Ann (Gangsei '78) Watson & David Watson

1990 Service to Alma Mater

Biography as it appeared in 1990.

Ann and David Watson were honored with the Service to Alma Mater Award.  Both 1978 graduates of Cal Lutheran, the Watsons are a great alumni volunteer team.

Both have served on the Homecoming Planning Committee since 1985, participated in Alumni Involvement Week, volunteered for senior brunches, ice cream socials, and the Alumni Concession Stand.  Their financial commitment to the University has made them members of the Alumni Founding Fellows and the President’s Club.

Ann has recruited hundreds of volunteers to work behind the scenes of alumni events in addition to hosting numerous planning meetings in their home.  David has found time to serve on the Alumni Board including a stint as vice president for university relations.  His other involvements include the Alumni Legacy Financial Aid Committee, chair of the Awards and Honors and Alumni House Committees, and currently chair of the Alumni Annual Fund Committee.

This long list of volunteer service might lead one to assume that the Watsons are retired.  That, however, is far from the case.  They are parents of two kids and both hold two full-time jobs.  Ann was medical technologist for Damon Reference Laboratory in Newbury Park before they moved to Flagstaff, Arizona where she works now, for Gore Company.  David was an investment executive for PaineWebber in Woodland Hills but is now general manager of the Flagstaff NPR station.