Partners 

This project is organized by Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, executive director of San José State University’s Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC) and associate professor in the Department of African American Studies and Mel Day, artist, SJSU interdisciplinary lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History, and co-founder of The Wall of Song Project. Our thanks to the athletes, fans, students, staff, and community supporters who have added their voices and to all of our collaborative partners for their generous support of FEELING GOOD!

Organizers

Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique

Executive Director for the ISSSSC
Associate Professor Department of African American Studies, SJSU

ORGANIZERS

Mel Day

Artist, co-founder of The Wall of Song Project, 
Interdisciplinary Art Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, SJSU

Collaborators

Michael Namkung

Artist, poet, and
co-founder of The Wall of Song ‘Hallelujah’ Project

COLLABORATORS

Dr. Craig McKenzie

Assistant Professor of Music, Assistant Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands, School of Music & Dance, SJSU

Bonnie Sugiyama

SJSU Director of the PRIDE Center & Gender Equity Center

Dr. Corie Brown

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education, School of Music & Dance, SJSU

Dr. Jeffery Benson

Associate Professor,
Music & Dance

Director of Choral Activities, School of Music & Dance, SJSU

Danielle Marie, Soprano

Executive Director of
“Class Act Music Academy”

Ryan O’Rorke

SJSU Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing, Digital Media and Licensing

Joshua Moon

SJSU Promotions & Fan Experience Coordinator

Elizabeth D. Foggie

Digital Media Consultant

Justin Edwards

Motion Graphics & Sound Design Consultant

Kiki Wu

Graduate Assistant
(Video and web design)

Raymond Lam

Undergraduate Assistant

Leily Khatibi

Graduate Assistant
(Video and web design)

Woman, Athlete, Natasha Harris

Natasha Harris

SJSU Woman’s Soccer, Film Interviewee
beth doyle, woman, glasses, portrait

Beth Doyle

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director – Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC)
Woman, Athlete, Natasha Harris

Juyoung Ku

Student Assistant

Special Thanks

Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, Executive Director for The Institute for the Study of Sport Society and Social Change (ISSSSC);
Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, SJSU
Bonnie Sugiyama, Director of the PRIDE Center & Gender Equity Center, SJSU
Dr. Craig McKenzie, Director of Athletic Bands, Assistant Director of Bands, School of Music & Dance, SJSU
Dr. Corie Brown, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education, School of Music & Dance, SJSU
Dr. Jeffrey Benson, Director of Choral Activities, School of Music & Dance, SJSU
Blake Sasaki, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, SJSU 
Ryan O’Rorke
, Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing, Digital Media and Licensing, SJSU 
Joshua Moon
, Promotions & Fan Experience Coordinator, SJSU
Natasha Harris, Film interviewee & ISSSSC Intern
Dr. Anthony Raynsford
, Chair, Art & Art History Department, SJSU
Christopher Yang, Director of the SJSU MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center
Elisa Aquino, Program Coordinator, Chicanx / Latinx Student Success Center
Danielle Marie, Soprano
SJSU Choir students: Evalina Maas-Espinosa, Jasmine Reyes, Amy Young
Marie Tuite, Athletics Director, SJSU
Beth Doyle, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, ISSSSC 
Carlotta Kloppenburg-Pruitt, Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach, SJSU 
Carolyn Ruffino, Director of Women’s Basketball Operations, SJSU
Robin Treen
, Special Projects Coordinator, The San José Museum of Art
Michelle Frey, Creative Director for Strategic Communications and Marketing, SJSU 
Kiki Wu, Graduate Assistant
Raymond Lam
, Undergraduate Assistant
Leily Khatibi
, Graduate Consultant  
Elizabeth D. Foggie, Digital Media Consultant, SJSU
 
Lee Friedman, Design consultant
Justin Edwards, After Effects & Sound Editing Consultant (Jumbotron video)
Miles Caliboso & EJ Casobar, Video Consultant (Introductory video)
Dr. Haydn James, Massed Choir & Sports Conducting Consultant
Robert Bain, SJSU Photographer
Mel Chircop, Francisco Mendoza, James Moore & Leah Silveria (SJSU Photography students)
Teri Graziani, Media Specialist/Video Producer/Strategic Communications, SJSU
Keith Sanders, Multi-Media Producer, Strategic Communications and Marketing, SJSU
Junhao Su, Videography, SJSU Videography Services
Daphne Purisima, Department Analyst, Dept. of Art & Art History, SJSU
Cindy Morata, Director of SJSU Accessible Education Center, SJSU
Maria L. Smyrniotis, CI/CT, Program Coordinator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, SJSU
Brad Byrd, Deaf Sign Language Interpreter
Ming Lacey, PR, Wooster Communications Consultant
Kathie Pham & Andrea Perez, SJSU DB&H Advertising Student Team
Juyoung Ku, SJSU Undergraduate Researcher
Don Hanson, MFA Candidate & founder of New Art City
James Morgan, Virtual Event Consultant
Nico Peck & Dr. Oona Hatton, SJSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Miriam Dym, Copy Editing Consultant
James Moore, Financial Consultant
Giles Day, IT Consultant 

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Video still courtesy: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Ron Kroon / Nederlands: Collectie /
Archief : Fotocollectie Anefo / 14 December 1965  

Musical arrangement: Dr. Craig McKenzie; Custom arrangement license: #353609 “Feeling Good”
[from ‘The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd’]
Songwriters: Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
This song is from Nina Simone’s album “I Put A Spell On You” [1965] produced by Hall Mooney 

 

THANK YOU FOR

ADDING YOUR VOICE