Success Stories at SF State

Debate champions Aliyah Shaheed and Genelle Murray are photographed in front of the Malcolm X mural on the Cesar Chavez Student Center

Dynamic debate duo bests undefeated Ivy League team »

SF State debate team draws from experience as black women to win head-to-head competition against Harvard's undefeated powerhouse team.  



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Students in Guardian Scholars Program

Since its launch 10 years ago, SF State’s Guardian Scholars Program has helped 151 young people transition from foster care into college.



Still frame image from Pixar movie "Inside Out" shows five main characters

For the 16th time in the last 17 years, SF State graduates have been nominated for Oscars.


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SF State Commencement at AT&T Stadium

More than 35,000 attended last year's ceremony, which was held at the downtown ballpark for the first time.


Student Success

Photo of Christine Gonzalez

SF State graduate student Christine D. Gonzalez is one of the winners of a 2015 CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.



"It's really an industry problem, and it's time for people to examine their consciences for what films they green-light. The scale of films is too narrow."

— Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride, on the controversy over the Oscars

Read more in the Los Angeles Times



Ray Bandar and his bone collection

For California Academy of Sciences Field Associate Ray Bandar, art is in his bones.



SF State Student teaching young children

SF State's commitment to community has been recognized with its selection for the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.



Luz Calvo (left) and Catriona Esquibel stand in their backyard

"Decolonize Your Diet," co-authored by an SF State faculty member, suggests adopting a traditional diet based on indigenous plants.



Bookshelf with books in a children's classroom

Professor of Special Education Pam Hunt will explore whether a promising reading program for students with intellectual disabilities is effective in general education classrooms.



Student from SF State ropes course program suspended in air

A ropes course run by SF State's Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism helps urban youth and others develop leadership skills.


Student Success

SF State student performing science experiment

University ranks 23rd nationwide in awarding bachelor's degrees in mathematics and statistics and masters degrees in physical sciences, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.


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