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Honoring Professor Susan Rutberg

Join GGU Law to celebrate Professor Rutberg and support GGU's Lawyering Skills Program. GGU has a long history of focusing on practical training that not only improves students' understanding of legal concepts but also prepares them to be effective and ethical lawyers. With your help we will continue to develop opportunities for student practice including greater student participation in moot court and mock trial competitions and a similar program to 1st STEP with a Business Law focus. With your help, these programs and practice spaces can become a reality and take GGU Law into the future. All are welcome.

Location: Delancey Street Foundation, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Details: 6 - 8 pm, Thursday, April 24
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Decoding the New Consumer Mind

Hear GGU Professor Kit Yarrow speak about her recently published book. Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy, takes marketers on a tip-filled, guided tour of the radically revised minds and hearts of today's consumers. Kit shares surprising insights, culled from hundreds of ethnographies and interviews, about the motivations and behaviors of today's shoppers. She will be available to sign books afterward and books may be purchased at the event.

Location: Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco
Details: 5:30 - 7 pm, Thursday, May 8
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Sacramento Mixer: Save the Date

Join GGU alumnus Steve Morgan (MBA 90) on May 21 from 6 - 8 pm for an alumni mixer in Sacramento. Location details to be announced soon! For early registration, click here.

 

Communicating your value to employers

Join the Office of Career Planning and learn to identify your career-related values and then translate those into a more effective and satisfying job search.

Location: Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, Room 5205, San Francisco
Details: 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Wednesday, May 28
RSVP: Click here for more information or to sign up.

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  • connects alumni with their alma mater
  • provides information about:
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    • fellow alumni
    • topics of common interest

 

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ALUMNI AWARDS

Each fall, the Alumni Association of Golden Gate University honors graduates of the university and other members of the GGU community who have achieved excellence in their chosen field or have made a difference in the community in which they live.


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Nominations for Awards

A committee of the Alumni Association board of directors approves nominations in May. Winners of these awards are recognized at the Alumni Awards Luncheon held annually on the third Wednesday in October. Awardees must be present to accept their awards. We invite you to nominate GGU alumni you believe to be deserving of the Alumnus/Alumna of the Year, Distinguished GGU Service or Community Service awards. Nominations must be submitted no later than May 15 of the award year.


Alumnus/Alumna of the Year

Given to alumni whose professional accomplishments and contributions to the community are worthy of recognition.

Past Alumni/Alumnae of the Year:
  • 1981: Christian P. Frederiksen, 65
  • 1982: Richard M. Rosenberg, 63, 66, 88
  • 1983: Fred Drexler, 47, 71
  • 1984: Marvin T. Levin, 83
  • 1985: Martha D. Dixon, 63, 70
  • 1986: Rudolph E. Lindquist, 39
  • 1987: George Christopher, 30
  • 1988: James W.Y. Wong, 50
  • 1989: Michael A. Amorose, 53
  • 1990: Diana Richmond, 73
  • 1991: Donald E. Callahan, 57
  • 1992: Ted Mitchell, 71, 80
  • 1993: Manny C. Manahan, 69
  • 1994: Neil Jacobson, 85
  • 1995: Eleanor Yu, 86
  • 1996: Vincent Rios, 83
  • 1997: Richard Belluzzo, 75
  • 1998: Allan H. Rappaport, 85
  • 1999: Kimberley Garth-Lewis, 86, 93
  • 2000: Cindy A. Ossias, 83
  • 2001: Patricia Flanagan, 75
  • 2002: Mark Sanders, 73
  • 2003: Tom Kenny, 93
  • 2004: Lydia Beebe, 80
  • 2005: Murray Demo, 87
  • 2006: Buddy Piszel, 79
  • 2007: Bernard J. Tyson, 82, 85
  • 2008: Bita Daryabari, 96
  • 2009: Ronald Hamburger, 86
  • 2010: Jim Martini, 75
  • 2011: S. Louise Phanstiel, 85
  • 2012: Matthew Gillam, 97
  • 2013: Joel Isaacson, 85


Amicus Award

Given to those whose efforts have resulted in significant contributions to the university's resources and, thereby, to its educational capabilities and services.

