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Dec ’19

Season's Greetings


Happy Holidays!

from Christina Brown, A.S. Executive Director

Dear A.S. Family,

Happy Holidays! I once again cannot believe we are at the holiday season already!  I want to thank you for another amazing year of compassion, collaboration, and action in all the work that you do. As I reflect on the past 10 years that I have been with Associated Students, I am so proud to be a part of an organization where our staff and student teams work so hard towards the A.S. mission each day which ultimately is to support student success. As we know, one of the best parts of our jobs is to watch our students in their lives after SDSU. I am grateful to each and every one of you for the impact you make on our students' lives and for choosing to make A.S. a part of your family!

This holiday season, my wish for you is that you spend time relaxing and enjoying moments with friends and family.

With cheer and much gratitude,


Students studying in the  Student Lounge?2020-01-27

Extended Study Hours

Aztec Student Union


At the Aztec Student Union, students will be able to find both quiet and group study space during finals week.  During normal building hours, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., the Student Union will make meeting rooms available for studying December 12-18.   In addition, the Student Lounge (located on the 1st floor of the Student Union) will be open until 2:00 a.m. during the week of finals and will offer snacks and drinks periodically throughout the day. The additional services are provided by the Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB) Operations Committee.


Volunteer this Holiday Season

The holidays are all about giving, so how about giving a little of your time to help our fellow San Diegans who are in need. Here are just a few volunteer opportunities:

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank


The Food Bank relies on individuals and volunteer groups to help them in their warehouse, at food distribution sites and at Food Bank events. You may volunteer one time, or on a regular basis. Opportunities include:

  • Cleaning and packaging fresh produce
  • Sorting and boxing food donations
  • Assembling food packages

Learn how you can become a volunteer.

San Diego Humane Society


You can sign up to make DIY pet toys, then drop them off to help the animals have a more enriched experience this holiday season. Compassionate, dedicated volunteers are essential to their programs and services organization wide and it is important to them that volunteering be a meaningful experience for everyone who participates. The Humane Society also has many other opportunities including:

  • Fostering
  • PAWS San Diego
  • Project Wildlife

Learn more the Humane Society’s volunteer programs. 

Father Joe’s Villages


Volunteers are critical to the Villages’ success. With your help they can give our neighbors in need a new start. They accept all types of volunteers and volunteer groups — individuals, families, children over 10 years old, religious organizations, community groups, military groups, corporations, local businesses and more. The Villages has a wide variety of opportunities, including:

  • Preparing and serving meals
  • Doing maintenances projects
  • Tutoring kids

Learn more about the Villages and volunteering. 

Photo of Jamie McNally?2020-01-27
Jamie McNally, Viejas Event Coordinator

15 Questions

Jamie McNally


  1. What is your name and title?

    Jamie McNally, Event Coordinator

  2. Which A.S. department do you work in?

    Viejas Arena. I plan and coordinate the concerts, basketball games and other events we have here at the Arena.

  3. How long have you worked for A.S.?

    It will be 6 years in January…time flies!

  4. What was the last movie you saw? Thumbs up or thumbs down?

    My wife and I are huge “Breaking Bad” fans and just watched “El Camino.” Thumbs up, I thought they did a great job with it!

  5. If you won $5 million what would you do with it?

    Remodel our house, travel, invest and donate to Special Olympics and Noah Homes.

  6. What is your favorite dessert?

    I like ALL desserts but my favorite is probably yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles on top. Yum!

  7. Which three people (living or dead) you would like to have dinner with?

    Ellen DeGeneres because she is my favorite.

    Jennifer Aniston because I just want to be in the same room as her!

    Justin Timberlake because he is so talented and I would hope there would be a dance party after the dinner.

  8. What city would you most like to visit or visit again?

    Next spot on the list is Positano, Italy. I could live off of wine, cheese and pizza – hence why I want to go back to Italy!

  9. If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it? 

    Bike to the beach and enjoy a cup of coffee with breakfast.

  10. Do you like to cook and what is your specialty?

    Negative, not a big chef in the kitchen. I can make the basics but I prefer a nice dinner out. I am a big foodie and love trying new restaurants in town.

  11. What is your perfect breakfast?

    Maple bar donut.

  12. “Most people don’t know that I like to… I try to golf as much as I can!”

  13. When you visit the Zoo, which animal do you make sure you see?

    I’ve had a zoo membership for years and right now my favorite animal that I love seeing is the baby orangutan. He is the cutest and I could watch him for hours!

  14. What’s the best concert you’ve been to and why was it so good?Well I have seen my fair of concerts having the job that I do but the best one recently has to be Lizzo. She was amazing and spoke a lot about the importance of self-love and being a strong female.
  15. What do you like most about working for A.S.?Interacting and working with the students. I love seeing them grow personally and professionally. I also hope that they may have learned something from the million life lessons I always tell them.


December 2019

Loud Speaker Illustration
Monday Night Movies: "Booksmart"
Street Performer Night
Throwback Finals Destress
GreenFest: Battle of the Bands
Snowflakes & Mittens
Winter Break Begins