The fall 2013 issue of Fresno State Magazine features a diverse group of students, alumni, faculty and friends who are making a difference every day at the university and beyond.

This issue provides a day-in-the-life look at new President Joseph I. Castro, as he visits his hometown Hanford for the first time since becoming Fresno State’s eighth president. Readers will learn 10 fun facts about Castro and get to know his wife, Mary Castro.

Plus, find out which Fresno State alumnus left a $5 million estate gift to the university to support more than 20 student scholarships every year.

And for an in-depth look into Fresno State football’s record-breaking quarterback, explore the story of Derek Carr and how he manages life as a major college football star with a wife, a newborn baby, schoolwork and frequent media attention.

Fresno State Magazine is a publication of the Office of University Communications. The award-winning magazine is published online and distributed by mail to a select list of Fresno State alumni, supporters and friends.

For more information, contact Eddie Hughes, editor, at 559.278.4378 or

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