Share Your Memories

Maybe it was the first time you felt like a bona fide college student. The last time you smelled the sulfur in the lab. Or maybe it was something your professor said that soaked in and stayed with you through the years. Tell us, and tell your fellow Warriors, what you remember most about your college years at CSU Stanislaus. We’re building a collective memory bowl from which to share nostalgia in dollops. Read about those memories here...

Edward (Ed) J. Aubert     “I was recruited and hired as Registrar by President Burt Vasche in the Spring semester of the first year of Stanislaus State College. I served for 40 years, which included time as a pioneer at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds when all but the Library and President's Office moved to Turlock High School for the summer sessions from 1961 to 1964. Whispers under one side of the barrel roof in the Exhibit Hall Building at the Fairgrounds could be overheard at a distance of 50 feet or more. Fall 1960 opening enrollment exceeded 700 students due to the need for more than 1,100 provisionally credentialed teachers who were employed at area schools. The average age of our student body exceeded the average age of our new full-time faculty. When we got to the new campus, which had been an alfalfa field complete with jack rabbits, foxes, and a dilapidated farm house, the College's landscaping budget was spent on hundreds of seedling trees that took many years to mature.

Edward (Ed) J. Aubert
Emeritus Dean of Admissions, 1961-2001