SF STATE NEWS -- “SF State has produced graduates who are not only leaders in their fields but are tireless advocates for their communities and causes. They’re changemakers,” said Executive Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations Caitlin Tramel. “The Alumni Hall of Fame celebration is a chance to shine a light on the many contributions of these inspiring Gators.”
Alumna of the Year Rebecca Solnit (B.A. ’81) graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature and went on to write more than 20 books on a range of topics, including the environment, community, art, politics, hope and memory. Her anthology of political essays Call Them by Their True Names is on the longlist for the 2018 National Book Award. Solnit has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism and the Lannan Literary Award for her books. Since the 1980s she’s worked on environmental and human rights campaigns, most notably the Western Shoshone Defense Project.