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Honoring Dr. John W. Hagen in the Department of Agricultural Business

Hagen thumbs upDr. John W. Hagen recently completed his 45th year of exemplary teaching and service to California State University, Fresno. His initial appointment at Fresno State was as a faculty member in the School of Business in 1969. In 1971, Dr. Hagen moved to the School of Agriculture and Home Economics (now the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology) where he became a “founding father” of the Department of Agricultural Economics (now the Department of Agricultural Business).

Dr. Hagen's philosophy of serving the student and meeting their needs permeates the department. He has touched the lives and influenced the futures of thousands of students, fellow faculty and colleagues - perhaps even you! His ability to motivate and inspire students has made his courses legendary.

Jordan College alumnus and former student of "Hagen-omics", John O'Rourke, co-founder and co-owner of RJO Produce Marketing, fondly recalls the impact Dr. Hagen made on him and his fellow students. "Dr. Hagen not only prepares students for their profession, he prepares them for life." Many students have benefited from his life lessons and can relate to how true this is of Dr. Hagen.

Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we have established the Ag One - Dr. John W. Hagen Endowment, supporting Agricultural Business students and programs in the Jordan College at Fresno State. We ask you to join us, along with faculty, staff, alumni and friends who have already contributed over $80,000 to this effort, by making a contribution toward the fund. Please take part in this endeavor and help it grow.

Those who know him can always count on his ability to identify promising students. Through the Ag One - Dr. John W. Hagen Endowment, identifying such promise will continue. 

Please join us today by making a gift in honor of Dr. Hagen, a great educator, mentor, and friend.  

To read more about Dr. Hagen's career, please click here

To see see photos from the Ag Business banquet honoring Dr. Hagen, visit our photo album.

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