Stories of Transformation

Renae Moneymaker wearing Captain Marvel boxing gloves.

From SJSU Gymnastics to Hollywood

Renae Moneymaker shares her path from SJSU gymnastics to Hollywood stuntwoman.

Elisha Miranda.

Elisha Miranda: Flipping the Script

As chair of SJSU’s Department of Film and Theatre, Miranda is creating a safe space for students to take direct action through creative storytelling.

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$3M Gift Will Establish Endowments at SJSU

The anonymous gift will create three $1 million endowments to provide full tuition to eligible students majoring in management information systems (MIS), computer science and computer engineering.

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SJSU Job Fair Matches Black Students With Tech Giants

In a step forward toward recruiting more Black talent, companies including Facebook, Apple and Salesforce were represented at this tech-industry career fair.

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SJSU Unveils Groundbreaking Wildfire Research Center

This first-of-its-kind-facility is laser-focused on the growing threat posed by wildfires fueled in part by global warming.

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Latina Engineer for NASA Ames Inspires Minorities to Reach for the Stars

At NASA Ames in Mountain View, SJSU adjunct professor and alumnae Ali Guarneros-Luna is developing small satellite technology for missions to the moon and Mars.

Yalitza Ferreras.

Steinbeck Fellow Earns Rona Jaffe Award

Ferreras is the fourth Steinbeck Fellow and seventh Spartan to receive this award.

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SJSU Clinical Lab Scientist Training Program Expands During Pandemic

SJSU has the largest training program in California in number of hospital affiliates, many of which serve rural populations.

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$3M Gift From The Koret Foundation to Support Student Success

Koret is funding programs at SJSU that can spark new thinking, facilitate partnerships, and contribute to student success.

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Alumnus Chris Manak, aka Peanut Butter Wolf

A champion of underground music, Manak is living his dream as a hip-hop DJ.

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SJSU Activists Celebrate County's Cannabis-Conviction Clearance

A class project on cannabis criminal record clearance generated real impact for thousands in the San José community.

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Steve Scott: “It’s Never Too Late”

Forty years after Steve Scott set foot on campus at 17, he finally vowed to finish his degree.

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Alumna Erin Salazar Selected for $150k Knight Foundation Fellowship

Salazar’s art has transformed nearly every block in downtown San José and will use the funding to create affordable workspaces for our creative community.