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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

SSU alumna receives a new heart after successful transplant

Willy Lepori, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Alumna of Sonoma State and former women’s soccer standout, Courtney Shoda, received a heart transplant after two months of waiting and fighting for her life after she went into cardiac arrest in early March.

Shoda was talking on her cellphone when she collapsed, then was rushed to Little Company of Mary Hospital before being transferred to Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angeles. And that was where she has remained since her collapse.

SSU professor gets new job with SF Giants

Willy Lepori, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Got some bad news and some good news about Amy Gutierrez, the in-game reporter for the San Francisco Giants and also a lecturer at SSU where she teaches in the Media Communications department.

Bad news is that NBC Sports Bay Area did not renew her expiring contract. The good news is that the Giants baseball organization picked her up in free agency and has signed Gutierrez to her new role as the Giants multimedia producer and reporter.

Former SSU soccer player fights for her life after heart attack

Willy Lepori, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Courtney Shoda, alumni of Sonoma State and former women’s soccer standout, is in a fight for her life in a Southern California hospital after going into cardiac arrest and collapse March 3.

Shoda, 25, was a three year varsity player for the SSU women’s soccer club and studied Kinesiology while at Sonoma State.

Engineering majors battling SSU for a change in unit requirements

Willy Lepori, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

Sonoma State engineering students and faculty are urgently requesting a waiver for the right to take over 120 units total, particularly in area A3, that is required to graduate from the major. The request took place at an Academic Senate meeting in early March. The waiver request is supported by the General Education subcommittee and also the Educational Policies Committee.

Stevenson Hall renovations being delayed to Spring 2023

Willy Lepori, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

A mass email was sent out to students and staff to inform them that the ongoing Stevenson Hall renovations projects are being delayed. The email was sent from head of planning for Sonoma State, Christopher Dino, to inform the University population that complications in scheduling led to the delay for Stevenson Hall, which was expected to be done by fall 2022.

Stevenson Hall is a three-story 140,000 square building that houses the offices for the Business, Economics, Education, select Extended & International offices, and Social science departments.The original renovation plans were slated for completion by Fall of 2022.

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