The community is invited to celebrate the College of Arts and Humanities’ top students with an afternoon of performances and recognition on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Fresno State Concert Hall. The event will be followed by a reception in the Phebe Conley Gallery.
Admission is free. Parking in Lot P1, P31, or P5 is also free.
Dr. Linnea Alexander, Chair
Arts and Humanities Advisory Board
Introductions and Acknowledgements
Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Dean
Dr. Honora Chapman, Associate Dean
Recognition of Scholarship Donors
Recognition of Scholarship Recipients
Presentation of the Students of Distinction
Department of Art and Design
Blanca Y. Davila Delgado, B.A.
Blanca Davila Delgado will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art and a cumulative GPA of 3.69. After graduating, Blanca will continue her education in graduate school as she would like to teach at an institution of higher learning. More…
Lorie A. Hanoian, M.A.
Lorie Hanoian is graduating with a Master of Arts degree in Spring 2019 with a 4.0 GPA. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and Studio Art, Lorie’s emphasis for the Master of Arts degree is Art History. Her goal after graduation is to continue researching early twentieth-century architecture and to investigate how people have interacted with these spaces. More…
Department of Communication
Victoria A. Cisneros, B.A.
Victoria Cisneros will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a cumulative GPA of 3.95. After graduating, Victoria will apply to the graduate program in Communication at Fresno State. More…
Alyssa R. Espinola, M.A.
Alyssa Espinola is graduating in Spring 2019 with a Master of Arts degree in Communication with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. After graduating, Alyssa hopes to continue her research in mindful interaction while teaching in local community colleges. More…
Department of English
Primavera Leal Martinez, B.A.
Primavera Martinez will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a cumulative GPA of 3.91. Primavera will continue her education after graduation to become a humanist who can advocate the law on behalf of those who fall through the gaps. More…
Megan D. Evans, M.A.
Megan Evans is graduating in Spring 2019 with a Master of Arts in English, Rhetoric and Writing with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. After graduating, Megan plans to enroll in a Ph.D. program to continue her studies on rhetoric forms through the use of Digital Humanities tools and methodologies. More…
Krystal Cantú, M.F.A.
Krystal Cantú is graduating in Spring 2019 with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. A Chicago native, Krystal plans to move back to Chicago after graduation to work for a publishing house or a magazine. She would eventually like to launch her own literary magazine that would be geared specifically toward women writers of color. More…
“To All the Children Who Share My Face”
Department of Linguistics
Nolan M. Trupp, B.A.
olan Trupp will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics and a cumulative GPA of 3.88. After graduating, Nolan will pursue a Master of Arts Degree in Communicative Sciences – Deaf Education. More…
Trevor Driscoll, M.A.
Trevor Driscoll will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Master of Arts Degree in Linguistics with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. After graduating, Trevor will apply to doctoral programs in order to earn a Ph.D. in linguistics and pursue his interest in theoretical phonology in academia. More…
Department of Media, Communications and Journalism
George Garnica, B.A.
George Garnica will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Communication and Journalism (MCJ) and a cumulative GPA of 3.70. After graduating, George plans to attend graduate school with hopes of one day teaching journalism. More…
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Tessa R. Barretto, B.A.
Tessa Barretto graduated in Fall 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Design with an emphasis in Printmaking. Her cumulative GPA is 3.94. In the Fall of 2019, Tessa will begin a graduate program to complete an MFA degree in Printmaking, and then she hopes to pursue a doctorate in African Art History. More…
Mario A. Arias Esquivel, M.A.
Mario Arias Esquivel graduated in Fall 2018 with a Master of Arts Degree in Spanish and a cumulative GPA of 3.92. Mario is currently teaching Spanish and ESL for non-native speakers at West Hills Community College, and Spanish at Fresno City College. He plans to continue teaching at both campuses to inspire and encourage students to continue their education and learn Spanish. More…
Department of Music
Theresa M. Lopes, B.A.
Theresa Lopes will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral/Vocal Education and a cumulative GPA of 3.89. After graduation, Theresa will enroll in the credential program to become a music educator. She hopes to pursue a Master of Music Education or Conducting in the future. More…
Mason M. Lamb, M.A.
Mason Lamb will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Master of Arts Degree in Music Performance and Composition with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. After graduation, Mason plans to pursue a doctoral degree. More…
“Un Bel di Vedremo”
from Madama Butterfly by Puccini
Yuxi Liu, Soprano
Zhuoxin Yang, Pianist
Department of Philosophy
Jordan M. Duran, B.A.
Jordan Duran will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a Religious Studies Option, and a General Business Minor. Jordan’s cumulative GPA is 4.00. After graduating, Jordan plans to work full time at the family-owned automotive appraising business but has not ruled out pursuing postgraduate education at a later date. More…
Department of Theatre Arts
Lia C. Dewey, B.A.
Lia Dewey will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a cumulative GPA of 3.72. After graduating, Lia plans to attend graduate school to earn her Master of Arts degree and eventually her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies. More…