Ag One Foundation/College Development
California State University, Fresno
Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
2910 E. Barstow Ave., MS OF 115
Fresno, CA 93740-8009
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Summer hours (mid-May through mid-August): 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Alcidia Freitas Gomes, Executive Director/Senior Director of Development
Shannon Fast, Associate Director of Development
Sadie Hemsath, Assistant Director of Development
Kristine Lor, Accounting & Administrative Professional
Megan O'Connell, Student Assistant, Agricultural Communications, 2017
Bryce Johnson, Intern, Animal Science, 2018
Our office is located on the northwest corner of Barstow and Chestnut Avenues on the Fresno State campus.
Megan O'Connell - Student Assistant
Megan was born in San Jose and grew up in Turlock where she lived until she started her college career at Fresno State. She is an Agricultural Communications major and is currently working towards a certificate in Special Event Planning. She will be graduating this upcoming May! Megan started at Ag One in May of 2014 after working at the Gibson Farm Market on campus. She is planning on pursing a career in public relations to educate the public about agriculture and help promote agricultural companies throughout the country.
Bryce Johnson - Student Intern
Bryce was born and raised in Fresno. She is pursuing a degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Livestock Business Management, and is on track to graduate in the Spring of 2018. Bryce started her internship January 2017, and hopes to take the skills she is developing and apply them to her desired career field. She wants to become a zookeeper and exotic, large animal veterinary technician, and eventually get involved with large game conservation in Africa.
Kristine Lor - Accounting and Administrative Professional
Kristine graduated from Front Range Community College in 1995 with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration. She moved from Denver to Fresno in 2009 and has worked in accounting for many years. She started at Fresno State in the Accounting Department before joining the Ag One/Jordan College Development team in March 2015.
Sadie Hemsath – Assistant Director of Development
Sadie graduated from Fresno State in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Communications. During her college career she was a news intern for University Communications and worked part-time at the Fresno County Farm Bureau. Following graduation, she worked at the Kern County Farm Bureau before joining the Ag One/Jordan College Development team in September 2013.
Shannon Fast – Associate Director of Development
Shannon graduated from Fresno State in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. She worked for many years in the construction industry before beginning her career in development. She most recently worked at Valley Children’s Hospital before joining the Ag One/Jordan College Development team in December 2012.
Alcidia Freitas Gomes - Executive Director of Ag One/ Senior Director of Development
Alcidia graduated from Fresno State in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Business. After working in the dairy industry for seven years, she returned to campus to work in development for the Jordan College. She has served in this capacity for 23 years and helped raise over $80 million.