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Dec. 24, 2012 • 3:00 PM (HT)
Fresno State vs. Southern Methodist University
2012 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl
Hawaiian Airlines Field • Aloha Stadium
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

The 2012 SHERATON HAWAI'I BOWL will air at 4:00 p.m. PST on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

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Bulldog Sports Travel Package Available →

Bulldog Shopping Network

Are holiday gift lists putting a dent in your wallet this year? We understand. That's why we created the Bulldog Shopping Network so you can get great deals and donate to the Fresno State Alumni Association -- at no extra cost to you! Shop at thousands of stores like, Target, Gap, Nordstrom and Macy's, and the stores donate a percentage of your purchase to FSAA.

Here's how:

1: Go to, select a deal or a store, and you will be taken to that store to shop just the way you ordinarily would.

2: Install the Bulldog Browser Button and you don't need to begin at the website -- you can shop the way you normally do (using a search engine or going directly to your favorite store) and you'll see a bulldog paw next to participating stores. 

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Jim Nielsen

Welty Awards Jim Nielsen Medal of Distinction - Fresno State President John D. Welty recognized longtime California legislator and Fresno State alumnus Jim Nielsen with the President's Medal of Distinction, the university's highest non-degree award. More →


Fresno State President receives two honors - Fresno State President John D. Welty was recently honored with two awards for his philanthropic leadership during his tenure at the university. More →

Century of Excellence



Originally sold at $49.95, now only $15.00!

This keepsake hardcover book will take you on an historic stroll through the decades. Fresno State's fascinating 100-year history is detailed through photos, stories and historic documents. More →


Ag EMBADid you know the Craig School of Business is now offering an AgEMBA? It's a cohort based program like the traditional EMBA, but with each class specifically looking at issues surrounding agriculture. Contact 559.278.2107 or online. More →



Gameday in a Box is the newest Red Wave must have!

Whether you are at the office or Bulldog Stadium, fans can show they are "Bulldog Born and Bulldog Bred" with the Gameday in a Box!

Order your Gameday in a Box today! →


Read more campus news at FresnoStateNews

Featured Scholars

Marissabeth Yost


Marissabeth Yost

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Studies Alumni Chapter Scholarship


Miguel Martinez 

Miguel Martinez

Industrial Technology Faculty Memorial Scholarship



Donate to a Scholarship and Support Fresno State Scholars!


Santa Photo

Pictures with Santa / Open House
December 7 I Santa Claus, TimeOut, Victor E. Bulldog II and
the Fresno State Cheerleaders will be visiting the Smittcamp Alumni House! Santa's elves have festively decorated the house so families are encouraged to bring their cameras to take holiday photos. More →


More events at the FSAA event page

Giving Matters

campaignThe Campaign for Fresno State enters its final year! - After raising $197.7 million dollars, the university is nearly 98.9% to $200 million goal. With state funding going below 50 percent for the first time, private contributions like yours are more important now than ever. More →

Alumni Benefits


Marsh Affinity Groups - Dental, health and vision insurance policies at specially reduced Fresno State rates. Call toll-free: 888.560.ALUM or visit the website. More →

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Policies - What are you paying for your insurance? Liberty Mutual is offering our alumni special discounted rates. Find out more about Liberty Mutual Home & Auto Insurance. Visit Liberty Mutual →

Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

Don't forget to support the FSAA by using your S.H.A.R.E.S. card at participating stores! Call the FSAA at 559.278.ALUM and we will send you a card so you can do your part to support the FSAA and student scholarships.

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Class Notes

Anthony Cantu


Anthony "Tony" Cantu (1985) serves as the newly appointed president of Fresno City College. He has 23 years of administrative and teaching experience with State Center Community College District.


TrailblazersSix alumni and former staff members will be honored at the first-ever Trailblazers for Prosperity Awards Luncheon on Nov. 15th: Tony Cantu (1985) – president of Fresno City College is a featured keynote speaker, with the event recognizing: Esther Padilla (1989) a community leader; Ernesto Martinez (1970) founding director of Fresno State's Los Danzantes de Aztlan (awarded posthumously); Sarah Reyes (1985) of the California Endowment; Jose Riojas (Alumnus) with Wells Fargo; and Tony Cabrera (2000) of Bank of the Sierra.

