Bulldog Walkway at Fresno State

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Bulldog Walkway is a new, permanent, on-campus tribute to Fresno State alumni, graduates and friends. Personalized tiles and bricks leave a lasting impression to those who hold Fresno State near and dear to their hearts.

Originating at the Save Mart Center, future plans for Bulldog Walkway include tributes in front of the Smittcamp Alumni House and throughout the Fresno State campus.

Support students and leave a legacy at Fresno State. Make a lasting memory and honor a special loved one. Pay tribute to heroes. Give the perfect gift for graduation and the holidays. Remember Fresno State alumni and friends with lasting recognition.

Proceeds from Bulldog Walkway benefit the Fresno State Alumni Associationís Student Scholarship Endowment Fund. The FSAA is proud to rank No. 1 among all the 23-campus CSU alumni associations with scholarship giving. In 2004-05, the FSAA awards $80,000 in student scholarships.

Show your Bulldog loyalty, pride and spirit! Embrace Bulldog history. Become a part of a Bulldog Walkway at Fresno State!
Support Student Scholarships
When you purchase a tile for Bulldog Walkway, you are leaving a legacy at Fresno State and assisting current students. All proceeds from Bulldog Walkway support the FSAA student scholarship endowment fund.

Your contribution will enable students like Angela Alejandro and Christopher Rusca to pay for tuition and books, as well as concentrate on their studies. Students appreciate and value the financial support.

"The FSAA scholarship allows me to focus on my studies," Angela says. "I can study more and work less."

Angela Alejandro, a sophomore working towards a BA in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.
Christopher Rusca comes from a Fresno State Bulldog family! Chrisí father, Rodney Rusca, Sr.; plus sister, Tracy; and brother, Rodney, Jr., all graduated from Fresno State.

"The FSAA is helping pay for my books this semester," he said. "Thank you for selecting me for this scholarship."

Chris is a senior majoring in accounting.

The Fresno State Alumni Association is proud to support these and other students by providing them with financial assistance.
Memorial Tributes
Two of our nationís recent tragedies claimed the lives of three Fresno State Bulldogs. The Fresno State Alumni Association honors these individuals by leaving a lasting memory and tribute in their honor through Bulldog Walkway.

On October 27, 2004, the dedication of Bulldog Walkway included three commemorative tiles in memory of Todd Morgan Beamer, Rick Douglas Husband, and Otis Vincent Tolbert, Jr.
Todd M. Beamer tile TODD MORGAN BEAMER
November 24, 1968 Ė September 11, 2001

Todd Morgan Beamer attended Christian High School, Wheaton, Illinois; and Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, California. He attended Fresno State and was on the roster of the 1987 Fresno State baseball team, but eventually graduated from Wheaton College and DePaul University.

Aboard Flight 93 on September 11th, Todd used an onboard telephone to call a GTE operator. He and the operator, Lisa Jefferson, together recited "The Lordís Prayer" and the 23rd Psalm. At the end of a 13-minute conversation, Todd put down the handset, but left the line open. The last words that the operator heard were his ó Are you ready guys? Letís roll!"
Rick Douglas Husband tile RICK DOUGLAS HUSBAND
July 12, 1957 Ė February 1, 2003

Rick Douglas Husband, a NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force Colonel, graduated from Amarillo High School in Amarillo, Texas, in 1975. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in 1980 and a Master of Science degree from California State University, Fresno in 1990.

In 2002, Rick was named Outstanding Alumnus for the College of Engineering & Computer Science by the Fresno State Alumni Association at the 52th annual Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala.

Husband was the Commander of NASAís Space Shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated with her crew upon re-entering the Earthís atmosphere on February 1, 2003.
Otis Vincent Tolbert, Jr. tile OTIS VINCENT TOLBERT, JR.
September 29, 1962 - September 11, 2001

Otis Vincent Tolbert grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and graduated from Lemoore High School in 1980. He was a defensive end for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology.

A U.S. Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Tolbert was awarded the Purple Heart. A Navy Intelligence Officer, he perished when terrorists hijacked Flight 77 and crashed it into the Pentagon.

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Bulldog Heroes
Do you remember Fresno Stateís 1983 NIT Championship win over DePaul at Madison Square Garden? Or when the Bulldogs beat USC in the 1992 Freedom Bowl? Perhaps the Softball Teamís win at the NCAA Championship in 1998? These are proud Fresno State memories that created Bulldog Heroes.

A hero is a champion, one who has reached the pinnacle in their field. Bulldog Walkway at Fresno State honors our heroes: a parent, a teacher, a coach or an athlete.

Laura Berg and Stephen Abas are two of Fresno Stateís Athletic Heroes. Both are honored with tiles on Bulldog Walkway.

Former Fresno State softball standout Laura Berg [1998] is a three-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist [Atlanta, 1996; Sydney, 2000; Athens, 2004]. Berg, a four-time All-American, is also a three-time Pan American Games gold medalist and a three-time ISF World Champion.


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Stephen Abas Stephen Abas
Laura Berg was named Outstanding Alumna for Athletics by the Fresno State Alumni Association at the 53rd annual Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala in 2003.

Former Fresno State grappler Stephen Abas is a threetime NCAA Champion [1999, 2001, 2002], a four-time All-American [1998, 1999, 2001, 2002] and a Pan-American gold medalist [2003]. Stephen earned a Silver Medal for the U.S. team at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens [2004].

Abasí titles include World Cup Champion [2002] and winner of the Titan Games [2003]. Abas was named Fresno Stateís Male Athlete of the Year in both 1999 and 2001. Stephen Abas was named Outstanding Alumnus for Athletics by the Fresno State Alumni Association at the 54th annual Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala in 2004.
Alma Mater
Bronze Bulldog
Let us in song, our voices raise
In Cloistered Courts, to sound thy praise.
Each voice and heart that sings is true
To thee, oh, Cardinal and Blue.
For thee, our hopes and memories;
For thee, our hearts and loyalties.
Thy sons and daughters hail thee great;
Our Alma Mater, Fresno State!

Fresno State Alumni Association
...promoting bulldog loyalty, pride & spirit!

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Sponsored by Merrill Lynch
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Special thanks to  Merrill Lynch.

Photos of Dedication Ceremony
Photos by Peter Robertson.
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Bulldog Walkway at the Smittcamp Alumni House
Originating at the Save Mart Center, future plans for Bulldog Walkway include commemerative tiles in front of the Smittcamp Alumni House and throughout the campus.

The home to Fresno State alumni, the Smittcamp Alumni House includes offices for the Fresno State Alumni Association, conference rooms and a landscaped courtyard. It also houses the campusí Visitor Information Center.

The Smittcamp Alumni House is a place to reconnect with old friends, meet classmates and begin your journey on campus.

Leave a legacy at Fresno State. Honor a special loved one. Give the perfect graduation and holiday gift. Remember Fresno State alumni and friends with lasting recognition.
Become a part of Bulldog Walkway at Fresno State!
Personalized tiles on Bulldog Walkway are priced at $250, $500 and $1,000 each, with proceeds benefiting the Fresno State Alumni Associationís student scholarship endowment fund.

A limited-edition brick paperweight will be given to donors to display at their home or office. All purchases and donations are tax-deductible. For additional information contact the FSAA by calling [559] 278-2761 or visit us online at www.fresnostatealumni.com.

Show your Bulldog Pride by becoming a part of the Bulldog Walkway at Fresno State!.