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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Wayfinders Graduate on Path to Independence

As Deborah Hopson pulls into the driveway of her Fresno home, her daughter Porcha stands by the front door, eagerly awaiting to help bring in the groceries. Deborah describes her adopted daughter as having a “servants heart,” always concerned with the people in the world around her. Porcha, 30, has a mild intellectual disability and […]

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An Unexpected Opportunity Tracing My Hmong Roots Through China

Written by: Dr. Song Lee, Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation at Fresno State In May of 2019, I traveled to South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China to attend a conference. I presented to a room full of educators on the “Ethnic Identity of Hmong Youths in the United States”. Little did I […]

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Increasing Bilingual and Latinx Teachers in the Valley

Monica Garcia hasn’t attended her first day of college yet — but she already has a path mapped out that will allow her to start at a junior college, transfer to Fresno State and eventually become a bilingual teacher in the San Joaquin Valley. Garcia will start this fall at Fresno City College, where she […]

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Dean’s Medalist on Track to Teach Fourth Grade at Fresno Unified

Kaylee Gutierrez has distinguished herself as an outstanding student and service leader. As the Kremen School of Education and Human Development’s 2018-2019 Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist, she is a leader both academically and in service, and envisions herself providing access to children. Her work at Fresno State and in the community exemplifies the highest level of dedication […]

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Embracing Her Mexican Culture Through College

Camerina Morales, a chicanx from the small town of Orange Cove, CA, grew up going to school with all the same people. In her dominantly Hispanic town, less than four percent of residents pursue a bachelor’s degree, as higher education was not an expected ‘next step’ after high school. Her teachers encouraged her to go […]

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School of Education Honors Retiring Faculty

The retiring faculty at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State have made a significant impact on our school. They are not just retiring but also leaving a legacy of years of work in their departments. Roy M. Bohlin, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction 29 Years of Service […]

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Education is Everything – it’s the Key to Success and a Better Future Míja

Story courtesy of Marivel Bravo-Mendosa, MS in Counseling – Student Affairs and College Counseling 2019 Graduate I was born in a small town just off the coast, Santa Maria, CA, that is nestled in the valley between the Pacific Ocean breeze and beautiful wine country. It is a town that is predominantly Latino populated and where many […]

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How a Faculty Mentor Inspired Four Students to Graduate in Four Years

Four first-generation college students, all with goals to become teachers and each from different towns and countries, created a unique bond through their four years at Fresno State and are now preparing to graduate together in May. The common link between Claudia Gutierrez, Alondra Aguilar Chavez, Alma Perez and Andrea Gutierrez that brought them together […]

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New Scholarship Fund Helps Address South Valley Teacher Shortage

Efforts to address the South Valley teacher shortage are getting a boost from a new scholarship fund available for students transferring from College of the Sequoias into the Integrated Teacher Education Program at Fresno State’s Visalia campus. The program allows students to transfer from a nearby community college (COS, Porterville College or West Hills – Lemoore) and […]

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