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Be part of a special evening at San Jose State, where paths converge and, together, form the SJSU story.

6–7 p.m.


7–9 p.m.

Dinner Entertainment and Program

9–10 p.m.


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Parking and Directions

Parking will be available in the South Parking Garage at the corner of Seventh and San Salvador streets.

From I-280

Take Seventh Street exit and continue onto Seventh Street toward SJSU’s main campus. The South Parking Garage entrance will be ahead.

From US-101

Take Highway 101 to the Highway 280 North interchange. From Highway 280, take the Seventh Street exit north and make a right turn. The South Parking Garage will be ahead.

From Highway 880/17

Take Highway 880/17 to Highway 280 South interchange. From Highway 280 South, take the Seventh Street exit north and make a left turn. The South Parking Garage will be ahead.


Seventh and San Salvador St, San Jose, CA 95112

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Tower Award

The Tower Award is the university’s highest honor, given to San Jose State exemplars, whose personal stories embody the grit and determination that make us Spartans. The award also recognizes the recipient’s success and service to SJSU, the broader community and society.



Luis Valdez, ’64


Peter Ueberroth, ’59


Connie L. Lurie, ’64


Yoshihiro Uchida, ’47

2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • Joe Pinto, Cisco Systems

Blue Sponsor

  • John W. and Susan Baird, Edgeman Coaching
  • Phillip R. Boyce, Boyce Associates
  • Castellano Family Foundation
  • Jon and Ann Iwata, IBM
  • Arthur Lund and Agnieszka Winkler
  • Edward A. Oates and Jennifer Hammer
  • Joe and Nicki Parisi, Therma Corporation
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • San José Earthquakes

Gold Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Donald and Joan Beall, The Beall Family Foundation
  • Mike and Margie Blach, Blach Construction Company
  • Michelle Bolton, Executive Edge
  • Eric Kelly, Sphere 3D
  • The Health Trust
  • Ron Gonzales, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Donald L. and Sally Lucas
  • Constance Moore and Roger Greer
  • Rick Wallace, KLA-Tencor

Executive Sponsors

  • Aristotle Capital Management
  • Beacon Pointe Advisors
  • Dan Bozzuto, Bozzuto Insurance
  • Stephen and Cheryl Caplan
  • Richard and Sandi Conniff
  • Charles W. Davidson
  • Fiduciary Management
  • Les and Shari Francis
  • Percy Jackson, Amcal
  • Kairos Investment Management Company
  • Lazard Asset Management
  • Amir Mashkoori, ISDI Digital University
  • Dave Moon, Corelaine Capital Group, Inc.
  • St. James Investment Company
  • Swenson Builders
  • Triguard Management
  • Vaughan Nelson Investment Management
  • Westfield Capital Management
  • Colleen B. Wilcox

Sponsor contact: Emily Lane, Director of Development, College of Science
Email: emily.j.lane@sjsu.edu | Phone: 408-924-1145

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San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192
Last Modified: Sep 12, 2018