11 Fresno State alumni on CSU’s ‘Working for California’ list

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11 Fresno State alumni on CSU’s ‘Working for California’ list

The Fresno State Alumni Association has announced that 11 graduates – from more than 200,000 Fresno State alumni worldwide – are represented in the 2012 website Working for California, produced by the Office of Chancellor of the California State University.

“Each and every day, we’re amazed by the talents that our graduates display as they are achieving in their careers after leaving campus,” reports Jacquelyn K. Glasener, executive director of the Alumni Association. “Although a majority of our alumni choose to stay in the area, many others have made their mark throughout California and onto the national and international stages.”

The Fresno State alumni on the CSU list include Olympic medalists, a California state leader, scientists and the mayor of Fresno.

Fresno State’s 200,000 alumni are among the 2.6 million former students at the 23 campuses of the California State University, the nation’s largest public university system.

The following Fresno State graduates are included in Working or California:

  • Stephen Abas (2006, Kremen School of Education and Human Development), silver medal-winning United States Olympic freestyle wrestler. Read more …
  • Laura Berg (1998, College of Health and Human Services), winner of three gold and one silver medals in four U.S. team Olympic softball competitions. Read more…
  • Kris Curran (1996, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology), winemaker, D’Alfonso-Curran Wines in Lompoc. Read more…
  • Diana Dooley (1972, Jordan College), secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency. Read more…
  • Jeannie Graves (1985, College of Health & Human Services), coordinator of the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. Read more…
  • Dr. Richard Houghten (1968, College of Science and Mathematics), president of Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. Read more…
  • James Kardach (1984, Lyles College of Engineering). senior principal engineer at Intel and a developer of Bluetooth hands-free communications technology. Read more…
  • Anthony Marquez (1985, College of Arts and Humanities), Associated Press Los Angeles bureau chief. Read more…
  • Dr. Diana Meehan (1965, College of Arts and Humanities), award-winning documentarian, educator and cofounder of the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles. Read more
  • Daniel Silva (1983, College of Arts and Humanities), best-selling novelist. Read more
  • Ashley Swearengin (1994, ’97 Craig School of Business), Fresno mayor. Read more…

Meehan and Houghten are past Top Dog Distinguished Alumni choices and Abas, Berg, Houghten and Swearengin have been Top Dog honorees of their colleges or divisions.

Read the full list of Working for California alumni.