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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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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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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Transform lives in the College of Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts and Humanities is fundamental to the University and to our greater community. Every student at the University comes through our College to complete their general education requirements. With 150 full-time faculty members, the College of Arts and Humanities serves more than 8,000 students, representing a third of Fresno State’s student population. The […]

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