Working for California
The Fresno State Alumni Association (FSAA) is proud to announce that 15 graduates from more than 200,000 alumni worldwide are represented in the Website "Working for California," an online project by the Office of Chancellor of the California State University.
"Each and every day, we’re amazed by the talents of our graduates are achieving in their fields of study," reports Jacquelyn K. Glasener, executive director, Fresno State Alumni Association. "Although a majority of our alumni choose to stay in the area, many have made their mark throughout California and onto the national and international stages."
Take a moment to meet a few of the 2.6 million remarkable California State University alumni who are making a difference in the lives of the people of California and the world. The alumni highlighted here provide leadership to every major industry in the state and attribute one common element to their success: getting an education at the California State University.
The following Fresno State graduates are included in WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA:
*Presented a Top Dog Alumni Award by the Fresno State Alumni Association.
Stephen Abas *
(2006, Kremen Education). US Olympian (Wrestling).
(1962, Education). Superintendent, Delano School District
(1976, Chemistry). Founder, President and CEO, Agriculture and Priority Pollutants Laboratories (APPL), Inc.
Laura Berg *
(1998, Health and Human Services). Four-time US Olympian (Softball).
(1996, Jordan CAST). Winemaker, D'Alfonso-Curran Wines.
(1972, Jordan CAST). Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency.
Carole Goldsmith *
(1991, History; 2005, EdD). Vice-Chancellor, West Hills Community College District
(1985, Health & Human Services). Coordinator, Sutter Medical Center
Dr. Richard Houghten *
(1968, Science & Math). President, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies.
James Kardach *
(1984, Lyles Engineering). Senior Principal Engineer, Intel.
Anthony Marquez *
(1985, Arts & Humanities). Chief, Los Angeles Bureau, Associated Press.
Dr. Diana Meehan *
(1965, Arts & Humanities). Co-founder, Archer School for Girls.
Jan Lynn Owen
(1987, Economics). Commissioner of Corporations, Department of Corporations, State of California
(1977, Political Science). Associate Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeal.
(1978, Social Welfare). Chairman, Board of State and Community Corrections (State of California).
(2001, Political Science). Legal Counsel, Roll Law Group/Paramount Agricultural Companies
(1983, Journalism). Bestselling author.
(1974, English). Author and Poet.
Ashley Swearengin *
(1994, Craig Business; 1997, Craig Business). Mayor of the City of Fresno.
(1999, Psychology). TV Producer & CEO, Audiojack.