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1975 SFAI Commencement, Cissie Swig, Fred Martin, Streaker, and Dog


Photo by Pamela Gerard


SFAI’s 1975 Commencement featured diplomas handed out to students, clothed or unclothed, human or canine, by Board Chair, Cissie Swig and the Director of the School, Fred Martin in turtleneck and plaid. Honorary Doctorates that year included SFAI alum, Richard Diebenkorn, and Academy Award winner for Special Effects, Linwood Dunn who worked on King Kong, Citizen Kane, and the original Star Trek, television series.

Fred writes: “I very much remember the event, and have always felt it's times like those that are the things that are great about SFAI.”



With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.