Science Teacher Enters First Year on the Job with National Recognition

It was an exciting day for then-middle schooler Francisco Barajas as he learned how to use solar power to cook food. That was just one of many hands-on experiments Barajas participated in while attending a summer science program at Fresno State 13 years ago. “The experiments were based on the idea of how we can […]

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See Why This Liberal Studies Graduate Strives to Put Others First

While walking through the streets of San Francisco when she was 7 years old, Ariel Mendez remembers seeing a man holding a sign that read, “hungry.” She and her dad had just finished lunch, and she got his permission to give the man her leftovers. This is the first memory Mendez has of helping the […]

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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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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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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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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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