FPU Alumni

Alumni take part in papal visit

Edgar Guzman (FS ’14) – Media/communication director for St. Paul Catholic Newman Center in Fresno Carolyn (Damschen BA ’05) Wise – Freelance singer, real estate salesperson and new mom Joy-Leilani Garbutt (FS ’99-00) – doctoral student at Catholic University of America and freelance organist in the Washington, D.C. area Three Fresno Pacific University alumni got […]

Camille Valentine

A 21st Century Peacemaker

Camille Valentine 2010 BA in Criminology and Restorative Justice Studies 2013 MA in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies When the housing and financial markets crashed in 2007, it was my opportunity as a real estate investor to make a career change. I remember the day I threw up my hands, saying, “Okay, Lord, I tried, my […]

Dorman Family

An educator connects beyond the classroom

Brandon Dorman 2005 BA in Mathematics – Secondary Teaching 2007 Single Subject Teaching Credential 2013 MA in Curriculum and Teaching An early interest in math broadened into a new direction for Brandon Dorman. “It was always more about building community and getting to know parents and becoming part of these students’ families in ways I […]

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What do eBay, Twitter and AT&T have in common with FPU?

Jamin Brazil 1994 Biblical and Religious Studies Major CMO of FocusVision CFO of Decipher, Inc. After graduating from FPU, Jamin worked as a youth intern at People’s Church in Fresno. At that time he started working with data to shape their high school ministries based on student interests. The ministry flourished and grew from 45 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]