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Central Valley Honor Flight WWII veterans tour D.C. memorials

Central Valley Veterans were part of the first trip to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II memorial. Despite the light showers, one veteran, with a huge smile on his face, said, “This is great!” More Read more

  

Fresno State earns national designation for economic engagement 
Fresno State is one of 16 universities singled out today for its commitment to economic engagement by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The APLU named Fresno State to its first class of Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities. More Read more


Fresno State Winery celebrates the French Tradition with the new Le Vin Nouveau wine! More Read more


Fresno State Press publishes essays documenting Armenian history
The Armenian Studies Program issued its fourth title in the Armenian Series, “David of Sassoun: Critical Studies on the Armenian Epic.” This collection of essays about the oral epic poem of Armenia was recently published by The Press at California State University, Fresno. More Read more



The Craig School of Business is currently recruiting candidates for the Blended Online MBA program starting August 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 559.278.1683 or tryabova@csufresno.eduMore Read more

 

Carr named 2013 NFF National Scholar-Athlete

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Football Hall of Fame announced that Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr has been named a 2013 NFF National Scholar-Athlete. More Read more

 

 

 

Phi Kappa Phi receives "Chapter of Excellance Award"

The Fresno State Phi Kappa Phi chapter of the national honor society was presented the Chapter of Excellence Award for 2012-13. More Read more

 



Latin American Film Festival runsNov. 1 - Dec. 5

The Latin American Film Festival at Fresno State opens at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with a screening of the Mexican classic, “Hecho en México,” and a discussion led by director Duncan Bridgeman. More Read more

 

 


Here’s what we need from Duck Dynasty Fans: Like the “Bring Duck Dynasty to Fresno Facebook” page, as well as the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facebook page, Instagram @LylesCenter for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facebook page, Instagram @LylesCenter and Twitter @lylescenter and like, share, retweet, or upload your own Quackout to our Facebook pages using #quackattack #fresno

 


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Meet Jacquelyn Glasener, Executive Director of the Fresno State Alumni Association. Read more about Jacquelyn Read more

 



 

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 Featured Scholars 



Allison Cook

Philip and Shirley Patino Scholarship

 

 


Daniel Ward

Stephen and Risa Rodemeyer Organic Chemistry Scholarship

 

 

 

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Notable Alumni



Colonel Steven Nagel

NASA Astronaut

 

 



Roberta Spear

Award-winning poet

 

 

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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

 



Diane Anderson

Founder, President and CEO, Agriculture and Priority Pollutants Laboratories (APPL)

 

 

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Campus Events

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 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 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 

Jocelyn Alsdorf (2010) has been presented the Nurse of the Year Award for Advanced Practice by Children’s Hospital Central California.




Rojirio “Roy” De La Cerda
 (1999) has been named the administrator of recently opened Fresno Veterans’ Home located on California Avenue. He’s pictured with this wife, Sonia, at his official swearing in ceremony on Sept. 20th.

 


Leslie Cunning
 (Alumna) participated in a 30-person flash mob at the Big Fresno Fair on Oct. 12, 2013. (Photo by Mark Crosse/The Fresno Bee).





Larry Duncan (1969) a Duncan Enterprises’ third-generation owner, stands in front of the brightly-colored ceramic spheres adorning the facade of the long-time business on Shields Avenue. He and the business were highlighted in “The Fresno Bee” on Oct. 4, 2013. (Photo by John Walker/The Fresno Bee). More Read more



Amanda Flaherty 
(2005) has been presented the Nurse of the Year Award for Clinical Practice by Children’s Hospital Central California.




The group art exhibit – “Spectacle: A Closer Look at Fresno” – features artists Dawn Hart (2010), Rosa Elena Alvarez (2012), Christopher Geigle, Jason Bonilla(Student), Christopher A. Lopez (2008),Stephanie Ryan (Faculty), Peter Janzen(2009), Allyson McCandless (Student) and others. The exhibit opens on Sat. Nov. 2, 2013 and coincides with the grand opening of the M Street Arts Complex. “Spectacle” is curated by Christina Rea (Student) and Julia Woli Scott (2011, ’13). More Read more

 


Dot-Marie Jones
 (Alumna) greeted guests as host of Kingdom, the Gay Days Anaheim centerpiece event on at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney in October.

 

 


Jody Ketcheside
 (2000) of the Turning Point Central California, has been named to Fresno Online Business Street's "40 Under 40" list for the class of 2013. More Read more




Casey Lamonski 
(2002) was highlighted in both "The Fresno Bee" and "The Sacramento Bee" for modeling a wedding dress at the Premiere Bride Showplace.

 



Joshua Liggett
 (2012) and Sean Wenzel (2012) are getting married onNov. 2nd in Fresno, Calif. As students, both were involved with United Student Pride.

 


Robert "Beto" Mejia
 (2005) of Mendota High School, has been named to Fresno Online Business Street's "40 Under 40" list for the class of 2013. More Read more





Joanna Odabashian
 (1997) with Keller-Williams Realty, has been named to Fresno Online Business Street's "40 Under 40" list for the class of 2013. More Read more




Larry Salinas
 (1986) serves as the Associate Director of Institutional Advocacy, Office of the President, for the University of California. He holds an office in Sacramento.

 




George Takata
 (1997) is the new co-anchor of “KSEE 24 Sunrise.”

 



Devon Thrasher
 (2013) has been hired as a reporter for the KGPE/KSEE joint sports team.




Colleen Torgerson (1975, 1997) has been selected as one of the Top 10 Professional Women by the Marjaree Mason Center. She is the Coordinator of Partnerships and a Professor Special Education with the Kremen School of Education at Fresno State.


Lawrence Vallett (1986) has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Board’s associate inspector general for investigations in Washington, DC. He has had a 26-year career in law enforcement; and is a model ship building hobbyist. His ships have been displayed at the Mount Airy Public Library in Maryland. More Read more



Brian Vartanian
 (2007) has been named an agent at Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate in Fresno, Calif.




Amanda Williams
 (2003) of David Nalchajian, Inc, has been named to Fresno Online Business Street's "40 Under 40" list for the class of 2013.More Read more

 



Allan Williamson 
(2011) is a certified strength and conditioning specialist at LIVEFIT Personal Training Studio & Wellness Spa, located in Fresno, Calif.

 

 

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