In the News

Current News

Robin Draper's Determination
( January 21, 2015

Wawona Frozen Food's Smittcamp Named 2014 Top Dog(  Bill Smittcamp

2014 Phi Kappa Phi Convention—2014 - 2016 Council of Students Introduced
Alex Tran, Student Vice-President (2014 Phi Kappa Phi Forum)

My Service at St. Agnes Medical Center
Lilliana Toste (The Richter Center Ambassadors Blog, October 9, 2014)

Smittcamp Family Honors College Admits its 16th Class

Dr. Saeed Attar is New Honors College Director

The Win-Win Situation of Selling Food to USDA
(USDA Blog)

It Takes a Family:  Fresno State Commencement Honors Parents Too
Maria Ortega (

Congratulations to our 2014 President’s Medalist!
German Marquez (Jordan College of Agriculture and Technology)

Congratulations to our 2014 Graduate Dean’s Medalist!
Bradley Rutledge (College of Arts and Humanities)

Congratulations to our 2014 Undergraduate Dean’s Medalists!
German Marquez (Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology)
Aroob Abdelhamid (College of Science and Mathematics)
Maria Ortega (College of Social Sciences)


Prior News


Caden Jones named Fresno State's Rosa Parks Outstanding Scholar

President’s Scholar Anne Wilcox's Letter of Encouragement
(The Aerie, Templeton High School)

Students embark on first Fijian service-learning trip

Student with 300-plus volunteer hours earns inaugural Welty Award
(  Daniel Ward

Student to attend Clinton Global Initiative University
( Shervin Zoghi

Honora Chapman:  Students Blossom at Fresno State
(Fresno Bee, October 30, 2013)

Recent grad earns honor society Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
( Audra Iness

2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients
Megan Bailey, Steven Chabolla, Christopher McComb, Celeste Pilegard, Brittany Rudd

CSU Trustees Appoint Joseph I. Castro as President of California State University, Fresno

Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President-designate

2013 Deans Graduate Medalists
( Megan Bailey

Dr. Honora Chapman is recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award

Smittcamp Family Honors College Alumni Recognized
( Joy Mombourquette, Raj Badhesha, Benjamin Adams

Outstanding undergrads named 2013 Undergraduate Deans Medalists
(  Shelby Art, Heather Donat, Lindsey Lewis, Diana Lopez,

California State University Student Research Competition, California State Polytechnical University,
Pomona (May 10 - 11, 2013) Elaine Clemings, Abhijit Suprem

Thirty-Fourth Annual Central Central California Research Symposium
(April 25, 2013) Aroob Abdelhamid, Elaina Aceves, Meghan Anderson, Jillian Millares, Adrienne Olaivar
Ruzan Orkusyan, James Stinecipher, Abhijit Suprem, Luke Vera, Nicholas Vizenor

Student receives national honor for civic leadership
( German Marquez

First Fresno State Talks lecture explores self-discovery
( Dr. Honora Chapman

Honors student nationally recognized for community service
( Daniel Ward

Children's Carnival at Valley Children's Hospital
Thirty students from the Smittcamp Family Honors College hosted a
carnival for kids at Children's Hospital Central California.  More than 50 children
turned out for the carnival and enjoyed the various game and activity booths.
(March 16, 2013)

Freshman featured in Seventeen Magazine

Katherine Urabe is  the 2012 President’s Medalist

Class of 2012 Undergraduate Deans Medalists 
( Chris McComb - Katherine Urabe - Samantha Peel - Selena Farnesi

Nine Students Named Graduate Medalists at Fresno State
 ( Katherine Williamson

Fresno State alumnus part of groundbreaking autism research

Smittcamp Family Honors College admits 13th class

Course on high-speed rail attracts 200 students

High-speed rail is focus of town hall meeting Oct. 27

Pros and cons of high-speed rail discussed
(Fresno Bee, October 27, 2011)

Dr. Honora Chapman is new Honors College Director

Fresno State Smittcamp Honors students present research

Songita Choudhury is 2011 President’s Medalist

Fresno State student part of CSU science initiative

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Featured Article: March 2015 Issue