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2011 Inductees


Bunger, Stan

Stan Bunger, the recipient of many awards for excellence in news broadcasting, including a Peabody award for his coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, co-anchors a top-rated morning news show on KCBS radio that reaches 600,000 listeners each week. He has also produced, reported and co-hosted television segments and shows focusing on technology including the syndicated “Next Step” on KRON TV. He was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2010.

Kay, Dilena

Kay Takeyama Dilena, professor emerita of management, lived in Tokyo through World War II. Her brother survived the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and her husband survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She and her family share their unique perspective in their book “Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.” The newly established Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture at SF State continues her longtime mission to strengthen relations between the U.S. and Japan.

Vitka Eisen, ceo of the San Francisco Walden House addiction treatment facility, oversees a $58 million annual budget, 425 full-time employees and 13 treatment facilities throughout California. Her career with Walden House began in the organization’s adolescent program, working with substance abusing teens. Later, she served as director of one of the largest prison substance abuse treatment programs in the country. She is the first Walden House former client to lead the 40 year-old nonprofit.

Philip Schultz’s many honors for writing include the Academy of American Poets Lamont Prize, an American Academy & Institute of the Arts and Letters award, a National Book Award nomination, the Levinson Prize from Poetry and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his sixth collection of poems, “Failure.” He is the founder and director of the Writers Studio, a private school for fiction and poetry with branches in Manhattan, Tucson, Amsterdam and San Francisco.

Dr. Ramona Tascoe, recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service, has led medical missions across the globe. At the request of the International Medical Corps, she coordinated the working relationship of U.S. doctors and nurses providing medical relief in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Today, as the hospital’s appointed international consultant, she is responsible for interfacing with U.S. universities and hospital systems involved in the medical recovery mission in Port au Prince.

Flora Chang

Flora Chia-I Chang: president of Tamkang University, Taiwan’s oldest private university, and a professor of educational policy and leadership, has pioneered new ways to deliver higher education. Her academic research, which focuses on distance learning technology, is widely cited. She has helped TKU become the first academic institution in the world to receive international accreditation for its comprehensive information technology data and service management. Under Chang’s direction, her university has initiated academic partnerships and exchanges in 28 countries with 111 institutions, including SF State. 


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