MBS Class of 2011 Expands Campus Communications with Gift
Thanks to the Master of Bioscience Class of 2011, KGI now boasts two communication video screens that provide daily information for students, staff, faculty and visitors.
"These screens are a much-needed communication tool for KGI," said Merlene Singleton, director of alumni affairs, about the screens housed in the lobbies of the 517 and 535 buildings.
Cindy Cordova (MBS '11), who chaired the class gift campaign, said her cohort "wanted to contribute a gift to KGI that would leave a lasting impression, but would also improve the campus for future KGI students."
In a brainstorming session, the 2011 MBS students selected several gift alternatives. "But in the end, the video screens came out ahead," Cordova said.
Along with the screens, the class presented KGI with a plaque for the alumni patio. The plaque is inscribed with the following quote from Henry Ford:
Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
According to Cordova, the Ford quote was selected because of its theme and significance.
"Through KGI we have formed strong bonds that I trust will endure for quite some years," she said.
As with previous graduating classes, the entire Class of 2011 participated in the fundraising efforts, which culminated in a contribution of $3,700 to purchase the video screens.
"I very much enjoyed being the class gift chair," said Cordova, who is now working in the Customer Relations Department at Veracyte, a biotech startup in South San Francisco.
Chair Cindy Cordova
Michael De La Cruz
Daniel Lev Li Liang
Juan Pablo MacDonald