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1 alum uses music to affect 100’s

Aaron Bryan 2003 BA in Music Education 2004 Single Subject Teaching Credential Visual and Performing Arts Consultant Fresno County Office of Education Aaron with his wife, Tracy (BA ’03, TC ’04) and sons, Luke (5 years) and Matthew (3 years)

Virginia Cercado

An Alum, an Idea and a Runaway Tamale

Virginia Cercado 2002 BA in Liberal Studies 2003 Teaching Credential 2010 MA in Curriculum & Teaching Fifth Grade Teacher at Washington School Lindsay Unified School District In August 2015, FPU alum Virginia Cercado’s first children’s book will be published: The Runaway Tamale. As an elementary teacher for more than 12 years and an instructional aid […]

Alumni Council

Meet Your Alumni Council

 Angela Mannino (BA ’14) Creative Designer for Morgan Hill Bible Church Q: What is your favorite college memory? A: Some of my favorite memories took place when I spent time sitting in the Forest talking to friends or doing a little bit of homework. The Forest is like our own little oasis in Fresno; our […]


An anatomic pathologist? What’s that?

Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP 1997 BA in biology and minor in chemistry Anatomic Pathologist Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Eric answers questions about his career, getting there and the impact FPU had on his life. Q: An anatomic pathologist? Sounds scientific and interesting. What do you do? A: A veterinary anatomic pathologist works closely […]


Standing up for what’s right in a not-so-black-and-white world

Jane Metcalf 2008 BA in Political Science, Minor in Intercultural Studies District Director for Assemblyman Jim Patterson “Helping people—that’s what I care about. If I can be instrumental in changing a law that helps people, it makes my job worth it.” Born and raised in Fresno, California, Jane (Chakhlasyan) Metcalf (BA ’08) didn’t plan to […]


A Cool Business that Gives Back

Giving back is cool. Joshua and Amy (Utley) Prieb operate Kona Ice of Southeast Fresno/Sanger with the intention of giving back to the community and Fresno Pacific University. Kona Ice is a mobile shaved ice franchise that provides a blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats unlike any other in the area. But it’s not […]

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Well-Equipped for the Journey

“I cringed a little as sand and gravel found its way into my shoes, and silently I wished I had not chosen to wear heels that day. I was accompanying a coworker in an attempt to catch up to a man who, minutes before, had stormed out of our clinic after making veiled suicidal remarks. […]

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Alumni Professional Mixer

All FPU alumni are invited to an Alumni Professional Mixer On January 22, 2015 From 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. At the North Fresno Center – 3rd Floor, 5 Riverpark Place West, Fresno Please invite other FPU alumni friends and don’t forget to bring your business card for a give-away! RSVP to with your name […]

Lynne Ashbeck

Lynne Ashbeck lives what she learned at FPU

Lynne Ashbeck 2012 M.A. in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Regional Vice President for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California Mayor of Clovis Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration Lynne Ashbeck is deeply connected to her community, her profession and FPU as mayor of Clovis, member of the Fresno Pacific University Board of Trustees, […]