Richard Anderson (1965, ’72) authored “Fact Versus Legend: The Truth About the 1960 World Series,” challenging status quo beliefs about several issues related to Major League Baseball.
Daniel Meredith Geeting (1966), a music professor for 32 years, was awarded the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence by Cal Lutheran University President Cal Kimball.
Shirley Melikian Armbruster (1973), associate vice president for University Communications at Fresno State, was named Public Relations Society of America (Central California) Professional of the Year.
Kathleen Bayless (1978) was appointed to the board of directors and the audit committee at Veeco Instruments Inc. in Plainview, New York.
Barry J. Bedwell (1974) is now leading the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation.
Carol Bennetts (1975) retired from Hanford Joint Union High School District after 40 years in education.
Joanne Cable (1977) retired after 36 years of teaching, most recently at Western Sierra Charter Schools.
Bruce A. Hamlin (1976) is one of five founding members of the recently established Tehachapi Police Foundation.
Judith Lund-Bell (1972), a local family law attorney, served as a Hillary Clinton delegate for the 22nd Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention.
Harold Osborne (1972), a California winemaker, is now running La Fuente Winery in Todos Santos, Baja California. The winery has eight grape varieties and produces about 4,000 cases per year.
Gary Soto (1974) authored a new book, “You Kiss by th’ Book,” in which each poem begins with a line from Shakespeare and expands with Soto’s verses.
David St. John (1972), professor and English Department chair at the University of Southern California, is now a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Chris Bowlby (1985) manages advertising partnerships for Flipboard in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the Pacific Northwest. He previously worked in a similar capacity for The New York Times.
Martin Brady (1987) was reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Commission on Health, Safety and Worker’s Compensation. He has served since 2012.
Michael Der Manouel Jr. (1985) was awarded the Order of Merit, the highest alumni honor given by the board of directors of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Frank Di Tomaso (1981) is CEO and executive chairman of the Bank of Santa Clarita.
Phillip Leonard Ehorn (1988) has been a horologist, bringing broken clocks and watches back to life, for over 20 years at Once Upon a Tyme in Cambria.
Bryon Horn (1988) is now chief information officer for the City of Fresno.
Jennifer Kasparian-Hoekstra (1985), a registered nurse, owns The Bar Method, a spa-like exercise studio known for its low-impact, total-body workout. She oversees locations in Fresno and Clovis.
Christopher Morse (1988) was elected to the board of governors of the California State University, Fresno Foundation. He is the partner in charge of the Fresno office of the accounting firm Moss Adams.
Todd Leroy Oto (1988, ’99) was appointed superintendent for Visalia Unified School District.
Randy Reed (1986) is now director of production for ValleyPBS.
Russell Jack Richardson (1984) is now athletic director at University of Montana-Western, where he previously served as head athletic trainer.
Sandra Witte (1980) was appointed dean of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State.
Kara Backman (1997) is now Denair High School principal.
Mark Beringer (1991), chief winemaker at Beringer Vineyards, was featured in the Huffington Post Taste section as his family celebrates 140 years in America, after emigrating from Germany.
Marcelle Marie Burke (1994) is owner and CEO for S.E.A.T.S (Safety Education and Training Services), a nonprofit organization that educates, trains and encourages caregivers on the use of car seats and safety in and around motor vehicles.
Maj. Jeffrey Michael Burnett (1999) was promoted to lieutenant colonel and will transfer from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Brendan Feder (1991) joined Bank of the Sierra as senior agricultural loan officer.
Humberto Garcia (1992) is now vice president and chief financial officer at Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company in Petaluma.
Rebecca Angelina (Charest) Garcia (1999, 2001) is now a civilian public information officer in Okinawa, Japan, for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Marwan bin Ghalaita (1994) was elected as the United Arab Emirates Football Association president. He previously served as chairman of Al Nasr Football Club’s board of directors.
Carole S. Goldsmith (1991, ’98, 2005) is now president of Fresno City College. She was previously president at West Hills College.
Austin Hastings (1997) earned the Distribution Achievement Award at the American Gas Association annual operations conference. The award is for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the distribution of natural gas within the past five years.
Anastasia Hendrix (1991) is now deputy editor for features at the Review Journal in Las Vegas.
Christopher B. Lake (1996) is now manager of Albacela Winery’s Fault Line Vineyards. He previously oversaw the Southern Oregon Wine Institute for eight years at Umpqua Community College.
