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University ranks 21st in TIME Magazine’s Best Colleges Ranking

Fresno State is one of seven California State University campuses ranked among the nation’s top college and universities based on new criteria proposed by the White House that emphasizes accessibility, affordability and completion. More Header

 

Campus sweet corn available, harvest underway
Harvest has begun for Fresno State’s campus-grown white sweet corn, which is now available at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market. More Header




Winery earns gold metal for 2007 Saviez Syrah

The Fresno State Winery won a gold medal for its locally-grown 2007 Saviez Syrah at this year’s Pacific Rim Wine Competition in San Bernardino.More Header




Alumnus gives $200,000 to support mental health crisis
The Fresno Family Counseling Center, a low-cost provider of counseling services run by Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education and Human Development, received a $200,000 gift from alumni and retired dentist Dr. Harry Moordigian to help expand mental health services in the Central Valley. More Header 

PR society awards presented to Fresno State
The Central California chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) presented eight awards to Fresno State’s Office of University Communications team and four awards to the Fresno State Alumni Association for work completed in 2013. More Header 



Commencement 2014 Wrap-Up
A video recording of the 103rd University Commencement, photo gallery and video clips are now available online. More Header 

Armenian Genocide monument to be built on campus
A monument will be built on the California State University, Fresno campus to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in April 2015. More Header

 

University honors R. Stephen Heinrichs with Foundation Award
Fresno State alumnus and longtime supporter R. Stephen Heinrichs receive this year’s California State University, Fresno Foundation Award. The Foundation Award is given to an individual for meritorious services and contributions made to Fresno State and the community. More Header 

University breaks ground on new administrative building
In a move to help accommodate the growth of the College of Health and Human Services, Fresno State broke ground on the Physical Therapy and Sports Administration building Wednesday, May 14.More Header 

The Craig School of Business is currently recruiting candidates for Spring 2015 Blended Online MBA program. The application submission starts on August 1st, 2014. The curriculum follows the same structure and course work as the Traditional MBA.

For more information, please contact Professor Tatyana Ryabova, Assistant Manager of Graduate Programs at 559.278.1683 ortryabova@csufresno.eduMore Header

  




Meet the staff:

Meet Peggy Ramos, Program and Events Assistant, of the Fresno State Alumni Association.Read more about Peggy Read more

 

 

 

  

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Featured Scholars 


Raven Kapphahn

Bulldog Pride Fund: Harvey Milk Hope Award & President’s Honors Scholarship, supporting the Smittcamp Family Honors College

 






Nesthor Palomera

Col. Rick Husband Memorial Scholarship

  

 

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Notable Alumni



John Loiacono

Executive at Adobe

 

 


Cornelius "Dutch" Warmerdam

World record setting pole vaulter and longtime Bulldogs track and field coach

 

  

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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



Dr. Richard Houghten
President, Torrey Times Institute for Molecular Studies

 

  

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Campus Events

 

Bulldog Benefits 


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

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

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Giving Matters 

This year's Fresno State Alumni Association scholars received $125,000 in awards in the 2013-14 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 


Jason Anthony
 (2010) won the 87th Fresno City Amateur golf tournament. He played for the Bulldogs' golf team from 2004-06 under Coach Mike Watney (1974). Congratulations! (Photo by Gary Kazanjian / The Fresno Bee). More Header


Derek Carr (2013) has signed a four-year contract with the Oakland Raiders. The former Bulldogs’ quarterback set 27 school and 21 Mountain West Conference records. The 6-foot-3, 214-pounder was a two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year (2012-13) and two-time All-America selection. More Header 


Paula Castadio (1988) has been named Vice President for the Division of University Advancement at Fresno State. The current President and CEO of ValleyPBS, she assumes her new role on August 1st. More Header 





Kristina Dritsas 
(1993) has been promoted to partner at Morse Wittwer Sampson, LLP. 





Barry Falke
 (2001) is the Director of Corporate Giving & Mission Driven Business for United Cerebral Palsy of Central California.






Brandon Gonzales 
(2003) has been recognized as a ‘Top Producer’ by Coldwell Banker Premier R.E. Fresno for 2013. 




Julie (Logan) Lindahl
 (1985) has been named program director for Fresno State’s radio station – 90.7 KFSR. Take a listen, live. More Header 




Cyndi Mello (1997) and Leann Martinusen were married on April 18, 2014 in Carmel, Calif. after a two-year romance. Congratulations!





Laurie Primavera 
(1984) has been named the executive director of clinical services for Hinds Hospice. 




JoAnne Sorrenti (1964), owner of the Sierra Nut House, takes a pizza out of her outdoor pizza oven during a pizza-making class at her home in Fresno, Calif. (Photo by Craig Kohlrus/The Fresno Bee). More Header 




Andrew Ueland
 (2000) is the new owner of the Hook & Ladder. The firemen-themed establishment is located in Clovis, Calif.

 



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