Alumni Enewsletter
June 2011

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"A Family Relationship"

Elliot Hirshman

New President Seeks to Bolster Alumni Connection to SDSU 
As SDSU's new president, Elliot Hirshman admits he has a lot to learn about the university.  He says he's looking forward to meeting alumni who will help with that process and with building stronger ties between SDSU, its former students and the community.
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Board Room Named for Weber

President Stephen L. Weber

Tribute Honors Departing SDSU President
Along with an enduring legacy on campus, Stephen L. Weber leaves SDSU his name on the executive board room at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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Aztec Center Demolition Begins

Aztec Student Union

Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates Construction of New Student Union
Starting this month, Aztec Center will be razed to make way for a new student union designed to serve a larger campus and built with sustainable technologies.
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Preservation Pressure

Conservator Races the Clock to Save Mural
When no one else would accept the challenge, what made conservator Gary Hulbert take on the task of rescuing a part of SDSU’s history from certain destruction?
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Casting Coryell

Jess Dominguez

Professor Emeritus Creates Bronze Bust of Legendary Coach
How do you capture the look of a legend?  Sculptor Jess Dominguez strives to depict the soul and spirit of legendary Aztecs football coach Don Coryell.

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Researcher Seeks Faculty Register, "Aztec Story" Film

Faculty Register

1960s Alumni May Have Items and Answers
Do you have a copy of the 1964 Faculty Register?  Know anything about the film, “Aztec Story?”  If so, there’s a San Diego State researcher who would like to hear from you.
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Commencement 2011

Commencement 2011

Alumni Association Helps Grads Celebrate
New Aztec for life Danielle Keyes is one of 59 class of 2011 Alumni Association lifetime members who enjoyed special commencement benefits at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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Grad Gets Aztec Beach Cruiser

Cassandra Cruz, '11

New Alum Wins Prize in Commencement Drawing
Meet Cassandra Cruz, the lucky winner of last month’s commencement drawing for a new Aztec beach cruiser!
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Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Winner Profile

Dennis Cisterna, '00

Dennis Cisterna III ('00), Beverly Hills, CA
The latest Aztec for Life Prize Giveaway winner says he already knows what he's going to do with the $100 Home Depot gift card he won.
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Giveaway Prize

Gear Up For Summer Fun

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 backpack loaded with SDSU alumni gear perfect for summer fun at the beach or by the pool.
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Spring Lifetime Member Party

Life Member Party

An Evening of Games, Prizes, Food and Fun
From as far away as Bakersfield and Imperial County, almost 300 SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members and friends came to the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center for the Spring Lifetime Member Party. 
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Directly Speaking

Jim Herrick

Spending Time with Rocky Long
SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director, Jim Herrick has been spending a lot of time with Aztecs football coach Rocky Long. Read about it in his blog, "Directly Speaking."
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Pro Football Hall of Fame

Marshall Faulk

Faulk Enshrinement August 6
Aztec football great, Marshall Faulk, will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame August 6 in Canton, Ohio.  Tickets and Enshrinement Festival fan packages are available now.
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Fall Football Road Trips

SDSU Football

Make Plans Now for Games at Army and Michigan
Aztec football hits the road this fall with travel packages planned for games at Army and Michigan.  Make your plans now!
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Coach Steve Fisher Basketball Camps

Coach Steve Fisher

Alumni Receive Discount
SDSU Alumni Association members get  20% off registration costs.
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2011 Aztec Invitational

Aztec Invitational

Annual Golf Tournament
Sign up by June10 for the 2011 Aztec Invitational Golf Tournament to be held June 20 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club in Rancho Bernardo.

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Chapter News

Aztec Football Legacy

Aztec Football Legacy

Second Annual Don Coryell Memorial Golf Tournament
AFL members, sign up now for next month's Don Coryell Memorial Golf Tournament!
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Business Alumni Network

Business Alumni Network

Mixer Planned for July 28
Plan now for the Business Alumni Network's July 28 Professional Network Summer Sensation!
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Bay Area Aztecs

Bay Area Aztecs

Fifth Annual Bocce Ball Tournament
June 25 is your chance to be immortalized on the famed Bay Area Aztecs Bocce Cup!
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Campus News

SDSU Students, Alumni Receive Fulbright Grant
Ten SDSU students and alumni receive the prestigious award for 2011–2012.

Two Post Docs Receive Fellowship Awards
Mohsin Khan and Haruhiro Toko were given the awards by the American Heart Association.

Weber Receives Albert C. Yates Award
Mountain West Conference honors SDSU's president for his leadership in athletics throughout his career.

San Diego Prevention Research Center Receives Two Awards
The academic-community organization was one of 11 nationwide prevention research centers honored.

Two Aztecs Take Home CSU Research Awards
An undergraduate and graduate student garner honors at the 2011 California State University Student Research Competition.

Overconnectivity in Brain Found in Autism
Findings from SDSU's Brain Development Imaging Laboratory differ from current brain connectivity theories.

Catching an Energy Wave
Asfaw Beyene to Participate in Global Energy Renewable Forum.

Athletes Set Records in the Classroom
Four SDSU sports set all-time records for their multi-year Academic Progress Rate.

Brandon Meredith Selected On Second Day Of MLB Draft
The junior outfielder/first baseman was a sixth-round pick of the Houston Astros.

Track and Field Sends Three to NCAA Championships
Junior Whitney Ashley is scheduled to compete in both the discus throw and the shot put, while freshman Allison Reaser and sophomore Kelsy Hintz are entered in the heptathlon and pole vault, respectively.

SDSU Football Earns Honors In Lindy's 2011 Preview
Lindy's Sports recently named 10 San Diego State football players to its 2011 preseason all-Mountain West Conference first and second teams.

Spaun, Baek Log Top-10 Finishes At NCAA Championships
Junior J.J. Spaun tied for third and freshman Todd Baek tied for 10th to lead the San Diego State men's golf team in the final round of stroke play on Thursday at the 2011 NCAA championships.

J.J. O'Brien to Join SDSU Men's Basketball Program
As a four-year transfer, the 6-7, 215-pound wing must sit out the upcoming campaign, but will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2012-13.

Mountain West Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo and Initiatives
The Mountain West Conference Board of Directors (BOD) and Commissioner Craig Thompson unveiled the league's new brand direction and conference identity at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, site of the annual BOD spring meeting.

Nash Invited to Training for U-21 National Team
San Diego State volleyball player Summer Nash has been invited to join the preliminary training team for the Junior (U-21) National Beach team.

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