Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Alumni Enewsletter
November 2009

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PPGAC Grand Opening

New Alumni Center Dedication Feels Like Family Reunion
A colorful homecoming weekend grand opening celebration leaves Aztec alumni with a new place to call home.
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Grand Opening Video

Open for Business

Host your Event

Book Your Next Event at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
The beautiful new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center is perfect for hosting a wide variety of events. Plan your next event now!
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War Memorial to Expand

War Memorial

Campus Landmark to Include Fallen Aztecs from Recent Military Conflicts
As the country prepares to observe Veterans Day, the SDSU Alumni Association’s War Memorial Committee has announced plans to expand the campus landmark to include Aztecs lost during military conflicts since the Vietnam War.
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Aztec For Life Prize Winner Profile

Visa Gift Card

Kathy Jahn (’83), San Diego, CA
When the most recent Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway winner was told she had won a $100 Visa gift card, she knew exactly where the money would go.
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Win a 10K White or Yellow Gold Alumni Ring

class ring

Register Now for the Lifetime Member Monthly Giveaway!
It’s great to be an Aztec for life!  By registering on this Web site, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win an alumni ring from Jostens valued at $400.
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A Lifetime of Leadership

Diane Gage Lofgren

Award-Winning Alum Shares Knowledge, Experience with SDSU Students
Diane Gage Lofgren is at the very top of her game.  As she is honored this month as one of the best in her profession, she remembers where she got her start and emphasizes the importance of helping students succeed.
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Aztecs vs. Horned Frogs

Coach Brady Hoke

Coach Brady Hoke Issues Message for Alums and Fans
As the Aztecs prepare to take on the TCU Horned Frogs November 7 at Qualcomm Stadium, head coach Brady Hoke has issued a video message for SDSU alumni and fans.
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Time to Back the Aztecs


Directly Speaking

Directly Speaking: By SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick
A chance encounter with an all-time Aztec great inspires SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick, who relates the experience in his blog, “Directly Speaking.”
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Aztec Basketball Alumni Deals

Aztec Basketball

Great Ticket Deals for Alumni Association and AAF Members
As the Aztec men’s and women’s basketball teams begin their highly anticipated seasons, SDSU Alumni Association members and Aztec Athletic Foundation members can score great deals on game tickets during eight special alumni games.  
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Alumni Center Open Before Most Basketball Games

Aztec Basketball

Meet Your Friends Before Tipoff
Need a place to meet your friends before the big basketball game?  Doors to the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center will be open before most tip-offs.
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Only Two 360 Tour Dates Remain

360 Tour

Book Now to Reserve One of 11 Seats Available
For a closer look at some of the university’s most exciting programs, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are invited to take a 360 Tour of campus.
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Cruise the Mexican Riviera with SDSU

Mexican Riviera

A Seven-Day Educational Adventure for Aztec Alumni and Friends
See the sights of the Mexican Riviera.  Set sail on an educational cruise with SDSU alumni and friends April 10-17, 2010.
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Lecture Features Outstanding Entrepreneur

Dr. Tina Nova

Genoptix Co-founder Shares Stories of Challenges and Success
What does it take to succeed in San Diego’s biotechnology community?  Find out from one of the region’s leading biotechnology entrepreneurs who will visit SDSU November 17.
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Chapter News

A Winning Legacy

Aztec Football Legacy

Aztec Football Legacy Chapter Builds Team Support with Tailgate
Barely six months after receiving an official chapter designation from the SDSU Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Aztec Football Legacy Chapter is closing in on 300 members.  Before every Aztec home game this season, you’ll find many of those members in section G2 of the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot at the chapter’s tailgate party.
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Become a Member

Why Become an Aztec for Life?
Your lifetime member dues support the  SDSU Alumni Student Scholarship Fund and the Lifetime Member Endowment. These are two noble and much-needed initiatives of the university and your generosity makes a positive impact.

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Upcoming Events

Psychology Alumni Chapter Ghost Bus Tour
Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture: Dr. Tina Nova
What Not to Wear Workshop
Aztec Football Bus Trip Package to UNLV

20/30s Alumni Mixer

Arts and Letters Alumni Chapter Event: The Art of Pairing Wine

Campus News

SDSU Unveils Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate
The College of Business Administration also announced the center's director, Michael Lea.

Investigative Journalism Institute Finds Home at SDSU
The Watchdog Institute will be housed in the School of Journalism & Media Studies.

Understanding Admissions
SDSU experts discuss enrollment changes caused by the ever-shrinking budget. The panel discussed the impact of the drastic budget cuts, the ensuing changes to the university's admissions policy and concerns raised by members of the community.

Research Uncovers One Possible Cause of Red Tides
An SDSU chemistry professor found that iron may be key factor in the mysterious cause of the deadly algae blooms.

Vaccination Fascination
SDSU research professor Ed Morgan discusses vaccinations, their scarcity and why they are important.

SDSU Launches Biotech Certificate
The new certificate for biotechnology project management in quality assurance will be available online.

College of Education Recommended for Full Accreditation
The college received overwhelmingly positive review from both state and national accreditation boards.

SDSU Reaches Out at Super Sunday Events
SDSU President Stephen L. Weber is speaking to African-American families about college choices and access.

SDSU to Play Host to 2010 MWC Women's Soccer Championship
The Aztecs were awarded hosting rights by the MWC after their performance in league play this season.

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