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Hanford, Calif. native Joseph I. Castro named new President of Fresno State

The California State University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Joseph I. Castro, vice chancellor, as president of Fresno State. More Header

 

 

Harper named Craig School of Business dean

Fresno State has appointed Dr. Robert M. Harper as dean of the Craig School of Business. More Header 

 

Rigoberto Moran

 

Congratulations to the 2013 "I AM FRESNO STATE!" video contest winner Rigoberto Moran. Rigoberto, of Farmersville, was the 1st place winner in 2012, too. More Header

 

 

Fresno State Bulldogs Football to Wear Black.

On Nov. 2nd. vs. Nevada, the Bulldogs will debut all-new, all-Black uniforms. It’s a first-ever the team. Additional gear includes all-white helmets, pictured. More Header

  

Quilters honor Fresno State student whose mission is blankets

Fresno State student Josh Polich has become an ambassador for reclaiming discarded wool that is dirtied and ends up in a landfill, working to ensure it is cleaned and spun into blankets that bring comfort to people. More Header

 

   

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 Featured Scholars


Terri McKee

Communicative Disorders & Deaf Studies Alumni Chapter Scholarship

  

 



Russell Goolsby

Dr. Roberta Asahina Advertising Scholarship

 

 


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Notable Alumni

 

Bo Barrett 

Winemaker at Chateau Montelena (Napa Valley), subject of the film Bottle Shock

 

 

Jan Yanehiro

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist

 

 

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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



Jeannie Graves (1985)

Coordinator, Sutter Medical Center




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Campus Events

  


 Bulldog Benefits - Member Discounts

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 Read more

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VPI® Pet Insurance
 is the nation's oldest, largest and number one veterinarian-recommended pet health insurance provider. Save hundreds of dollars in premiums over the life of your pet with the special 5% group discount.* For more information, call 1-877-PETS-VPI or click here.

 


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 

Scott Barnes (1986, ‘93), the vice president and athletics director for Utah State University, has been named committee chair for the NCAA Division 1 basketball program for 2014-15. He once served as the general manager of the Fresno Flames of the World Basketball League.



Fred Bologna
 (1972) is the director of “New Wrinkles” at Fresno City College for the past decade. He’s been a mainstay at Roger Rocha’s Music Hall, as well as Roosevelt School for the Arts.

 


Edward Diener (1968) has been named a Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Psychological Association for lifetime achievement in scholarship and research. In 2012, he was presented an Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Fresno State Alumni Association on behalf of the College of Science and Mathematics.



Roseanna Ferroggiaro
 (2000) and Matt Horton (1993, ’95) were married on Jan. 19, 2013 at First Congregational Church in Fresno, followed by a Disney-themed.



David Fitzgerald
 (1989) has published “The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion – Book One: The Mormons” via Kindle. He lives and works in San Francisco.




Nedra Gallegos
 (1994) has launched a comedy web series called “Off the G.” in association with the Brooklyn Arts Council. It celebrates challenges that take place when a variety of cultures, races and socio-economic groups converge. More Header

 

Paul George (Alumnus) of the Indiana Pacers was recently selected for his first NBA All-Star Game where he was named the Most Improved Player. He played for the Bulldogs from 2008-10. (Photo by Kim Klement/US PRESSWIRE).

 

 

James A. Herrick (1976) co-edited “After the Genome: A Language for Our Local Biotechnical Future” with Michael J. Hyde. Dr. Herrick is the Guy Vanderjagt Professor of Communication at Hope College in Holland, Mich.



Gail Perry Henricksen (1973) and Leslie Borasi (Alumna) have initiated a second printing of the well-received and popular “Huntington Lake: Celebrating 100 Years.” The 120-page book include a rich history of the community with photos and illustrations. It includes a look at the no longer active Fresno State summer school program that was held at the lake for 30 years.


Garlyn Hollingshead (2003, ’06) and Gerald Rude (2010, ’12) were married on July 7, 2012. They both hold undergraduate and graduates degrees from Fresno State.

 

Rodger Jensen (1941, 2010) holds a model of a B-29, which he flew during World War II. Jensen, a veteran of the Army Air Corps, and his flight crew were part of the 315thBomb Wing stationed in Guam. He and other veterans were highlighted in article “Wartime Memories” published in “The Fresno Bee” on Memorial Day. The Jensen Library at the Smittcamp Alumni House is named after him, his wife Margaret, and their family. (Photo by Craig Kohlruss/THE FRESNO BEE). More Header

 

Kent Karsevar (1994, 2012) has had his doctoral dissertation, “Fundraising Practices of the University of California, the California State University, and California Private Universities,” selected as the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation winner of the 2013 CASE John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement. He is a senior development director at Fresno State.

Jesse Katz (2007) has been named to the “40 Under 40: America's Tastemakers List” by Wine Enthusiast magazine. He is the winemaker for Lancaster Estate Winery and Roth Estate Winery, both located in in Healdsburg, Calif.More Header 

 

 


Christopher R. Martinez
 (2009) has published his first novel, “Ashes in the Fall,” a fantasy tale of the brutal expansion of the Arusyan Empire and the problems it faces. It is available on Kindle.

 


Eric Mayu
 (2005) is engaged to be married to Rachael Marie Bloch on Sept. 21, 2013 at a private residence in Fresno, Calif.




Six Fresno State alumni will be guest performers at the upcoming Good Company Players’ 40thAnniversary Show: Gordon Moore (1984),Janice Noga (1968, 1980), Clytee Ramsey(1972), Seth Scott (2005), Joleen Siebert(Alumna) and Terry Lewis (Alumnus). The performance takes place at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre on June 26th.


Linda Penner (1978) has been appointed the executive officer of the Board of State and Community Corrections. Appointed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown, she has been Fresno County’s chief probation officer of the past seven years. (Photo by Mark Crosse/THE FRESNO BEE)


Moss Roberts
 (1993) returns to the stage after a decade’s absence in Christopher Durang’s “Laughing Wild.” The play runs June 8-10 at Cap 21 Studios in New York City.

 

Vincent Ricchiuti (2005) and Ashley Gunlandwere married on May 25, 2013 in Carmel, Calif. Congratulations! (Photo by Lisa Hadley Studios).





Amy Shuklian (1987) has been selected as grand marshal for Fresno’s 23rd annual Rainbow Pride Parade. The Mayor of Visalia lives with her partner of nearly 20 years, Mary Randol, and their three Chocolate Labrador Retrievers (Godiva, Molly Brown, and Georgee).



Former Fresno State and UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian (1955) will be honored with a bronze statue outside the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV later this year. Known as “Tark the Shark,” Tarkanian will be inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame onSept. 8th. (Photo by Bernstein Associates/Getty Images).


Anne Thurston-Brandly (1945) has just published “Late Date” – about her online search for a better way to live her lonely years – available on lulu.com. At 88 years old, she plunges into cyberspace via three online senior dating sites, intent on finding a companion. This is Thurston-Brandly’s true story and how it turns out. More Header

 

 

Coach Mike Watney (1979) will be honored at a retirement reception on June 1st. He’s been the Bulldogs’ head golf coach at his alma mater since 1979. More Header

 

 

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