Alumni Enewsletter
July 2011

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New Alumni Leader

Jeff Marston

Jeff Marston ('77) Assumes Alumni Association Presidency
The new leader of SDSU's almost 300,000 alumni is a former California State Assemblyman who heads his own San Diego public relations firm. 
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Missing Plaque Mysteriously Reappears

Missing Plaque

Historic Aztec Bowl Marker Turns Up After 15 Years
How does a campus artifact missing for 15 years turn up at the office of an SDSU professor?
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Coryell Bust Dedicated

Bronze Tribute Honors Legendary Coach
The face of Aztec football coaching legend, Don Coryell, is now a permanent fixture on campus.
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Trolley Station Dedicated to Aztec Alum

The Honorable Leon Williams

Leon Williams Helped Bring Trolley to SDSU
Six years after its opening, SDSU’s gleaming subterranean trolley station is dedicated to an Aztec alumnus who worked tirelessly to route the trolley system’s Green Line through campus.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Aztec for Life Prize Winner

Timothy Louie ('01), Anaheim, CA
Tim Louie became the latest Aztec for Life Prize Giveaway winner the same week he celebrated his birthday, receiving a backpack loaded with Aztec gear! 
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Win a $50 Starbucks Gift Card!


Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
It's great to be an Aztec for life! By registering on, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a $50 Starbucks gift card.
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Directly Speaking

Directly Speaking

Our New Alumni President
Why is Jeff Marston possibly the perfect person to lead the SDSU Alumni Association at this moment in time?  Executive Director Jim Herrick explains in his blog.
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Practice Field Work Progresses

New sod

$2 Million Project Replaces Grass and Artificial Turf Surfaces
On the west end of campus, sod has been laid on one football practice field while the artificial turf has been stripped from the other.
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20/30s Alumni Day at the Races 

Day at the Races

Register Now for August 6 Event
Join the 20/30s Alumni for a fun day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club!
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Family Day Set For August 20

Family Day

Alumni Flag Football and Red and Black Games Featured
Aztec Family Day is back at Qualcomm Stadium next month!
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Plan Now for Homecoming 2011

Homecoming is October 8

Aztecs to Play TCU
In addition to the big game, this year's events include the annual War Memorial ceremony and Marshall Faulk’s Aztec for Life event at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center and Fowler Athletics Center.
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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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Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic

Proceeds Benefit Cancer Center, Student Scholarships
Sign up for the 16th annual Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic and help fight cancer and fund SDSU student scholarships.
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Chapter News

Aztec Football Legacy

Aztec Football Legacy Golf Tournament

Second Annual Don Coryell Memorial Golf Tournament
Aztec Football fans, sign up now for the July 29 Don Coryell Memorial Golf Tournament!
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Bay Area Aztecs

Bay Area Aztecs Golf Tournament

Second Annual Golf Tournament
The second annual Bay Area Aztecs Golf Tournament is set for August 6 in Oakland.
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Business Alumni Network

Business Alumni Network

July 28 Networking Event
Register now for the Business Alumni Network’s July 28 Professional Network Summer Sensation!
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Upcoming Events

20/30s Mixer and Casino Night
Greater LA Area Alumni Event: Cars 2 & Cars 2 Grand Prix Attraction
Business Alumni Network Professional Networking Event
2nd Annual Don Coryell Memorial Golf Tournament

Day at the Races
Bay Area Aztecs 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Campus News

SDSU Welcomes Eighth President
Elliot Hirshman met campus and community members during his first day.

Discovery in the Deep
An underwater cave more than 4,000 feet below the surface could hold the oldest human remains in the Americas.

Local Kids Go Crazy for Engineering
The summer camp, designed to steer more minority children to engineering careers, is the first of its kind in California.

American Language Institute Welcomes Fulbrights
The institute again was chosen to provide a training program for Fulbright Scholars across the world.

New Business Dean Viewed as 'Turnaround Artist'
Michael Cunningham views potential academic greatness for the College of Business Administration in spite of severe budget setbacks.

Film Students Garner Regional Emmy Awards
Four films received awards at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter Emmy Awards.

Former Student-Athletes Tackle Different Playing Field
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Ricky Sharpe and Robert Ortiz competed in ABC's new reality TV show, "Expedition Impossible."

Aztec Athletes Honored for Academics
The SDSU women's swimming and diving team had 13 honorees.

SDSU's Hillman, Lindley Tabbed To Maxwell Award Watch List
Sophomore running back Ronnie Hillman and senior quarterback Ryan Lindley are among the 66 candidates nominated for the annual honor that is presented to the nation's most outstanding collegiate football player.

Ryan Donovan Tabbed West Region Golf Coach of the Year
Following one of the best seasons in program history, San Diego State's Ryan Donovan has been named the Eaton Golf Pride West Region Division I Men's Coach of the Year.

Tony Bland Joins San Diego State Coaching Staff
Tony Bland, a two-time all-Mountain West Conference selection who guided the Aztecs to a NCAA and postseason NIT appearance in his two seasons on The Mesa, has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at his alma mater.

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