Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University


Storied Paseos

On any given day, students, faculty and staff members, and alumni flow through campus, perhaps not realizing that their paths are remarkable.


Rising Above

Ada Lou Reed Duacsek learned to pilot a plane before she could drive a car. She never hesitated to pursue her passions—and gender equality—first in aviation, then in the U.S. military.


Promoting Progress

Alumna Hideko Kunii made history in 2014 as the first woman appointed to the board of Honda.


Reclaiming Roots

Native American student Joey Montoya helps indigenous youths reconnect with their traditional identity and share their voices.

Photo: David Schmitz

Commencement 2015

This year’s commencement speaker: Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the House of Representatives in the 114th Congress and congresswoman, California’s 12th District.