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Legacy Walk: Messages Etched in Stone

Legacy walk pavers start at $150. Pavers purchased by April 29, 2005 are eligible for the early bird discount and will be installed for the Legacy Walk unveiling Fall 2005. Visit www.jacobsschool.ucsd edu/legacywalk, or contact Kelly Briggs (858-534-2920, kbriggs@ucsd.edu) for more information.
More than 100 people responded to the Jacobs School's first call to participate in the new Legacy Walk commemorative paver program. Among those is Craig Stone who wanted to inspire his 11-year-old son with his paver inscription: Young Ben Stone, Carpe Diem, Your Loving Dad.

"Time slips by so fast. I hope my son will live life without regrets for roads not taken or mountains not climbed," says Stone, a construction management consultant who has worked on several projects at UCSD and has watched the Jacobs School's progress over the years. "I'm impressed with the leadership of the School and where the School is going."

Legacy Walk will traverse the courtyard of UCSD's new engineering quad, and proceeds support education and research initiatives at the Jacobs School. The program has struck a chord with many Jacobs School friends, who are purchasing pavers to send a message of UCSD pride, celebrate their family, or like bioengineering alumnus James Socks, to honor the memory of a dear friend.

Socks (M.S., '79) credits UCSD for bringing his family together with that of Prof.Y. Seguchi, who was a visiting professor at UCSD's bioengineering department during the time Socks was earning his master's degree. The families happened to live on the same street, and formed a friendship that has lasted more than 25 years. When Socks learned of Legacy Walk, he and his family immediately purchased a paver in honor Y. Seguchi, who had died at a young age, and sent a copy of the inscription to Mrs. Seguchi in Japan on her birthday, January 7.

"We wanted to show appreciation for her friendship that has meant so much to us and recognize Prof. Seguchi's important contributions to biomechanical engineering," says Socks.