Featured Supporter: Kate McKnight – Video

Featured Donor Kate McKnight

Kate McKnight has spent her entire life on the Fresno State campus, growing up with an English professor father then becoming a student, instructor, University High teacher, and an Advisory Board member for the College.

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State of the College of Arts and Humanities

State of the College 2019

With 80 percent of the alum continuing to live in the Central Valley, the College of Arts and Humanities powers the local economy and touches every corner of life in our community.

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‘The Poetry of Jazz’ by Philip Levine and Benjamin Boone ranked #3 Jazz Album of the Year by Downbeat Magazine

Philip Levine, Benjamin Boone and the band in the studio

What started as a jazz project between two Fresno State colleagues has earned the respect of Downbeat Magazine readers who rank “The Poetry of Jazz” the number three Jazz Album of the Year in the 2018 Readers Poll. The poll results appeared in the December 2018 issue and praised the performance of Pulitzer-winning poet laureate […]

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Day of Giving! Support the College of Arts and Humanities

Day of giving is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, that goes from midnight to midnight — and you can help! It only takes two simple steps… Visit dayofgiving.fresnostate.edu and donate as little as $10 to the College of Arts and Humanities. Help spread the word using #FresnoStateDOG on Facebook, Twiter or Instagram. It’s that easy! Or almost… There […]

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Featured Donors: Dr. Raymond and Jacqueline Doumanian

Dr. Raymond and Jacqueline Doumanian

Over the years, Dr. Raymond and Jacqueline Doumanian have formed a deep connection with the College of Arts and Humanities. Both were students at Fresno State — Raymond earned his degree from the Department of Philosophy and went on to the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry — Jacqueline earned both her B.A. and […]

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Investing in students: Meet the Faculty and Staff who donate to the Dean’s Council

Jim Boren, Douglas Fraleigh, Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Barlow DerMugrdechian, Jefferson Beavers, Mariana Anagnostopoulos

Many faculty and staff of Fresno State’s College of Arts and Humanities are able to see first hand how the Dean’s Council funds impact the students, faculty, and departments. Because of this, we are especially proud when they donate their hard earned money back to the Dean’s Council. DONATE NOW! We asked them to write […]

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Dean’s Council funding helps send opera student to national convention

From left, Dr. Anthony Radford, Alejandra Tejeda and Dr. Maria Briggs

In January, Dean’s Council funds helped yet another Arts and Humanities student experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Thanks to the generosity of Dean’s Council donors, travel funding was be provided to master’s of music student and opera singer Alejandra Tejeda, who attended the prestigious National Opera Association’s annual convention Jan. 3-7, in New Orleans. 

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Featured Supporters: The Fisher family

The Fisher Family - A photo of Ruth and Ray

The Fisher family transformed loss into legacy, endowing memorial scholarships for music and creative writing students in honor of their loved ones.

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Maximize the impact of your gift to the Dean’s Council

Cathleen Fagundes

~ Photo above, from left, Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Associate Dean Honora Chapman and undergraduate Dean’s Medalist Cathleen Fagundes at the Arts in Motion event on April 29.  Fresno State has a bold vision to elevate Central California and become a region known for creativity, arts and culture. That vision begins with empowering our talented College […]

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