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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Alumnus Miguel Alvarez grows the next generation of artists

Miguel Alvarez

He spent his summers in the fields, picking fruits and vegetables in the scorching Central Valley heat. His winter breaks, pruning grapevines. The whole family’s effort was required to have the bare essentials to survive. He knew the best way to help his family was to break the cycle.

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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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