Student of Distinction: Mia De La Cerda

Student of Distinction: Mia De La Cerda

“At Fresno State, I, for the first time in my life, felt accepted and found a sense of belonging. I was encouraged to write poetry about the experience of farm laborers, tell the story of my grandparents and delve into topics that have been underrepresented.”

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Graduate Dean’s Medalist: Mialise Carney

Student of Distinction: Mialise Carney

“I grew up silenced and sheltered from society, but through education, community and art, I’ve discovered a place in a world I didn’t believe had space for me.”

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Student of Distinction: Lindsay Norton

Student of Distinction: Lindsay Norton

“My ultimate goal is to earn a Ph.D., eventually teaching at a university while contributing to the emerging field of Indigenous-focused environmental humanities.”

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In Memoriam: Professor Emerita Toni Wein, Ph.D.

Dr. Toni Wein is shown on the right wearing red and black. On the left is a yellow background with white text "In Memoriam" in dark green text "Toni Wein, Ph.D., Professor Emerita.

Toni Wein, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, English Department (2002-2018) was born on April 20, 1952, in Detroit, MI and, after a bout with brain cancer, passed away on December 17, 2022, in Portland, OR.

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New Faces: Sean A. Gordon

Dr. Sean A. Gordon

The College of Arts and Humanities welcomes new faculty Dr. Sean A. Gordon to the Department of English. He earned a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he recently defended his dissertation, “On Being Dispersed: The Poetics of Dehiscence from ‘We the People’ to Abolition.”

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