Frances Levine, longtime Fresno State supporter, dies at 94

Philip Levine with his arm around Fran as they look at each other in a black and white photo.

Frances Levine, whose gift to Fresno State of her U.S. poet laureate husband’s extensive personal book collection sparked the creation of the Philip Levine Reading Room inside the University library, passed away in Fresno on June 13. She was 94.

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Jim Boren receives Champion of Journalism Education Award

Ed Galdrikian (left and Jim Boren (right)

The award was presented to Boren by retired high school journalism educator Ed Galdrikian and recognized him for speaking at educational journalism conferences and conventions around the state and volunteering at an inner-city elementary school to help underperforming students improve their reading levels.

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