Jose Antonio Vargas named SF State's 2012 Alumnus of the Year - SF State News

May 2, 2012

Jose Antonio Vargas, an award-winning journalist and activist, has been named the 2012 Alumnus of the Year by San Francisco State University. Less than a decade after graduating from SF State, Vargas has won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting at The Washington Post, written for top publications such as The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, and become a bold advocate for immigration reform. ...

Vargas graduated from SF State with a major in political science and a minor in black studies. Just two days after graduation, he began his career at The Washington Post, where he covered politics and the Internet, the 2008 presidential campaign, video game culture and HIV/ AIDS. He later became a senior contributing editor at The Huffington Post.