Celebrating 75 Years of a Legacy of Possibilities and Honoring 7 Distinguished Alumni

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For three-quarters of a century, FPU has equipped students with unlimited opportunity and developed innovative programs for academic and professional excellence supported by the values of peacemaking, social justice, ethical leadership, holistic wellness and spiritual vitality.

As part of our 75th Anniversary, Anniversary, we have selected seven distinguished alumni representing the highest achievement in important fields. The community spent the first seven weeks of the fall semester praying for these alumni, their professions and their hopes for the future.

Health Care

Dean Lee, M.D., Ph.D.Dean Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
B.A. Pre-Health Sciences, 1987

Dean is driven by a passion to find new medical interventions for his patients through his research in cellular therapy.



Joe Hernandez, Ed.D. Joe Hernandez, Ed.D.

Dinuba Unified School District Superintendent
Multiple Subject Credential, 1991
M.A. in Education: Administrative Services. 1995

The motivation behind Joe’s work at Dinuba Unified has always remained the same: seeing kids succeed and viewing teaching as a calling to redemptive service.



Yammilette Rodriquez, M.A.Yammilette Rodriguez, M.A.

Senior Director of Youth Leadership Institute
M.A. Leadership and Organizational Studies, 2006

Yammilette’s work at Youth Leadership Institute empowers youth to get involved and make tangible changes in their community.



Max SteinertMax Steinert

Partner at Steinert Investments
B.A. Mathematics, 1967

Max helps run his family real estate and property management business and is a firm believer in investing in the community and the next generation.



Ministry/Human Services

Priscilla RobbinsPriscilla Robbins

Director of Rescue the Children<
B.A. Christian Ministries, 2010

Priscilla was raised to believe in serving others inside and outside the church and this has shaped her work at Rescue the Children.



International Relations

Pascal Kulungu, M.A.*Pascal Kulungu, M.A.*

Member of the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Founder of the Center for Peacemaking, Leadership and Good Governance
B.A. Business Administration-Accounting, 1997
M.A. Organizational Leadership, 1998

Pascal came to the US to be better equipped to serve his home country of Congo in the fields of education and health care.


*Posthumous Award

Public Service

Lynne Ashbeck, M.A.Lynne Ashbeck, M.A.

Senior Vice President, Community Engagement & Population Wellness at Valley Children’s Healthcare
(Former Mayor of Clovis and current Clovis City Councilmember)
M.A. Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, 2012

Lynne puts into practice the pillars of peacemaking as she serves on the Clovis City Council, in her work at Valley Children’s Hospital and in her everyday life.