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...

Steve Grillos     “I arrived at Stanislaus State from Hayward State when the move was made to the new campus. Our science facilities were in the Library Building in those days since the Science Building was not built until 1972. Faculty were a close-knit group in the early days on the new campus. Some of our meetings could be quite lively and people would bring things to eat, which drew quite a crowd around our rectangular table arrangement. I remember Professor Marty Camarata (Art) getting up on the table and telling people to get in line for the food. It was a great opportunity to be in on the building of a department. And I was able to be part of the design planning for the first Science Building. I still love working with college students and advising them. It keeps me young (Grillos will be 80 in January 2008). Many of our science program graduates go on to success because the students before them have done well at graduate schools all over the country and raised awareness that this University has a great academic reputation.

Steve Grillos
Retired Professor of Botany, 1965-92.
Teaching CSU Stanislaus Biology classes as volunteer since retiring