President Kassing speaking in Seattle

Spartans in Seattle: “A Great Deal of Energy in the Room”

Gary and Sharon Read near SJSU banner.

Gary Read, '70, and his wife Sharon drove from Vancouver for an SJSU reception in Seattle.

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

SJSU is accelerating the lives of the extraordinary students we educate, energizing our region and expanding our reach. Most of all, we’re working to re-engage those who love their alma mater.

One way we’re doing this is through a series of amazing alumni events, including a reception at the Museum of Flight April 6 in Seattle. One couple drove two hours from Vancouver to attend!

“I felt a great deal of energy in the room and I hope we will return soon to build momentum,” said Interim President Don W. Kassing.

Jeanne Sheldon, ’70, vice president of Office Authoring Applications for the Microsoft Business Division, spoke at the event. She leads the product development teams for Microsoft Office Word, Office OneNote, Office Publisher and Microsoft Works.

“She was engaging, informative and very humble about her experience,” said Brian Bates, alumni relations associate director. “The audience responded with a number of questions for her.”

Next up? Los Angeles! There is no cost to attend, and there’s still time to RSVP. Spend an exclusive morning with San Jose State at the executive screening room at Raleigh Studios.

Enjoy the exhibit and discover what’s new on campus through a fun and informative program that features President Kassing and Bob Pisano, ’65, president of the Motion Picture Association of America. Pisano is responsible for the worldwide operations of the motion picture and television industry trade association.