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ALUMNI CALENDAR

Volunteer at Glide

The GGU Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Glide Foundation, will be serving those in need as part of Glide's free meal program. Please join us and donate your time to help our local community.

Location: Glide Foundation, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
Details: 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Friday, September 5
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Alumni dinner in San Diego

Enjoy an evening with your fellow Golden Gate San Diego area alumni. Reconnect with GGU friends and establish new alumni connections while enjoying great conversation and a complimentary dinner. Guests welcome, RSVP required.

Location: Harbor House, 831 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego
Details: 6 pm, Friday, September 12
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ALUMNI MAGAZINE

GGU - the magazine of Golden Gate University

  • published three times per year (spring, summer, and fall)
  • connects alumni with their alma mater
  • provides information about:
    • the university
    • 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.

 

CURRENT AWARDS

 

 

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) and Bob Fenn
  • 2007: Curtis A. Burr, 74, 76
  • 2008: Jim O'Neil, 86
  • 2011: Dave Alpert (00), Lindsay Eaton (09), Gwendolyn Giblin (95, 07), and 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.