San Jose State University Alumni Association Santa Cruz Area Chapter Coastlines, January, 2017 President’s Message Happy New Year to all of our SJSU Alumni Chapter members. We have had a very busy year with many member activities, including our football viewing party on Oct. 21st, a private tour of the Moss Landing Marine Labs on Oct. 26th, our annual Holiday Party on December 7th, and our inaugural SJSU Alumni Night at the Santa Cruz Warriors on January 14th. It was great to see the many members who participated and enjoyed these chapter events. I thank the members of our Board of Directors who plan and help run these membership activities. We continue to solicit ideas and other input from the membership and ask you to continue to be involved. Watch for more information on our future planned chapter events: SJSU Men’s Basketball game versus Air Force on February 18th, wine tasting and vineyard tour in conjunction with the Santa Clara Valley Chapter in May and an Elkhorn Slough Safari tour this late spring/summer. Our Holiday Party was a great success and we appreciated the opportunity to have our new SJSU President, Mary Papazian, and her husband Dennis in attendance. President Papazian presented us with an update on SJSU and her vision for the future. Through the party, we were able to raise almost $15,000.00 for scholarship and Marching Band support. Additional donations are always needed, especially since we have a great group of very appreciative scholarship recipients. The Board has made it a goal to expand our membership and we welcome new members: Sheridan Bowman, Denise & Eric Buecheler, Mary Lee and Jesse DeGennaro, Gail Evans, Fred and Barbara Keeley, Cindy Margolin, Lynda Phillips and Leighton Keeling. Our SJSU Alumni Night at the Santa Cruz Warriors had over one hundred alumni in attendance and we hope to secure some additional members from that event. We were sad to hear of the passing of two influential members of our chapter; Wayne Fontes (a chapter founder) and Dr. Stan Hadjuk. This chapter always appreciates your input. I can be reached at [email protected]
or by phone at 408-768-3425 or by mail at PO Box 2037, Aptos, CA 95001. Carolyn Lewis, President
Check Out Our New Chapter Website! We have finally joined the world of the internet. A special thank you to Katie Hill for establishing our web presence and the continuous updating by Donna Ziel, Carolyn Lewis, Marilyn Radisch, and Katie Hill.
sjsualumnisantacruz.org to get to our new website.
Scholarship Committee Celebrates Graduates and Readies for New Round Your Chapter's Scholarship Committee is delighted to congratulate Cody Gradone and Michael Bois, both of whom are scheduled to graduate during the 2016-17 academic year. Cody graduated in December, with a degree in Radio, TV, Film and a minor in Advertising. He participated in club sports, worked part time (as so many SJSU students do), and said he "loves the diverse amenities" available on campus. Michael is scheduled to graduate in May with a B.S. In Business Administration. He transferred from Cabrillo College in Fall 2015 and, even though he continued to work part time, he is graduating (with an excellent gpa!) in only two years! Congratulations Cody and Michael! We're so proud of your
accomplishments and look forward to welcoming you as SJSU alumni! The Scholarship Committee is gearing up for our next round of applicants. The application for high school seniors is at our new website: sjsualumnisantacruz.org. The application for Cabrillo transfer students is at Cabrillo's Financial Aid website: Cabrillo.edu. Deadline to apply is March 31. As always, donations to the Scholarship Fund are needed and much appreciated. Send checks to the attention of "Scholarship Fund" to: SJSU Alumni, Santa Cruz Chapter, P.O. Box 2037, Aptos, CA 95001. For questions or further information about the Chapter's scholarship program, contact Donna Ziel at [email protected]
Congratulations to all of our truly outstanding scholars! And many thanks to our hard-working Scholarship Committee: Priscilla Brown, Bob Coe, Freda Crum, Carolyn Lewis, Linda Rice, Gail Evans, and Donna Ziel (Chair). The Committee is looking for one or two new members. If you are interested in helping, please contact Donna Ziel at [email protected]
Holiday Party, Dec. 7th
President Papazian with Michael Bois……
