Peter Beyersdorf remains curious about the way the world works—a curiosity he cultivates with students.
Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University
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.
“There is an undocumented student community out there that could definitely benefit from a lot of the services I obtained.”
Every Friday—rain or shine—Mercy Egbujor leads the backpack medical team on its rounds in a battered van, frequently descending into hidden camps where unsanitary conditions provide a breeding ground for diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis.
Three Spartans who are part of the Paralympic movement, promoting its values of enabling and empowering athletes while challenging stereotypes and transforming attitudes about athletes with impairments.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
Telling the stories of Spartans, remembering a grandmother’s sacrifice.
SJSU Grupo Folklórico Luna y Sol dancers perform at the second annual Latino Heritage Night at Oracle Arena.
In CNBC’s weekly “Fortt Knox” podcast, anchor Jon Fortt interviews extraordinary people with the goal of giving listeners “tips and inspiration to do what you do that much better.” The Job Maestro is excited to share some excerpts from Fortt’s tip-tastic podcast with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, ’82 Chemistry.
San Jose State history lecturers Laura Guardino, ’03 MA Social Science, Robert Cirivilleri, ’86 BS, ’00 MA, Social Science, and Katherine Chilton challenge students to examine American history through a multicultural lens in History 15A: The Essentials of U.S. History.
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