November 2017

Celebrating Successes


Celebrating Successes

Fresno State Alumni Association honors 2017 Top Dogs

The Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala recognizes some of the University’s most accomplished graduates with the highest honor presented by the Fresno State Alumni Association.

Each year one alumnus from each of the University’s eight academic schools and colleges, as well as the Department of Athletics, the Henry […]

Celebrating Successes2017-11-11T07:04:12+00:00

Learning by Serving


Learning by Serving

Research links service-learning to higher graduation rates

by Lisa Maria Boyles

Fresno State has cemented itself as a service-oriented university with students, faculty and staff providing more than 10 million hours of service to the community over the past 10 years. The concept of volunteerism has become part of the campus culture — and it’s […]

Learning by Serving2017-11-10T10:40:51+00:00




In Something Other Than Sports

There are more than 480,000 NCAA student-athletes — and less than 1 percent go on to play professional sports. Many more move on to successful professional careers in other industries such as government, health care, education and public safety. In the NCAA, 86 percent of Division I student-athletes earn a degree. While […]


Fresno State News


Fresno State News

by Eddie Hughes

Prestigious U

2017 rankingsFresno State’s approach to student success was again ranked among the nation’s best at combining academic excellence with economic opportunity. Washington Monthly, a D.C.-based magazine known for its annual rankings of colleges and universities, placed Fresno State No. 17 on its […]

Fresno State News2017-11-10T11:03:36+00:00

’Dog Houses


’Dog Houses

pool2Gary Castro came up with a fun idea a few years ago when he and his wife, Sue (a 1986 Fresno State alumna), decided to resurface their back yard swimming pool. “I said, ‘Hey, we’ve got to put the Bulldog in there,’” Gary recalls. The family […]

’Dog Houses2017-11-10T10:16:16+00:00

Day of Giving


Day of Giving

How 25,000 students were supported in 24 hours

by Esra Hashem

Daniel Loera grew up knowing the meaning of hard work. He spent his days laboring at a farm, out before the sun came up and only making his way back home after the sun went down.

The son of migrant farm workers, he was the […]

Day of Giving2017-11-10T08:02:10+00:00

Red Eye


RED EYE – A Crowd Pleaser

Photo by Cary Edmondson

Homecoming Week was refreshed and reimagined this year, uniting Fresno State traditions with new ideas to ignite student pride while welcoming alumni back to campus.

The campus was chock full of activities throughout the week, including the new Homecoming Big Show, featuring comedians Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect and […]

Red Eye2017-11-10T11:29:22+00:00

A Lasting Bond


A Lasting Bond

In her third year as a volunteer counselor at Camp Kesem, a free, week-long camp for kids who have a parent affected by cancer, Hailee Ramont says the experience is indescribable.

“Kesem actually means magic, and that’s what I tell people right away. Camp Kesem is a place where I can go with my […]

A Lasting Bond2017-11-10T11:24:08+00:00

This is ‘Jeopardy!’


This is ‘Jeopardy!’

Fresno State alum wins big on popular TV game show

by Lisa Maria Boyles


He spent four days competing on a national TV trivia show and won enough money to take a European vacation and give back to several community organizations.


Who is “Jeopardy!” winner Peter Guekguezian of Fresno?

Peter Guekguezian, 31, appeared on four episodes of the popular ABC […]

This is ‘Jeopardy!’2017-11-09T04:25:38+00:00

How the Red Wave was Born


How the Red Wave was Born

You may know the Fresno State fan base is nicknamed the Red Wave, but do you know the name’s origin?

Ron OrozcoFresno State supporters have fondly been known as the Red Wave for 35 years now. It’s an identity for the University’s fan base […]

How the Red Wave was Born2018-05-01T00:00:28+00:00
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