Hall of Fame - 1997

Vernon Alley

Vernon Alley

Attended 1940s

  • Renowned musician played with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.
  • Chairman of the San Francisco Art Commission Pop Concerts 1985-1990.
  • San Francisco Human Rights Commission 1980-1985.
  • San Francisco Art Commission, 1985-1990.
R. Paul Butler

R. Paul Butler

BA 1985, MS 1989, Physics

  • Received worldwide recognition for role in the discovery of first planets ever found orbiting stars other than our sun.
  • 1996 Alumnus of the Year

Priscilla Ebersole

BS 1971, Nursing

  • Noted for pioneering work in geriatric nurse-practitioner programs and their role in long-term care.
  • Editor of the Geriatric Nursing Journal and author of geriatric nursing texts.

John Judd

BA 1968, Business Administration

  • MA 1972, Economics
  • Vice President and Associate Director of Economic Research of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
  • Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Fred Lau

Fred Lau

BA 1997, Liberal Arts

  • San Francisco Chief of Police -- One of the highest ranking Chinese Americans in a metropolitan police department in the United States.
Dave McElhatton

Dave McElhatton

BA 1951, Liberal Arts

  • Forty-seven years in Bay Area broadcasting.
George Miller

George Miller

BA 1968, Political Science

  • Represented the 7th District of California in the House of Representatives since 1975.
  • A leading spokesman on natural resources, education, children and families.
Robert Stephen Pastorino

Robert Stephen Pastorino

BA 1964, International Relations

  • US Ambassador, Dominican Republic
  • Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Mexico City
  • Special Asst. to the President for Latin American Affairs,
  • National Security Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • President of the Bay Area World Trade Center, San Francisco
Bob Toledo

Bob Toledo

BA 1968, Kinesiology

  • Teaching Credential in Secondary Education, 1969
  • Head football coach at UCLA
  • Northern California Player of the Year, SFSU, 1967
  • Coached in nine bowl games
Wesla Whitfield

Wesla Whitfield

BA 1972, Music

  • Internationally renowned vocalist and recording artist.
  • Has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall and with the San Francisco Symphony.
  • Regular appearances on national radio and television.
Alice Fong Yu

Alice Fong Yu

BA 1937, Liberal Arts

  • Teaching Credential in Elementary Education, 1926
  • First Chinese American teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District. Pioneer in bilingual education.  Respected community leader