University to lower flags in memory of Anderson, Peters

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University to lower flags in memory of Anderson, Peters

The flags on the Fresno State campus will be lowered to half-staff on Monday, March 19, for political science lecturer Dr. Rodney Anderson and for Pete P. Peters, a university benefactor awarded an honorary doctoral degree in 2009.

Fresno State President John D. Welty issued the directive that the flags on the Maple Mall at the east end of the Memorial Rose Garden be lowered for three days beginning Monday, the day services for both men will be conducted, and end Wednesday, March 21.

Dr. Anderson, who joined the Fresno State faculty in 1996, died March 6. The Department of Political Science is holding a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library.

Dr. Peters died Tuesday, March 13. A funeral service is planned at 11 a.m. March 19 at the First Armenian Presbyterian Church, 403 S. First St., Fresno. His support, remembered in the naming of venues in the Student Recreation Center and the Madden Library, has helped thousands of Fresno State students and also helped the university connect with the community.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with these gentlemen and their families, colleagues and students,” President Welty said. “They generously served the university community and our larger community and we are grateful they shared their gifts with Fresno State.”

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Photos by Madison Artist,  University Communications student photographer

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