Joey Fernandez


Joey Fernandez (2010), the assistant director of business services with the Central California Better Business Bureau, writes "Action Line," a weekly column published in "The Fresno Bee."

Charlene Garabedian


Charlene Garabedian (1972) has been selected the winner of the "Baked with Raisins" recipe contest held during the 2012 Big Fresno Fair. Her recipe, "Retro Raisin Cookies," is loaded with California raisins and earned her the grand prize. Congratulations!


Guy HabermanGuy Haberman (2007) has joined San Francisco's KGMZ (95.7 FM) taking over the weeknight time slot, plus will host the weekday Oakland Athletics "Pre-Game Dugout Show" and "Post-Game A's Talk" programs during baseball season. In the Fresno market, he has been heard on KFIG (940 AM).


LeathsAmanda (Holder) Leath (1999) and James M. Leath II (2008), recently founded Leathal Energy Fitness in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The business focuses on individual and group fitness, nutrition programs, as well as life coaching. They are both Life Members of the FSAA, and Amanda serves on the board of directors.

Beth Marney


Beth Marney (1972), the public affairs manager at KFSN (Channel 30.1), has retired after a career of more than 35 years. Her last day with the ABC affiliate was Nov. 8th.

Melinda McAlister


Melinda (Coffman) McAlister (1991) is a marketing specialist with the California Raisin Marketing Board. More →



Joseph MorelJoseph Morel (2011) is highlighted in the article "Sand, Skill and Fire: The Art of Glassblowing" published in "The Collegian" on Nov. 2, 2012. Moral's glass blowing class provided the one-of-a-kind centerpieces for the Fresno State Alumni Association's Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala, held at the Save Mart Center during Fresno State's Centennial Celebration in 2010. More →


Moser & AbelD. Brent Moser (1992) and Joel Abels (1996) appear as the characters Frog and Toad respectively in StageWorks Fresno's production of "A Year with Frog and Toad." Directed by J. Daniel Herring, performances run through Dec. 16th at The Severance Building, located in the Tower District.


Stephen Ortega

Stephen Ortega (1990, 2005) has been promoted to the FedEx Government Services Department of Defense Worldwide Sales team, based in Sacramento, Calif. He has been employed with FedEx since 2006, earned the 2011 Sierra Gold Account Executive of the Year award, as well as the 2011 International FIGHT Award.


Rosendo Peña (1977) has been appointed an Rosendo Penaassociate justice of the Fifth District Court of Appeal by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. He has served as a judge for the Fresno Superior Court since 2002. A Life member with the Fresno State Alumni Association, Peña serves on its board of directors.


Rusca Family


Christopher M. Rusca (2006) has joined his parents, Rodney L. Rusca (1973) and Rosemarie Rusca, working for their law practice, Rusca & Rusca, based in Fresno, Calif. Brother and son, Rodney R. Rusca (2004), keeps it all in the family by working there, as well.


Erin SotoErin Soto (2006), a working dancer and actor in Los Angeles, has launched "The Daily Actor," which follows her through show business life and what it really entails. Her recent films include "In a World" directed by Lake Bell and "Wreckage" starring Aaron Paul. More →

Julia Scott


Graduate fine art student Julia Scott (2011) is featured on new artwork displayed in the Whitten Board Room of the Smittcamp Alumni House. She's a two-time Bulldog Pride Fund scholar and expects to graduate in May of 2013.


Audra Wolmann

Audra Wolmann (1998) hosts a radio program "Speakeasily" on TradioV as her burlesque persona, Odessa Lil. Based in San Francisco, the Bullard High, Fresno State and Mills College graduate was recently featured in "The Fresno Bee." More →


Tom Zimmerman


Tom Zimmerman (1991), the CEO of CORE Business Interiors, was highlighted in "The Fresno Bee," on Nov. 20, 2012. The four-year-old company is a full-service interior design firm specializing in offices.



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