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  • Outstanding in his Field | Cal State Monterey Bay
    Valley in 1930 Johnson developed a reverence for the land and a passion for farming it Yet he also believed in the value of higher educationand became the first member of his family to go to college Accepted to Stanford to study economics Johnson considered transferring to UC Davis to get a more ag based education But his father told him to stay put so he doubledhis effort by adding correspondence classes to his curriculum Johnson actually considered doing something besides farming with his education but at that time the vacuum cooling system for transporting produce was invented and he realized it could change the whole landscape of farming So he finished hiseducation and came home Other than San Jose State says Johnson Stanford was about as close as I could be to the family farm and still go off to college I always thought we should have a university in our community so I was delighted when the Fort Ord Reuse Plan accommodated CSUMB We have a ton of people inMonterey County whose parents never went to college and so many grow upthinking they will work in the fields like their parents But I knew these kidscould commute to CSUMB I believe in college it worked for me whichis why I decided to endow scholarships to CSUMB In honor of his mother the Jane Pere Johnson Scholarship is awarded to students who have attended Hartnell College Gonzales High School or Chualar Elementary School as did Johnson his mother his siblings and their children Each year Johnson speaks to the graduating class at Chualar Elementary encouraging them to grab the brass ring by going to college Johnson met the woman who would become his wife on a blind date after a couple of friends implored him to join them at the California Rodeo in Salinas Turned out Sue s father had a sheep ranch says Johnson and she loved the outdoors two things that bode well for our marriage In his passing Johnson s father in law left behind 4 000 acres of pasture lands with the stipulation that the parcel be given to Humboldt State University If for any reason the university could not accept it the land should be given to the like recipient closest to the acreage As it came to pass Johnson found himself faced with offering the gift to Sonoma State University Knowing no one and nothing about the school he did his research found his way to campus and introduced himself to then provost Dr Eduardo Ochoa now president of CSUMB Without Eduardo Ochoa says Johnson we could not have gotten the university to accept the property He persuaded the president I am indebted to Dr Ochoa The Johnson s raised three daughters on their farm each of whom eschewed farming in favor of her own pursuits following college He credits his family for helping to develop in him a strong sense of advocacy for women s rights and opportunities in society They also

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  • Jack and Peggy Downes Baskin | Cal State Monterey Bay
    years who returned to college at age 52 commencing from the Claremont Graduate School of Government with a PhD in politics is still championing education And the woman who in an era of housewives and homebodies developed her career as a professor at Santa Clara University and UC Santa Cruz where she focused on the politics of aging women and power and presidential management styles is still championing women Seven years ago says Peggy we founded the Jack and Peggy Baskin Foundation whose aim is to encourage support and sponsor the education of women We want to help sendwomen to college who really deserve the opportunity and would otherwise haveno chance We ve heard young women tell their stories of their mothers sayingthey must make something of their lives and they must go to college to do so but their fathers cut short the conversation by saying there s no money Wedecided we would step in for as many of these women as we could The couple has long been interested in higher education Inspired by their careers Jack as anaeronautical engineer and Peggy as a professor Jack funded the Jack Baskin Schoolof Engineering at UC Santa Cruz while Peggy advocated for female professors Jack s interest in higher education was inspired by his father an immigrant who worked 10 hours a day yet managed to go to night school to earn his high school diploma When Jack graduatedfrom high school in 1936 and promptly found a job his father insisted despitefew resources he go to college instead We forget what it was like to go through the Great Depression says Jack I went to the Universityof Colorado for 24 a semester and got a good education In 1940 a few of us were offered free flying lessons if we

