Alumni eNews: May 2015

Commencement 2015 graduates smile for a photo

An e-newsletter for alumni and friends

MAY 2015


Upcoming Events:

Alumni Day with the Oakland A's
More info and tickets

Private Pentagon Tour and Twilight Tattoo Showcase
More info and tickets

Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art & Science of Contemplative Practice
More information

Keys to Healthy Aging:
Be Curious, Engaged
and Active!

SF State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers classes, lectures and special events designed for adults over 50. Programs are held on both the main campus  and the downtown campus at 835 Market St., San Francisco.

For more information
415-817-4243 or

The arts at SF State:
For ticket/box office information call 415/338-2467. Arts-related news and upcoming events.

University Calendar:
Additional campus events listings.

Gator Links:

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Read about those who have given back to SF State.

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Commencement News

Alumna Annette BeningAnnette Bening ‘80 to receive Honorary Degree at 2015 Commencement. Lt Gov. Gavin Newsom to speak.
Read more about Commencement 2015

News, Events and More
from SF State

Dean of Science and Engineering Keith BowmanKeith Bowman has been named the new dean of the College of Science & Engineering
Read more about Keith Bowman

Metro Academy students study togetherSF State's Metro College Success Program received a $3 million innovation award from the state government
Read more about the Metro College Success Program's grant

Presidio TrustSF State is one of several universities to partner with the Presidio Trust
Read more about the Presidio Trust partnership


A baseball player slides into a baseNick Jackson Diving Catch Was No. 2 On ESPN's Top 10
Read more about Nick Jackson's diving catch

Alumni Travel

Vacation resort in TahitiCruise to French Polynesia with the University Women's Association. For more information about incentives, prices and reservations, contact Lin Ivory


We invite you to make a gift.

We hope SF State’s future is important to you. With your support SF State will continue its promise of offering quality public higher education to deserving students, many of them the first in their families to attend college. For the first time in our history, students are paying more than 50 percent of the cost of instruction. Great minds built this great state. They had help. Please choose to make a gift to SF State that will help today’s students prepare for a better future.

Give to SF State here.

Leave a legacy to strengthen education for the next generation—please include SF State in your will. Now more than ever, with such deep state funding cuts, SF State depends on all alumni to maintain its high quality and accessibility.

Anyone who owns a home, insurance policy or any other appreciable asset can make a planned gift. Bequests and other planned gifts are fully tax deductible. 

Please let SF State know if you include us in your will. To take advantage of our free estate planning, contact Thomas A. Mullaney Esq., director of Planned Giving, at or 415/338-7460 or Steve Kelton, director of Planned Giving, at or 415/405-3546. Visit the estate planning webpage.