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...
Engstrom, John (Crown ’72)

Engstrom, John (Crown ’72)

As for my own coming to UCSC story, I lived in Oakland, and it was the perfect distance away from home (Berkeley was my second choice). Just as important was UCSC’s unique constellation of features. Although at 17 I was a Total Scientist (nerd), I have a...
Ferreira, Glorianna (Crown ’71)

Ferreira, Glorianna (Crown ’71)

Sadly, Glory passed away in August 2020 right after she submitted her memory below and her blog post about the 1968 Yearbook. Her final words to us were: “Our school was the only place in my life that felt like a second home. It nourished imagination and...
Flynn, Judy (Crown ’72)

Flynn, Judy (Crown ’72)

How and why I came to UC Santa Cruz and Crown College I came to Santa Cruz in large part because my mother was a huge fan of Dean McHenry, who founded the campus with Clark Kerr and served as our first chancellor.  McHenry ran for Congress in 1952 in a district...