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San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

San Diego State University

 
 
San Diego State College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, December 18, 2010
1. San Diego State College Marker
Inscription. In 1960 the state legislature authorized the California State colleges to grant honorary doctoral degrees to individuals who have made unusual contributions toward learning and civilization. On June 6, 1963 San Diego State College was the first of the California State colleges to award the doctorate when it conferred a Doctor of Laws degree on John F. Kennedy, president of the United States.
 
Erected 1983 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with San Diego State University and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 798.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.493′ N, 117° 4.469′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Scripps Terrace, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located north of the Viejas Arena at San Diego State University. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Camino Real (approx. 2 miles away); Mission San Diego de Alcala (approx. 2 miles away); The Church (approx.
San Diego State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, December 18, 2010
2. San Diego State University Marker
2 miles away); The Campanario (approx. 2 miles away); La Playa Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Bancroft Ranch House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mission Dam and Flume (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Freedom Tree (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Regarding San Diego State University. Under the Master Plan for Higher Education adopted in 1960, the colleges in the newly established California College System were given degrees with the University of California, and independent degrees to individuals who have made unusual contributions toward learning and civilization. San Diego State College was the first of the California State Colleges to do so when, on June 7, 1963 it conferred an honorary doctorate upon the late President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
 
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Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, December 18, 2010
3. Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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