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...

     “As the day approached for actual students to appear in scheduled classes I was surprised to discover that the first class would be mine. I believe the class was Advanced Accounting, 8 am, on a Monday, but not 100% sure. There were just a few students. That year one of my classes did a systems study for Medic Alert. What I remember most is on foggy mornings opening my car door and putting my ear to the ground to listen for any approaching traffic on Highway 99 as I prepared to make the "suicide run" across the freeway to the Fairgrounds campus. Some of us lived on the "wrong side of town," though in new houses. I was told that there were 60 churches within a 5 mile radius. There had been politicking to locate the new college in Turlock, and a turkey processing plant seemed to be one of the main activities so we were known as "Turkey Tech." I had come from four years of teaching prisoners at California Medical Facility in Vacaville. I recall taking a $300 a month pay cut to take the job at Stanislaus State. Asked Dr. Vasche how long I had to decide -- as I had a family to support. He said "Five minutes." That was his pressure play.

Enoch Haga
Founding Faculty