Staff Training And Recognition (STAR) Day

Thank you for your participation in our 5th Annual STAR Day!  We set a record attendance at our service award luncheon as we celebrated 197 colleagues and their years of service to Fresno State. Congratulations to all who were recognized. We also set a record for the number of staff enrolled in workshops - thank you for enthusiastic commitment to professional development.

One of the highlights of STAR Day was the opportunity to see people from all across campus in our very own Fresno State "Happy" video!  Check it out here:


More videos and presenter notes are coming soon!

Opening Ceremony
Watch LTC Lorenzo Rios' dynamic keynote address on the "Fine Art of Collaboration."

Feel like you missed something at STAR Day?  Find presenter PowerPoints, notes and videos below:

Design Thinking - Dr. Frank Lamas & Paula Castadio

10 Apps That Will Change Your Life - Dr. Chris Vieira & Mike Provonost

Servant Leadership - President Castro & Mary Castro

"Chores, Church, and Checkers: Lessons in Collaboration" - Dr. Dennis Nef

"Everything Is Awesome: How I Learned to Deal With the Jokers, Catwomen, the Two-Faced, and the Banes of My Existence" - Tyler Miller (Additional Resource)

"Graduate School: Your Next Step to Success at Fresno State" - Imelda Dudley

"How Activity & Nutrition Affect Mood/Overall Well-Being" - Dr. Lisa Herzig & Dr. Mark Baldis (Additional Resource)

Collaborative Leadership - Lynnette Zelezny

"Real Colors: Discovering Your Personal Strengths and How to Collaborate with Others" - Kathleen Scott & Katie Williamson

(*To schedule a Real Colors training with your department, please contact Katie Williamson at

"Self-Defense" - Meredith Booey

"Water Wise Landscaping" - John Valentino

"Wine Tasting" - Kevin Smith


Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the Office of Human Resources at 559-278-2032 in advance of your participation or visit.