • Senior of the Year, 1992

Ahimsa Sumchai

Ahimsa Sumchai

  • BS 1976
  • Biology Physician
  • Teacher and nationally-recognized expert on emergency medicine
  • California State Legislature's Woman of the Year, 1990

Shirley Thornton

Shirley Thornton

  • BA 1965, MA 1972, Counseling; Ed.D. 1985
  • Deputy Superintendent, California Department of Education
  • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve
  • 1985 Alumna of the Year

FREDERIC VAN AMBERG

Frederic Van Amberg

  • BA 1956, Radio-Television
  • Former news anchor, KGO-TV
  • 1976 Alumnus of the Year

Stephen Wolf

Stephen Wolf

  • BA 1965, Sociology
  • Former chairman and CEO of UAL Corporation and United Airlines
  • 1983 Alumnus of the Year  

ADRIAN GREENBERG

Adrian Greenberg, In Memoriam

  • Friend of the University
  • Founder of Sixty-Plus Program
  • 1982 Alumnus of the Year

DONALD LIVINGSTON

Donald Livingston

  • BA 1960, Urban Studies
  • Former Trustee, the California State University
  • 1980 Alumnus of the Year