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Bulldog Byte

Publisher:
Peter Robertson, BA '92, MA '95, MBA '05

Editor:
Justin Kamimoto, student

Contributors:
April Schulthies
Margarita Adona

Research Assistance:
Angel Langridge
Chelsea Cochran, student

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Scholars

Congratulations to the 2012-13 Fresno State Alumni Association Scholars receiving $125,000 in assistance this academic year! View this years' scholars photos on Facebook. More →

 

Yes30

FRESNO STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ENDORSES PROP. 30.

The Board of Directors' of the Fresno State Alumni Association (FSAA) has passed a resolution endorsing Proposition 30: Sales and Income Tax Increase at its recent meeting held on Aug. 25, 2012.

"Without Prop. 30 passing on Nov. 6th, the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system will be faced with a 'trigger cut' of $250 million. The 'trigger cut' to Fresno State would be more than $13 million." reported Clyde Ford, president of the board of directors' of the FSAA. "Fresno State alumni and friends are urged to support Prop. 30, and in turn, support Fresno State and the CSU."

SEE the FSAA Resolution in Support of Prop. 30 →

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Victor E

Fresno State's new live mascot, five-month-old Victor E. Bulldog II, enjoyed a warm welcome from the Red Wave at his debut Sept. 15th. More →

 

GDB

Gameday in a Box is a Red Wave must have!
Whether you are at the office or Bulldog Stadium, fans can show they are "Bulldog Born and Bulldog Bred" with the newly-released Gameday in a Box! Order your Gameday in a Box today! Priced reduced by 25% to only $95 each!

Order today! →

 

Yearbook

FRESNO STATE YEARBOOK COLLECTION

The campus produced yearbooks from 1912 through 1991, and the Henry Madden Library endeavors to make all of these available via our electronic collections. Starting with the older yearbooks, the Library is making these important historical documents available as funding to scan them becomes available.

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"New Look" for fresnostatealumni.com

The Fresno State Alumni Association website has a "new look," thanks to the professional assistance provided by Fatih Yenen, a web designer with Fresno State's Office of University Communications. The site utilizes the University's newly-rebranded logo, and includes new pages such as Advocacy, Notable Alumni, Student Scholarship Recipients, Traditions and Working for California.

 

Oscar

Oscar Perez' is Fresno State's 2012 William R. Hearst/California State University (CSU) Trustees Award recipient for outstanding achievement. More →

 

Seventeen

 

Fresno State student Kaitlyn Sims of Clovis is featured in Seventeen magazine. More →

 

 

Online MBA

 

Did you know the Craig School of Business is now offering an Online MBA? It's the same great program and degree as our traditional MBA, but delivered in a format that works great for students who need flexibility in their education. Contact 559.278.2107 or online. More →

 

 

 

 

Read more campus news at FresnoStateNews


Featured Scholars

Scholar 1

 

Jacqueline Balletto
Lehla Slocum Beatty Memorial Scholarship

 

 

Scholar 2

 

Andrew Bishop
Dr. Robert Monke Scholarship

 

 

BPF

Saluting the 2012-13 Bulldog Pride Fund Scholars

The Bulldog Pride Fund (BPF) has presented $10,000 equally to its 2012-13 scholars: Leo Barajas, Dausha Calhoun, the student performing as Fresno State's mascot TimeOut, Michelle Swift and Justin Kamimoto. In 2006, the BPF was established with one simple mission: "To support student scholarships at Fresno State." To-date, it has provided 23 scholarships valued at $39,000. www.bulldogpride.org.

 

Donate to a Scholarship and Support Fresno State Scholars!


Campus Events

8th Annual Oktoberfest
October 4 I Join alumni and friends of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development for a night of fun to raise money for its scholarship program. More →

Fresno State Lectures by Divisions of Continuing and Global Education
October 18 I Kim Klein "Show Me the Money: CBOs Talking Taxes - A Training on What We Can Do About the California Budget Crisis" from 4:50pm - 8:00pm in Peters Education Center.

Lyles College of Engineering Family Tailgate
October 20 I Join the Lyle's College of Engineering Alumni Tailgate for food, fun and games. More →

Fresno State Lectures by Divisions of Continuing and Global Education
October 22 I Michael Kass "Financial Tools for Tough Times: A Training on Financial Management, Budgeting, and Planning for CBOs" from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in Henry Madden Library, Room 3212.

