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SF State grad’s shooting raises issue of gun violence

September 18, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF State graduate Shane Colombo’s loved ones gathered at his memorial service on Friday, in disbelief that the young man’s promising future was cut short by gun violence.     “It feels like he’s just away still in Chicago. I can still feel the last hug he gave me,” said Colombo’s older brother Dane Colombo. Colombo ...

SF State alumnus killed in Chicago crossfire

September 11, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

A gifted 25-year-old SF State alumnus who had survived cancer was killed when caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Chicago on Sept. 2, just days before starting his PhD program at Northwestern University. Shane Colombo was an academic all-star, according to his former professors and friends. He survived lymphoma when he was 15 ...

SF State grad shot and killed in Chicago crossfire

September 6, 2018 News 0 Comments

A photo of Shane Colombo and his mother, Tonya Nishimuta-Colombo, celebrating on Shane’s graduation day from SF State University appears on a GoFundMe page created to help pay for Shane Colombo’s transportation home. A SF State graduate was shot and killed by a stray bullet in Chicago on Sunday, less than a day after he ...

Super Bowl coach back to SF beginnings

April 25, 2018 Sports

A college National Championship, Rose Bowl titles, two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl title are on the resume of SF State alum Gil Haskell. With all those accomplishments, his greatest honor will be May 19 when he is inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame for his work as a high school ...

Mashouf reimburses alumni through credit

April 11, 2018 News 3 Comments

Seniors who frequently visit Mashouf Wellness Center can reap one more added benefit after graduation this spring: investor credit. Those who work out regularly in the newly opened gym have different memberships available to them, aside from current enrollment and using the facilities for free. One of which includes an alumni membership and for alumni ...

Gators past and present face off in alumni game

February 14, 2018 Sports

The Women’s soccer alumni returned to SF State’s Cox Field on Saturday as teachers, engineers, pharmacists and coaches. For a short time, they were Gators once again. A small crowd of about 30 friends and family were in attendance to watch the alumni, who fielded 19 former players from the SF State soccer program including ...

BECA graduate named president of Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Licensing

April 19, 2017 Life

Paramount Pictures recently named an SF State alumnus their new president of Worldwide Television Licensing. Dan Cohen, SF State broadcast and electronic communication arts graduate, will be leading Paramount’s television licensing teams and looking after the distribution of Paramount films, TV shows and other platforms where their content is shared, according to Variety. According to ...

New gallery displays art works by 10 alumni, 10 years in the making

September 18, 2016 Life

The polished work of alumni from the Department of Design and Industry debuted in the new Design Gallery’s inaugural exhibition on Thursday. The vast, open space of the gallery gave observers ample room to admire the designs from 10 University graduates whose disciplines ranged from product design, interior, apparel and graphic design. “I like seeing ...

Mashouf Wellness Center will be open to everyone, even alumni

September 14, 2016 Life

For the past six years, SF State students have contributed to the construction of the Mashouf Wellness Center through fees embedded in their tuition.  According to the center’s website, “the Recreation and Wellness Center Student Fee was approved in 2010 after a signature petition of the student body in late 2009. SF State students successfully ...

Alumni remembered after deaths by Oakland fire

March 29, 2015 News

When SF State alumnus Daniel “Moe” Thomas and his roommate Davis Letona walked into a room, friends said they brought a sense of tenderness and intellect with them. Those who knew them remember them for their creativity, intelligence, and immense love for other people. Letona, 27, and Thomas, 36, were killed in a three-alarm blaze ...

Alumna designs career path towards fashion

March 10, 2015 Life

After an interest in nursing dissipated and classes for health education were impacted, Mayette Delos Santos defaulted to an unsure educational path in business, a major that prepared her for a career at major online boutique Tobi.  The California-based startup has offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles and serves more than 150 countries around the world. The company’s ...

Mahgeetah, band of SF State and UC alumni, begins second album

February 17, 2014 Life

[set_id=72157641127544715] Ryan Fisher’s iPhone is full of sound bites, averaging 17 seconds each. These guitar licks, vocal melodies, rhythms and chord changes are skeletons for the songs that his band, Mahgeetah, has spent months composing and arranging. Although the songs are constantly evolving, Fisher said the band is ready to start recording their sophomore album ...

SF State alumni: Where are they now?

December 3, 2013

Class of 2012 B.A. in humanities with a minor in Italian Williams, born and raised in San Francisco, chose to attend SF State because of its consistent celebration of diversity. Since graduating, Williams went the entrepreneurial route and started skincare center, Acqua e Sapone Aesthetics, which she owns in downtown San Francisco. The center is just ...

SF State alumni and student bands play for charity

May 27, 2013 Life

While some bands use their shows to earn money for their own future endeavors, others choose a different path: one of charity. Recently, a trend has risen where bands connect with humanitarian groups to fundraise money, food or other goods to donate. Of these newer humanitarian acts is The Stone Foxes, composed of four SF ...