Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Alumni Enewsletter
June 2010

Front Page

Big Surprises

Professor “Never Would Have Believed” Items Sent By Alumni
When Anthropology Department Chairman Seth Mallios issued the call for San Diego State artifacts, he never dreamed so many alumni would respond and he never imagined some of the incredible things he would receive.
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"Determination and Courage"

Former Students Receive Honorary Degrees
It had been more than 68 years since Carl Yoshimine was last on campus at San Diego State.  He had departed under the most adverse of circumstances, but returned at long last as one of the principals of a propitious occasion.
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Commencement 2010

Alumni Association Provides New Perks for New Grads
New Aztec for Life Ava Lillard is one of 79 class of 2010 Alumni Association lifetime members who enjoyed special commencement benefits at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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Exceeding Expectations

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Attracts Crowds
Barely seven months since its grand opening, the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center is ahead of projections for both events and visitors.
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Aztec Connection Runs Long, Runs Deep

Star Athlete Shares Lasting Bond with Young Aztec Fan
A young fan writes a letter about a favorite Aztec football player and generates a surprising outcome.
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Football Season Tickets


Packages Now Available
Aztec football season tickets are now available with your choice of individual or combined special packages.
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Directly Speaking


Aztec Icons Remembered
SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick shares his personal memories of recently deceased Aztec icons, Art Linkletter and Bob Breitbard.
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A Growing Collection

Retired Professor Donates Microscope to Alumni Center Library
When a retired zoology professor recently visited the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, he felt something was missing.

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The Way it Was

Alumni Diversity Award Winner Reflects on His Campus Experience
When Leon Williams was a San Diego State student in the late 1940s, the student body was much less diverse than it is today.  How did that affect the campus experience for students like Williams who found themselves among a small minority?
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New Aztecs for Life Meet Alumni Sponsors

Inaugural Event Pairs New Lifetime Members with Benefactors
An evening of fun and games sends a message of welcome and thanks to new and longtime Aztecs for life.
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Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway

Gear Up For Summer Fun!
It’s great to be an Aztec for life! Simply by registering at, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a duffle bag loaded with SDSU alumni gear perfect for summer fun at the beach or by the pool.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Theresa Garcia, San Diego, CA
The latest Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway winner first set foot on campus as a freshman almost 25 years ago.  She never left.
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20/30s Young Alumni Wine Tasting

Registration Underway for June 19 Event
SDSU's 20/30s Young Alumni uncork the fun at four locations on their June 19 wine tasting tour!
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Chapter News

Words of Encouragement

Los Aztecas Alumni Mentors Make a Difference
Although she graduated just weeks ago, Amanda Cheyney is already making plans as a new alum to help SDSU students the way she was mentored by members of the Los Aztecas alumni chapter.
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Campus News

Nine Students, Alumni Named Fulbright Scholars
Peru, Indonesia, Macau and Germany are among the countries SDSU Fulbright recipients will visit.

SDSU Heads for the Skies with NASA-Funded Research
SDSU professor Walt Oechel is part of a team examining greenhouse gases in the Arctic.

SDSU Makes Inroads Into India
A novel partnership links wide-ranging educational programs.

Trolley Delivers Clean Air Award
The Clean Air Circle Award recognizes Weber's leadership in bringing the trolley to campus.

Exhibit Highlights Kennedy's Commencement Speech
The SDSU Library has created an online exhibit featuring audio of President John F. Kennedy's 1963 commencement address.

SDSU Contributes $6.5B Annually to State Economy
A new CSU report says that SDSU accounts for 36 percent of the entire CSU’s impact in California.

Two Aztecs Selected On Second Day Of MLB Draft
San Diego State pitcher Addison Reed and outfielder Cory Vaughn became the first two Aztecs selected in the 2010 MLB draft.

Leonard Attracting Offseason Attention from
After a stellar freshman season, writer Andy Glockner has listed San Diego State rising sophomore forward Kawhi Leonard as the top player to watch from a non-automatic qualifying BCS conference.

Aztecs Well Represented in Lindy's 2010 Football Preview
Lindy's Sports has named six San Diego State football players to the preseason all-Mountain West Conference first and second teams.

Aztec Golfer Christine Wong Qualifies For 2010 U.S. Women's Open
San Diego State rising sophomore wins sectional qualifier.

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