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This year’s banquet will be held at the “Hilton Garden Inn/San Diego Mission Valley/Stadium”. The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 3805 Murphy Canyon Road in San Diego, approximately 6 miles west of SDSU (map link below). Onsite parking for the event is free.

The Friday evening event begins with a social hour at 6pm (no-host cash bar), then dinner at 7pm. The meal will be followed by the evening’s program which will include an overview of the Department by the Department Chair, Dr. Allen Gontz.

The Baylor Brooks Honored Alumni Award will be presented to this year’s deserving alumnus, Dr. Jorge Ledesma Vazquez. Jorge received his MS degree from SDSU and PhD from UABC. He is a Professor Emeritus with the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) in Ensenada. Over the years, Jorge has fostered cross-border collaboration of geologic and marine scientists, and he has championed cross-disciplinary studies of the Baja Peninsula and Gulf of California.

The dinner will NOT be buffet-style. The plated selections include marinated flank steak, oven roasted herb marinated chicken breast, or wild mushroom ravioli (vegetarian). More details on the attached reservation form. Please indicate your selection on the reservation form.

As a fund-raiser to partially fund students’ banquet meals and other SDSU Geology Alumni Association activities, there is a silent auction that will be set up at the beginning of the evening and will conclude after the evening’s program. If you have any items to donate to the auction, please bring them at 6pm and/or contact Sue at Remember to bring cash/check for your silent auction “wins”!

CURRENT SDSU GEO-STUDENTS – At least 50 percent of your banquet fee will be reimbursed if you make a reservation by the deadline AND show up at the banquet!!! And, remember, SDSU geo-alumni may be your future employers and are a great bunch of people!

If you have questions about the banquet, contact Sue Tanges at 619-442-8022 or
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Reservation Form (PDF)