and with Joel Meza and Alondra Garcia-Garcia
At or Holiday Party, we had over 100 business donors give us auction items. Please patronize these businesses and thank them for their generosity. Business Donors: Adventures By The Sea, Annieglass, Aptos Feed & Pet Supply, Atlantis Casino & Resort Hotel, A Tool Shed , Bargetto Winery, Bariteau’s Cleaners, Bocci’s Cellars, Boulder Creek Golf ,Byington Vineyard, Cache Creek Casino Resort, Café Cruz, Café Rio, Café Sparrow, Chardonnay II, Cooper-Garrod Estates, Déjà vu Hair Studio, DeLaveaga Golf, Dharma’s, Discretion Brewing, Dream Inn, Dr. James Calcagno, DDS, El Palomar, Equinox Winery, Fish Lady, Gaia Earth Treasures, Garrett Jewelers, Gayle’s Bakery, Gilroy Gardens, Goose’s Goodies, Graniterock, Greenspace, Hilton Scotts Valley, Hindquarter Bar and Grille, Ideal Bar & Grill, Imura Restaurant, J Lohr Winery, JG Pro Painting , Jungle Plants, Kelly Girard Massage, Laili Restaurant, Landmark Theatres, Linda’s Seabreeze Café, Loma Prieta Winery, Lynnie’s Charms, Marianne’s Ice Cream, Martinelli’s, Mission Hill Creamery, Morongo Casino, Nail Club, Native Revival Nursery, Norma Jean’s Coffee, O’Neill Yacht Charters, Pacific Cookie Co, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Palace Art, Palazzi Hair Salon, Pasatiempo Golf, Penny Ice Cream, Prima Salon, Rio Del Mar Mexican Cuisine, Riverside Lighting, Ristorante Avanti, Riva Fish House, Sanderlings, San Jose Giants, San Jose State Alumni Association, Santa
Cruz Warriors, Seascape Golf, Segway Santa Cruz, Sequoia Woods Country Club, Shadowbrook & Crow’s Nest, Shopper’s Corner, Sierra Nevada Recreation, SJSU Marching Band, Steinbeck Vineyard, Sunset Center , Super Silver, The Bagelry, The Craft Gallery, The Garden Store, The Hideout, The Point Chophouse, The Swift Stitch, Trader Joe’s Capitola, Trader Joe’s Santa Cruz, V. Sattui Winery, Water Street Stereo, Well Within Spa, and Winchester Mystery House Individual donors to this year’s scholarship program: Earl & Marcia Adams, Harriett Arnold, Robert Barton, Joy Bertrand, Tom Bondi, Priscilla Brown, Frank & Barbara Broz, Chrissy Chang, George & Bonnie Clark, Cloy Codiga, Bob & Tirza Coe, Freda Crum, Jack & Lisa Dilles, Cherie Donahue, Gail Evans, Bill & Kathy Fitzgerald, Mark & Barbara Gordon, Jesse & Amanda Gullings, Katie & Fred Hill, Louise Horenstein, Diana & Lanny Hunter, IBM Matching Funds (Bernie Bernosky), Bachi & Linda Jauhal, Marilyn Johnson, Michael & Jacqueline Keogh, Bill & Pat Lamson, Clyde Lawrence, Carolyn Lewis, Gil Martinez, Mary Jo May, Don McCaslin, John & Joni McDonough, Donaldine McRae, Don & Maryanna McSwain, Joan McVay, Alex Milutin, Fred & Betty Jean Neebling, Dora Ozawa, Muriel Prolo, Marilyn Radisch, Jim Rapoza, Linda Rice, Tony & Lea Robinson, Thomas & Lucille Sutkus, Mike & Jeanne Ulwelling, Jan Wagner, Bill White, James & Sue Wilson, Carol & Steve Zelvers, and Donna Ziel. The work to raise money continues – so if you have any ideas or if you wish to join our fundraising team, please contact Marilyn Radisch at [email protected]
, or call her at 408.806.2588.
Alumni Night at the Warriors – January 14, 2017 Over one hundred San Jose State alumni enjoyed our inaugural SJSU Alumni Night at the Santa Cruz Warriors game versus the Salt Lake City Stars. Twenty-five chapter members and hopefully new chapter members showed their Spartan pride and received commemorative tee-shirts. A portion of their game tickets was donated by the Warriors to our scholarship program.
Tom & Lucille Sutkus and family
Logo on the commemorative tee-shirt
New membership chair Michael Ulwelling
Upcoming Alumni Chapter Activities: Day at the Races The Santa Clara Valley Chapter’s Day at the Races will be held at Golden Gate Fields sometime in April. Once the date is set, we will list the information on our alumni website.
Chapter’s Annual Membership BBQ, Saturday, June 3, 2017 Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our annual member’s BBQ and introduction of our scholarship recipients. Stay tuned for future information which will list time and location. Our Board is exploring alternate venues and will update you with specifics in May.
Mark Your Calendar for the Wharf to Wharf Alumni Cheering Party at the Half Way mark on Sunday, July 29th.
SJSU Alumni Association Santa Cruz Area Chapter PO Box 2037 Aptos, CA 95001