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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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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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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