Kerri Marie Lopez (1994) is now assistant district attorney for Tulare County. She started as a certified clerk at the district attorney’s office and then became a prosecutor.
Stephen Lozano (1990), founder of SL Financial Group, partnered with New Aspect Financial Services in Napa. His Stockton and Oakland offices will be renamed New Aspect Financial Services.
Kim Maher (1996), a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, is now head softball coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Samuel “Alex” Michon (1992) is now executive vice president at the Lockton insurance brokerage in Sacramento. He will lead client services and business development.
Michelle Minetti-Smith (1996), first-grade teacher, was named Teacher of the Year for Guadalupe Union School District in Santa Barbara County.
Rosemary Ndoh (1993) was appointed as warden at Avenal State Prison by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Soma Norodom (1993) authored the autobiography “Royal Rebel.” She is a newspaper columnist, philanthropist and princess of the Cambodian Royal House of Norodom.
Liliana Guadalupe Perez (1997) is working with Claremont University to help provide graduate degree opportunities for undocumented students.
Jane Olvera Quebe (1990, ’92), president of JP Marketing, earned the AAF Silver Medal Award from the Fresno Advertising Federation.
Joe Rosato Jr. (1994) won a Northern California Emmy Award for television news writing. He is a video and news journalist at NBC Bay Area in San Francisco.
Harvey Fred Walker (1990, ’92), dean of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Applied Science and Technology, was named Pennsylvania’s Edinboro University’s 18th president.
Chad Brian Wegley (1997) is now assistant general manager at Alta Irrigation District.
Damien Capalare (2003)
is now principal at Pat Butler Elementary School in Paso Robles. He previously taught fourth grade, was a guidance instructional adviser and served as assistant vice principal at Flamson Middle School.
Jon-Micah Charles Clanton (2000) is now principal at J.R. Baker Elementary School in Columbia, Tennessee.
Jeffrey D. Clay (2015) is now survey crew chief for Wightman and Associates, Inc. in Portage, Michigan.
Tyler Clutts (2007), a five-year NFL veteran most recently with the Dallas Cowboys, now hosts “Inside the Huddle,” a weekly Cowboys television show in Texas. His wife, Tiffany, hosts “Inside the Huddle the Wives Edition.”
Maria Sofia Corona (2005) is an immigration attorney in Los Angeles representing children in removal proceedings. Her family was featured in The Fresno Bee for having all five sisters become doctors and lawyers after a childhood of farm labor.
Tish (Ganne) Davis (2000) and Eddie Davis (2000) founded Auspice In Home Care and Transportation to help seniors remain safe at home and educate the community on available resources.
Ryan Decker (2006) is now winegrower at the Healdsburg-based Rodney Strong Wine Estates.
Kimberly De Jong (2011), family nurse practitioner, joined Visalia Medical Clinic.
Carrie Pestorich De Young (2005), is now director of operations at Facility Designs.
Dustin Dodd (2001), former Clovis police officer and K9 handler, authored “Savage Justice,” a fiction book inspired by true events. The book was chosen to be featured in the International Thriller Writers Association publication.
Chris Estep (2008) is now social media manager at JP Marketing.
Dan Flores (2007) is now controller for the Betts Co., a leader in spring manufacturing and heavy-duty transportation products.
Taryn T. Francis (2006) and husband Yuriy Yermilov were featured on the TLC show “My First Home” that aired in May.
Thomas Gaffery (2004, ’09) is now director of parking and transportation at Cal State San Bernardino.
Jason Glick (2001) is the new community services director for the City of Lemoore.
Tim Goetz (2003) is co-founder and CEO of Aplos Software, an online accounting and donor management program for nonprofits.
David Hickok founder of The Little Shop of Boars, has been hosting pop-up dinners, which are multi-course dinners held in man-made tunnels, rooftops or historic vacant hotels, which is a new trend in Fresno.
Briana Jessen (2004) is now media buyer for JP Marketing.
Janetra Johnson (2002) authored the eBook “Still Waiting …,” a memoir that includes documentary evidence on the George W. Bush military service controversy.
John C. Kane (2002) is now director of winemaking and winery operations for Fetzer Vineyard in Mendocino County.
Kia Michael Karbassi (2009) opened Berlin Street Grill in Fresno. The restaurant specializes in wraps, kabobs and salads.
Kaci Lutz (2003) is now a California Highway Patrol officer in Oakhurst.
