Featured Supporter: James Cardella

Jim Cardella

It was 1952 when an eight-year-old Jim Cardella, accompanied by his parents, left his home in Firebaugh to board the “California Zephyr” train in Oakland and begin an epic journey that took him nearly halfway around the world.

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Faculty Gala performance of ‘Carmina Burana’ to raise funds for scholarships

Fresno State Orchestra

An eruption of the senses in a journey through life’s indulgences, Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” is among the most popular pieces for classical music concert-goers. The opening, ‘O Fortuna, is immediately recognizable as the backdrop to many scenes in movies, television and commercials invoking drama unparalleled by other musical numbers.

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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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