You are not going to hear a lot of grousing in the Imperial Valley about Dana Murphy and John Anderson winning this year's San Diego State University "Monty" awards for the SDSU-Imperial Valley campus.
Anderson and Murphy are both respected in their professions and their communities and fine gentlemen who have made the Imperial Valley a better place to live. Both exemplify, through their personal and professional activities, what it truly means to be an educated person.
The Montys were presented late last month in San Diego and Anderson and Murphy were given their awards alongside winners from the San Diego campus.
Murphy, who was given his Monty as the distinguished faculty member for the Imperial Valley campus, has been at the Calexico campus for more than 20 years and has been everything from the campus dean to a professor. He works as a professor now, of political science and public administration. Murphy is popular with his students and colleagues and his contributions on and off campus have helped take SDSU-IV from an obscure little place to a prominent place in the community.