Archive for Education

Sandy McGlothlin Named VP of Student Services at WHCC

Dec 26, 2013 No Comments

COALINGA – Sandy McGlothlin has been named vice president of student services at West Hills College Coalinga after serving as the interim VP for several months. “Sandy McGlothlin’s work with West Hills College is distinguished with more than 18 years’ experience in student services that has provided her with a deep understanding of the community [...]

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E.M. Tharp and World Ag Expo ‘We Believe in Growing’ Scholarship Applications Available

Dec 20, 2013 No Comments

TULARE - World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up again to provide the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, created to support agricultural education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by Jan. 17, 2014 to be considered. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to students [...]

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Professor and Author Alex Espinoza Wins National Fellowship

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State associate professor of English and published novelist Alex Espinoza  was awarded a 2014 Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). According to the NEA, this fellowship provides $25,000 to published writers so they can set aside time for writing, research, travel and general career advancement. Espinoza is one of 38 authors [...]

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WHCCD Board of Trustees Appoints Len Falter as New Trustee

Dec 13, 2013 No Comments

COALINGA – The West Hills Community College District board of trustees has appointed Len Falter to fill the vacant seat left by the death of trustee Bill Henry. Falter will serve the remainder of Henry’s term, which ends in December 2015. He was formally seated during the board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10. Falter represents Area [...]

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Fresno State Student Earns Inaugural Welty Award

Dec 09, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO — The inaugural John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service will be presented to Fresno State student Daniel Ward, who served more than 300 hours in the past year for local and international organizations. The award, which includes a $2,500 scholarship, will be given annually to a student who exemplifies the commitment [...]

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Fresno Convention Center Reaches Agreement with West Coast Bible Conference

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center has announced a new five-year agreement keeping the annual West Coast Bible Conference, which recently celebrated its 31st year, at the Fresno Convention Center for 2015-2019. Center officials worked hand-in-hand with the Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau to make sure the annual four-day conference, bringing an average [...]

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Fresno State Winery Celebrates French Wine Tradition Le Vin Nouveau

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO — Le Vin Nouveau, the university’s annual tribute to a French fall wine tradition, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Fresno State Winery. “According to tradition, at one minute after midnight on the third Thursday of each November, winemakers in France release their first vintage of the year, Beaujolais Nouveau, with much [...]

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Fresno State Celebrates International Education Week

Nov 12, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO — Lectures, panel discussions and performances will unfold across the Fresno State campus Nov. 12-17 for International Education Week,culminating with the 30th anniversary of International Culture Night. The free, public events are designed to highlight programs that help Americans gain global experience. This year’s theme is, “The World is Hiring.” A full list of activities [...]

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City of Fresno Plans Bike Through (Neighborhood) History Nov. 2

Oct 30, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The City of Fresno has announced plans for this year’s “Bike Through History” on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon.  The event will feature a 7-mile round-trip ride with an emphasis on Fresno’s historic neighborhoods. Bike Through (Neighborhood) History is co-sponsored by the City of Fresno, Fresno County Bicycle Coalition, the Cal [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Courtney Bautista – Central Unified School District

Oct 29, 2013 No Comments

Courtney Bautista is a lifelong Fresnan who graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School and California State University, Fresno with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and journalism. In 2004, she landed a job as a reporter for The Twin City Times, a newspaper covering the rural areas of Easton, Caruthers and Riverdale. She was [...]

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Pulitzer Prize Author to Speak at Reedley College

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

REEDLEY – Pulitzer Prize award winning author Jane Smiley will speak at the Reedley College Forum Hall this Thursday at 7 p.m. Smiley is a novelist and essayist.  Her novel “A Thousand Acres” won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992, and her novel “The All True Travels and Adventures [...]

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Clovis Chamber Accepting Young Entrepreneurs Academy Applications

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – High school students in the Fresno/Clovis area are signing up for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Willow International Community College. Students enrolled in the seven-and-a-half month course will participate in three 10-week sessions.  The first will focus on brainstorming, the second forming a business plan, and the third consists [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Casey Lamonski – Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Oct 15, 2013 No Comments

Casey Lamonski started her career in 2002 after completing her business degree at California State University, Fresno. Starting out as the events and promotions director with the regional department store, Gottschalks, she went onto a local TV station and then a local business publication. Lamonski was instrumental in starting a local events venue company and is currently the [...]

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ERI to Hold Electronic Waste Recycling Collection Events at St. Anthony’s

Oct 11, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Electronic Recyclers International, the largest electronic waste recycling company in North America, is partnering with St. Anthony’s School in Fresno to put on their semi-annual e-waste recycling collection event at the school on October 13th and October 20th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with all funds raised benefiting the school’s computer department. [...]

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Assemi to be Honored at Top Dog Gala as Distinguished Alumnus

Oct 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO — Fresno entrepreneur and philanthropist Darius Assemi, president of Granville Homes, will be honored with the Fresno State Alumni Association’s Top Dog Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2013 during the Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Save Mart Center. The annual event is part of the university’s Homecoming Week [...]

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Fresno Fair Introduces Big New Museum

Oct 09, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A treasure trove of well over 1,000 antique items are now on display at The Big Fresno Fair, with each piece having a story from the fair’s 130 years of history. All of the items in the Big Fresno Fair Museum, ranging from photographs to awards, have historical value.  Some were donated, and [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Robert ‘Beto’ Mejia – Mendota High School

Oct 07, 2013 No Comments

Robert “Beto” Mejia is currently an employee of the Mendota Unified School District in Mendota, California where he plays an integral role in the high school athletic football program. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in pre-physical therapy from California State University, Fresno in May 2005 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree and [...]

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Professor Michelle Ganci Wins Highest Award by Poultry Association

Oct 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Michelle Ganci, professor of animal science for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State, received the California Poultry Federation’s Golden Rooster Award. The award is the highest honor given by the federation and was presented to Ganci at its annual conference, Sept. 19 in Monterey, Calif. “I have to [...]

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Educational Leader Mehas Dies

Sep 30, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Longtime Fresno State supporter Dr. Peter G. Mehas passed away this past Friday in a Fresno hospital. A native of Fresno, Dr. Mehas received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno in 1962, his master’s degree from UCLA in 1967, and his doctorate in education from the University of Southern California in [...]

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Fossil Discovery Center Announces Hands-on Activities for National Fossil Day

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments

CHOWCHILLA – The Fossil Discovery Center in Chowchilla will be celebrating National Fossil Day on Oct. 19 with numerous hands-on activities and exhibits meant to engage kids and their parents. National Fossil Day was created four years ago by The National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, [...]

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