Announcing the 2017 Top Dog Honorees
Top Dog Alumni award
Announcing the 2017 Top Dog Honorees
With more than 320 recipients, the Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala is a proud Fresno State tradition. On October 13, 2017, we honored 14 alumni and friends for their accomplishments and remarkable achievements in their field of study. This issue of the Alumni Newsletter features three of our recipients. The Distinguished Alumna Award recipient, the Arthur Safstrom Service Award recipient, and the Outstanding Alumnus from the Department of Athletics. Over the next year, each issue of the Alumni Newsletter will highlight one of our 2017 Top Dog honorees.
Alumnus Jamin Brazil
Top Dogs' Favorite Fresno State Memories
This year's Top Dogs took a moment to share what it was like when they first stepped on campus.
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Kim Ruiz Beck
Meet Kim Ruiz Beck, 2017 Distinguished Alumna
Kim Ruiz Beck is the daughter and granddaughter of her heroes.
Her father and grandfather...
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William Lyles
Meet William Lyles, 2017 Arthur Safstrom Service Award recipient
A 1955 graduate from Purdue University, Dr. William “Bill” Lyles is true to his entrepreneurial and engineering roots. 
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David Carr
Meet David Carr, 2017 Outstanding Alumnus from the Department of Athletics
David Carr remembers struggling to balance his faith, his desire to be a good person, and his love for a “violent” sport — football — as a middle school student in Fresno.
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Kim Ruiz Beck and President Castro
One night. Hundreds of memories.
Take a look at the captured moments from the 2017 Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala.
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