Primavera Leal Martinez and Mason Lamb named 2018-19 CAH Dean’s Medalist

Undergraduate: Primavera Leal Martinez | Graduate: Mason Lamb

The College of Arts and Humanities honored its 16 Students of Distinction at Arts in Motion on Saturday, April 6. At the ceremony, the graduate and undergraduate Dean’s Medalists for 2018-19 were announced.

Dean’s Medalists

Mason Lamb

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…

Primavera Leal Martinez

Primavera Leal Martinez, B.A.
Primavera Leal 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…


Honorable Mention

Alyssa Espinola

Alyssa R. Espinola, M.A., Department of Communication
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…

Lorie Hanoian

Lorie A. Hanoian, M.A., Department of Art and Design
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…

Standard Bearers

George Garnica

George Garnica, B.A., Department of Media, Communications and Journalism
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…

Theresa Lopes

Theresa M. Lopes, B.A., Department of Music
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…


Students of Distinction

Department of Art and Design

Blanca Davila

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…

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…

Department of English

Megan Evans

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 Cantu

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…

Department of Linguistics

Nolan Trupp

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

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 Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Tessa Barretto

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 Alberto Arias Esquivel

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 Philosophy

Jordan Duran

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 Dewey

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…

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