Theatre students win national acting awards

Arium Andrews and Jimmy Haynie in "Fat Pig"

The winners of all eight regional festivals typically travel to Washington, D.C. to compete at theĀ National FestivalĀ at the Kennedy Center. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the festival had to be postponed.

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Arts and Humanities Students celebrate at in-person commencement

Graduate waves in Bulldog Stadium

The breeze rejuvenated as it passed through the masked students in the warm May evening while graduates congregated outside Bulldog Stadium ahead of commencement. For many, this was among the first gatherings in the 14 months since the quarantine lockdown

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Dean’s Medalist: Caleb Charles

“From a young age, I have recognized the injustices found in society towards people of color, and this has provided the fuel for my ambition.” ~ Caleb Charles

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Dean’s Medalist: Harrison Martin

Harrison Martin

“[I]t’s my lifelong goal to continue showing the joys of interconnected humanities to more future young minds in Fresno.” ~ Harrison Martin

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Standard Bearer: Teya Juarez

Teya Juarez

“Theatre has always captivated me in the way it holds up a mirror to society and tells the stories of the people within it.” ~ Teya Juarez

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Standard Bearer: John Spankowski

John Spankowski

“No childhood experience left a more positive impression on me than my time in primary and secondary music classes. Music touches people in ways that no other subject does. It exercises our aesthetic being and explores inexpressible human emotions.” ~ John Spankowski

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Graduate Honorable Mention: Jer Xiong

Jer Xiong

“For someone like me to be here, there was a lot of luck involved, my own hard work and persistence, timely opportunities, but most of all, the support from family and community. Their care and acknowledgement drive me.” ~Jer Xiong

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