A Rising Recent Grad

Fresno State alumna Gina Avalos sets up her shot for KSBY-TV.

Avalos graduated from Fresno State in May with a degree in media, communications and journalism. The final two months of her college experience were flipped upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, as her classes shifted to virtual instruction.

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Alumna Kaelyn Rodríguez explores connections of ethnicity, history and art in LA

Alumna Kaelyn Rodríguez in her Ph.D. robes from UCLA.

Rodríguez began her journey in higher education at Fresno as an Art/Art History major. Following her graduation in 2012, she went on to get her Master’s in Art History from UC Riverside in 2014, followed by a Master’s in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA in 2016. Just months ago, she achieved her Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA.

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Kudos to Fresno Writers – February/March 2020

Kudos to #FresnoWriters

Kudos to #FresnoWriters is a regular series on the Fresno State MFA blog, celebrating the professional accomplishments of students, alumni, and faculty in the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English at Fresno State.

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Featured Supporter: Danny Swartz

Featured Supporter: Danny Swartz

In 1987, Fresno State student Danny Swartz departed for London. It was only his second trip on a plane — the first had been a short hop from Fresno to San Francisco — and his first time out of the country. Up until that point, he had only left the state a couple of times to go to Reno and Las Vegas. Now he would be spending his spring semester in London as part of the Fresno State London Program.

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