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Congratulations to the 2013 Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala Honorees! This year we are celebrating the accomplishments of 15 Fresno State alumni. The Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala is on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Save Mart Center. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Contact Ashleigh Davis, Events Coordinator, for further details at ashleighd@csufresno.eduMore Header 


Get great rewards and industry leading customer service while supporting the Fresno State Alumni Association and Bulldog Athletics. More Header

 



Video shows off Fresno State football uniform designs

Fresno State football’s uniform colors and designs for 2013 are put on display in this new video by Fresno State Athletics. More Header




Gilroy Garlic Bowl title belongs to Central California
Executive Chef Erik Debaude and sous chef Bryan Kramer (1997), were crowned the first Gilroy Garlic Festival Garlic Bowl champions when their two recipes beat out chefs from San Jose State University and University of California, Berkeley. More Header 

 

University awarded $158,000 clean energy grant
The Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State was awarded $158,013 by the California Workforce Investment Board to bolster support of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Industry Cluster in the San Joaquin Valley. More Header 


Bulldogs Predicted to Win West Division of Mountain West
Fresno State has been voted as the top preseason team in the West Division and Derek Carr and Derron Smith were named preseason offensive and defensive players of the year. More Header

 

Read more campus news at FresnoStateNews


Featured Scholars



Jose Ramos

San Joaquin Valley Electric League Scholarship

 

 


Sara Snell 

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Studies Alumni Chapter Scholarship

 

  

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Notable Alumni

 

Robert Beltran
Chakotay, the fearless first officer on Star Trek: Voyager

 

 



Malinda Chouinard

Co-founder of Patagonia outdoor clothing and gear

 

 

View more Notable Alumni here


Working for California

The Fresno State Alumni Association is proud to announce that four alumnae from more than 200,000 alumni worldwide and 140,000 throughout California have been added to the Website "Working for California," an online project by the Office of Chancellor of the California State University. There are now a total of 15 Fresno State alumni featured on the CSU website. More Header



Kris Curran

Winemaker, D’Alfonso-Curran Wines

 

 

View more Working for California alumni here


Campus Events

Fresno State Quarterback Club

Invites you to join Head Coach Tim DeRuyter for the 2013 Kick-Off Luncheon

Campagnia Restaurant, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, RSVP to 559.278.4112

 

More events at the FSAA event page


Bulldog Benefits

Alumni Store 

Have you been out to Bulldog Stadium lately? Fresh off a Mountain West Chamionship, the team is ready for another great season. Make sure you're there by securing great seats today. Just $99 for Young Alumni. Call 559.278.DOGS (3647) for more information. More Header

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 Read more

A Message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual offers special savings to Fresno State alumni on auto and home insurance.1 Click for a free quote Read more

Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Please consult a Liberty Mutual sales representative for additional information.

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Giving Matters

This year's Fresno State Alumni Association scholars received $125,000 in awards in the 2012-13 academic year. We are proud to lead all of the alumni associations in the 23-campus California State University system in student scholarship giving. Thank you for your support.

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Class Notes



Dr. Lee Pat Brown
 (1961) has published "Growing Up To Be Mayor," a biography of his journey to become the first African American Mayor of Houston. He is also a former Fresno State Alumni Association board member. More Header 





Stephanie Carroll 
(2008) released her debut novel "A White Room." She earned first place awards from the National Newspaper Association and the Nevada Press Association.More Header




Diane Chambers
 (1974) plays Agnes in the Syfy Channel movie "Sharknado." Her character is one of the residents in the nursing home that comes under attack by sharks being tossed about in a tornado.

 


Justin Craig (2004) works for SNAP Learning, a company that produces reading materials for students. It recently merged with a tech firm to produce digital versions of its reading products. (Photo by Mark Crosse/The Fresno Bee). More Header



Kyle Dodson (2010) and Nina Thorne (Student) performed in CenterState Clovis' Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kyle is Napthali/Pharaoh and Nina plays one of the wives.

Brian Domingos, Jr. (2005) has been elected to the board of directors of the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce. A designated realtor with Premier Valley Realty, he also serves on the board of directors of the Fresno State Alumni Association.

