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FRESNO STATE AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY: WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA
 
The Fresno State Alumni Association and The California State University, Office of the Chancellor proudly announce the 2014 inductees to the WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA project:

• Robert Aguilar – (Class of ‘62, BA, Education) 
• Rosendo Peña – (Class of ‘77, BA, Political Science) 
• Linda Penner – (Class of ‘78, BA, Social Welfare) 
• Gary Soto – (Class of ‘74, BA, English) 
• David Tobin – (Class of ‘99, BA, Psychology) 

View Working for California onlinewww.fresnostatealumni.com.

 

C.A.S.E. Presents BRONZE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE to FRESNO STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION for “WHAT DAY IS IT? IT’S HUMP DAY!” Video 
The Fresno State Alumni Association is the recipient of a “Bronze Award of Excellence” presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VII, for the video “What Day Is it? It’s Hump Day!”

The video features a Tia, a camel owned by Lloyd Pareira from Merced, Calif., walking around various locations on the Fresno State campus: She’s shown with the Bulldogs’ Softball Team, walks with TimeOut and members of the Spirit Squad, calls out Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, walks through the Smittcamp Alumni House, and cavorts with a small ensemble comprised from members of the Bulldogs’ Marching Band.

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Grants offer new opportunities for nurse practitioner students
The College of Health and Human Services was awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to help fill a regional void of primary health care providers. The grants were awarded by the Song-Brown Commission, which encourages universities and health care professionals to provide quality health care in underserved areas. More Read more

 

Dr. Frank Lamas is new vice president for Student Affairs
President Joseph I. Castro has appointed Frank R. Lamas as the new vice president for Student Affairs at Fresno State, effective July 1, 2014.More Read more

 



Lopez named Fresno State’s first-ever Gates Cambridge Scholar
Fresno State senior Stephanie Gabriela Lopez was awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a full-ride graduate scholarship to Cambridge University, making her the first Fresno State student to receive the prestigious academic honor. More Read more

 

 

 



Meet the staff:

Meet Patricia O'Connor, Director of Annual Giving, of the Fresno State Alumni Association.Read more about Patricia Read more

 

 

 

 



Read more campus news at FresnoStateNews

 

Featured Scholars

 


Michael Alonzo

Alumni & Friends of the Craig School of Business Scholarship

 

 


Moriah Mehlman

Stephen and Risa Rodemeyer Organic Chemistry Scholarship

 

 

 

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Notable Alumni



John Loiacono

Executive at Adobe

 

 


Barbara Sellers Young

Author and scholar specializing in dance, theater and performance

 



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

 

 



David Tobin

TV Producer & CEO, Audiojack

 

 




View more Working for California alumni here

 

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Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala - Open Call for Nominations
It is once again time to begin the nomination process for our annual Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala that is traditionally held during Homecoming week each fall. We are currently looking for individuals who fit the Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Alumni and Arthur Safstrom Service Award criteria. Nomination forms are available online atfresnostatealumni.com. You will also find the past recipient list and guidelines for granting the awards here. 

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 awards ceremony is Monday, March 10th at 4pm. You can return the nomination form via email, fax or mail to: Fresno State Alumni Association, 2625 E. Matoian Way, Fresno, CA 93740. Fax: 559.278.6790 

For additional information, please call 559.278.ALUM or email Ashleigh Davis, Events Coordinator atashleighd@csufresno.edu.






St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. --Adrienne Cook 

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More events at the FSAA event page

 
 

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

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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

 


Paul J. Bauer
 (1995) is an attorney and shareholder with Walter & Wilhelm Law Group based in Fresno, Calif. His areas of practice include employment law and business litigation.




Tracy (Sagle) Blair 
(1994) is an attorney with Walter & Wilhelm Law Group based in Fresno, Calif. Her practice areas include: business, litigation, employment, bankruptcy and healthcare.



Derek Carr 
(2013) will be featured as one of nine quarterbacks on “Gruden’s QB Camp” to play on ESPN. More Header 





Paul George
 (Alumnus) is on the cover of ESPN magazine. The magazine says he’s the NBA’s best two-way player. More Header 






Thomas Houseman
 (1991), of Anne Amie Vineyards, was a speaker at the Boston Wine Expo. More Header 






Anna Jacobsen
 (2010) is an administrator at Bitwise, located in Fresno, Calif. As a student, she was a reporter for “The Collegian.”



Amy Kohl (1994) currently has a display in the Fresno Arts Council during the month of February. She is a metal, stone, and found object artist. 

Adam Longatti (2002) has his paintings in an exhibit titled “Interior Space” throughout the month of March at 1821 Gallery & Studios located in Fresno, Calif.



Heather McLane
 (1999) is the content developer and marketing specialist at Edit, LLC, located in Fresno, Calif.



Robert H. Oliver 
(1966) will retire from the Fresno County Superior Court in January 2015 after serving for 20 years on the bench. 


Domingos Simões Pereira (1994) has been selected the head of the Eighth Ordinary Congress of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde; and is considered a top contender to become prime minister of Guinée-Bissau in its upcoming parliamentary elections.



Jon Reelhorn
 (1985) owns and operated Belmont Nursery in Fresno, Calif. He was featured in the article “Green From Brown” recently published in “The Fresno Bee.” (Photo by Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee). More Header



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