All students have a unique story to tell. It's not just about what various programs
and services students utilize. It's about how these programs and services boldly empower students, and the resulting achievements.
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"Public relations is totally my jam. I passionately believe that there is more good
in the world than bad - sometimes people just need help finding it. You could say
I'm the type of person who wants the work I'm doing to really matter. In my future
career, my time and energy will ideally be spent creating positive change in the world
around us. The clients I work with in a PR capacity now give me the chance to do that
in innovative ways."
”Troy Polnitz has been at Fresno State for ten years, both as a student and staff. Troy received
his Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2012 and his Masters degree in Clinical Rehabilitation
Counseling and Mental Health Counseling in 2015. Troy has worked for Services for
Students with Disabilities for what will be 5 years in January. He has served SSD in a variety of different roles
which include as a peer mentor, a transportation coordinator, an accommodations coordinator
and currently, as a Disability Management Specialist.
"I am from Fresno, California and graduate with my undergraduate degree in Public Relations
with a minor on Creative Writing. I have worked with the Media Communication and Journalism
Department and learned that I want to create a wholesome and open minded environment
wherever I go. I am currently a student assistant of Communication and Multimedia
for the College of Social Science. "
"Not attending Fresno State during my undergraduate career, I knew Fresno State was the university calling me to pursue my Masters. I am a current graduate student
in the Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership program and right when I stepped
on campus, I felt the sense of inclusion and acceptance that is portrayed through
every element of the university. My hopes are to contribute to the future and success
of the university and make an impact during my time here. I believe Fresno State is
going to provide me with the tools and skills to pursue my Doctorate and become a
leader in Higher Education after the HEAL program, and the relationships developed
here will last a lifetime. Go Dogs!
"I am a junior in the Smittcamp Family Honors College, majoring in Kinesiology- Physical Education with minors in Physical Science and
Food & Nutritional Sciences. This is my third year with the Fresno State Spirit Program-
1 year with the Fresno State Cheer Team and 2 years with the Fresno State Dance Team. I am honored to serve on the Coordinator Board for Camp Kesem at Fresno State for my second term (Camp Kesem is a national nonprofit organization that supports
kids whose parents have been affected by cancer). I am so fortunate that Fresno State
has given me all these opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Thanks Fresno State and Go Dogs!
“In 2012, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which motivated me to work towards
a career as a clinical dietitian. I came to Fresno State from my hometown 8 hours south to accomplish that, and when
I checked to see if there was a club for diabetics like myself, I couldn't find one. This inspired me to establish the Diabetes Coalition at Fresno State and little did
I know, the impact DC would have on our community."
"My name is Linda Yang and I am a fourth year majoring in Psychology with a Pre-Medical
emphasis. Being born and raised here in Fresno, I had the privilege to see my community
develop around me. Fresno State was my top choice because it had the Health Career
Opportunities Program (HCOP), with the amazing advisor Dr. Juan Carlos Gutierrez.
It provides me with the opportunities and resources in order to succeed as a student
and reminds me of the deep connections I have with the Valley.
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