Margaret Jenkins, ’25 Education, threw discus in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam as a member of the first ever women’s track and field team representing the United States. Jenkins belongs to a tradition of Spartan woman athletes who have set records on and off the field.
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Tuite is the first woman to hold a permanent position as SJSU athletics director and one of nine woman athletics directors at 128 NCAA Division I Football Subdivision schools nationwide.
Chavez tapped into New York’s communal psyche—using an everyday office supply.
One vest can impact an entire community. The hands-free design helps people access potable water and while accomplishing simultaneous tasks.
From SJSU to Facebook, Netta Conyers-Haynes says: “We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges.”
By breaking down the fundamental elements that make up bacteria, scientists can map out potential links to common health problems.
Ouverney’s year in the Amazon gave him a unique perspective as a microbiologist and a cultural ambassador
An SJSU tradition has taken shape, and it’s the shape of a Spartan.
“There is an undocumented student community out there that could definitely benefit from a lot of the services I obtained.”
As a young child, Professor Carlos Alberto Sanchez learned to cross geographic and cultural boundaries. As a professor, he says that it is his “responsibility to make sure that philosophy belongs to everyone.” Perhaps learning has no borders.
“With a lot of the work we do, there’s this tension between the relationship of our bodies and place,” she says. “It’s a female-centered, feminist perspective. Most of our dresses have a large stature. They have a place in the world.”
SJSU Grupo Folklórico Luna y Sol dancers perform at the second annual Latino Heritage Night at Oracle Arena.
“The arts are not just about entertaining, but about pushing boundaries and encouraging others to do the same.”
“I see teaching as a fundamental vehicle for citizenship.”
“To contribute positively to someone’s life in the classroom and beyond is very meaningful.”
“I am using my training in physics to tackle and understand problems in the humanities.”
Marc J. Spears, ’95 Journalism, senior writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated, a site that explores sports, race and culture, is no stranger to the world of athlete activism.