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Castro names Presidential Transition Team

Fresno State President-Designate Joseph I. Castro announced a 44-member Presidential Transition Team to provide counsel as he assumes office on Aug. 1 and during his first six months. More Header

 

Celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Fresno State’s baseball national championship

Five years ago today, a historic “Bulldog” pile in Omaha, Neb., capped one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of collegiate athletics as Fresno State won the 2008 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship with a 6-1 victory over Georgia at Rosenblatt Stadium.More Header

 

Dr. Andrew Hoff appointed interim provost

Andrew Hoff (1973, ‘75, ‘78) has been appointed Interim Provost beginning August 1st. The appointment was made jointly by retiring President John D. Welty and President-Designate Joseph I. Castro.More Header

 



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 Featured Scholars


Allen Adams

Alumni & Friends of the Craig School of Business Scholarship




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Communicative Disorders & Deaf Studies Alumni Chapter Scholarship


 

 

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 Notable Alumni


Jac Cole

Winemaker, Spring Mountain Vineyard (Napa Valley)

 

 


Tammy Savage

Manager of Business Development at Microsoft, Corp.

 



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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

  



Anthony Marquez

Chief, Los Angeles Bureau, Associated Press

 


 

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Bulldog Benefits - Member Discounts

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

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

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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 Note


Mark Astone
 (1988, ‘00), owner of Catalyst Marketing, has received the FAF Agency of the Year Award from the Fresno Advertising Federation. He is also a 2001 Top Dog Alumni Award Recipient.

 



Erin Baird (Student), from left, playing Helena, Evan Wade, playing Demetrius, and Aaron McGee(Student), playing Lysander, act out a scene in Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." The comedy is the first performance for this year’s Woodward Shakespeare Festival at Woodward Park. (Photo by Craig Kohlruss — The Fresno Bee). More Header



Derrek E. Becker
 (2009), left, and his husband Ryan Gallego were featured in Yahoo News in response to the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. More Header 



Sara Bourbeau
 (Alumna) received the Rising Star - Individual Award from the Fresno Advertising Federation. She is with Windsong Productions.

 


Roseanne Daily
 (1997) has been selected as superintendent of recreation for Boise Parks & Recreation in Boise, Idaho.

 


Sebastian Donoso (2007), a winemaker at Campovida in Hopland, Calif., was interviewed by Terroirist.com, an online daily wine blog. More Header



Bret Engelman 
(1996, 1999) of Engelmann Cellars was presented the 31st Assembly District Small Business of the Year Award in Sacramento by Henry T. Perea (2001) for its amazing wines.



Miss Fresno County Elizabeth Anne Farr(Student) competed in the Miss California competition at the Saroyan Theatre. Her platform is service for sight and plans to sing for the talent portion of the competition. As a fifth year entrepreneur major at Fresno State, Farr is also a Delta Gamma sorority member.



Joey Fernandez
 (2010) is featured in an Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU) ad that was published in “The Fresno Bee.”

 



Patrick Foster (2011) and Bobby Barnes (2002) are stationed in Fort Campbell, KY and proudly serving overseas in Afghanistan with Bulldog pride for the next nine months.




Brad Fischer (1981) has been named Vice President, Operations Support Manager of Premier Valley Bank. He will lead a team that supports branch banking operations, company operation policies and compliance practices. Brad is also a past president of the Fresno State Alumni Association.


Tony Flores (1984) has been designated to the Order of Constantine with the Sigma Chi Fraternity. The Order of Constantine is the honor organization of alumni members who have devoted long and distinguished service to Sigma Chi.



Jason Freeman (1995, ‘97), center, leads the way as members of the First Congregational Church of Fresno carry a giant rainbow flag along Olive Avenue during the 2013 Rainbow Pride Parade in Fresno's Tower District. (Photo by Craig Kohlruss — The Fresno Bee). More Header


Analiese Friesen
 (2009, 2011) and Brian Domingos (2005) are engaged to be married onJan 18, 2014 in Carmel, Calif. Brian serves on the board of directors of the Fresno State Alumni Association.



Thomas Gaffery
 (2004, ‘09) has been named Facilities Operations Manager of Fresno State Plant Operations.



Carol Hartman (1984) held a solo show, "Concurrent Nature," featuring oil paintings of cattle markers and rustic landscapes, at Zoot Art Gallery in Bozeman, Mont. As a veteran artist, she produces more than 100 new pieces each year reflecting her rural upbringing.


Doug Hansen (1974), a local author and illustrator, currently has original artwork on display in the Henry Madden Library until August 30. The exhibition features illustrations from Hansen's two picture books, "Mother Goose in California" and "Aesop in California." Hansen is also a Graphic Design professor at Fresno State. More Header 



Audra Iness
 (2013) received a $5,000 fellowship grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.More Header




Ryan Joneson
 (2006) of Nettra Digital Marketing received the Ralph E. Brown Award from the Fresno Advertising Federation.

 



Eric Maul 
(1992) and Joseph Belpasso were married at San Francisco City Hall on June 28, 2013.




Eric McCormick
 (1994) received the Rising Star Company Award from the Fresno Advertising Federation. He owns McCormick Marketing.

 



Aaron McGee
 (Student), left, playing Lysander and Evan Wade (Student), playing Demetrius, act out a scene in Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" rehearsals. (Photo by Craig Kohlruss — The Fresno Bee). More Header

 

Dan Pessano (1964, ‘73) plays Tevye, a wary and overworked milkman with a vague yearning for something more, in the musical classic “Fiddler on the Roof” presented by Good Company Players’. (Photo by Craig Kohlruss — The Fresno Bee). More Header

 

Prisca Shiralian (Student), Miss Central California Regional, made her last appearance in the Miss California Pageant at the Saroyan Theatre. She won her first pageant, Miss Fresno County, in 2009 and then Miss Delta Valley leading up to her current title.

 


Chad Spencer (2005) has been named the new head men's golf coach. He rejoins his alma mater after three years as the head coach of the Nevada women's golf program, where he led the Wolf Pack to a fourth-place finish at the 2013 Mountain West Championship. More Header

 



Anthony Taylor (Alumnus) of Windsong Productions received the Creative Talent of the Year Award from the Fresno Advertising Federation.

 

 

Josh Tehee (2002), disguised as Scoopy, the Fresno Bee mascot, rappels down the side of the Pacific Southwest Building in downtown Fresno during a special event to promote the Over the Edge rappelling main event fundraiseron Saturday. (Photo by Craig Kohlruss — The Fresno Bee). More Header

 

 

Linda Thielke (1978) has been appointed Communications Manager of James Street Associates in Chicago. Prior to joining James Street, Thielke was the Public Affairs Coordinator for King County Department of Transportation in Seattle.


Miss Clovis, Jenny Tormey (2013), competed in the Miss California competition at the Saroyan Theatre. Tormey took the stage with a platform of integrating arts into education.



Laura Wagner (2002) received the Media Planner of the Year Award from the Fresno Advertising Federation. She is with Catalyst Marketing.




Nicholas Wogan (Student), playing Thisby, acts out a scene in Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Photo by Craig Kohlruss – The Fresno Bee). More Header

 

 

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