A Crystal Clear Purpose

A Crystal Clear Purpose

Distinguished Alumna recalls a time at Fresno State that helped shape her future

By Eddie Hughes and Esra Hashem

Top-Dog-AwardSafiya Umoja Noble sees change when she walks onto Fresno State’s campus nowadays. She senses more diversity, more unity and more opportunity. But she also remembers a campus, in Read "A Crystal Clear Purpose" […]

A Crystal Clear Purpose2018-10-23T00:15:58+00:00

This Research is for the Birds

This Research is for the Birds

From Fresno to Antarctica, alumna studies Adelie Penguins

By Victoria Cisneros

penny cook with penguinNegative temperatures still fill the daily forecasts as summer sets in across Antarctica. A white blanket of ice stretches across the entire continent, leaving only small pockets of land where Read "This Research is for the Birds" […]

This Research is for the Birds2018-10-19T19:55:47+00:00

Pool Spirit


There’s a new place on campus where the Bulldog spirit can be felt— literally. The red felt on three new pool tables inside the residence halls features the iconic Fresno State four-paw Bulldog logo. The officially-licensed tables were purchased through Pool Tables R Us in Fresno and debuted for students to use this fall semester Read "Pool Spirit" […]

Pool Spirit2018-10-23T16:18:40+00:00

Class Notes

Class Notes


Arpie (Torigian) Dick (1954), a longtime Red Waver and educator, has been recognized over the years for her service to the community.

Betty Ann (Noorigian) Hagopian (1955), a longtime educator in Fresno Unified School District, has served the community for 20 years.    

Jesse Perry (1952) was recently awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by American Baptist Seminary of Read "Class Notes" […]

Class Notes2018-10-23T18:38:46+00:00

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

‘For thee, our hopes and memories’

Alumnus, former coach Darryl Rogers: 1934-2018

Former Fresno State student-athlete (1955-56) and head football coach (1966-72) Darryl Rogers passed away on July 11 at age 84.

As a player, Mr. Rogers was a star end for Fresno Read "In Memoriam" […]

In Memoriam2018-10-19T21:14:46+00:00

Longhairs Do Care

Longhairs Do Care

ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ was full of hair whips and high fives with these Fresno State alumni

By Eddie Hughes

The double doors opened, and Chris Healy and Lindsay Barto emerged with a rush of swagger that captured the nation’s attention on the Jan. 14 episode of the ABC hit show “Shark Tank.”

Healy and Barto, both Read "Longhairs <em>Do Care</em>" […]

Longhairs Do Care2018-05-03T23:32:12+00:00

The Ultimate Bulldog Room

The Ultimate

Bulldog Room

Wayne and Judy Holm caught the Red Wave spirit in the early 1980s and turned it into a lifetime of memories. With a particular fondness for Bulldogs men’s basketball, the Holms travelled on the team charter to every road game from 1995 to 2002 — and were regulars at home basketball and football Read "The Ultimate Bulldog Room" […]

The Ultimate Bulldog Room2018-05-03T23:46:14+00:00

Oh, Happy Days!

Oh, Happy Days!

Thousands of spring Fresno State graduates got a jump on celebrating at the 15th annual Grad Fest on the lawn outside the Kennel Bookstore. Hosted by the Fresno State Alumni Association, the event serves as a fundraiser and is the first chance for graduates to pick up the popular Grad Box that includes Read "Oh, Happy Days!" […]

Oh, Happy Days!2018-05-02T15:19:43+00:00

Class Notes



Lillian Faderman (1940) authored “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,” which was published by the University Press of Yale.


Carlene A. Kostiw (1958), a watercolorist who runs an art studio in Fresno, and her students displayed their artwork at “A Legacy Exhibit” at The Kings Art Center.


Richard Doepker (1960), an educator, was inducted posthumously to Read "Class Notes" […]

Class Notes2018-05-03T22:57:24+00:00

Celebrating Successes

Celebrating Successes

Fresno State Alumni Association honors 2017 Top Dogs

The Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala recognizes some of the University’s most accomplished graduates with the highest honor presented by the Fresno State Alumni Association.

Each year one alumnus from each of the University’s eight academic schools and colleges, as well as the Department of Athletics, the Henry Read "Celebrating Successes" […]

Celebrating Successes2017-11-11T07:04:12+00:00