Lillian Faderman (1940) authored “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,” which was published by the University Press of Yale.


Carlene A. Kostiw (1958), a watercolorist who runs an art studio in Fresno, and her students displayed their artwork at “A Legacy Exhibit” at The Kings Art Center.


Richard Doepker (1960), an educator, was inducted posthumously to the College of the Sequoias Hall of Fame. As a pitcher, he led COS to the 1957 state championship before moving on to Fresno State and later playing in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 1959-1964.

Jim Vidak (1962) announced his retirement after nearly three decades as Tulare County superintendent of schools.


James V. Boren (1972), executive editor and senior vice president of The Fresno Bee, retired on Jan. 18 after 48 years at the newspaper.

Daren Gee (1971), of DB Specialty Farms and Darensberries, earned the Extraordinary Achievement Award at the Strawberry Sector awards sponsored by EconAlliance.

Roger George (1975), a three-time All-American decathlete, was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in November.

Doug Hansen (1974), an artist who recently had an exhibition at the Madden Library, had a pair of jeans that he bought at the Cherry Avenue Auction in 1970 put on display at the Levi Strauss & Co. Archives. Levi’s historian Tracey Panek learned about the jeans that Hansen filled with colorful patches.

Philip Huerta is now a school board member for Madera Unified School District.

Larry Johanson (1976), president of Johanson Transportation Service, was elected to serve on the board of governors for the California State University, Fresno Foundation.

Timothy J. Schmal (1979), of Santa Cruz, was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as one of 25 Superior Court judges.

Dennis Shelby (1978), CEO of Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, Kansas, was honored as Distinguished Alumni by Hope International University, from which he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1976.

Kathleen R. Smith (1972), of Easton, Kansas, was named Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her contributions and achievements in the field of canine breeding.


Angela (Angie) Cisneros (1982) was honored by Arte Americas with the first Judge Armando O. Rodriguez Legacy Award.

Randall R. Groom (1989) is now city manager in Visalia.

Karen Hendricks (1988) is now interim superintendent for the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education.

Sheila Kincade (1983, ’86) and her students were paid tribute in an exhibition of digital artwork at Madera South High School.

Kelley Landano (1984) was appointed Fresno County librarian in March.

Tony Lopes (1980) earned the 2018 Engineer of the Year Award from the San Joaquin Engineers Council.

James Powell (1982) is now the national partner-in-charge of campus recruiting and university relations for audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP.

William T. (Bill) Shaughnessy (1987), president and chief operating officer at eHealth, Inc., was elected to serve on the board of governors for the California State University, Fresno Foundation.

Jeff Tedford (1983) was named Mountain West Coach of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to a 10-4 record and West division championship in his first year at the helm.

Ysabel Trinidad (1985), vice president for finance and administration at California State University, Channel Islands, is now a board member for the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County.

Tom Uribes retired as public information officer at Fresno State after 30 years at the University.


Roxanna Aguirre (1994) is now part-time coordinator for the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership as the coordinator of the Spanish-language ministry training program.

Joseph Allison (1993) is now vice president of administrative services at Merced College.

Kim R. Bobby (1991), of Prince George’s Community College, was appointed as the president’s chief of staff.

Brant Brown, a former Bulldogs baseball standout who was drafted in the third round in 1992 by the Chicago Cubs, is now assistant hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Todd Coelho (1992) is now a partner with Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP.

Monica R. Diaz was appointed to a judgeship at Fresno County Superior Court by Governor Jerry Brown.

Jim Gillio (1997) announced his candidacy for San Benito County Supervisor.

Hilary Graves (1995), who owns agricultural consulting business Mighty Nimble, was featured in the San Luis Obispo Tribune. She also breeds the endangered heritage breed of Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs.

Scott Howell (1995), M.D., is now chief medical officer at Advantmed health care solutions company.

Curtis Johnson (1994) is now director of sales for North America for the Euramco Group.

Jay Mahil (1999), a partner in family farming operation Creekside Land Company, LLC, was elected to serve on the board of governors for the California State University, Fresno Foundation.

Adrienne McGraw (1993) is now executive director for the Gateway Science Museum at Chico State.

Larry Spikes (1981, ’92) is retiring after 24 years as Kings County administrative officer and 36 years total with the county.

Patti Waid (1991) is now director of University Communications at Fresno State. She previously served as director of public affairs at Chico State and as assistant vice chancellor for communications at UC Merced.