Ag One and Jordan College Alumni and Friends Wine Tasting
October 26 I Enjoy award winning Fresno State wine and student produced farm products at the Fresno State winery. Proceeds benefit and promote students and programs in the Jordan College. More →

Make a Difference Day
October 27 I Join the Fresno State community to celebrate Make a Difference Day. Volunteers will build hiking trails, decorate Rotary Storyland, and refurbish Romain Park. More →

House

 

CSU Mega-Mixer: House of Blues
November 13 | Join alumni and friends of Fresno State, Cal State Bakersfield, CSU Fullerton, CSU Dominquez Hills, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU San Bernardino and CSU Northridge at the legendary House of Blues in Downtown Disney District. Details TBA. More →

 

Red, White and Wine
November 15 I Join the Alumni & Friends of the Craig School of Business for an evening of wine tasting. Proceeds benefit the Alumni and Friends Scholarship Endowment. More →

 

More events at the FSAA event page


Bulldog Benefits - Member Discounts

MarshMarsh 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 →

Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Policies - What are you paying for your insurance? Liberty Mutual is offering our alumni special discounted rates. Find out more about Liberty Mutual Home & Auto Insurance. Visit Liberty Mutual →

Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

Don't forget to support the FSAA by using your S.H.A.R.E.S. card at participating stores! Call the FSAA at 559.278.ALUM or email bstephens@csufresno.edu and we will send you a card so you can do your part to support the FSAA and student scholarships.


Giving Matters

campaignThe Campaign for Fresno State enters its final year! After raising $193,590,701 million dollars, the university is nearly 96.8% to its goal of $200 million. With state funding going below 50 percent for the first time, private contributions like yours are more important now then ever. More →


Class Notes

Beth

Elizabeth "Beth" Bridges (1991) dons a prom dress as she warms up for the 20th Anniversary of Central Valley Heart Walk and Lawyers Have Heart Run. During the day, Bridges works for the Clovis Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

BojanBojan Cubela (1997) is a Director of Workforce Strategy with Social Solutions (Creators of ETO Software) - based in Miami, Florida. He graduated Magna Cum Laude.

 

 

NedalNedal Habbas (2005) is the CEO and Publisher of soon-to-be-launched "Fresno Life Magazine." It promises to be "the new voice of Fresno."

 

NancyNancy Hollingsworth (1982), President and CEO of Saint Agnes Medical Center; Francine Oputa (1985, 2012), Director of the Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute at Fresno State; Matilda Soria (1998, 2000), Director of Research and Development, Reading and Beyond; and Dora Westerlund (1996), President and CEO of the Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; have been selected as Top Ten Professional Women of 2012 by the Marjaree Mason Center. Additionally, Julie Olson-Buchanan (Faculty) is being honored. An awards luncheon will be held on on Oct. 19, 2012.      More →

 

TimothyTimothy L. Johnson (2004) was recently referred to in "The Collegian" as "sharp-dressed - in a Stetson hat [with] a violin." He is the founder of the Oakhurst Community String Orchestra and is currently a member of The Sierra Riders. See the story. More →

 

 

JeffJeff Kandarian (2009), owner and winemaker of Kandarian Wine Cellars in Oregon's Willamette Valley, has recently been awarded a bronze medal for his 2012 Kandarian Wine Cellars Blue Eye, Sauvignon Blanc at the 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition. Congratulations!

 

LeonLeon Kaye (1991) has more than 16 years in sales training, business development, and overseas experience. He is a thought leader and expert on making the business case for sustainability; and a freelance writer for "The Guardian" (London). He is also the editor of www.greengopost.com.

 

NancyNancy Osborne (1976) has announced her retirement as a news anchor from KFSN Channel 30 (ABC) after a 35 year career. She was named to the prestigious Silver Circle in 2005, an honor presented by the Northern California division of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences to those who have worked and excelled in the television news industry for 25 years.

 

AmeliaAmelia Ryan (2000) pictured left, and Terry Lewis (Alumnus) pictured right, recently appeared as Desiree Armfeldt and Fredrick Egerman respectively, in "A Little Night Music." The StageWorks' production was directed by Joel Abels (1996).

 

 

GregGreg Stach (1992), the winemaker for Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma County, has won two silver awards at the 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition for 2010 Landmark Overlook, Chardonnay and 2010 Landmark Damaris Reserve, Chardonnay. Cheers!

 

 

ScottScott Stokes (1990) has been named by Citibank as the new Market President for the Washington, D.C. metro area and Baltimore, a role within the U.S. Consumer and Commercial Banking Business. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Army, active and reserve.

 

 

RobertRobert Weibel (1990) will display his Gunpowder Art at 1821 Gallery & Studios during the month of Oct. in Fresno, Calif. This is his first solo exhibit since 2009. Details →

 

 

 

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