Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Return to the Old Stomping Grounds

When I graduated high school many years ago, I had no clue to what I was going to do. So, I decided to enroll at the junior college in my town of Hayward-Chabot College. Chabot was considered a good stepping stone at the time for kids like me. Well, let's just say that my first attempt at college was horrible to say the least. I spent two years there and the only thing I got decent grades there were the mass communication classes I took. Mostly, everything else I dropped or got C''s, D's or F's. Way to go. Anyway, I needed some discipline and went into the Navy for four years, got out and went to Cal-State Hayward and got my B.A.  I was over at Chabot College recently and decided to take a look around and see if much had changed. The only really new thing  was a new administration building, other than that the buildings were mostly as I remembered:

The new admin building

The preforming arts center
The Planetarium
The library

Besides the new admin building, there were a few new touches like the Athletic Hall of Fame:

And some art work spread out on the campus:

As much as things change, there were two staples that I really remember and they are still there:

I was a DJ on the campus station back in the day
I wrote for them
It was strange walking around, I remembered a lot of things and people that I encountered way back in the day. I also thought about how I screwed up but then I thought like Tom Hanks, I got my start on a wonderful life journey at Chabot College in Hayward.


  1. Some lovely buildings!
    Thanks for linking up!

  2. I live in one of the towns I went to college in so it's nice to see someone's alma mater from a fresh perspective.

  3. What a nice way to remember! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.
    Blessings to you! I'm your neighbor at #TuneInThursday.


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