Dora C. Westerlund (1996), CEO for the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation, was appointed to the California Secure Choice Retirement Saving Investment Board by Governor Jerry Brown. She also holds board positions with the Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno State Foundation.

Patrick Wiemiller (1991) is now Santa Maria’s assistant city manager.

Michael E. Woody (1991) announced his candidacy for the 24th Congressional District seat.


Edson Barrantes (2006) is now local sales manager at KPNX-TV, an NBC affiliate in Phoenix.

Melody Canady (2002) is now assistant superintendent for business and fiscal services for Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

David Carr (2001), the former Fresno State quarterback and No. 1 over NFL draft pick, was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in November.

Melvin Ely, the former Fresno State basketball star and NBA lottery pick, was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in November.

Mitch Fagundes (2003) is now vice president for global strategic accounts at Arecont Vision, an IP-based megapixel camera technology.

Jimmy Hook (2000) is now Tulare County agricultural commissioner.

Ashley Jacobsen (2003), an assurance manager for Moss Adams in Fresno, was featured in Working Mother magazine as Working Mother of the Year.

Jessica Peterson McCormack (2008), a former Fresno State volleyball standout, was inducted into the Sonora High School Hall of Fame after starring in volleyball, basketball and track and field and being named 2003 CIF Woman of the Year.

Patrick Ramirez (2005), vice president of corporate services at Community Medical Centers, was named to Fresno State’s University Advisory Board.

Kathleen S. Rindahl (2007), assistant professor of nursing at Fresno State, was among 11 nursing professionals recognized statewide at the Association of California Nurse Leaders 40th annual conference in February.

Demitrius Snaer (2005), a Modesto Junior College professor and men’s cross country coach, presented for the Positive People Speaker Series at the college.


Christopher Ayala (2015) is now a Selma police officer.

Lindsay Eskildsen, a former Fresno State cheer team member, advanced to the “American Ninja Warrior” national finals, broadcast on NBC in September.

Mathew Graham (2010) is now project engineer for T-O Engineers Municipal Group.

Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan (2011) and husband John Hannigan (2001, ’08) authored “Don’t Suspend Me: An Alternative Discipline Toolkit.”

Gregory Nitzsche (2013) is now a Selma police officer.

Lanae Oviedo (2016) was awarded the $9,000 Hugh Goodwin Bar Scholarship by the San Joaquin College of Law.

Wilma Quan-Schecter (2013) is now Fresno city manager.

Kathleen Rhodes Schock (2017) is now Central Valley deputy director for the California College Guidance Initiative.

Aaron Stonelake (2014) is now a nutritionist for the Kern County Public Health Department.

Chris Turner (2017) is now systems integration/test engineer for Lockheed Martin.

Pazong Vang (2015) was awarded a $5,000 Hmong Language Scholarship from the San Joaquin College of Law.

Rebekah E. Wells (2016) is now residence life coordinator at Eastern Wyoming College.

Desiray J. Yeaw (2014) is now a registered dietitian at Illinois State University.


(A) Brian Archer (2005) and Bonnie Archer welcomed their third child, Claire Lea J., on Jan. 25.

(B) Jace Brown (2010) married Sammy Hudson (2011) on Sept. 30.

(C) Krista Calderon (2009, ’11) and Gabe Calderon welcomed their first child, Adeline Sumiko, on July 16.

(D) Sara (Mohr) Frauenheim (2009) and Geoffrey Frauenheim welcomed their second child, Jameson Daniel Lee, on Nov. 3.

(E) Benjamin Holton (2008) and Tracy (Funk) Holton (2000, ’03) welcomed their first child, Olivia Alexandra, on May 31.

(F) Blake Kalcevich (2011) and Kendall Kalcevich (2012, ’14) welcomed their first child, Clayton Ray, on Feb. 4, 2017.

(G) Brooke (Lloyd) Rummonds (2004) and Joshua Rummonds welcomed their first child, Jackson James, on Sept. 29.

(H) Daniel Ward (2014) and Devon Goossen (2013) are engaged to be married on April 7.

(I) Rudy Weiser and Kirbe Schnoor (2012) were married on Dec. 30.

notes photos 2018


‘For thee, our hopes and memories’

In memoriam

Rebecca “Becky” Adams, Feb. 6, Fresno.

Sally S. Adkins, Nov. 9, Fresno.

