Aiello, Nell (Crown ’71)

Aiello, Nell (Crown ’71)

Why did I come to UC Santa Cruz and how has UCSC affected my life? WOW! I learned about UCSC from a high school friend, fellow Crown ‘71 alum Kathy Henry. Her father worked on the financing of UCSC at UCOP, University Office of the President. He brought his family to...
Allayaud, William (Crown ’73)

Allayaud, William (Crown ’73)

Basketball Junkie Finds a Niche My family lived over the hill in San Jose, and I had been visiting the beaches of Santa Cruz since I was in 4th grade, so I instinctively knew that there were good reasons to be in Santa Cruz. And, my older sister had transferred there...
Chu, Henry (Crown ’71)

Chu, Henry (Crown ’71)

UC Santa Cruz here I come In the midst of my senior year at Loyola High School, in the fall of 1966, as all my classmates considered our next educational steps (Loyola is a college preparatory school where nearly 100% of graduates went on to college) I considered my...
Crane, James (Crown ’70)

Crane, James (Crown ’70)

How did I get to Santa Cruz? Simple answer: Gideon Rappaport, metaphorically and literally. 1. Metaphorically I first met Gideon at after-school Hebrew when we were both eleven. After my bar-mitzvah in the 8th grade, I didn’t see him again until we started high...