Past Amicus Awardees:
  • 1991: Luther Avery
  • 1992: Homer & Margaret Surbeck
  • 1993: Paul S. Jordan, 73
  • 1994: Fred Drexler, 47, 71
  • 1995: Edmond S. Gillette Jr.
  • 1996: Mochtar Riady
  • 1997: Lee D. Baxter, 74
  • 1998: Jerome Adams
  • 1999: Chuck & Marilyn Dreyfuss
  • 2000: Frances G. Preissner, 73
  • 2001: Alan C. Hoefer Jr., 93
  • 2002: Leo B. Helzel, 51
  • 2004: Velia Butz
  • 2005: Norman Ascherman, 68
  • 2006: Kathryn Ringgold, 70
  • 2007: Daniel P. (81) and Irene Riley
  • 2008: Richard Seifert, 58
  • 2009: Leon A. & Esther F. Blum Foundation
  • 2010: The Koret Foundation
  • 2011: J. Duncan Barr, 70
  • 2012: Bruce F. Braden, 73
  • 2013: Chevron


Community Service Award

Given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service contributions to the community.

Past Community Service Awardees:
  • 1997: Mimi H. Silbert
  • 1998: Janet C. Mangini, 79
  • 1999: Kate Durham, 89
  • 2000: William G. Hoffman, 95
  • 2001: Arthur Coleman, 56
  • 2002: Nadine Vogel, 87
  • 2003: Linda Montgomery, 84
  • 2004: Richard Word, 01
  • 2005: Susan Rutberg, 75
  • 2006: Peggy Sanchez Mills, 84
  • 2007: Fiona Ma, 93
  • 2008: Betty Yee, 81
  • 2009: James McGovern, 66
  • 2010: Patricia Davis, 84
  • 2011: Michael Notaro, 96
  • 2012: Ingrid Turner, 89
  • 2013: Leona Bridges, 84


Distinguished GGU Service Award

Given to a GGU faculty or staff member in recognition of exemplary leadership and service.

Past Distinguished Service Awardees:
  • 1976: Edmund Celeski, 55
  • 1977: Frank F. Weinberg, 51, 79
  • 1978: Allen J. Zahn
  • 1979: Nagel T. Miner
  • 1980: Jean V. Claes
  • 1981: A. Gerlof Homan
  • 1982: Stanley B. Price
  • 1983: Judith G. McKelvey
  • 1984: John C. Williams, 73
  • 1985: Harold E. Korf
  • 1986: Randy H. Hamilton
  • 1987: A.J. Johnson Jr.
  • 1988: William P. Enderlein
  • 1989: Ronald C. Lee, 86
  • 1990: Harry Wolf
  • 1991: Otto Butz
  • 1992: Margaret Kem McPartland, 80
  • 1993: Patrick O'Brien
  • 1994: Allan Gidley
  • 1995: Joseph G. Walsh
  • 1996: Sherry Newberger McCoy, 81
  • 1997: Walter W. Stevenson, 69, 95
  • 1998: Catriona Wendroff, 83
  • 1999: Gregory A. Egertson
  • 2001: Margaret Leahy
  • 2002: Mike Koperski
  • 2003: Janice Carter
  • 2004: Bernard Segal
  • 2005: Tony Branch
  • 2006: J. Lani Bader
  • 2007: Roger H. Bernhardt
  • 2008: Mohamed Nasralla, 87
  • 2009: Mary Canning, 81, 82
  • 2010: Robert Calhoun
  • 2011: Dorothy J. Smith, 93
  • 2012: Susan Rutberg, 75
  • 2013: Genell Dickey


Rising Star Award

Given to a recent graduate (10 or fewer years) who exhibits extraordinary professional achievements and contributions to the community.

Past Rising Star Awardees:
  • 2006: Jacqueline Serrao, 96
  • 2007: Lisa M. Farmen, 01
  • 2008: Nicole Birdsall Bartholomew, 03
  • 2009: Michael Robertson, 04
  • 2010: Marie Galanti, 03
  • 2012: Glen Schofield, 02
  • 2013: Adrian Fueyo, 08


Volunteer of the Year

Given to a person who demonstrates exceptional service to the university through volunteer activities.

Past Volunteer of the Year Awardees:
  • 2006: Normita 65, 83;
    Bob Fenn
  • 2007: Curtis A. Burr, 74, 76
  • 2008: Jim O'Neil, 86
  • 2011: Dave Alpert 00;
    Lindsay Eaton 09;
    Gwendolyn Giblin 95, 07;
    Carolyn Lee 07, 08
  • 2012: John Williamson, 90
  • 2013: Francis Ryu, 95

 

If you need assistance with your nomination or have an interest in serving on the Alumni Association board of directors and helping to support and recognize stewardship and philanthropy at GGU, please contact alumni services at 415-442-7824 or alumni@ggu.edu.