Alice Ahern (1977), Oct. 12, San Francisco.

Raymond D. Audino (1968), Jan. 6, Visalia.

Lee W. Ault (1971), Dec. 14, Fresno.

Eleanor (Kazarian) Avedisian (1947), Nov. 16, Fowler.

Richard Bruce Baird (1959), Sept. 13, Sonora.

Vincent Baldini (1969), Oct. 5, Visalia.

Eleanor J. (Castleberry) Bender (1952), Oct. 10, Carlsbad.

Donald J. Beymer (1968), Oct. 30, Fresno.

Stanley J. Bien (1990), Nov. 5, Fresno.

Mark Bixler, Nov. 16.

John B. Chambers, Jan. 19, Visalia.

Jack H. Chaney (1968), Jan. 4, Fresno.

Gary M. Charlson, Sept. 19, Fresno.

Patrick Chiamori, Dec. 22, Madrid, Spain.

Beverly A. Childs (2003), Nov. 16, Tulare.

Harry E. Christiansen (1952), Nov. 14, Rancho Cucamonga.

John K. Christensen (1969), Jan. 4, Fresno.

Barbara A. Cole (1930), Dec. 17.

David E. Costello (1958), Nov. 17, Fresno.

Carolyn Mendes Dias (1959), Nov. 21, Clovis.

Gregory O. “Butch” Dias Jr., Dec.16.

Carl W. Drow (1961), Sept. 13, Fresno.

Eileen Jo Said Dykema (1980), Aug. 29, Santa Barbara.  

Kenneth E. Eliason (1993), Oct. 12, Fresno.

Frank K. Errea (1964), Jan. 16, San Ardo.

Mary L. Everton (1981), Aug. 30, Santa Cruz.

Sharon Louise Tilly Farley (1966), Oct. 31, Fresno.

Emma C. Farran (1942), Dec. 2, Clovis.

Richard W. Francis (1962), Nov. 19; Frederick, Pennsylvania.

Michael R. Freund, Dec. 15, Hanford.

Donald Gaddini (1982), Nov. 9, Fresno.

Robert W. Ganse (1944), Dec. 27; Bothell, Washington.

Lori Denise Garciamarsella (1987), Sept. 17, Fresno.

Rachel Irene Garcia, Sept. 22, Selma.

Augie Garrido (1961), March 15; Newport Beach.

Robert Franklin Geary (1962), Clovis.

Cindy Gerringer (1995), Clovis.

Dorothy Lee Gibson, Aug. 4, Hanford.

Michelle Hoshicko Gifford, Nov. 3, Fresno.

Robert Glim (1973), Nov. 11, Fresno.

Sarah R. Neel Goble (1942), Jan. 1, Fresno.

Gene M. Gomes (1969), March 6, Fresno.

Ernest G. Gomes (1960), Feb. 5, Salinas.

Lillian (Perry) Gomes, Dec. 24, Visalia.

Joni Gray, Nov. 22, Santa Maria.

James Greenamyre (1957), Sep. 22 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Harold D. Griffey (1956), Jan. 20, Fresno.

Robert W. Gudgel (1952), Dec. 16, Fresno.

Gerry M. Hall, Feb. 23, Visalia.

Herman L. Hamm (1953), Dec. 15, Fresno.

Anita A. Harriger, Oct. 30, Pacific Grove.

Joan K. Wainwright Hatter (1973), Dec. 27, Fresno.

Gary Hawley Sept. 12; Orlando, Florida.

George D. Helvey (1972), Sept. 13, Madera.

Todd Hendrickson (1982), March 22, Fresno.

Charles Hipwell (1945), Aug. 23, Visalia.

Samuel R. Hodges (1958), Oct. 9, San Luis Obispo.

Shirley Ann (Masumoto) Honda, Nov. 16, Fresno.

Dewayne I. Hoppert (1946), Jan. 26, Visalia.

Hal D. Hynds, July 16, Fresno.

Burton R. James (1941), Dec. 15, Fresno.

Bill J. James (1959), Oct. 11, Livermore.

Robert S. Johnson (1975), Nov. 20, Fresno.

Erma L. Jones (1983), Dec. 7, Fresno.

Jean W. Kiehl (1950), Oct. 5, Fresno.

John Zoltan Kiraly (1950), Aug. 17, Fresno.

Muriel Laub, Sept. 14.

