Top Dog

The Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

The Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala is a Fresno State Alumni Association signature event, whereby alumni are honored for accomplishments in their fields and commitment to service in the community. We are proud to recognize these alumni who have also given outstanding service to Fresno State and the Fresno State Alumni Association.

This black tie event is first class and shows the community our commitment to excellence. During this event we will also recognize the Fresno State Alumni Association's student scholarship recipients. The Fresno State Alumni Association is proud to award more than $147,000 in student scholarships this year, leading the 23 CSU campuses in student scholarship giving.

Questions Regarding The Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala?

Please contact Katie Adamo, Events Coordinator
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Nomination Procedures | Distinguished Nomination Form | Outstanding Nomination Form | Arthur Safstrom Nomination Form

The Top Dog Alumni Awards
2015 Award Honorees

Armen Bacon (1973)
Distinguished Alumna

Robert Monke (Friend)
Arthur Safstrom Service Award

Outstanding Alumni by College and Division:

Marvin Meyers (1956) LIFE
Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Mark Anthony Scott (1980)
College of Arts and Humanities

R. Elaine Mason (1947) LIFE
Department of Athletics

Kyle T. Stephenson (1974) LIFE
Craig School of Business

Dr. Robert Aguilar (1962) LIFE
Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Diana Gomez (1988) LIFE
Lyles College of Engineering

Robin McGehee (1998)
Division of Graduate Studies

Dr. Stuart R. Katzman (1987)
College of Health and Human Services 

Geraldine A. Tahajian (1965) LIFE
Henry Madden Library

Scott Barton (1982)
College of Science and Mathematics

Diana S. Dooley (1972)
College of Social Sciences

Ryan Jacobsen (2002, 2004) LIFE
Division of Student Affairs

Congratulations to the 2014 Top Dog Honorees!

Distinguished Alumnus: Bill Smittcamp (1975) LIFE

Outstanding Alumni by College:

  • Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology: Rob C. Yraceburu (1984, ’90)
  • College of Arts and Humanities: James L. Melikian (1969) LIFE
  • Department of Athletics: Lacy Barnes (1988, ’91)
  • Craig School of Business: Leo Wilson (1957)
  • Kremen School of Education and Human Development: W. Richard Smith (1977)
  • Lyles College of Engineering: Harry Moore (1979) LIFE
  • Division of Graduate Studies: Yolanda Partida (1976, ’77)
  • College of Health and Human Services: Andrew Hoff (1973, ’75, ’78)
  • Henry Madden Library: Kay Provost (1962) LIFE
  • College of Science and Mathematics: Tamsen Nichols Munger (1968)
  • College of Social Sciences: Todd Suntrapak (1992)
  • Division of Student Affairs: Scott Vick (1989, '91) LIFE
  • Arthur Safstrom Service Award: Brad Fischer (1981) LEGACY

    Watch videos from the 2014 Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala!

Photos from the 2014 Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala

Smittcamp Yraceburu
William S. Smittcamp with President Joseph I. Castro Rob C. Yraceburu with Sandra Witte


James L. Melikian with Jose Diaz


Lacy Barnes with Cynthia Matson and Steve Robertello


Leo Wilson with Garo Kalfayan


W. Richard Smith with Paul Beare

Harry Moore with Ram Nunna


Yolanda Partida with Sandra Witte


Andrew Hoff with Jody Hironaka-Juteau


Kay Provost with Peter MacDonald


Tamsen Nichols Munger with Fraka Harmsen and Robert Dundas


Todd Suntrapak with Luz Gonzalez



Scott Vick with Frank Llamas Brad Fischer with Adam Stirrup