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ASU Retirees Association (ASURA) Video History Project Interviews


This collection includes interviews of Arizona State University retirees, including ASU administrators, faculty, and staff. The video interviews were conducted by the ASU Retirees Association (ASURA) beginning in 2001. Videos are approximately 1 hour each.


Loretta Bardewyck is the founding Dean of the School of Nursing

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Assoication
Created Date
2002-07-02

Mathew Betz joined ASU in 1961 as a member of the Civil Engineering Department but he spent much of his career in the Provost's Office. Matt was instrumental in the acquiring and early planning of ASU Polytechnic campus. The interview covers Betz's early life in Chicago area, college at Cal Tech and Northwestern majoring in the new field of Transportation Engineering. Early travels to Africa and the Sudan. Teaching career starts at ASU in 1961. Description of ASU Engineering in early days. Project work in Sudan. Assistant Dean in the Graduate College. Teaching/living in Kenya. Evaluating Graduate Programs. Working in …

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam
Created Date
2007-01-12

Video History interview with Ellamae Branstetter, College of Nursing. Ella discusses helping set up the Nursing program with two others in 1957 and later setting up the Master's Degree Program. Ella grew up in Oklahoma and eventually got her nursing BS degree in 1944. She worked as a nurse in various locations, including stints with Indian Services Hospital and Visiting Nurse Service in Arizona. She earned her Master’s Degree in 1957 and her PHD in 1967. During her tenure at ASU Ella taught classes, founded and was director of a clinic in Scottsdale, and one summer helped train Bolivian Peace …

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-01-29

Brent Brown, a faculty member of the School of Public Programs, served for many years as ASU's chief lobbyist. The interview covered a number of topics including: working to get ASU to be viewed as a player at the Legislature and Board of Regents, planning for West Campus, Downtown Campus, and Polytechnic Campus, the arrival of the NFL and becoming a Research 1 University. 1. Early Years - 0:53 2. Early Years at ASU - 2:40 3. Becoming Lobbyist - 7:00 4. Fighting UoA Dominance in Legislature & Board of Regents - 8:24 5. Birth of ASU West Campus - …

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2003-11-24

An interview with ASU President Lattie Coor.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2006-01-24

Troy Crowder was an Assistant to a number of ASU Presidents

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2003-10-22

Don Dotts recalls his 41 years at ASU, including 26 years as Director of the Alumni Association. The interview includes stories about Grady Gammage, Homer Durham, and Frank Kush.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-07-12

Roy Doyle is a Professor of Education and came to ASU in 1959.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-07-29

John Edwards was an Associate Dean in Extended Education and he coordinated the efforts of all off-campus programs and all international study programs.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2003-10-24

An Interview with Bob Ellis, Director of KAET Public Television Station

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-07-29