Alumni Enewsletter
July 2009

Front Page

Passing the Gavel

Brigand Kline ('02)

New President Takes Charge of SDSU Alumni Association
Meet the man who is the new leader of Aztec alumni.
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Signs of Change

Arena Renamed for Viejas Indians
The signs have been swapped and SDSU's former Cox Arena is now Viejas Arena. The name change became official July 1 when sponsorship of the building was assumed by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians.
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Nearing Completion

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Exterior

“Punch Lists” Drawn Up for Alumni Center
Its October 17 grand opening notwithstanding, a drive along 55th Street at Hardy Avenue reveals an unveiling of sorts has already taken place at the site of the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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Rising from the Ground

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

New Alumni Center Video!
Watch an amazing new video of the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center rising from the ground right before your eyes!.
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Active Duty

Leanne Babcock ('08)

Air Force Officer Returns to Campus for “My Chance to Give Back”
Second Lieutenant Leanne Babcock (’08) didn’t give the red hard hat a second thought.  While most attractive young women might demur at the prospect of donning protective headgear, she immediately plopped it on, unconcerned with its possible effects on her hairstyle.
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Alumni Center Rotunda Virtual Tour

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Rotunda

Project Pave the Way
Time is running out to leave your legacy in the new Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center! Take a virtual tour to see how your name will look inside the rotunda.
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Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Winners

Carol Phillips

Carol Phillips (’74), Whittier, CA & Jeremy Wilcox (’04) Anaheim, CA
“I’m surprised.  I never won anything.”

That’s what Carol Phillips (’74) said upon learning she was one of two winners in last month’s SDSU Alumni Association Aztec for Life prize drawing.  She won a stylish Kenneth Cole watch just by registering at
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Win A Strasburg-Autographed Baseball

Autographed Stephen Strasburg Baseball

Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Drawing
By registering on this Web site, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a baseball autographed by Aztecs pitcher Stephen Strasburg.
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Please, Pick Up Your Thesis

Melissa Murray ('08)

Message to Alums Who Have Abandoned Scholarly Works
Melissa Murray (’08) is the lead thesis formatter and processor for SDSU’s Montezuma Publishing. These days, though, her job is more like a detective’s.
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MBA Consulting for Businesses

MBA Students

Applications Now Accepted for Innovative College of Business Administration Consulting Program
The SDSU College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for MBA consulting projects for the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters. The MBA Consulting Program, now in its 15th year, has helped more than 500 companies identify new opportunities, solve business challenges, and produce valuable, bottom-line results.
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Aztec Road Trip to UCLA

Aztec Head Football Coach Brady Hoke

Tailgate Planned Prior to Game at Rose Bowl
Buses will roll from San Diego carrying Aztec fans to SDSU’s September 5 game with UCLA at the Rose Bowl. A pre-game tailgate party is also planned at the nearby Brookside Golf Club.
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Chapter News

American Indian Alumni Chapter


New Group to Help Raise Profile of SDSU in Indian Communities
For the better part of four decades, an annual powwow celebrating American Indian culture had been held at SDSU. Participants would come from near and far to share their traditions and honor their heritage through dances, stories, and songs.  Until last year.
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Developments in Genetics and Stem Cell Research

Executive MBA logo

Executive MBA Distinguished Lecture Series
In its first event as an official SDSU Alumni Association chapter, the EMBA Alumni will present the Executive MBA Distinguished Lecture Series Wednesday, July 29. The evening’s topic will be Developments in Genetics and Stem Cell Research: Implications and Opportunities of Personalized Medicine and What It Means for You and Your Business.
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BAN Elects New Officers

Business Alumni Network Logo

Four Alumni Assume New Leadership Roles
As of July 1, the Business Alumni Network has a new slate of leaders.  Four new officers were named at a June 30 election mixer at Chevy’s in Mission Valley.
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Campus News

Teaching Peace
Students from the world's most conflicted regions participate in SDSU's Hansen Summer Institute.

'Rock Star Astrophysicist' Visits San Diego for KPBS Event
Neil deGrasse Tyson, well known for his appearances on The Colbert Report, will visit San Diego on July 23.

SDSU Center for Regional Sustainability to Address Critical Issues
The group's stakeholders will work collaboratively on sustainable solutions.

City Dwellers Worldwide Healthier than Suburban Counterparts
SDSU study finds people who live in city neighborhoods twice as likely to get exercise.

SDSU TV Production “Hollywood Heights” Wins Emmy Award
One-hour drama produced entirely by SDSU TV and film students.

City Heights Collaborative Creates College-Going Atmosphere
The number of Hoover High grads attending SDSU doubled during the past five years.

Teens Get a Taste of College Life at Summer Jobs
Nearly 80 Hoover High students and grads are interning at SDSU this summer.

CBS College Sports Network and The MTN. Launch on Cox Cable in Arizona, and Orange County, Calif. Beginning Aug. 1
The Mtn., a network featuring Mountain West Conference athletic events and related programming, will soon be shown on channel 188 in Arizona and channel 313 in Orange County.

SDSU's Nick Cardenas Named to College Soccer News Preseason All-America Team
Senior one of nine defenders named a preseason All-American by College Soccer News.

Stephen Strasburg Named 23rd Recipient Of Dick Howser Trophy
Aztec hurler earns honor as nation's top collegiate player.

Aztec Track and Field Announces 2009-10 Recruiting Class
The group of seven includes three impact collegiate transfers, three incoming freshmen and a world-class triathlete.

ALI to Host 36 International Fulbrights
The American Language Institute will host a Fulbright Pre-academic Training Program.

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