Professor Dedicates Career to Advocating for People ‘On the Outside’

Dr. Jenelle Pitt remembers sitting with her classmates one day in high school as everyone shared news about which colleges they had applied or been accepted to. She was in AP English at the time, and she proudly announced she had been accepted to the University of California, Berkeley. But just as her moment of […]

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Fresno State Receives $1.2M to Prepare Teachers With Computer Science Skills

“Learn computer science. Change the world.” That is the slogan for Code.org, a nonprofit organization that promotes computer science in education and encourages participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Computer science is a growing topic in California K-12 school curricula in regard to how closely it aligns with other subjects such as science, math, English and […]

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Liberal Studies Students Exceed CSU Graduation Goals

Korey Domingos was determined to graduate from college in four years, even if that involved going to school full-time while working two full-time jobs. She said she believes some students who have the ambition and drive to finish in four years are faced with circumstances beyond their control that make it difficult. Domingos credits Fresno […]

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School of Education and Human Development’s Former Dean Dies at Age 81

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Dr. Barbara Burch, former Dean of Fresno State’s School of Education and Human Development and Provost Emeritus of Western Kentucky University (WKU). Burch died at the age of 81 early in the morning on Sunday, January 5. Burch was always driven toward education. She received […]

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Mother Decides to Author Bilingual Children’s Book to Fill Void

(Written by: Phylisha Chaidez, media, communications and journalism student) Many mothers read to their young children — Perla Solorio writes for hers as well. Combining her job as a school counselor, her role as a mother and her admiration for the Spanish language, Solorio created her company, Libros For Small Hands. The company focuses on promoting […]

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Credential Student Receives Support After Apartment Fire

Written by: Esra Hashem, University Brand Strategy and Marketing Racine Babb was with her teammates at Wahoo’s restaurant when she got the call. “My roommate called me and she’s like, ‘Where are you?’” Racine says. “Yelling frantically, she said, ‘The apartment’s on fire.’” The three-alarm fire occurred in mid-August across the street from Fresno State’s […]

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Doctoral Graduate Wins National Award for Dissertation

Written by: Phylisha Chaidez, media, communications and journalism student. Suzanne Rodriguez sat in the waiting area at her local salon when she read a text message: “OMG have you looked at your email?” The text came from Dr. Jennifer Watson, Rodriguez’s Fresno State Ed.D. dissertation chair. Rodriguez quickly checked her email and was overcome with […]

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Kremen School Alumni Oktoberfest Supports Student Scholarships

Written by: Phylisha Chaidez, media, communications and journalism student. Photography by: John Charles, media, communications and journalism student. In the summer of 2006, at just 11 years old, Shoghig Stanboulian was in constant fear for her life. The sounds of war have stuck with her 13 years later as she thinks back to the 2006 […]

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Teaching Credential Student Leads Pride Week Events

Written by: Esra Hashem, Fresno State Marketing Strategist For teaching credential student Kiana Medina, school has always been a sanctuary. “I was never really social. I never really socially fit in … I was bullied a lot. But I found my home in what was academia,” she said. As a child, the Fresno native bonded […]

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Godfrey Takes Role as Kremen School’s Interim Associate Dean

Dr. Kathleen Godfrey will be serving a one-year appointment as the Kremen School of Education and Human Development’s Interim Associate Dean. Dr. Godfrey previously served as the cair of the English department in the College of Arts and Humanities and has been a professor at Fresno State since 1999. Get to know more about Dr. […]

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