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 […]

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. […]

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 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, […]

An Alumnus Covered in Mud

Karl J. Strube 2006 B.A. in Accounting Controller with the National Raisin Company Karl Strube loves challenges—all kinds of challenges. Covered in mud from the top of his head to his running shoes, no one would guess this man is the Controller for one of the largest packers of dried fruit and nuts in North […]

A Stand Up and Cheer Alumnus Story

Trevor Brackett 2014 M.A. in Counseling with an emphasis in Academic Athletic Counseling SYMBAA Counselor at Fresno City College If you attended FPU’s spring 2014 Commencement at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno, you probably remember one of the graduates giving FPU President Pete Menjares an enthusiastic, prolonged hug as he crossed the stage. The crowd […]