Alumni Hall of Fame Honors Graduates' Major Accomplishments

March 20, 2013

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Hundreds of alumni and guests, including SF State State graduate and senior editor for Rolling Stone, Ben Fong-Torres, gathered in their swankiest attire to watch the newest alumni get inducted into the coveted SF State Hall of Fame, March 15. Since 1994, the Hall of Fame inductees have received Pulitzer Prizes, Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammys and Lifetime Achievement Awards, but being inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame is an honor that is meaningful to them. “It has a personal resonance,” said Lisa Cholodenko, director of the Oscar-nominated “The Kids are All Right.” “It brings me to a full circle with my young life when I was getting my foot in the door. I like the whole connection.” While at SF State, Al Martinez, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for his coverage on the 1993 L.A. riots, had a three-part major consisting of Political Science, Criminology and History. He wrote for the student paper, the Golden Gater, from 1947 to 1950.