Success Stories at SF State

Francesca Zulueta and Rubi Esmeralda Gutierrez are standing next to each other outside smiling.

SF State students win fellowships to support minorities in need of counseling »

Graduate students Francesca Zulueta and Rubi Esmeralda Gutierrez have been awarded fellowships from the NBCC for their work to support minorities in need of counseling. 



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Amy Sueyoshi

Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies, will serve as an honorary community grand marshal at this year’s San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration and Parade on June 24-25.


Student Success

SF State Students Lamar Pi and Alec Maxwell

Two SF State seniors recently took home top prizes at the 31st annual CSU Student Research Competition at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.



Associate Professor of Health Education José Ramón Fernández-Peña

As a wave of Baby Boomers retire, the U.S. faces a shortage of hundreds of thousands of nurses and doctors by 2030 ― filling up graduate schools or cranking up training programs won’t bridge that gap.


Campus News

Apparel design and merchandising students Ciara Brown and Leonora-Grace Huynh

Student-run fashion show featured clothes made for student veterans, staff members




"The advantage of smiling in general is that it helps to grease the social wheels."

— Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto talks about how smiling can put people at ease, but also arouse suspicion.

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Campus News

SF State Gators fall to UC San Diego in the CCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

The No. 22 San Francisco State men's basketball team saw its storybook season come to an end on Friday in a 71-50 loss to No. 13 California Baptist in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.



About 33,000 attended Commencement on May 25, which will be held at AT&T Park for the third year in a row.

Iranian-American philanthropist Neda Nobari, “Frasier” co-creator Peter Casey and singer Johnny Mathis featured at SF State’s graduation at AT&T Park on May 25.



Tanner Charts

Professor of Biology Kimberly Tanner and a team of researchers found that analyzing classroom noise may help teachers improve teaching methods.


Student Success

Smiling SF State graduates in their purple robes and mortarboards are in the stands at AT&T Park

SF State’s six academic colleges selected two students – one undergraduate and one graduate – for the honor of representing their fellow students during the ceremony by wearing their college's academic hood.



Globular Cluster Messier 107 (left) and Exoplanet Wolf 1061 (right)

One of the world’s leading “planet hunters,” SF State Astrophysicist Stephen Kane focuses on finding “habitable zones,” where water could exist in a liquid state on a planet’s surface.



Two seabirds birds fly over waters outside the San Francisco Bay.

A study by SF State researchers may prove life-saving for foraging seabirds along the Central California coastline in the event of an oil spill.