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2010 Gala PROGRAM

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2010 Gala PROGRAM

  1. 1. Officers Hank J. Salvo, Jr., Chair Richard Sherratt, Vice Chair Robert W. Burt, President Shawn Bibb, Treasurer Jack L. Acosta, Secretary Trustees Ken J. Anderson Carolyn Aver Michael S. Bernick Mark L. Bryggman Aaron Chang Ana Chretien Clay Creasey Linda Dalton Evelyn Dilsaver Atef Eltoukhy Mike Ferketich Alan Gould Howard High James Houpis Howard Hyman Jodie Hunter Narinder Singh Kapany James Klescewski Thomas Lorentzen Kumar Malavalli Gary McBride Sunne McPeak Louis Navellier Janet L. Owen Cecil Pickett Georganne Proctor Mohammad H. Qayoumi Micky S. Randhawa Marvin A. Remmich Mahla Shaghafi Emily Shanks James H. Songey Gary Wallace Allen Warren Robert Worrall Gil Zaballos Emeritus Trustees Jan Batcheller Judy Belk Timothy L. Silva Dick Spees Doug Uchikura Vance Yoshida Honor ary Trustee Norma S. Rees California State University, East Bay thanks you for supporting student success and achievement. cal state east bay education foundation 2009-10 Board of Trustees © 2010 California State University, East Bay. All Rights Reserved. Designed and produced by the Office of University Communications. California State University, East Bay.
  2. 2. C a l i f o r n i a S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y , E a s t B a y PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS B e n e f i t & A w a r d s G a l a 2010
  3. 3. Reception & Social Hour Cocktails and appetizers Student art exhibit Featuring accompaniment by student jazz ensemble Welcome & Dinner Gregory Smith, Master of Ceremonies Opening Remarks Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President California State University, East Bay Introduc tion of Presidential Scholars Endowment Fund Recipients Spenser Babyak Ferdinand Garcia Melissa Lau Anna Le Amanda Menne Timothy Sakogawa Sara Sarvi Awards Presentation Robert Litton — Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year Patrick Devine — Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Conclusion & entertainment PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS e v e n i n g p r o g r a m
  4. 4. including a selection of international-inspired hors d’oeuvres entrées Chicken Oscar Inside Out poached chicken breast roulade, asparagus and crab filling with a béarnaise sauce Duck in a Blanket candied Peking duck breast in a buckwheat pancake, drizzled with Hoisin plum barbeque sauce Lamb Meatballs in Butter Curry Sauce served with lentil dal Olive Oil Poached Halibut atop crispy polenta with broccoli rabe pesto Palak Paneer (vegetarian) with saffron rice and mango chutney Desserts Assorted Brulée Spoons vanilla bean, chocolate, lemongrass, and ginger Assorted Chocolate Truffles with cocoa, nuts, and coconut Crepes Suzettes with Grand Marnier flambé Savory Apple Pie in Filo Cup topped with thyme-infused lemon curd Tiramisu Shooter espresso and Baileys soaked lady fingers layered with mascarpone and shaved chocolate menu
  5. 5. Gregory Smith, PhD Associate Vice President for Planning and Enrollment Management Master of Ceremonies Greg Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, then his master’s degree and PhD in European and Russian History at Stanford University. After teaching Western Civilization at Stanford, he made the move to academic administration by becoming Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford, followed by positions as Director of Admissions and Vice President of Enrollment at Notre Dame de Namur University and Menlo College. He has been Associate Vice President for Planning and Enrollment Management at East Bay since 2007. He is most proudofhisworktoexpandoutreachandenrollmentathislasttwoinstitutions and here at CSUEB, as well as working on ways to improve the delivery of student services at all stages of the enrollment process, from applying for admissions through to graduation. He serves on many boards and committees for such professional organizations as the College Board and the National and Western Associations for College Admission Counseling; his personal academic research interests are in the comparative history of secondary education in the United States, Russia, and Central Europe. participants & honorees Robert LittonPatrick DevineGregory Smith
  6. 6. Patrick Devine Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Patrick Devine is currently the Senior Director of Global Incentive Compensa- tion at Oracle Corporation. He emigrated from Ireland at the age of 18, and after attending Chabot College part time, Patrick began his studies at Cal State East Bay. He earned a BS in Business Administration in 1987 and an MBA in 1991. For the past eight years, Patrick has taught a Compensation Management Course at CSUEB through the continuing education program. At Oracle, one of the most successful software companies in the world, he is responsible for the design and development of all Global Incentive Compensa- tionprogramsandallofthecompensationactivitiesassociatedwithallmergers and acquisitions. Previously, Patrick worked for Applied Materials and Seagate Technology. He has worked extensively in China, Korea, Taiwan, and Europe leading various human resources, finance, and compensation initiatives. He also serves as Strategic Advisor to the Bishop of the Diocese of Oakland. As a Finance Council member he was instrumental in getting the first Moody’s rating on a diocese in the United States and subsequently floating a $150 million bond to build the new cathedral in downtown Oakland. Patrick says his proudest accomplishments are becoming an American citizen and graduating from CSUEB. He and his wife of 28 years, Kathy, have three daughters, Bridget, Meagan, and Katie, all of whom are attending California State University colleges (San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, and East Bay respectively). Robert Litton Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year Robert Litton studied composition and percussion performance at Cal State East Bay, receiving his undergraduate degree in 2001 and his master’s in 2004. Hewentontograduatefirstinhisclassfromtheprestigiousprogramforscoring motion pictures and television at the University of Southern California. He has performed with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Marin Symphony, the Berkeley Symphony, Composers Inc., multiple musical theatre productions, and was a marimba soloist with the Kensington and Fremont Symphony Orchestras. His compositions have been performed by members of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2001 he was honored with a featured performance in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Robert, commissioned by CSUEB,alsocomposed“InauguralFanfare”inhonoroftheinaugurationofMo Qayoumi as President of the University on June 1, 2007. Now a film composer, Robert has scored award-winning films for up-and- coming directors, including Love in the Summertime by Paul Wie, Gerald’s Last Day by Justin and Shel Rasch, and Negotiations by Ethan Cushing, which was selected to be part of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. participants & honorees
  7. 7. special thanks PERFORMERS Student Jazz Ensemble CSUEB Department of Music Devin Dominguez ’11 Alto Sax Osamu Fukuzaki ’11 Keyboard Sean McKay ’11 Drums David Hunter ’11 Bass Student Cabaret CSUEB Department of Theatre and Dance Sierra Dee ’11 Keyboard Caitlin O’Leary ’10 Vocals Catherine Williamson ’12 Vocals PHOTOGRAPHY Keith Lewis Photography and Imaging Beginning April 13th , photographs from this event will be available to view online courtesy of Keith Lewis Photography and Imaging. Select the folder CSUEB Gala at www.keithlewis.printroom.com to see the images. Produc tion A special thank you to our gala coordinator, Eileen M. Mello, and her special events assistant, Amy Fong. Additional thanks to all event staff, as well as the staff from University Communications and University Advancement, who were instrumental in the production and execution of the University’s 2010 benefit gala.
  8. 8. presented by First Republic Bank Josephine and John Hunter Richard and Susan Sherratt Teresa Swartz Josephine Hunter Thomas Lorentzen Richard Sherratt special thanks to our PRESIDENTIAL SPONSOR thank you to all of the 2010 GALA SP O NS O RS who provided support for this evening thank you to the individuals serving as this evening’s HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE