School Backpack Program Feeds Valley Children

The Central California Food Bank‘s school backpack program provides children in need a backpack on Fridays filled with food to last the weekend. These backpacks provide enough food for a family of four, including breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Children then return on Monday with the backpack empty and receive another backpack filled with food the […]

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Inspiring Girls in STEM Education

Being inspired as a young child can assist in molding a person and their passions. Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin, coordinator of the master’s program in education – curriculum and instruction and professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was inspired by a passionate instructor while pursuing her graduate degree. Dr. Miriam Leiva was Bohlin’s […]

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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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First-Generation Matters at All Levels of Education

First-generation means many things to the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State. Traditionally first-generation means students who are the first in their family to attend and complete an undergraduate degree. But at the Kremen School, it doesn’t end there. First-generation means a student may be the first in their family to […]

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New Faculty Add Wide Range of Knowledge to the Kremen School

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development is proud to welcome nine new faculty members to Fresno State. With backgrounds ranging from school counseling services in the Caribbean to supporting LGBTQ students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Kremen School is gaining a variety of skills and plethora of knowledge. Dr. Rohit Mehta Assistant Professor, Department […]

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Getting to Know Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development is welcoming a new face to the team. Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan has been appointed to serve a one-year appointment as Interim Associate Dean! Are you from Fresno? I am originally from Illinois. I was raised in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, and earned my degrees at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). I […]

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Better Preparing College Bound Students in Porterville

A Need in Porterville Porterville College has partnered with the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP) to help strengthen the school to college pipeline in the rural Porterville area. According to Dr. Juliet Wahleithner, SJVWP Director, the best way to help students better prepare for college is to better prepare their teachers. Porterville Unified School […]

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Child-Friendly Work Environments Make a Difference

How important is a work environment that is accommodating toward parent employees? Very Important! When a staff or faculty member is a parent, after hours meetings can be difficult to attend. Having a child-friendly work environment can make all the difference to a parent. Being able to leave at 3pm to pick up your child, […]

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Leaving a 15 Year Legacy – Dean Paul Beare Retires

Paul Beare, Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, will retire on June 30 after 15 years of service at Fresno State. During his time at Fresno State, Dr. Beare has made an everlasting impact on the faculty, staff, and students. Over the past 15 years, he has celebrated close to 18,000 […]

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Dr. Laura Alamillo Appointed Interim Dean

Dr. Laura Alamillo has been appointed to serve a one-year appointment as Interim Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. Dr. Alamillo previously served as Associate Dean for the Kremen School and is currently the Executive Director for Programs for Children at Fresno State. Dr. Alamillo has a Ph.D. from the University of […]

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