On October 6, 2018, we honored Susan Muscarella—the visionary founder, President and Dean of Instruction of the California Jazz Conservatory and Jazzschool. The event was held at the Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus. It was attended by over 300 community members. The evening was MC’ed by Berkeley
High School graduate and Berkeley City College counselor, Skylar Barton.
Executive Director Joleen Ruffin thanked immediate past board president Chuck Fanning and welcomed new board president Ann Smulka.
2011 High Hopes Scholar, Raymok Ketema, was the featured scholar speaker this year. Raymok is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in History at UC Santa Barbara.