Students inspire during commencement season

Graduate Dean's Medalist Mialise Carney, Dean Honora Chapman and Undergraduate Dean's Medalist Lucca Lorenzi in full regalia on the Fresno State campus.

We are excited to acknowledge the achievements of our College’s most accomplished students. From the creative artists to the humanists, every scholarship winner and Student of Distinction reflects the experimentation, compassion, and curiosity that Fresno State fosters.

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Barking Bulldogs shine as in-person competition resumes

The Barking Bulldogs hold up their coach Dr. Douglas Fraleigh. Everyone is dressed in business casual dress and they stand on top of a mountain, behind them we can see trees and a foggy valley.

“The team had an amazing experience working and traveling with such great successes.  It has been great to return to in-person tournaments this semester and see the Barking Bulldogs shine in competition,” said Dr. Douglas Fraleigh, coach.

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For several Theatre and Dance majors, Fresno State is only the beginning

Cecilia Fisher adding gold paint to a prop bell. She is wearing a. blue shirt.

Fresno State’s Department of Theatre and Dance takes pride in its talented and dedicated students, who consistently demonstrate exceptional skills and passion for their craft. These graduates are eager to continue their artistic development and expand their knowledge through advanced studies.

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Interdisciplinary project documents indigenous knowledge of native plants

Image of Quercus kelloggii, the black oak, herbarium specimen

“The goal is to enhance STEM education here at Fresno State, to include in scientific databases local, native knowledge of plants including their geographic distribution, their uses and the vocabulary associated with these plants in native languages,” said Dr. Brian Agbayani. “…it’s important for us to be both supporters and stewards in the region.”

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9 questions with retiring philosophy chair Dr. Robert Maldonado

Headshot of Dr. Robert Maldonado

Dr. Robert Maldonado, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, is retiring this fall. He has been with Fresno State since 1991. We sat down with Dr. Maldonado to hear more about his 32 years at Fresno State and his future plans following retirement.

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Featured Supporter: Lilia Gonzales-Chávez

“I believe we are called to make this world better than when we found it. If we support students to be the best that they can be, they will go forward in whatever way they identify, to make our world better.”

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