Featured Supporter: Miguel A. Gastelum

Miguel A. Gastelum is a Graduates of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) Dean’s Council member, a program that enables recent alumni to support the college through membership for as little as $10 per month. He’s always been passionate about Fresno State and, as a G.O.L.D. level donor, he believes in providing students with opportunities to enrich their education and time spent at the university.

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A ‘Classics’ underD.O.G. tale

Dr. Kristi Eastin

How the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures went from two supporters to over 90 in three years for Day of Giving.

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Speech recognition technology featured at Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL)

As companies seek to have faster, better responses in their artificial intelligence (AI) products and customer service, linguists become critical in analyzing and understanding people’s particular speeches and words. With thousands of unique languages in the world, linguistics provides stronger understanding and solutions for things like speech recognition, speech synthesis, automatic translation and machine understanding.

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MCLL Teachers’ Academy provides valuable professional development for teachers of Spanish

MCLL Teachers' Academy

From that moment, everything quickly moved into motion as Dr. Gordo Peláez agreed with the idea and offered art history as a start to teach new vocabulary and create new lessons in Spanish. He was joined by Hernández. Castillo wrote a proposal outlining the necessity of a program and sent it to then Dean Jiménez-Sandoval. The rest was history as the Teachers’ Academy was approved and housed under MCLL.

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Featured supporter: Michael Giovannetti

Michael Giovannetti

“I cannot imagine my life without the presence, friendship, and the unconditional support of teachers, administrators, colleagues, and friends from Fresno State.”

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After overcoming brain cancer, alumnus Kai DiMino finds strength through theater

Kai on stage at Fresno State

Battling a rare childhood brain cancer at a young age, DiMino went through several years of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and was told that he would lose various cognitive, motor, and physical abilities. The long-lasting effects would prevent him from many activities. However, at age seven when he had beaten cancer, he learned to adapt.

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Dr. Yolanda Doub percolates ideas at annual PAMLA conference

Dr. Yolanda Doub

Doub teaches a graduate seminar on coming-of-age stories, the Spanish American bildungsroman. She brings in her presentations and uses them as examples, showing students what they can do for oral presentations or how their current research can be a seed for a later essay.

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