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  • There is a Way | Cal State Monterey Bay
    most recently from Monterey Peninsula Unified SchoolDistrict were looking for a way to sponsor young adults in school They metwith education advocates Leon and Sylvia Panetta who suggested they work withCSUMB Webelieve very strongly says Frank that education is the bestpossible solution we have to make a difference in society So wecreated a program with CSUMB which not only enables us to give a helping handto a handful of students each year but also to get to know these students Insponsoring their college education we want them to know this is not justmoney but people who are proud of their efforts and achievements and who havea genuine interest in them Students whose education is sponsoredby the McDowells more than a dozen to date receive not just financial supportbut also friendship The couple make themselves available for conversation andadvice and they truly want to know how these students are doing They haveattended many graduations weddings and special engagements and some studentshave dropped in for a visit This is not a sterile gesture saysFrank We want it to have a human element to create a connection It is ourprivilege to aid these bright talented young people who are so motivated to goto college to allow them to get to where they want to go They aren tentitled they don t expect a handout or a free ride Instead they are sograteful and they make the most of it We are very impressed with thedevelopment of programs at CSUMB to create well rounded young people who payattention and care about what s going on in their communities and government Many of our students return to their communities to make a difference there Theyare the ones we believe who can A small stone sits silent near the pathto their door engraved with the word

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  • Community activist Helen Rucker establishes endowment | Cal State Monterey Bay
    amount of 1 000 given by FOAA since its scholarship program began in 1997 The highlight of this year s event was the announcement of an endowed scholarship set up by Helen Rucker of Seaside in honor of her late husband James who served at Fort Ord Mrs Rucker 79 a retired teacher and librarian and longtime community activist on the Monterey Peninsula donated 25 000 to permanently endow a scholarship she has funded annually since 1998 She encouraged others at the luncheon to support FOAA scholarships and she described her own philanthropic giving as an expression of personal priorities not personal wealth When people ask me How do you do it Helen I tell them it s about how you care to spend your money said Mrs Rucker who is also a board trustee for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District She described how her husband credited the Army for giving him the chance at an education He joined the military with a seventh grade education earned a GED while in uniform then as a 40 year old retiree took advantage of veterans benefits to earn bachelor s and master s degrees He was dedicated to learning It s appropriate that a scholarship be created in his name she said This year the Platoon Sergeant James Rucker and Helen B Rucker Scholarship was awarded to Denice Vallejo of Salinas I m proud to present the James Rucker Scholarship to Denice because she s a returning student Mrs Rucker said The only thing I can say to you Denice is pass it on Vallejo who grew up at Fort Ord where her father was stationed explained that she helped her children and her husband with their studies I quizzed them on their homework I edited their papers she said Then

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  • Rod & Sue Dewar: Supporting Research Opportunities | Cal State Monterey Bay
    Stories Honor Roll of Donors Contact CSUMB Home Giving Rod Sue Dewar Supporting Research Opportunities CSUMB students can intern with NASA do social work in underprivileged neighborhoods or labor on a ship miles off the coast They have research experiences with institutions such as Caltech Hopkins Marine Station and Rutgers University It s all possible thanks to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center UROC and supporters like Rod and Sue Dewar The Dewars recently made a planned gift to CSUMB to support programs like UROC Rod Dewar a Monterey attorney said the program can be a life changing event for students It s practical study versus classroom activity working with experts in the student s chosen field at off campus locations he said UROC exposes students to incredible opportunities not usually afforded to undergraduates a concentrated activity leading to a contribution to knowledge rather than just absorbing it Students can then demonstrate how their research addresses real world issues said Sue Dewar who also actively supports scholarships for re entry students as a member of the Women s Leadership Council I saw a student presentation at the UROC offices and it was impressive she said Sue commended CSUMB University Advancement for

