Dr. Randy Yerrick Named Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Dr. Randy Yerrick, known for his collaborative efforts, innovative teaching and implementation of technology in STEM classrooms, has been named the new dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State, effective July 1. Yerrick has been an associate dean of the Graduate School of Education and a professor of science […]

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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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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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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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Dr. Kimberly Coy Is This Months CFE’s Featured Faculty Member

My Story Did I ever think I was going to be a Professor, well no. Some days I look around and wonder how did I get here? For me I think it was a series of inspirational people. A few years ago and in a short time period I met a Police Chief, a Politician, […]

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Michael Giovannetti is Kremen School’s Top Dog

Dr. Michael Giovannetti is this year’s Kremen School’s Top Dog. On Friday, Oct. 26 Fresno State held its annual Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala. The Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala recognizes the accomplishments of some of Fresno State’s most notable alumni. “Fresno State did prepare me for life,” said Giovannetti. “I became connected to teaching […]

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