A Lifelong Friendship

A Lifelong Friendship

BrekasMARTIN “MARTY” BREKAS (BA, Industrial Arts, ’70), CYNDEE (VESTAL) BREKAS (BA, Art, ’70), and GLORIA BRACCO (BA, Social Science, ’70) have maintained their friendship since their Chico State College days. Marty recently retired from Caraustar Paper and Packaging Company after 26 years of service. Artist Cyndee continues to paint, has illustrated children’s books, and designs her own Christmas cards each year. Her paintings have graced homes all over the United States. Gloria recently retired from 42 years of teaching primary grades for the Riverbank School District. She has published art ideas in teaching magazines as well as an article in the Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, an international journal for professional educators. In 1994, she was chosen an Outstanding Women of Stanislaus County, and in 1995–1996, she was listed in Marquis’ “Who’s Who of American Women.” Gloria continues to be actively involved in her community. Marty and Cyndee live in Maineville, Ohio, and Gloria lives in Modesto.