The Dean's Message

MAY 2019

 
Dean Joyce Gattas

Dear Friends,

This time of year is always bittersweet as we say goodbye to more than 1500 PSFA students who walked across the stage and received diplomas. Each student takes their own path to commencement, and we applaud their persistence and commitment. I consider their stories and the engagement of so many who helped them reach this milestone. Families, friends, and of course our dedicated faculty and staff.

The college selected Matthew Tornero as PSFA’s outstanding graduate of 2019. A Theater, Television and Film major, he spent his time at SDSU serving as President and Vice President for the PSFA College Council; Executive Vice President and Treasurer for the Skull and Dagger Dramatic Society; and producing several short films. I hope you will take some time to read more about Matthew and the other outstanding graduates below. Each of their stories are compelling and these new alumni represent as well the collective promise and potential of their classmates. Our future is in good hands!

I also want to acknowledge our many donors who have supported PSFA academic programs through their generous donation of time, talent and treasure. We are grateful to all of you for your support.

As you know, Dr. Peggy Shannon will be joining SDSU as Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts in early August. It has been my honor and privilege to serve as PSFA Interim Dean, and I will continue to serve the college as Associate Dean to ensure a smooth transition.

Warmest regards,

Donna Conaty

Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

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Regina Choy: Outstanding Graduate, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Regina Choy: Outstanding Graduate, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Michael J. Cuevas: Outstanding Graduate, School of Public Affairs

Michael J. Cuevas: Outstanding Graduate, School of Public Affairs

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Matthew Tornero: Outstanding Graduate, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Matthew Tornero: Outstanding Graduate, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

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Kaysia Pajita: Outstanding Graduate, School of Communication

Kaysia Pajita: Outstanding Graduate, School of Communication

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Jillian Tower: Outstanding Graduate, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Jillian Tower: Outstanding Graduate, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Jesus Cervantes: Outstanding Graduate, School of Music and Dance

Jesus Cervantes: Outstanding Graduate, School of Music and Dance

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Claire Hendrix: Outstanding Graduate, School of Theatre, Television, and Film

Claire Hendrix: Outstanding Graduate, School of Theatre, Television, and Film

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Jenna Vandenberg: Outstanding Graduate, School of Art + Design

Jenna Vandenberg: Outstanding Graduate, School of Art + Design

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Briana Marquez: Outstanding Graduate, School of Communication

Briana Marquez: Outstanding Graduate, School of Communication

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Lauren J. Mapp: Outstanding Graduate, School of Journalism and Media Studies

Lauren J. Mapp: Outstanding Graduate, School of Journalism and Media Studies

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David Herndon: Outstanding Graduate, School of Public Affairs

David Herndon: Outstanding Graduate, School of Public Affairs

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