Miguel “Mike” Guerrero MBA ’64 died at home in Stockton on December 11, 2020. He was born in Michoacan, Mexico, and grew up in the California Central Valley. He memorialized his early experiences as a boy, immigrant, and student in the United States in the book Reflections of a Little Brown Boy. His athleticism in boxing as a young adult led to further training, resulting in Pacific Coast and NCAA featherweight championships. After a stint in the Army where he served in Germany and at the American Embassy in France, he returned to attend college at San Jose State University, and earned a MBA from Santa Clara University. Miguel retired as a business instructor from San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, then continued teaching printmaking through the Stockton Institute for Continued Learning. He was deeply interested in studio art, experimenting with sculpture and moving into drawing, painting, and printmaking. He exhibited widely for over 30 years with shows at The Haggin Museum, Mexican Heritage Center, The Alan Short Gallery, The LH Horton Jr Gallery in Stockton, and the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy, California, among other sites. His works are held by private collectors, and one of his bronze sculptures is held by the Department of Migrant Education in Washington, D.C. He will be profoundly missed by his beloved wife, Rose, his children, grandchildren, relatives, and countless friends.


25 Jun 2021