Wanda Lister (1953), Oct. 26, Fresno.

Gregory B. Logan (1970), Feb. 8.

Andrea N. Long, Jan. 8, Clovis.

Robert Lorio, Dec. 18, Visalia.

Betty Lum (1945), Nov. 7, Fresno.

Elsie M. Lukens (1942), Oct. 6, Bakersfield.

Carolyn M. Luttrell (1931), Jan. 14, Bakersfield.

Frank J. Maglio (1943), Nov. 23, Fresno.

Glenn Mar (1952), Jan. 9, Visalia.

Janet M. Marando (1975), Sept. 29, Fresno.

Greeta S. Martin (1951), Dec. 28, Fresno.

Helen J. Martin (1961), Jan. 4, Sonora.

Mark F. Matthews (1973), Nov. 5, Kingsburg.

Conrad J. Mazurek (1963), Fresno.

Louise Borges McGrew (1969), Sept. 15, Visalia.

Frank McNeely, Sept. 21, Ventura.

Colleen McNeilly (1954), Feb. 17, Chico.

Shirley McVay, Dec. 23, Visalia.

Kelsey Meadows (2011), Oct. 1, Las Vegas.

Gary R. Miller (1977), Feb. 1, Visalia.

Wilda K. Moller (1950), Jan. 1, Fresno.

Jennifer L. Moss (1985), Jan. 9, Fresno.

Arthur Mugnolo (1939), Nov. 1, Mill Valley.

Vinetta E. (Milicicha) Negranti (1964), June 22, Morro Bay.

Elizabeth N. Nelson, Jan. 10, Fresno.

Marjorie A Nelson (1963), Feb. 4, Los Banos.

Darel Newman (1966), Oct. 10, Fresno.

Charles R. Odle (1960, ’69), Nov. 15, San Jose.

George Kaneo Omata (1963), Sept. 30, Menlo Park.

John P. Owens (1962, ’74), Jan. 16, Bakersfield.

Jack T. Palsgaard (1967), Nov. 27, Clovis.

Natalie Pestorich, Jan. 12, Fresno.

Gerald E. Peters (1930), Jan. 11, Fresno.

George W. Poplin (1952), Jan. 8, Fresno.

Gary J. Quintana (1999), Oct. 12, Selma.

Jill E. Richards, Jan. 29, Fresno.

Douglas Richert (1992), Sept. 28, Fresno.

Randy Ross (1976), Dec. 14; Mahomet, Illinois.

Phillip V. Sanchez (1957), Oct. 16, Fresno.

Alfred R. Sciacqua (1949), Dec. 1, Fresno.

Kenric Silva (1979), Aug. 13, Novato.

Blake Smith (2006), March 2, Fresno.

Dr. Allen H. Simmons (1955), Sept. 7, Fresno.

Bonnie L. Simonian (1970), Nov. 11, Fresno.

Mark C. Simpson (1989), Nov. 12, Visalia.

Kenneth Smeltzer (1962), Oct. 2; South Jordan, Utah.

Blake Smith (2006), March 2, Fresno.

Beverly J. Stilwell (1964), Aug. 6, Fresno.

Edith H. Stock, Jan. 9, Fresno.

Alfred D. Stuart Jr. (2002), Jan. 23, Fresno.

Leona A. Thompson (1939), Jan. 8, Fresno.

Brad R. Tomasini Jr. (1967), Oct. 27, Wasco.

William L. Tucker Jr. (1971), Dec. 31, Fresno.

Walter A. Wallace (1954), Nov. 3, Salinas.

Ronnie W. Williams (1960), Nov. 13, Fresno.

Donald Wolverton (1946), Dec. 16, Walnut Creek.

James Young, Dec. 14, Fresno.


Herman K. Doswald, Jan. 8; Blacksburg, Virginia.

Rosa M. Hurtado, Nov. 20, Fresno.

Haruo Imamura, Sept. 19, Fresno.

Kim I. Morand, Dec.19, Clovis.

Stanley Frank Norsworthy, Sept. 6, Fresno.

Ignacio B. Santesteban, Oct. 29, Fresno.

Willie Lee Shell Jr. Sept. 11, Bakersfield.

Gail E. Tompkins, Nov. 1; East Providence, Rhode Island.

Traci L. Wagenleitner, Oct. 7, Fresno.

Shirley A. Wiley (1976), Oct. 15, Fresno.