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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MCJ Alum Mike Williams gives back with Scholarship, mentorship

Mike Williams skydiving

In 2009, Mike Williams and his friend Lee Lawrence sat across from the impossible client. This client was so prestigious in the Fresno market that many thought there was no way they would advertise in Fresno State’s Collegian newspaper. But Williams had a plan.

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From stage to screen; the Department of Theatre and Dance goes virtual

Darkside (logo) a virtual multimedia theatre experience.

“Darkside” is the Department of Theatre and Dance’s first attempt at producing virtual theatre. Director Kathleen McKinley has sought out the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism’s video expertise, and specifically Profesor Candace Egan, to turn this “virtual multimedia theatre experience” into a reality.

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New language Hub offers community language services, student teaching opportunities

Dr. Jaydene Elvin and Cheryl Chan headshots.

As Dr. Jaydene Elvin, assistant professor of linguistics, and Cheryl Chan, director of the American English Institute, worked on a public event to launch their Hub for Language Teaching and Learning, the COVID-19 virus suddenly shut everything down. However, the two quickly pivoted and, within weeks, developed the course, “Functional Spanish for EMRs,” to help the front lines of the pandemic.

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