Made in the CSU
The Fresno State Alumni Association (FSAA) is proud to announce that 23 graduates from more than 200,000 alumni worldwide are represented in the website "Made in the CSU," 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 3 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 Made in the CSU:
Stephen Abas *
(2006, Kremen Education). US Olympian (Wrestling).
Robert Aguilar *
(1962, Education). Superintendent, Delano School District.
Diane Anderson *
(1976, Chemistry). Founder, President and CEO, Agriculture and Priority Pollutants
Laboratories (APPL), Inc.
Kim Ruiz Beck *
(1988, Craig School of Business). Chairman, Ruiz Foods.
Laura Berg *
(1998, Health and Human Services). Four-time US Olympian (Softball).
(2015, Craig School of Business). CEO of FocusVision.
(1996, Jordan CAST). Winemaker, D'Alfonso-Curran Wines.
Kerri Donis *
(1991, Health & Human Services). Chief, Fresno Fire Department.
Diana Dooley *
(1972, Jordan CAST). Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency.
Diana Gomez *
(1988, Lyles Engineering). Central Valley Regional Director, California High Speed
Carole Goldsmith *
(1991, History; 2005, EdD). President, Fresno City College.
(1985, Health & Human Services). Coordinator, Sutter Medical Center.
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.
Robin Johnston McGehee *
(1998, Arts & Humanities). Professor, College of the Sequoias, and national gay rights
Diana Meehan *
(1965, Arts & Humanities). Co-founder, Archer School for Girls.
Marvin Meyers *
(1956, Jordan CAST). Water conservationist and advocate for education.
Jan Lynn Owen
(1987, Economics). Commissioner of Corporations, Department of Corporations, State
Rosendo Peña *
(1977, Political Science). Associate Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeal.
(1978, Social Welfare). Chairman, Board of State and Community Corrections (State
(2001, Political Science). Legal Counsel, Roll Law Group/Paramount Agricultural Companies.
(1983, Journalism). Bestselling author.
Gary Soto *
(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.
*Presented a Top Dog Alumni Award by the Fresno State Alumni Association.