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ALUMNI CALENDAR

Behavioral Interviewing

Learn the single most important technique for conquering behavioral questions and take your interview skills to the next level.

Location: 536 Mission Street, Room 4225, San Francisco
Details: 5 - 6 pm, Tuesday, September 30
RSVP: More information or sign up here

 

Alumni Reception in Hawaii

Alumnus and former Trustee James W. Y. Wong (BA 50, LHD 98) invites you to an alumni reception to bid farewell to retiring President Dan Angel.

Location: Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu
Details: 5 - 6:30 pm, Wednesday, October 8
RSVPhere

 

alumni & student online networking event

Take a lunch break and join us for an hour of speed networking online! Connect with GGU students and alumni from any location. You will have the opportunity to meet members of the GGU community through eight minute text-based chats to build your professional network.

Location: Online
Details: 12 - 1 pm, Thursday, October 30
More info here

 

women in leadership

Gather with GGU alumni, students, faculty & staff to chat, enjoy food and hear a panel of GGU alumnae discuss strategies for a successful career. The second annual event will feature alumnae panelists: Judith Coley (MBA 09), VP, Corporate & Investor Communications at Envivio, Mini Khroad (MS 06), VP, HR at Yahoo! and Dana (Ingols) Borys (MS 13), Senior Tax Manager at Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. Cassandra Sawyer (MBA 10), Director of Human Resources at RMSI will moderate.

Location: GGU, 536 Mission Street, 5th Floor Auditorium, San Francisco
Details: 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Wednesday, November 5
RSVP: More information or sign up here

 

Business Leadership speaker series

A 15-week speaker series featuring renowned thought leaders in their fields, who will share their advice and expertise with students, alumni and the SF Bay Area community.

Location: 536 Mission Street, Room 2201, San Francisco or Online
Details: Tuesdays at noon
See Schedule or RSVP here.

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.