Hosted by ABC7 News Reporter/Anchor Kristen Sze, "Profiles of Excellence" features five truly impressive individuals.
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Christopher Edley, Jr.: Our first profile highlights the man leading the U.C. Berkeley Law School as it celebrates its 100th Anniversary. From working in the White House, to Harvard Law, and Berkeley's Boalt Law School, Christopher Edley, Jr., continues to have an important impact on students and the nation.
>> Website: www.law.berkeley.edu
Debra Chasnoff: Our next profile is a documentary filmmaker whose films tackle complicated issues facing our society today. From talking about gays in schools, to discussions of what makes a family, to nuclear dangers in America – Oscar-Award winning documentarian Debra Chasnoff knows how to get people talking.
>> Website: www.groundspark.org
Savary Dean: Our next profile introduces us to the Artistic Director of the Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe, a program of the Cambodian American Resource Agency. Savary Dean works hard to help Cambodians in the South Bay stay connected with their cultural heritage and traditions, through classical and folk dance.
>> Website: www.caraweb.org
Vista Center For The Blind: Our next profile highlights a dedicated team at the Vista Center, which offers two locations in Palo Alto and Santa Cruz. Led by Pam Brandin, the Vista Center works hard to empower people who are blind or visually impaired in order to help them embrace life to the fullest.
>> Website: www.vistacenter.org
John Santos: Our final profile features a Grammy-nominated musician whose extensive knowledge and historical collection make him an expert in Latin Jazz and percussion. John Santos has performed all over the world, but his musical soul always brings him home to the Bay Area.
>> Website: www.johnsantos.com
The Computer History Museum located in Silicon Valley, is the world's leading institution that explores the history of computing and its continuing impact on society. The Museum holds the most significant and varied collection of computing hardware, software, and documents around the globe. Thousands of items bring the story of the digital era to life. Significant artifacts, lectures, and online exhibits offer a rich display of ingenuity and creativity. As the history of computing evolves, the Museum continues to collect, preserve and interpret its development and impact with a renewed mission – to become the world's most foremost center for research, information and education on the history of computing.
>> Website: www.computerhistory.org
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Profiles of Excellence (Apr 2012)