Honored Alumni Awards 2014-2015
David Judson attended Cuesta College from 1976-78 and holds a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA. He is the editor-in-chief of Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm, overseeing a global network of information gathering area specialists as well as the publishing team that crafts the company’s work into written, video and graphic form.
Rusty Kuntz is a retired American Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder. Kuntz graduated from Paso Robles HS in 1973, and then played baseball at Cuesta College. He has since played for the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers. Since 2012, Kuntz has served as the first base coach of the Kansas City Royals.
Eric Meyer graduated from Cuesta College in 1982 and from Cal Poly in 1985 with a degree in art and design. The Morro Bay native and avid skateboarder is responsible for creating the shoe company Simple Shoes which he eventually sold, and is now dedicated to bringing a massive network of interconnected off-highway bike paths to SLO County.
Robert Holley graduated from Cuesta College in 1975, but not before he was student body president and a quadruple Dean’s Honor List recipient. Today he is a successful restaurateur in Oregon.
A 2001 Cuesta College graduate, Inga Swearingen holds a master’s degree in choral conducting. Today she is a successful jazz singer/songwriter and an adjunct Cuesta College faculty member.
Jacob Thomas-Franklin Wall
Graduating from Cuesta College in 2000, Jacob Wall today holds an MBA in Global Business & Marketing. Wall is now the co-founder of Artful Gentleman, a fine clothing company based in San Francisco.
Federally employed for 40 years, Elonye Wilkins graduated from Cuesta College in 1972. Soon after, she became the first female correctional officer in the U.S. to work in a Federal all-male maximum-security prison.