From Spartan Readers

Thanks, SJSU!

SJSU provided the platform to study, excel, compete and explore my potential. The Career Center helped me ace my job interviews, and I got my first job offer before graduating. Today, I am fortunate enough to be working at Oracle America, Redwood City, California. I am thankful to SJSU for all the support and proud to be a part of the SJSU alumni network.

—Abhinav Kapur, ’15 Software Engineering

It took from 1962 to 1970 for me to obtain a bachelor’s degree. The college/university experience then radically differs from what it is today, but one thing seems much the same: a diploma allows one to pursue jobs and careers that one hadn’t considered while in college. I spent several years working at California’s Department of Employment Development, then learned of a perfect-match job with the county: vocational services counselor, a very stimulating and challenging job of working with unskilled high school dropouts, usually single young mothers, to guide and support them to become capable and self-sufficient. My diploma made all the difference in the world for me in working with this targeted population and giving them the means to succeed in the labor market or go to college. Thank you, San Jose State College/University!

—Ann Michelle Meyer Getsla, ’70 Drama/Theater Arts

Notable Spartans, Inspiring Reads

Photographer Dan Fenstermacher: art for hurricane relief. Photo by David Schmitz

Thank you, Dan, for your selfless action for humanity in Puerto Rico. We should all be so brave as to act on our intentions.

—Ron Archambault

Sport Sociologist Harry Edwards: “blueprint” for educational achievement. Photo by David Schmitz

You’ve served as an inspiration for me throughout my life. I am now sharing your works with my son Anthony Jr., a freshman at Cal Fullerton. May future generations forever appreciate the fruits of your labor Dr. Edwards!

—Tony Wiggins

Craftsperson Yvonne Escalante: SJSU’s ceremonial mace. Photo by David Schmitz

What a beautiful tradition to carry current and future SJSU graduates forward. Brava on a job well done!

—Janet Wokay

Airport Connections

Spartans and Spartans at heart are feeling the power of SJSU connections at the university’s suite at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Traveling though SJC? Take a seat in the suite: Terminal B, across from Gate 18.


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