Yohanes Makmur (2003) and Radinal Latuconsina (2003) have established Molucca Craft Chocolate, a bean-to-bar enterprise. The business partners, both born in Indonesia, were highlighted in Central Valley Magazine.
Logan Mankins, a seven-time NFL Pro Bowl offensive lineman with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, retired after
Art Mota (2006) is now head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. He is also student success coach for the college’s satellite campus in Hermiston, Oregon.
Preston L. Osbourn II (2006) is now president of the San Joaquin Chapter, California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Gerardo and Fabio Serrato (2006), identical twins, are now sergeants for the California Highway Patrol in Modesto. They graduated college together, joined the academy on the same date and were promoted the same day.
Greg Willems is owner and president of berry grower-shipper G&M Farms. He began to handle his own sales in December and now has a new brand, Farm to Table Berries.
Lauren Billys (2013) represented Puerto Rico at the 2016 Rio Olympics and placed 35th in the individual equestrian competition.
Anna Gonzalez (2012), public relations and content director at JP Marketing, earned a Public Relations Society of America (Central California) Award of Excellence.
Oliver Greenbarg (2016) is now graphic designer at JP Marketing.
Chappelle M. Griffin (2014) authored “Your Child is Gifted,” a book that reveals tips for parents who want to secure acting roles for children.
Alene Istanboulian (2012), of JP Marketing, was named Public Relations Society of American (Central California) Rookie of the Year.
Eric Martinez (2012) is principal at Paso Robles High School.
Nicole Maul (2012), social media manager at JP Marketing, earned a Public Relations Society of America (Central California) Award of Excellence.
Johnny Mendez (2012) is now a member services consultant for the Los Angeles Rams. He oversees season ticket holder accounts.
Marvin Mijangos (2014) is now a Monterey California Highway Patrol officer.
Crystal Morales (2012), a former education reporter, is now ELA/ELD seventh-grade teacher at Altimira Middle School in Sonoma.
Melaina Moustakis (2012) is now head distiller for Glass Distillery, an artisan vodka distillery in Seattle. He will lead new product development and oversee production of all Glass vodkas.
Tyler Newberry (2015) is now a California Highway Patrol officer in the Oakland area.
Pedro Ramirez (2012) is now director of organizing for the Community Water Center, based in Visalia. The former student body president has been an advocate for immigrant rights and voting in underrepresented communities.
Susan Renfro (2011) is now development officer for the Fresno County Public Library.
Andrew Rich (2015) is now assistant softball coach at Sonoma State. He was previously a student assistant at Fresno State.
Jared Silva (2015) is now an officer at the Modesto Police Department.
Katie Stevens (2011), who leads state and local government relations for eBay’s western region, was a panelist at the International Women’s Day Celebration — Exporting Idea Abroad in March in Salt Lake City.
Mia Villareal (2015), media buyer/account assistant at JP Marketing, was named Rising Star by the Fresno Advertising Federation.
Brian Archer (2005) and Bonnie Archer welcomed their second baby girl, Haley, on April 30, 2015.
Anabela Bettencourt (2005) and husband John Paul Bettencourt welcomed their third baby boy, Braydyn, on Dec. 16, 2015.
Tom Brandstater (2007, ‘09) married Haley (Gossett) Brandstater on July 15 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Janie Corona (2009) and Raymond Robison, along with their daughter Pemberly, welcomed their twin girls, Emmeline and Catalina, on Aug. 1.
Nick Davis (2016) married Allison Zulewski (2016) on Oct. 15 in Madera.
Liliana Garcia (2006) and Steven LuAllen married on May 7 in Fresno.
Sadie Hemsath (2012) and Josh Hemsath welcomed baby boy J.D. Hemsath on July 2.
Benjamin Holton (2008) married Tracy Funk (2000, ’02) in April in Fresno.
Kasandra Martinson (2011, ’13) and Adam Brooks will be married on May 27, 2017.
Juan Pablo “J.P.” Moncayo (2008) married Benn Haitsma on May 20 in New York.
Chris Narez (2011) married Osiris Barajas (2014) on July 29 in Fresno.
Lisa Fazio-Satterberg (2004) and Domenick Satterberg welcomed their second baby girl, Madelynn Rose, on July 2.
Phillip Thomas (2013) and Alison Mattox (2013) welcomed their first baby boy, Aeroh, on June 4.