MAR13One young family puts its passion into action by making a generous pledge to environmental studies.
MAR13Alumnus Gerald Starek establishes two endowed scholarships for majors in accounting and finance, bestowing opportunity for generations to come.
MAR13Faculty and staff show their love in the First Annual Spartans Supporting Spartans campaign.
MAR13A new Spartan Athletics Complex is moving forward from a dream into a reality!
MAR13A renewed $25,000 grant from Juniper Networks Foundation Fund is expanding the reach of CommUniverCity’s STEM initiative, Engineering in Action.
MAR13Retired IBM computer programmer Bill McGee shares his love of music.
MAR12With less than three months left in our campaign, will you help San José State beat its $200 million goal?
MAR12An unexpectedly generous bequest to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications is rooted in history while paving the way for an innovative and exciting future.
OCT11A grant from the Morgan Family Foundation is supporting research on the social-emotional dimensions of teaching and learning.
OCT10An engineer’s passion for RF technology translates into a gift to build an essential lab.
OCT9Dedicated SJSU supporter Phyllis Simpkins passed away recently. Her legacy will live forever.
OCT8An alumnus and entrepreneur is finding new ways for Spartan innovators to bring ideas to life.
MAY24The combined generosity of SJSU donors and a leading gift from alumna Phyllis Simpkins resulted in more than $120,000 to refit the marching band.
MAY23Through the month of April, Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University has received almost $170 million in donations and commitments.
MAY23Looking through the photos from Terry Chistensen’s retirement party, one quickly notices a pattern: almost all of the photos—more than 100 in total—are of Christensen posing with smiling colleagues, friends, alumni and students.
MAY23During a celebratory gala held last month in recognition of the president’s inauguration, the success in reseeding the reinvigorated Presidential Scholars program was an unexpected surprise.
MAY23Sami Monsur is seeding the new Supporting Staff at SJSU Scholarship to encourage her colleagues as they pursue higher education.
MAY10The Record Clearance Project was created to help people get their lives back and gives undergraduate students hands-on experience in the justice system.
APR23The first permanently endowed scholarship in the Environmental Studies Department will memorialize pioneering professor Frank Schiavo.
MAR29The Spartans Supporting Spartans campaign is well underway with nearly 150 faculty and staff members donating to their favorite campus programs, departments and scholarships.
MAR07The College of Applied Sciences and Arts became the first fundraising unit to exceed its Acceleration campaign goal. CASA is at 112 percent of its original goal of $20 million and that total is still increasing.
MAR07Recently, Jim Harvey and his wife decided to bequest a portion of their estate to Moss Landing through San José State. It was a decision that grew from their deep connection to the lab and the confidence that their gift would go to good use.
MAR06Through the month of January, Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University has received almost $165 million in donations and commitments.
FEB18Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Spartans Supporting Spartans campaign kickoff rallies on March 8 and 9.
FEB02James E. Thompson, ’62 Aeronautical Engineering, has made a $950,000 gift commitment to San Jose State University supporting a College of Business program he helped establish in 2010.
JAN10Improving the sustainability literacy of California’s 450,000 sixth graders is the goal of a new pilot project uniting SJSU and Creative Change Educational Solutions, a national leader in sustainability education.
JAN10Alumnus Ed Oates supports a new generation of STEM educators with support for a new center.
JAN4A New Endowment for the Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders Will Help the Clinic Continue Its Community Service.
DEC9Department of Kinesiology keeps the Timpany Center afloat and swimming strong with hard work, dedication and support from donors
DEC1The charitable connection between a 1930s show dancer and the oldest daily public- university student newspaper in California.
NOV17A $30,000 grant from the Boston Scientific Foundation will, among other things, finance an interesting list of supplies for SJSU’s MESA group.
NOV17Through the month of October, Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University has received almost $163 million in donations and commitments.
NOV17The GLLab held its first open house on Nov. 7. The event recognized donors Don and Sally Lucas and others.
NOV17This fall, two Spartan geologist alumni committed to gifts honoring professors who had a big impact on their lives and careers.
NOV14Ever marvel over the clever plastic clam shell protecting your freshly harvested head of butter lettuce?
NOV11CommUniverCity San Jose’s fifth annual Day of Service was launched with recognition that law enforcement, the university and the community can successfully fight crime, remove blight and renew economic vitality in neighborhoods near the campus.
SEP13The Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association has made a gift of $l,000 to each of the seven colleges at San Jose State University.
SEP6Through the month of July, Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University has received more than $151 million in donations and commitments.
SEP6It was about 10 years ago that SJSU Math professor Joanne Rossi Becker lent an aspiring teacher the money he needed to pay his tuition and earn his teaching credentials.
SEP6In retirement, Layton has become a driving force and leading donor to the university’s Sourisseau Academy. The decision to give back grew from years of archaeological research.
AUG15Check out the online version of our newsletter to to learn more about how Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University is helping improve students' experience and outcomes.
AUG1The Lazares’ gift will establish two separate and permanent endowments for the College of Business and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
JUN20In a place where the sun shines all summer, what’s keeping homeowners from going solar?
JUN17KLA-Tencor and Xilinx are lead donors to SJSU program that engages Bay Area students in engineering programs and careers, and helps ensure their success.
JUN10In the summer between his junior and senior years at SJSU, Jim Thompson circled the globe on a shoe-string budget, using money he saved as a cannery worker.
JUN1With more than 600 years of experience between them, the 24 teachers recognized by the Connie L. Lurie College of Education Alumni Board certainly understand hard work, commitment and the many ways a teacher can change their students’ lives.
MAY25Through the month of April, Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State University has received more than $145 million in donations and commitments.
MAY24Alumnus Don Beall and his wife Joan demonstrated their commitment to the university's future by completing a $4 million gift.
MAY18The Valley Foundation School of Nursing's new appellation was unveiled last month making official a name change that honors the eponymous non-profit's $5 million gift.
APR7SJSU is accelerating the lives of the extraordinary students we educate, energizing our region and expanding our reach.
MAR21Sometimes, the smallest gift can be the most meaningful, especially when it connects people separated by thousands of miles.
MAR13SJSU’s premiere science and math K-12 teacher training program has received a big boost.
MAR11Don Beall and his wife Joan Beall have completed a $4 million gift commitment to the Davidson College of Engineering.
MAR6For the first time ever, SJSU will offer its students Persian language classes as part of their curriculum, with the eventual goal of establishing a minor in Iranian Studies thanks to a generous $200,000 grant from the PARSA Community Foundation.
MAR2Acceleration: The Campaign for San Jose State University is moving at a powerful pace toward its $200 million fundraising goal, with over $142 million in gifts committed and $68 million in cash received to date.
FEB18Thanks to a recent $100,000 gift commitment from the Joseph B. Ridder Foundation, more SJSU journalism and mass communications students will have the opportunities made available to Sarah Kyo.
JAN4An op-ed by Don W. Kassing, SJSU Interim President published in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.