Success Stories at SF State

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Book illuminates true-crime story of tragedy and redemption »

In "The Valley of the Shadow of Death," criminal justice studies professors Alex Gerould and Jeff Snipes give voice to a former NFL player whose family was brutally murdered and explore the realities of life on the streets of L.A.


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Manny Mashouf, Pheobe Dye, and Les Wong breaking ground in honor of new plans for wellness center

The Mashouf Wellness Center, the first major facility to be built at SF State in more than a decade, will be a state-of-the-art recreational wellness complex.



Still from from Pixar movie "Inside Out" showing the five main characters in their control room

Pixar producer Jonas Rivera is one of thousands of alumni who are making creativity and innovation happen across the world.


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


Campus News

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SF State fellowship provides underrepresented students with hands-on experience in the public sector.



“We sometimes call it the flight of the living dead because [the bees] don’t have long to live.”

— Professor of Biology John Hafernik, describing the "zombie bee" phenomenon recently found for the first time in New York State.

Watch the video from the Associated Prees: Buzzing at Night: Spread of 'Zombie Bees'



A middle eastern girl hiding behind a gate with an army soldier in the foreground, photo by Maya Alleruzzo

Putting a human face on war is all in a day's work for alum Maya Alleruzzo, the Associated Press' regional Middle East photo editor.



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.



Jeffrey Tambor staring in the camera with his hands out

A groundbreaking role has the Hollywood veteran, who found his passion and voice as a student, in "one of the most delightful times of my career."



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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Buzzing at Night: Spread of ‘Zombie Bees’
“Zombees” are invading New York! Check out this Associated Press video about SF State Professor of Biology John Hafernik’s latest macabre discovery.

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