In this month’s E-news we reveal our 2012 Monty winners. In the article that introduces them, you can read about the awards and to whom the Montys are given. But, essentially, all you need to know is that the Monty is the noblest of awards for Aztec alumni. Eleven are given annually to an individual associated with each of San Diego State’s seven colleges, plus Library and Information Access and the Imperial Valley Campus. Additionally, two Montys are given at large by the Alumni Association: one to an exceptional volunteer and one to a university employee who “has served and promoted the SDSU Alumni Association and the university in the spirit and tradition of a loyal graduate.”
So the list of Monty winners is the San Diego State University Alumni Hall of Fame. And it is quite a list. The honors, despite not always being called “The Montys,” have been awarded since 1971. The lineup includes business successes, teachers of the year, politicians, authors, actors, philanthropists, celebrities, engineers, teachers and nurses. We have artists and entrepreneurs, sports stars and scoundrels.
To date our Alumni Hall of Fame numbers 376. View the list of winners
over the past four decades and you will surely recognize some familiar names. But the names alone don’t do these honorees the same justice as the recounting of their deeds. It’s their stories, shared on awards night, that make you feel grateful to have walked the same campus.
Having attended most of the Montys since 1971, I can assure you that these stories never fail to inspire. The range of achievement and depth of service and accomplishment by our alumni is awe-inspiring. Absorbing these stories will inevitably spike your pride for San Diego State and all that our graduates have achieved.
On Saturday, April 14th at the US Grant we will honor this year’s Monty winners
. For a good time call 594-ALUM.