Alumni Enewsletter
March 2012

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We Are the Champions!

Aztec Women's Basketball

Aztec Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Win Conference Titles
Both the SDSU men's and women's basketball teams head to Las Vegas for the Mountain West Conference Tournament as regular season conference champions.  What makes each team so special?
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Aztecs Party in Las Vegas!

Aztec Fan Party

Mountain West Conference Basketball Tournament
Join your fellow Aztec basketball fans at the Thomas & Mack Center during the Mountain West Conference Basketball Championships in Las Vegas!
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Directly Speaking

Jim Herrick

Appreciating Excellence and Having Fun
Aztecs excel in many ways and as SDSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jim Herrick points out, in the next few days we may all appreciate the efforts of some students and staff members who have distinguished themselves as being among the best in the nation.
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March is SDSU Month

SDSU Month

Tenth Annual Observance
Enter a video contest, attend an arts performance or athletic competition - a full calendar of events is planned for March as the SDSU Month celebration begins!  Find out how you can participate.
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Alumni Toast New SDSU Wine Club

wine barrels

Aztec-Owned Winery Hosts Inaugural Event
The San Diego State University Alumni and Friends Wine Club held its inaugural event last month with a wine tasting and tour of an Aztec-owned winery.  Find out how you can join the club!
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Sold Out!

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Tickets Snapped Up at Rock Star Pace
The Viejas Arena box office reports tickets for the Dalai Lama's April 19 appearance sold out faster than many rock concerts.

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2012 Monty Awards Tickets

The Montys

Event Set for April 14
Tickets for the 40th Monty Awards gala honoring 11 distinguished alumni and friends of SDSU are now available on line!
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SDSU Night at Petco Park

SDSU Night at Petco Park

Padres vs. Nationals
Join Aztec alumni and fans cheering the Padres and SDSU alum Stephen Strasburg, who returns to San Diego April 24 with his Washington Nationals team!
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"Zanna, Don't!"

Zanna, Don't

Alumni Discount for Musical Tickets
Alumni Association members receive a discount on tickets to the SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film's spring musical, "Zanna, Don't!"
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School of Music and Dance 75th Anniversary Celebration

School of Music and Dance

Dance Festival, World Premiere and Combined Choirs and Dance
SDSU's School of Music and Dance continues its 75th anniversary celebration this month with a dance festival, the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s "On the Air" and a performance combining choral works and dance.
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Love Stories

Dean Gale Etschmaier

Winners Chosen in Library Contest
When Library and Information Access Dean Gale Etschmaier and her staff dreamed up a love story contest to celebrate Love Library's 40th anniversary, they never expected the response it would generate.
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Win a Lifetime Member Fleece!

Aztec for Life fleece

Aztec for Life Monthly Prize Giveaway
It's great to be an Aztec for life!  By registering at, SDSU Alumni Association lifetime members are eligible to win a lifetime member fleece.
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Aztec for Life Prize Winner Profile

Richard Kennet

Richard Kennett ('61), Prescott, AZ
The latest winner of the Alumni Association’s Aztec for Life Prize Giveaway is looking forward to wearing his new SDSU logo shirt in Arizona.
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Career Academy

Octavio Leal

Road to Success and How to Impress
SDSU student Octavio Leal feels more confident about his job search after a career development program he attended at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
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SDSU's MBA Consulting Program Helps Your Business

Lou Troppe

Application Deadline is April 6
When Lou Trope ('03, EMBA) needed fresh ideas for his business, he turned to SDSU's MBA Consulting Program.
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Venture Challenge

Venture Challenge

March 15 - 17
You're invited back to campus as SDSU and the Entrepreneurial Management Center celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Venture Challenge, the premier international business plan competition.
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Like us on Facebook

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Official Fan page for SDSU Alumni
As our way of saying thanks for liking us on Facebook, you can win prizes and receive special alumni promotions!
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Are You Linked In?


Join the Aztec LinkedIn Network Now!
Step up your professional networking by checking out the Aztec LinkedIn network! 
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Chapter News

New Chapter


Reynaldo Monzon, Ph.D.

Andres Bonifacio Samahan Filipino American Alumni Chapter
The Alumni Association congratulates the board of directors and Reynaldo Monzon, Ph.D. ('80, '84,'03), president of the new Andres Bonifacio Samahan Filipino American Alumni Chapter!!
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SDSU Social Work Alumni Chapter

Hepner Hall

Navigating Toward Your LCSW
SDSU's Social Work Alumni Chapter and the Latino Social Work Network are teaming up to present a special series to help ease the process of clinical licensing.
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Business Alumni Volunteers Needed

College of Business Mentor Program

New College of Business Mentor Program
Do you have time to help a student?  SDSU's College of Business is looking for alumni to participate this semester in its new mentor program.
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Business Alumni Network

Business Alumni Network Mixer

The Next Business Generation
Join fellow Aztecs and the Business Alumni Network for a March 22 networking mixer and to learn how Junior Achievement's BizTown program helps prepare our next generation of business leaders.
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Gradfest 2012 Special
A lifetime membership in the SDSU Alumni Association is one of the most valuable gifts a 2012 graduate can receive!

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Leadership Starts Here
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Upcoming Events

Aztec Fan Party at MWC Basketball Championships
Explore SDSU
Iipay Mateyum 41st Annual Pow Wow
Student Alumni Etiquette Dinner
Social Work Alumni Chapter Presents: Navigating Toward Your LCSW
Professional Networking: The Next Business Generation

The Business of Sports
The Montys - Awards of Distinction
SDSU Night at Petco Park
Networking Seminar and Mixer

Campus News

Campus News Sent to You
You can receive the latest news from SDSU by subscribing to the SDSU NewsCenter weekly email!

Starring SDSU
The San Diego Latino Film Festival features works by seven Aztecs.

Marine Award Tied to Language Program
Training in Pashto and Afghan culture prepares military members for service in Afghanistan.

Campaign Camp-Out
Student leaders stake out signage spots for the upcoming student elections.

Fisher, Franklin Honored by USBWA
San Diego State men's basketball head coach Steve Fisher and sophomore guard Jamaal Franklin were honored by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Tuesday morning. Fisher was named District IX Coach of the Year for the second straight season, while Franklin landed on the all-District IX squad.

Franklin, Fisher Headline All-MW Honorees
San Diego State's Jamaal Franklin and Steve Fisher headline the list of all-Mountain West honorees, the league announced Monday night. Franklin is the 2012 conference player of the year, while Fisher was named MW coach of the year for the second straight season.

Women's Hoops' Clements Named MW Player of the Year
The San Diego State women's basketball team picked up three of the Mountain West's top awards Monday, as junior Courtney Clements was named player of the year, Beth Burns was tabbed coach of the year and junior Chelsea Hopkins earned the newcomer-of-the-year award.

Three Aztecs Qualify for NCAA Indoor Championships
A school-record three San Diego State student-athletes have qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Men's Soccer Announces Spring Schedule
The Aztecs will play seven games over the course of the spring campaign, including a match against UC San Diego on April 21 as part of Alumni, Family and Friends Spring Weekend. All seven contests will be played at SDSU Sports Deck.

San Diego State Announces 2012 Football Schedule
The Aztecs will play 12 games with seven taking place at home inside Qualcomm Stadium.

Loyal SDSU Friends Honored
Public officials Christine Kehoe and Jack McGrory receive President Hirshman's inaugural Public Service Award.

Agua Para Siempre
The SDSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders helps a Honduran village access clean water.

Undergrad Research Focus of $250K Grant
SDSU scientists and student researchers will study the connection between climate change and the spread of infectious disease.

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