Bay Area Council Blog

3.7.08

BART, the Council, The Governor – Time for a Press Conference

This morning Jim participated in a press conference with the Governor, Senate Pro Tem Perata, Mayor Dellums and others to announce $24 million for the BART transbay tube retrofit. The Council is proud to have such a tight relationship with BART. BART was the first major project of the Bay Area Council in the 1950’s when the Council conceived of the project, drafted the legislation, pushed it through the legislature and then funded the ballot campaign. We have heavily supported its expansion and improvement ever since. Indeed, Jim Wunderman was a co-chair of the BART tube seismic-upgrade campaign in 2004 that raised nearly $1 billion.

2007 Scholars

2007 Bay Area Council Scholars Announced

Congratulations to the 2007 Bay Area Council Scholars! In addition to recognition from the Bay Area Council, each of our scholarship recipients have been acknowledged by Senator Boxer of the United States Senate for their outstanding accomplishments.

The Bay Area Council Scholarship Program has had the benefit of receiving incredible and diverse applicants from every county of the Bay Area. We would like to thank our dedicated Scholarship Committee for their help in selecting the 10 most qualified students from an outstanding pool of applicants.

We are proud to present the 2007 class of Bay Area Council Scholars, another amazing group of students who have demonstrated strong potential to succeed despite the odds, and a passion for giving back to their communities. Click on their names or photos below to learn more about them.

Sara Edith Cendejas
College: Stanford University
Hometown: St. Helena
High School: St. Helena High School
Career Goal: Immigration Attorney
Julie Taeko Gramlich
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: Lowell High School
Career Goal: Business
Lisa Hong
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Union City
High School: James Logan High School
Career Goal: Doctor, Nurse, or Nutritionist
Lanikque Howard
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Leandro
High School: Oakland High School
Career Goal: Doctor or Psychologist
Becky Li
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Oakland
High School: Skyline High
Career Goal: Pediatrician or Pharmacist
Ynez Lizarraga
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: South San Francisco
High School: El Camino High
Career Goal: Teacher
Jose Manjarrez, Jr.
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Richmond
High School: Richmond High School
Career Goal: Computer Engineer
Peter Moktan
College: University of California, Davis
Hometown: Berkeley
High School: Berkeley High School
Career Goal: Medicine
Katherina Huong Nguyen
College: Stanford University
Hometown: San Jose
High School: Piedmont Hills High School
Career Goal: Attorney, International Relations, Professor
Cesar Sanchez
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Redwood City
High School: Eastside College Preparatory School
Career Goal: Business Owner
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2006 Bay Area Council Scholars Announced

Congratulations to our first class of Bay Area Council Scholars! In addition to recognition from the Bay Area Council, each of our scholarship recipients have been acknowledged by Senator Boxer of the United States Senate for their outstanding accomplishments.

In our first year, we received student applications from 23 different high schools around the Bay Area, both public and private. We would like to thank our dedicated Scholarship Committee for their help in selecting the 10 most qualified students out of an outstanding pool of applicants.

We are proud to present the 2006 class of Bay Area Council Scholars, an amazing group of students who have each demonstrated strong potential to succeed and a passion for giving back to their communities. Click on their names to learn more about them.

Timothy Cattell
College: University of San Francisco
Hometown: Bolinas
High School: Tamiscal High
Career Goal: Journalist

Tiffany Cotroneo
College: Mills College
Hometown: Hayward
High School: Castro Valley High
Career Goal: Nurse

Maria Gonzalez
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Jose
High School: Silver Creek High
Career Goal: Lawyer

Sephorah Green
College: Santa Clara University
Hometown: Corte Madera
High School: Redwood High
Career Goal: Nonprofit Executive Director

Daniel Ha
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Oakland
High School: Skyline High
Career Goal: Doctor

Joyce Hsia
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: George Washington High
Career Goal: Economist

Michael Kudus
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Alameda
High School: Encinal High
Career Goal: Family Doctor

Tak Lok (Joyce) Lam
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: Mission High
Career Goal: Social Worker/Writer

Anna Liu
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco
High School: Philip & Sala Burton High
Career Goal: Business

Heather Nelson
College: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Carlos
High School: Carlmont High
Career Goal: Foreign Affairs/International Relations