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JUL. 2016  
Madagascar: Building a healthier community
 
 
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The Small family's robust history of Bulldog alumni
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Valley: My home, a place I want to be a part of and make a difference in
 
 
 
 
 
Sierra Summer School
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pedro Ramirez (2012), has been hired as the director of organizing for the Community Water Center, based in Visalia. The former Fresno State student body president has been an advocate for immigrant rights and voting in underrepresented communities.
 
Kia Michael Karbassi (2009) has opened Berlin Street Grill in Fresno, California. The restaurant specializes in wraps, kabobs and salads..
 
Johnny Mendez (2012) has been hired as a member services consultant for the Los Angeles Rams. He oversees season ticket holder accounts while the new $2.4 billion stadium is being built in Inglewood that is set to open in 2019. He has had similar positions with the Houston Dynamo, Seattle Storm, Arizona Sun Devils, and Fresno State Athletics.
 
Yohanes Makmur (2003) and Radinal Latuconsina (2003) have established Molucca Craft Chocolate – a bean-to-bar enterprise. The business partners, both born in Indonesia, were highlighted in “Central Valley” magazine.
 
Leonard Brown (1958) portrays miner Grubby Shurtz in the production of “Males Order Bride,” a melodrama running at Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst, California.
 
Joe Rosato, Jr. (1994), has won a Northern California Emmy Award for television news writing. He is a video and news journalist at NBC Bay Area in San Francisco.
 
Jennifer Kasparian-Hoekstra (1985) a Registered Nurse, is the owner of The Bar Method, a spa-like exercise studio that is rapidly becoming known for its low-impact, total-body workout. She oversees two locations: Fresno and Clovis.
 
Chad Wegley (1997) has joined the Alta Irrigation District as assistant general manager. He is a licensed civil engineer, earning his degree in civil engineering from Fresno State in 1997.
 
Shirley Melikian Armbruster (1973), associate vice president for University Communications at Fresno State, was honored as Professional of the Year by the Central California chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She was cited for her role in leading one of the largest and most award-winning teams of public relations practitioners in the Central Valley, as well as her work on national boards and councils responsible for advancing public relations and communications practices.
 
Melania Moustakis (2012) is now head distiller for Glass Distillery, an artisan vodka distillery located in Seattle, Wash, where she will lead the team to develop new products and oversee the production of all of the ultra-premium vodkas in the Glass portfolio.
 
 
 
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