 


Julia Dudley Najieb
 (1995) is President of AnnMarieProTV (AMPTV). She recently announced that her company is expanding the availability of African-American programming in Central California.

 

Augie Garrido (1961), the current head baseball coach at Texas, has been inducted in the inaugural class of the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame. As a Bulldog, he was an all-conference player and took part in the 1959 College World Series. As a coach, his is the winningest in Division 1 baseball history with 1,874 - 871 - 9 in 45 seasons. Garrido was inducted in the Fresno State Hall of Fame in 1993; and named an Outstanding Alumnus by the Fresno State Alumni Association on behalf of the Division of Athletics at the Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala in 2002.


Scott Hancock (2007) was the director of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," a CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre production. A Fresno State theater arts graduate, he has performed the show twice.

 


Myndi Hardgrave
, right, (1993) and Arriana Hernandez, left, both of Hanford, Calif., got married on July 1st at the Tulare County courthouse in Visalia. (Photo by Steve R. Fujimoto).

 


Mitchell Lam Hau (Student) was part of the production team that is used computer-animated images as backdrops instead of flats for StageWorks Fresno’s production of “Les Miserables.” A theatre arts major, he recently appeared in “The Bully Plays” at Fresno State. (Photo by Gary Kazanjian/The Fresno Bee).


Betsy Hays (1991, '99) will be inducted into the esteemed Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows on October 26 during the PRSA International Conference in Philadelphia.

 



Dan Hemesath
 (1960) has retired after 31 years as the photographer of Dan’s Fine Photos.





Wil Hooker (1997) has been named coach of the American Basketball Association's Fresno Griffins. He is a former Fresno State standout that has previously coached four seasons at Memorial High, leading the Panthers to four league titles and a Central Section championship. 

Ryan Jacobsen (2002, ’04) has been elected president of the AgOne Foundation at Fresno State. As a student, he was the Associated Students, Inc. President from 2001 to 2003 and recognized as the Jordan College Dean’s Medalist and the Craig School of Business Graduate Dean’s Medalist. More Header 

Jeff Macon (2012) has been appointed interim director of Fresno State’s Small Business Development Center. He is also the program manager of Technology Commercialization for the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dot-Marie Jones (Alumna) has been nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Shannon Beiste in Glee. She will also be the keynote speaker for the Power of the Purse Luncheon on October 9th at the Gallo Center for Arts in Modesto. More Header 

 


Christabel Lobo
 (2012) is the Section Administrator, Companion Animals for The Human Society of the United States in Wash. DC.



Chris Mangels (1996) portrayed Inspector Javert in StageWorks Fresno’s production of “Les Miserables.” An educator, he recently appeared in the Bulldog Pride Fund’s production of “Dear Harvey.” (Photo by Gary Kazanjian/THE FRESNO BEE.) 

 


Arthur Montejano
 (2011, ’13) has been hired as the leadership program advisor for Fresno State’s Office of Student Involvement. He served as President of the Associated Students, Inc. for the 2012-13 academic year.

 


Pete Nolan
 (1992), Senior Deputy District Attorney of the homicide unit in the DA’s Indio office, was recognized as the state’s 2013 Outstanding Prosecutor by the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA).

 

Nina Palomino (2003, ‘10) was named as interim manager of the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market. Palomino has served as a project coordinator with the CSU Office of the Chancellor and has extensive retail management experience with the Target Corporation. 

 

Kathy Powers (2003), creator of "Hey Kids, Let's Cook!," attended First Lady Michelle Obama's second annual kids' state dinner at the White House on July 9th. She was part of the media covering the first lady's "Let's Move!" initiative to help solve childhood obesity. More Header

 

Kenneth J. Price (1987), of Baker Manock & Jensen Attorneys at Law, received the Rising Star award from the Marindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. This award is given to lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

 



Dolly Silveira
 (2010) married her partner, Brook Justin, on July 10th. A ceremony is planned for the future.





Robert Scranton
 (1980) is the deputy commandant of the Training Ship Golden Bear, operated by Cal Maritime Academy.

 


Doug Yavanian
 (1967) has been selected to serve on the 2013-14 Riverside County Grand Jury. The investigative body assumed duties effective on July 1st. He serves on the board of directors of the Fresno State Alumni Association. 



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