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Donna Ray (Weber) '59
B.A. Elementary Education

Donna Ray (Weber) portrait

What is your fondest memory?

My greatest honor was receiving a Forty-Niner Award given to four outstanding graduating seniors.

What organizations were you involved with at LBSC?

I was a member of Delta Zeta sorority, Califias (president for a semester), Prospector staff (Greek editor 1957-58, organizations editor 1956-57) Alpha Phi Gamma, CSTA (future teacher organization, president for a year), student government, and other organizations.

Did you attend any student events?

I attended all of them for four years. 49er Days were especially lots of fun with costumes and all the food booths. The dances were always fun and romantic. In the early days Lower Campus as it was called was a favorite hang-out.

How did LBSC prepare you for life after college?

I received a BA degree in Education in 1959. I taught school in Garden Grove for over 25 years. I now substitute in Santa Ana where both of my daughters teach. Dr. Shipley's classes and field trips were some of the greatest. I always enjoyed teaching science to 6th graders.

What advice do you have for today's students?

(I would suggest) being involved in campus activities as much as possible as it gives one a chance to meet other students and a better understanding of life.

Do you have other family members who have attended CSULB? Are you part of a "Beach Family?"

My husband graduated with a BS in Marketing in 1961. My daughter Suzanne Ray Mulholland graduated with a BA in Spanish Literature in 1992. My daughter Laura Ray (Mussa) graduated with a BA in Communication in 1995.

What does your CSULB experience mean to you?

My four years at CSULB were some of the best years of my life. The leadership abilities that I obtained have been carried with me throughout my life. Having a college education allowed me to have a better life now.

(At CSULB) I enjoyed being involved in the many activities and organizations and meeting so many wonderful people. I am looking forward to seeing some of them at the reunion.

First hand experience in working with elementary level children is gained by CSTA president Donna Weber.

First hand experience in working with elementary level children is gained by CSTA president Donna Weber.

Alpha Phi Gamma. Front Row: Dr. Wilfred James (advisor), Cecelia Moore, Phyllis Rowland, Donna Weber, Jacki Carter, Tom Nelson. Second Row: Jerry Ezrin, Tom Shandorf, Dave Bessler, Larry Lucas.

Alpha Phi Gamma. Front Row: Dr. Wilfred James (advisor), Cecelia Moore, Phyllis Rowland, Donna Weber, Jacki Carter, Tom Nelson. Second Row: Jerry Ezrin, Tom Shandorf, Dave Bessler, Larry Lucas.

Thrashing out problems of educating youth with Dr. Wayne Young are outstanding elementary education seniors Elmer L. Alexander, Donna Weber, Cherrell Thomas and Dale Bourgeois.

Thrashing out problems of educating youth with Dr. Wayne Young are outstanding elementary education seniors Elmer L. Alexander, Donna Weber, Cherrell Thomas and Dale Bourgeois.

 

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