San Jose Mercury News: A Professor’s Legacy

List: Terry Christensen’s students

Posted by the San Jose Mercury News March 29, 2012.

Read Scott Herhold’s column: “After 42 years, San Jose State will lose one of its best-known teachers, a one-time young Turk who turned gray but not dour.”

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Here are some of the ex-students of San Jose State political science professor Terry Christensen:

Jacqueline Duong, Santa Clara County Superior Court judge

Phil Trounstine, Calbuzz.com co-founder

Ken Yeager, Santa Clara County supervisor

Jim Beall, Assemblyman

Susanne Wilson, former Santa Clara County supervisor

Patricia Gardner, executive director, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits

David Yarnold, CEO of Audubon Society, ex-Mercury News editor

Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Steve Wright, vice-president of strategic communications, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Cindy Chavez, executive officer of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council

Mary Ellen Ittner, regional public affairs director at PG&E

Angel Rios, assistant director of San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

Dustin DeRollo, lobbyist with Saggau-DeRollo

Paul Fong, Assemblyman

Evan Low, Campbell councilman

Cari Beachamp, author

Rod Diridon Jr., Santa Clara city clerk

John Gibbs, aide to Supervisor Mike Wasserman

Jesus Rios, associate principal, Yerba Buena High

Frank Biehl, East Side Union High School District trustee

Rich Robinson, political consultant

Joy Alexiou, public information officer at Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System

Sarah Janigian, development officer for Archbishop Mitty High School

Mike Potter, government affairs officer at Cisco

Edesa Bitbadal, San Jose planning commissioner and city council candidate

Denelle Fedor, San Jose city council aide

Ron Lind, president, Local 5, United Food and Commercial Workers

Barbara French, vice-chancellor, UCSF

David Pandori, deputy district attorney, Santa Clara County

Dai Sugano, photographer, San Jose Mercury News

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