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1997 Inductees



Vernon Alley
Attended 1940s
Renowned musician. Played with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Chairman of the San Francisco Art Commission Pop Concerts 1985-1990. San Francisco Human Rights Commission 1980-1985. San Francisco Art Commission, 1985-1990.

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R. Paul Butler
BS 1986, Chemistry
BA 1985, MS 1989, Physics
Received worldwide recognition for role in the discovery of first planets ever found orbiting stars other than our sun.
1996 Alumnus of the Year


Priscilla Ebersole
BS 1971, Nursing
Noted for pioneering work in geriatric nurse-practitioner programs and their role in long-term care. Editor of the Geriatric Nursing Journal and author of geriatric nursing texts.


John Judd
BA 1968, Business Administration
MA 1972, Economics
Vice President and Associate Director of Economic Research of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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Fred Lau
BA 1997, Liberal Arts
San Francisco Chief of Police -- One of the highest ranking Chinese Americans in a metropolitan police department in the United States.

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Dave McElhatton
BA 1951, Liberal Arts
Forty-seven years in Bay Area broadcasting.


George Miller
BA 1968, Political Science
Represented the 7th District of California in the House of Representatives since 1975. A leading spokesman on natural resources, education, children and families.


Robert Stephen Pastorino
BA 1964, International Relations
US Ambassador, Dominican Republic
Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Mexico City
Special Asst. to the President for Latin American Affairs,
National Security Council, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
President of the Bay Area World Trade Center, San Francisco


Bob Toledo
BA 1968, Kinesiology
Teaching Credential in Secondary Education, 1969
Head football coach at UCLA
Northern California Player of the Year, SFSU, 1967
Coached in nine bowl games


Weslia Whitfield
BA 1972, Music
Internationally renowned vocalist and recording artist.  Has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall and with the San Francisco Symphony.  Regular appearances on national radio and television.

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Alice Fong Yu
Teaching Credential in Elementary Education, 1926
BA 1937, Liberal Arts
First Chinese American teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District. Pioneer in bilingual education.  Respected community leader. 


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