Featured Supporter: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Prof. Der Mugrdechian began teaching at Fresno State in 1985. Since 2008 he has been the Berberian Coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program and Director of the Center for Armenian Studies at Fresno State. 

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Featured Supporter: tony sanders

“I love storytelling. I love a good story. I love theater’s ability to tell a story in the moment and the power that an artist possesses to make choices in that moment, and the connection between artist and audience in that moment.”

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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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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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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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Summer Arts Featured Supporter: Armen Bacon

Armen Bacon

If you’ve never met Armen Bacon, her impeccable style and petite frame offer no clues into the literary powerhouse and community servant she truly is. She is a champion of the arts, well spoken, and a phenomenal author.

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Featured Supporter: Haley Wagner

Haley Wagner

As a Fresno State Interior Design program alumna who worked multiple jobs as a student to make ends meet, Haley Wagner says her collegiate success was partially due to scholarships she received.

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Featured Supporter: 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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