February-March 2019 Alumni Update

Zach Bartley (BA ‘18) is a shipping supervisor at Gerawan Farming.

Kelsey Rij (’18) published an article in FALSAFA, the peer-reviewed undergraduate journal of the University of California Irvine Philosophy Club. The article, “Lives That (Don’t) Matter: The Construction of Abjection in the Public Consciousness,” draws on Rij’s undergraduate thesis research in the communication and philosophy programs. It is available online at falsafaorg.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/issue-2-02.pdf

Roderick Cochran (MA ’17, BA ’15) is a school culture coordinator at Kepler Neighborhood School, Fresno.

Christian Douangphouxay (BA ‘16) received a Community Appreciation Award for his outstanding dedication and commitment to the Lao community of Fresno on behalf of the California State Senate.

Jared Wilde (BA ‘14) joined the California Highway Patrol in March 2019. hanfordsentinel.com/news/local/lemoore-man-sworn-in-as-chp-officer/article_e4dff05e-1d98-5bde-a461-0181f6a82ca1.html 

Matt Gilbert (BA ‘13) is coaching the Pine Creek High School girls swimming team in Colorado Springs. gazette.com/woodmenedition/a-handful-of-new-coaches-start-debut-seasons-across-district/article_9dcbd166-41e1-11e9-b374-1b194888a53e.html

Jared Gilbert (BA ’10) will coach the new swimming program at Ottawa University, according to the February 15 SwimSwam. He is a former Sunbirds assistant coach swimswam.com/ottawa-university-arizona-adds-mens-and-womens-swimming-in-fall-2019/

Kimberly Tapscott-Munson (BA ’10) was elected a Trustee of the Fresno County Board of Education. She is the first woman of color elected to the board.

Bryan Feil (BA ’07), Lanna Coffee CEO, won the Rising Star Award from the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. The awards were announced February 20, 2019. thebusinessjournal.com/fresno-chamber-lauds-leon-s-peters-winner/?utm_source=Daily+Update&utm_campaign=3ddc50341f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_20_09_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb834d017b-3ddc50341f-78731833&mc_cid=3ddc50341f&mc_eid=c8f76c00f9

Jennifer (Paul BA ’07) Schroer was unanimously confirmed by the New Mexico State Senate as Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Tourism Department in February 2019. ladailypost.com/content/new-mexico-state-senate-unanimously-confirms-jen-paul-schroer-cabinet-secretary-tourism

Michael Allen (SEM ‘06) is registrar at Chico State University.

Adam Juarez (TC ’05, BA ’03) is a tech integration coach at Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. In the summer of 2017, he was named a Google Certified Innovator, making him one of 1,700 certified innovators among the millions of educators worldwide using GSuite.

Beatriz Chaidez (MA ’02) is associate vice chancellor of human resources at San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. einnews.com/pr_news/476931378/san-jos-evergreen-ccd-fills-key-leadership-roles

Margaret Mims (BA ’95), Fresno County Sheriff, was given a special honorary Common Threads award for public service to the agriculture community. Common Threads awards are a collaborative effort of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, the Ag One Foundation and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State University and presentations were made March 27, 2019. thebusinessjournal.com/common-threads-award-winners-announced/?utm_source=Daily+Update&utm_campaign=eb46b88570-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_05_09_33&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb834d017b-eb46b88570-78731833&mc_cid=eb46b88570&mc_eid=c8f76c00f9

Rick San-Martin (FS ‘88) is a mathematics teacher and on the varsity soccer coaching staff at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles.

Clement Kroeker (SC ‘52, PBI ‘53) is a director at Congo Open Heart, a mission organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo. congoopenheart.org/



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations