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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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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Oktoberfest Funds Scholarships for Students

The Louise Sorrenti Petrosino Scholarship has been impactful for Marivel Bravo-Mendosa’s life. The Petrosino Scholarship is one of many scholarships that are funded through the Kremen School of Education Alumni and Friends Chapter’s Oktoberfest. This annual event includes a silent auction and ticket sales that assist with raising money for scholarships to give back to […]

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Restoring the Power of Our Students

A few days ago, I woke up to get ready for work. Like any other day, I rubbed my eyes, took a deep sigh, and went to turn off the alarm clock. When I looked at my phone, I noticed the battery wasn’t fully charged. I figured I forgot to connect the charger into my […]

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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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Passionate for Science, Mrs. Click Becomes All-Star Teacher of the Year Finalist

It was a Thursday night in late June at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants were preparing for their series opener against the San Diego Padres. Mrs. Jennifer Click, Fresno State graduate student studying Curriculum and Instruction, prepared to go on the field for the NBC Sports All-Star Teacher of the Year ceremony. Mrs. Click […]

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2018 Kremen Dean’s Medalists

Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist Elizabeth Barba Placencia Undergraduate Degree Program: Liberal Studies Fresno State is a transformational university and Elizabeth is the perfect embodiment of someone who is dedicated to transforming the life of others as she pursues her own continued education and career. Her parents immigrated from Mexico when Elizabeth was an infant to give […]

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Outstanding Graduate Students

Each year the Division of Research and Graduate Studies and the Graduate Net Initiative host a Graduate Student and Faculty Mixer. This is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduate students and the faculty who helped them succeed. This year the Kremen School of Education and Human Development nominated seven graduate students for their […]

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