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  • In Memory: Bruce Woolpert | Cal State Monterey Bay
    a beloved father and husband As the former CEO of Graniterock he was a mentor and friend to many Bruce passed away this year in a tragic boating accident To honor his legacy the Woolpert Foundation is supporting the Algebra Academy an innovative program developed by CSUMB and Graniterock which provides intensive mentoring in algebra during a one week period for Rolling Hills Middle School students Bruce championed the development of the Algebra Academy As a UCLA math major he thought math was a key to learning He tutored his own children Later Bruce took his love for the subject to the local community He would come home from the Algebra Academy and he was so excited Bruce was thrilled these kids were getting the experience and their parents were involved said Rose Ann Woolpert his wife Bruce worked closely with CSUMB math professor Hongde Hu As part of the academy middle school students many of whom would be first generation college students come to CSUMB and study algebra on campus for a day It allows students to visualize a university setting meet people like Professor Hu and realize that college is for them In addition to the Algebra Academy

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  • Bob Antle: CSUMB remembers a long-time friend | Cal State Monterey Bay
    and vacation plans to any family member passing through town or available for a fun family adventure One of Bob s proudest accomplishments was the establishment of the Tanimura Antle Family Memorial Library at CSU Monterey Bay Bob was the recent recipient of the Grower Shipper Association s E E Gene Harden Award for Lifetime Achievement in Central Coast Agriculture This honor celebrated Bob for his lasting and significant contributions to agriculture as well as his extensive and longtime generosity to many philanthropic and educational institutions and endeavors throughout the Monterey County community In 2009 Bob was awarded the Ben Heller Award by the Center for Community Advocacy for his courage and leadership in supporting farm workers In 2013 the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts honored Bob with The Growing of Future Leaders Award While a student in 1949 he joined his father Bud Antle and grandfather Lester Antle at the family s lettuce harvest operation During this time he worked as a loader met the Tanimura family and developed the relationships that eventually led to the formation of Tanimura Antle Inc After graduating from Stanford his first job was directing the company s carrot business Antle Carrots He then moved into sales and marketing eventually becoming the general sales manager In the mid 60s he relocated to the East Coast to develop House of Bud a wholesaler of fruits and vegetables Under his leadership and direction House of Bud opened facilities in New York Boston Pittsburgh Philadelphia and Brussels Belgium In 1972 after his father Bud Antle passed away at age 58 Bob became chief executive officer of all Antle entities After six years of further developing and growing these businesses he merged the Bud Antle companies with Castle Cooke Inc now Dole Food Co Inc and joined its senior management Bob served on the Castle Cooke board of directors until 1982 After his departure from Castle Cooke Bob along with his sons Rick and Mike formed Tanimura Antle with George Tanimura and his brothers Charlie Johnny Tommy and Bobby and nephews Gary and Keith This partnership joined the Antles strong packing and shipping expertise with the Tanimuras growing expertise Bob and George Tanimura became co chairmen of the board when the partnership formalized and the two families combined more than 50 years of mutual friendship respect and experience to create Tanimura Antle Bob was a great leader and mentor to so many in the Company and industry The success of Tanimura Antle can be attributed to Bob s appreciation for the Company s employees and his belief in their abilities Bob is credited with implementing several major produce industry initiatives such as wrapping fresh vegetables in the field 1960 developing distribution centers for the introduction of wrapped lettuce and other source packaged fruits and vegetables 1965 and producing crop transplants 1970 Prior to his passing he focused on immigration reform and the Monterey County and California water crisis Antle was co chairman of the

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  • Donor profile: June Stock | Cal State Monterey Bay
    Donors Contact CSUMB Home Giving Donor profile June Stock When June Stock first came across the armillary she was simply taken The shape the arrow and the numerology something about the piece just made me want to look at it and look at it and look at it she said Armillary spheres were ancient instruments used to model the way the solar system works They were also used for astronomical instruction After displaying the piece in her home for several years June decided that she wanted others to be able to enjoy it too Because it represents an instructional instrument the university seemed like an appropriate place to display it she said She donated the armillary to CSU Monterey Bay in 2004 to coincide with the opening of the Chapman Science Academic Center It rests on a stand in the courtyard behind the building a popular spot for students and faculty to hang out between classes June still stops by to look at the armillary when she visits campus I continue to find it very inspiring she said The design of it and the fact that these devices have endured through the centuries and just the feeling that it projects

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