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DEC. 2015  
Game day for Victor E. Bulldog III: Our beloved bulldog's first football season
 
 
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Award-winning author finds inspiration in Valley veterans
 
 
 
 
 
 
I want to be an inspiration to my daughter
 
 
 
 
 
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Rainbow Alumni and Allies Club hits the ground running
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preparing for the journey: Alum shares how Fresno State helped him succeed
 
 
 
 
 
A young alum's career takes flight
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business alumni enjoy night of food, wine tasting
 
 
 
 
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CLASS NOTES
 
 
 
Mary Piona (Alumna), a local farmer, is highlighted in The Fresno Bee’s photo exhibit titled “Faces of the Drought.”
 
Amanda Little (2004) established and owns Make Pie Not War – a business that hand makes necklaces, bracelets and rings made in the converted garage to about 40 boutiques nationwide and one in Japan. The business is also a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made awards. Read more
 
Candy Tsang (1981) climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa in September of 2015. She reached the summit at 1,931 feet after a five-day trek up, followed by a three-day trek down.
 
Paul Bauer (1995) was selected by The National Advocates, “a professional organization comprised of premier lawyers,” to be included into its Employment Law specialty. The selection for this organization is exclusive– limited to only 100 attorneys per state. By being selected, Bauer has shown that he demonstrates “superior qualifications, leadership skills and case results as a legal professional.”
 
Mark Torres (2011) has been hired as an account manager at Survey Monkey.
 
Mike Wintemute (1993) is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations for the Texas State University, based in Austin, Texas.
 
Jean Rousseau (1986) has been named Fresno County’s new chief administrative officer. He had been Tulare County’s administrative officer since 2007.
 
Rico Guerrero (1998) has been named the executive director of the State Center Community College District. He has worked previously for the Fresno Regional Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County.
 
Joe Del Bosque (1975) has been named the 2015 Agriculturist of the Year by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. The west-side farmer, who gave President Barack Obama a tour of his drought-stricken land last year. Founded in 1985, Empresas Del Bosque Inc. began as a small operation led by Del Bosque and his wife, Maria. Today, the Firebaugh-area grower has built a company that farms cantaloupes – conventional and organic – along with organic honeydew, asparagus and almonds. Read more
 
Sandra Celedon-Castro (2011) is the Hub Manager for Building Healthy Communities based in Fresno, California.
 
Will Cantrell (2005) and Jeremy Carrillo (2007) were married on September 19, 2015 at Una Bella Giornata of Cardella Winery in Mendota, California. They met as students at Fresno State and have been dating since 2004.
 
Dr. Russel Statham (2009, '11, '14) was recently promoted to chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation. In this capacity, Dr. Statham is responsible for administration of all business, financial, human resources, risk management, information technology, grants and contracts, and corporate services of the $30 million non-profit CSU auxiliary organization. Previously, Dr. Statham served as chief financial officer.
 
 
 
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