Speech pathologist Pamela Wiley, ’72 Communication Studies, created the Spectrum Shield training program to pair law enforcement with young men with autism.
Catherine Koanja, ’18 Nursing, had to help her mother read medication labels as a child. As a nurse she plans to advocate for health literacy.
Physics and Astronomy Professor Peter Beyersdorf’s research helped detect gravitational waves for the first time in 2015.
Paul Thiebaut III, ’09 Economics, is the founder of 10 Books a Home (10BH), a nonprofit tutoring service for nearly 200 low-income families in the Ravenswood City School District.
Alumna Yvonne Escalante’s philosophy as a craftswoman and SJSU Art and Art History lecturer helped to shape the meaning of the university’s new ceremonial mace.
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.”
“I realized that I could either spend the rest of my life asking why bad things happen or focus on what I could do to make a difference.”
Ouverney’s year in the Amazon gave him a unique perspective as a microbiologist and a cultural ambassador
“Practically every major or discipline can impact the healthcare ecosystem.”
“These devices are breakthrough, game-changers that are allowing more people better healthcare.”
“Healthcare is complicated. It’s important to learn about and understand healthcare before you need it.”
“We are experiencing a major shift in healthcare. Remember that you as the patient are the customer.”
“What’s broken in our system: economics and the economic-driven decisions many times go against clinical or quality-of-care decisions.”
“The healthcare industry is probably a couple of decades behind other industries in its use of technology.”
“Become the expert in whatever you need help with, because you need to be your own health advocate.”
“The healthcare programs at SJSU help students determine how they can impact broader behaviors to achieve sustainable change.”
“How do we provide better care to more people with limited resources?”
“Everybody should have access to health care.”
Peter Beyersdorf remains curious about the way the world works—a curiosity he cultivates with students.
Deborah Nelson, ’06 MS Nursing, describes nursing as a career that opens many doors.
“I’ve been here for almost 12 years and I’ve yet to meet someone who is not committed to the wellbeing of our students, our colleagues and our university.”
Roy Okuda earned the 2018 Distinguished Service award securing opportunities for students.