Reflections of a College Graduate … 14 Years Later

I remember the day as if it were yesterday; when in fact, it was 14 years ago this weekend. It was a sunny, May day when I walked across the stage of the San Diego State University Open Air Theatre to receive my college diploma. The day was surreal. I was proud, excited, and overwhelmed, […]

Embracing Our Collective Past: The California Nisei College Diploma Project

In February 1942, Japanese-Americans had their lives changed in an instant. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which ordered the forced internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans living in the United Sates. Those individuals were taken from their homes, forced to leave jobs and their education behind. It’s a dark period in our nation’s history, […]

Aztec for Life

I am an Aztec for Life. What’s an Aztec? The Aztec Warrior is the SDSU mascot. San Diego State University is where I work and, in one way or another, have spent a majority of my life. The campus celebrates its 113th year this month. To celebrate, the University is sponsoring a video contest in […]