An Unforgettable Legacy:
The Robert Dreher and Robert F. Suczek Scholarships
at San Francisco State University
I was lucky to have had a number of mentors at various stages of my life, but two who had monumental influences were professors at SF State, Robert Dreher and Robert F. Suczek. The worldviews and concrete skills I learned from them helped shape my entire life, and build a very successful company. It makes my heart ache that neither of them lived long enough to see all this in full bloom. Thousands of lives have been influenced, to a large extent, by what I learned from those two wonderful men.
If our lives mean anything at all, it may just be what we pass on to the next generation. As Bob Dylan noted, reflecting on his relationship with Woody Guthrie, “We’re all just links in a chain.” To honor this chain that I am proudly a part of, I have established the “Dr. Robert Dreher and Dr. Robert F. Suczek Memorial Scholarship in Humanistic Psychology” in the Psychology Department at SF State.
Two graduate students will be selected in the Spring of 2019 to receive $5,000 each, to be awarded for the Fall semester. Let us salute our mentors. They give us the vision, inspiration, and foundation upon which we build our lives, and the skills to boost others along the way. If yours are still alive, tell them what they meant to you. It will mean the world to them.