Saturday, June 23, 2018 is the date for the 26th Annual Awards Banquet and Convocation Ceremony of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI).  The event will take place at the Student Union Ballroom (upper level) at San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, California.  

The program begins with the Alumni Association meeting at 4:30 pm. Wine tasting at 5:30 pm. The dinner program begins at 6:45 pm.  The keynote speaker will be Laurie Berman, the new Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Previous Director Malcolm Dougherty announced his departure from Caltrans earlier this year.  We will be honoring the candidates for the Master's Degree program, as well as the recipients of other awards, including the MTI Alumni Association's Alumnus or Alumna of the Year.  


Parking can be found at the 10th Street or 7th Street garage as well as Lot 4 at 10th Street and San Antonio. See map below.   When you arrive at the ground floor of the Student Union Center, check in with Registration to to get a name badge, which will have a color coded meal ticket. 

IMPORTANT: After submitting your payment as noted below, please specify the menu choices and names of all people in your party by e-mailing this information to Jill Carter at  Please indicate if you have special meal requests such as vegan, gluten-free, etc.  See menu choices below.   In addition, please specify if you would like to sit with us at the MSTM Alumni table.   It's the best party of the year.  Time to celebrate!  Let Jill know the names of everyone attending in your group, along with each person's menu choice. 

Menu choices:

Herb Polenta cake topped with Wild Mushroom Ragu and Garlic Green Beans (Vegetarian)

Grilled New York Steak with a Red Wine ­Balsamic Reduction served with Garlic Roasted Herb Potatoes, Roasted Lemon Asparagus, and topped with Fried Shallots and Micro Greens

Stuffed Chicken with Beurre Blanc Sauce, served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Vegetables 

Tickets are $60 each.  You may pay online by following these instructions. 

1. Go to

2. Choose Give Now at the upper right hand corner.

3. Enter gift amount


4. Click "Choose a giving opportunity". A pop up will appear. On search field type Mineta. Three choices will appear. Select Mineta Transportation Institute and click Continue.



5. Enter donor name, address, phone number and if gift is from the company. Then click NEXT.

6. Enter credit card information, then click NEXT.

7. Review and Submit.

Completing the Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) at the Mineta Transportation Institute is an achievement indicating dedication and commitment to teamwork, academic inquiry, and technical mastery of complex topics.  Congratulations to all of our graduates.

See below for links to pictures and programs from the convocation ceremonies over the years.  If you have photos to add, please contact us (


Parking can be found at the 10th Street or 7th Street garage as well as Lot 4 at 10th Street and San Antonio.

Parking can be found at the 10th Street or 7th Street garage as well as Lot 4 at 10th Street and San Antonio.