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JUN. 2016  
Life beyond the diagnosis
 
 
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Hmong Alumni Club, preparing students for life after graduation
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was the first one born in the U.S., I had to learn things by myself
 
 
 
 
 
The Small family's robust history of Bulldog alumni
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dana McGregor's surfing goats make a splash
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty Mutual - Fresno State Alumni, switch and you could save up to $519
 
 
 
 
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Scholarshare - The more they grow, the more you share.
 
 
 
 
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Robert “Bob” Bennet (1955, ’56), the former Fresno State baseball coach, tips his cap to the crowd during a ceremony at which the school re-named the baseball facility “Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium” on May 7.
 
Cheryl J. Sullivan (2004, ’06) has been named the interim president of Fresno City College. She has worked for Fresno City College and State Center Community College in several different capacities since 1998. Sullivan also serves as a commissioner on the Fresno County Equal Opportunities Commission.
 
Darius Assemi (1982), Jeff Robinson (Alumnus), Lisa Casarez (1994, 2000) and Lupe Jaime (2004) have been presented Child Advocacy Awards by the Comprehensive Youth Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a full range of prevention, intervention, treatment and educational services to help abused and at-risk children and their families.
 
Doug Hansen (1974, 2001) has published his latest book, California, the Magic Island. This is his third children’s book as an author and illustrator.
 
Christan Rousey (2009) was named Valley Children’s Healthcare Nurse of the Year for 2016 and presented the Innovation in Professional Nursing Award.
 
William “Michael” Betts IV (2012), chairman and CEO of Betts Company, was installed as the new president of the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) during the association’s recent annual meeting in Dana Point, California.
 
Andree Soares (1989) was named Valley Children’s Healthcare Nurse of the Year for 2016 and presented the Excellence in Leadership Award.
 
Russ Richardson (1984) has been named the new athletic director of University of Montana Western, where he was serving as the head athletic trainer.
 
Robert S. Spalding (1987, ’93), an Air Force Colonel, will be appointed to the grade of Brigadier General. The ceremony will take place at Knob Noster, Missouri on June 30. Spalding is currently serving as chief, China, Taiwan and Mongolia Division, J-5 Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Spalding is also a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he oversaw B-2 bombers as vice commander of the 509th Bomb Wing based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
 
 
 
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