Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Alumni Enewsletter
July 2010

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Heart, Guts and Brains

Hall of Fame Induction for Aztec Umpire Doug Harvey
If not for a serious injury as an Aztec football player, former National League umpire Doug Harvey might not be headed for Cooperstown, New York for his July 25 induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Remembering Coach Coryell

Aztecs, Chargers Football Legend
A memorial service is planned on campus to honor Don Coryell, the legendary Aztec football coach who died July 1 at the age of 85.
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Directly Speaking

Beyond Football: Don Coryell's Legacy
Coach Don Coryell's legacy at San Diego State extends far beyond the football field as SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick explains in his blog, "Directly Speaking."
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Change at the Top

New Leader Assumes SDSU Alumni Association Presidency
Meet the woman who is the new leader of Aztec alumni.
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Alumni Center Hosts First Wedding

Aztec Bride Picks Campus Location for Her Special Day
What makes the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center the perfect spot for a wedding?
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Names Added To War Memorial

Korean War Pilot, Vietnam-Era Army Reservist to Be Honored Homecoming Weekend
Two more names have been added to the SDSU War Memorial that stands as a tribute to Aztecs who died in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
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Professor Emeritus Allan W. Anderson

Library Special Collections Project Documents Work of Renown Ph.D.
Were you a student of Dr. Allan W. Anderson?  You may be able to help with a project undertaken by SDSU Special Collections and spearheaded by a group of Aztec alumni.
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Set in Stone


Rotunda Work Nears Completion as Final Paver is Placed
Certain to become an Aztec trivia question: How many engraved pavers are there in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center rotunda?
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Win a $50 Home Depot Gift Card!


Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
It’s great to be an Aztec for life!  Simply by registering at, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a $50 Home Depot gift card.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Phil Davis ('91), San Diego, CA
Phil Davis drives past the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center almost every day, but he had never been inside until he won the latest Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway.

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Aztecs vs. Tigers

Tickets Now on Sale for September 18 Football Game in Columbia, MO
Travel to Columbia, Missouri to watch the Aztecs take on the University of Missouri Tigers!
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20/30s Young Alumni

June 19 Wine Tasting Tour Photos
See how SDSU's 20/30s Young Alumni uncorked the fun during last month's wine tasting tour!
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Washington, D.C. Aztecs to Meet

New Arrivals Seek to Re-energize D.C. Alumni Chapter
Aztec alumni in the Washington, D.C. area are planning a party for July 13.
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Are You a Philatelist?

Stamp Expert Needed
Are you an Aztec alum with an interest in postage stamps?  The Alumni Association could use your help.
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Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic

Proceeds Benefit Cancer Center, Student Scholarships
Sign up for the 15th annual Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic and help fight cancer and fund SDSU student scholarships.
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Chapter News

Psychology Alumni Reunion

First All-Years Event Set for August 12
Current and former faculty members are invited to join all psychology grads for a nostalgic get-together.
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Upcoming Events

Greater LA Aztec Family Event
Memorial Service for Don Coryell
Washington, D.C. area Alumni Mixer
Bay Area 4th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament
20/30s Eighth Anniversary Party

Psychology All-Years Reunion
20/30s Day at the Races
Bay Area 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Campus News

SDSU Research No. 1 for Fourth Straight Year
According to Academic Analytics, SDSU is the most productive research university with 14 or fewer Ph.D. programs.

SDSU No. 11 for Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Minorities
SDSU also ranks sixth for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics.

SDSU Celebrates LGBT Pride
The third annual rainbow flag-raising ceremony launches LGBT Pride Month.

SDSU and UC Offer New Joint Doctoral Programs
New programs in evolutionary biology and geophysics bring SDSU doctoral offerings to 18.

ViewPoints: BP Oil Disaster
SDSU environmental historian Sarah Elkind offers her expert views about the BP oil disaster.

SDSU Athletics Reaches New Heights
Eight Postseason Berths have Aztecs at highest ranking ever in the Directors' Cup.

SDSU-MLB Partnership Making a Real Difference
Sports MBA students study baseball's impact the Dominican Republic.

Former Aztec Cornerback Helps Urban Kids Catch a Break
Aazaar Abdul-Rahim founded Positive Choices in Washington, D.C.

SDSU Men's Basketball Season Tickets On Sale
Aztecs return all five starters from a team that won 25 games, claimed the MWC championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Aztec Golfer Christine Wong Begins Play At 2010 U.S. Open Thursday
San Diego State sophomore is one of 28 amateurs in the field.

Forty-One Aztecs Named 2010 Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athletes
Athletes from 14 different sports were tabbed 2010 MWC Scholar-Athletes, as each boasts a cumulative grade-point average over 3.5.

SDSU Leads International Women's Writing Conference
SDSU organizes third biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Network.

Best Summer Reads for Kids
The SDSU National Center for Children's Literature recommends the top books for sharpening reading skills and keeping kids' attention.

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