SBVC Foundation Inducts Newest Hall of Fame Alumni and Athletes

On November 3, the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation inducted ten new honorees into its Alumni and Athletics Halls of Fame. Among the inductees were Olympic-level athletes, educators, philanthropists, and more.


The SBVC Foundation honored Marta Macias Brown, co-founder of the El Chicano newspaper; Dr. Tom M. Rivera, co-founder of the Inland Empire Future Leaders Program; Roger Schmidt, creator of the first religious studies department at a California community college; Dr. Willie Roberts, a Medal of Honor recipient' and Dr. Julius Zelman, a thoracic surgeon. Roberts and Zelman were honored posthumously.

On the athletics side, five others were recognized: Super Bowl XXX champion David Lang (posthumously); four-sport coach Coach Gene Mazzei; USA National Volleyball Team captain David Olbright; volleyball world champion Dane Selznick; and Olympian and 2001's fastest man in the world Tyree Washington.

The evening's emcee, alumna and Hall of Famer Judith Valles, told the crowd she felt "honored to be in a room with such accomplished individuals. You are the embodiment of success on so many levels."