“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.
“We are trying to make the exploration of the unknown something that everyday people can do. It doesn’t take a science grant to see something no one ever has before.”
“Judy and I traveled a lot together. Now there’s going to be a nursing scholarship in our name that keeps the spirit of service alive.”
“I came away from SJSU knowing that if you want anything bad enough you can attain it. Nothing is impossible.”
“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.”
Alumna Maribel Martinez is manager of Santa Clara County’s new Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Affairs.
Alumna Anima Patil-Sabale’s current goal: acceptance in NASA’s Astronaut Selection Program.
Losing her mother raised Melissa Lewelling’s awareness of former foster youths struggling to graduate from college.