Alum Thelma Boac Re-elected to Berryessa Union School Board in San Jose

Monday, December 01, 2014
Photo of Thelma Boac

PHILIPPINE INQUIRER -- But the most radical change in Boac’s life was graduating from San Luis Obispo’s Catholic Old Mission School to enrolling at San Francisco State University. This was in 1968 when anti-Vietnam War protests and civil rights movements made headlines. Additionally, the flower power revolution was at its height in places like Haight-Ashbury, in San Francisco, and in Berkeley.

In her senior year, she took advantage of the nationwide California International Program for state colleges and got accepted to study at University of Granada in Andalucia, Spain. For a year, she stayed at the southern Spanish province near the Rock of Gibraltar. She came back to SFSU with her courses at Granada fulfilling the requirements for her degrees in Spanish and music. Another year at SFSU got her a California teaching certificate for high school. She could teach Spanish, English, ESL and Social Studies. She also met her husband, Danilo, an engineering major in college.