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Recent Class Notes
Cindy Forbes (1979)
Cindy Forbes (1979), a veteran of the California Department of Public Health’s former Drinking Water Program, has been named the new Deputy Director of the State Water Resource Control Board’s (State Water Board), Division of Drinking Water. She has spent her entire career, more than 30 years, in the Drinking Water Program that was formerly under the purview of the California Department of Public Health. While with CDPH, Forbes was the Southern California Field Operations Branch Chief, with oversight of 14 drinking water program offices.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Phillip Colmenero (1700)
Phillip age 79, of Fresno, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, July 11, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Ricardo Sandoval (1986)
Ricardo Sandoval, 59, of Woodland died July of 2014. He was a senior management auditor.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Mehnga Sanghera (1952)
Mehnga Sanghera passed away peacefully on June 26, 2014, he was 88 years old.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Irneese (Jones) Murphy (1958)
Irneese passed away on July 2, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Jean Lamoure (1947)
Jean Baptiste Lamoure, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Fresno at the age of 91.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

John Herring ()
John Donald Herring died on July 7, 2014 unexpectedly at the age of 44.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Helen (Cameron) Follansbee (1946)
Helen Follansbee of Fresno passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the age of 90. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Christian.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Inez Turner (1700)
Inez Rankin Turner, 89, of Fresno died July of 2014. She was a retired teacher at Washington Union High School.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Phillip Parnagian (1979)
James Parnagian (1969), Phillip Parnagian (1975), Grant Parnagian (1996) and Ross Parnagian (2004) of Fowler Packing are growers, packers and shippers of stone fruits and table grapes. They are participating in the Fresno Food Expo later today. Details: http://www.fresnofoodexpo.com/.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

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Career News
Cindy Forbes (1979)
Cindy Forbes (1979), a veteran of the California Department of Public Health’s former Drinking Water Program, has been named the new Deputy Director of the State Water Resource Control Board’s (State Water Board), Division of Drinking Water. She has spent her entire career, more than 30 years, in the Drinking Water Program that was formerly under the purview of the California Department of Public Health. While with CDPH, Forbes was the Southern California Field Operations Branch Chief, with oversight of 14 drinking water program offices.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Phillip Parnagian (1979)
James Parnagian (1969), Phillip Parnagian (1975), Grant Parnagian (1996) and Ross Parnagian (2004) of Fowler Packing are growers, packers and shippers of stone fruits and table grapes. They are participating in the Fresno Food Expo later today. Details: http://www.fresnofoodexpo.com/.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

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Births & Adoptions
Julia Navarro (2005)
Julia Navarro (2005) is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Emma Christine at 7lbs 4 oz and 20 ¾. She joins her big sister Grace Isabella, 2 yrs, 3 months.  
Submitted on Oct 12 2011.

Ryan Jacobsen (2002)
Ryan Jacobsen (2002, 2004) and Ashley (DeBenedetto) Jacobsen (2003) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maverick Laub Jacobsen, who was born on September 4, 2011 at 7:58 a.m. Maverick weighed in at 8 lbs, 9 oz and measured 21-1/2 in long.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 5 2011.

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Marriages & Commitments
Douglas Brunner (2007)
Doug Brunner (2007) and Alex Harris (2013) were married on April 26, 2014 at The Carmel Mission Basilica. “CV Luxury Magazine” captured the special day in its July/August issue, pages 58 to 63 – SEE: http://issuu.com/eddiemelikian/docs/cv_luxury____july-august_2014/0.


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Submitted on Jul 18 2014.

Alexandra Harris (2013)
Doug Brunner (2007) and Alex Harris (2013) were married on April 26, 2014 at The Carmel Mission Basilica. “CV Luxury Magazine” captured the special day in its July/August issue, pages 58 to 63 – SEE: http://issuu.com/eddiemelikian/docs/cv_luxury____july-august_2014/0.


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Submitted on Jul 18 2014.

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Catching Up
Diana Gomez (1988)
Diana Gomez (1988), the Central Valley Regional Director for California High-Speed Rail Authority, has received the Jaime Qaxaca Award, the highest-award presented by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. A member of the board of directors of the Fresno State Alumni Association, she’s also highlighted in a the Summer 2014 issue of “Vision: Celebrating Success” magazine -- http://hsr.ca.gov/docs/Newsroom/eblast/Diana_Gomez_VisionMag.pdf. (Photo: Barry Cordero, SHPE National President presents the SHPE Jaime Qaxaca Award to Diana Gomez).  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Todd Steinhardt (1996)
Todd Steinhardt (1996) is coach for Riverpark American, based in Fresno, Calif. By day he owns and operates Steinhardt Real Estate.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

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Educational News
Melissa Tav (2007)
Melissa Tav (2007) has joined the College of Health and Human Services at Fresno State as its inaugural Communications Specialist.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Tonantzin (Soto) Rodriguez (2007)
Tonantzin (Soto) Rodriguez, MPH (2007) received a Medical Doctorate (MD) from the UC Davis School of Medicine on May 29, 2014. She matched into the Sutter Family Medicine Residency Program in Sacramento, California for further training in primary care.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 8 2014.

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General
Amanda (Holder) Leath (1999)
James Leath (2008) and Amanda (Holder) Leath (1999) recently competed in their first all-natural physique competition in Fresno, CA. James placed fourth in men's physique and Amanda placed third in women's figure. They are currently enjoying training for their next competition later this year.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 7 2014.

Moss Roberts (1993)
Moss Roberts (1993) appears in the Spring/Summer issue of SSAW, a bi-annual magazine published in Helsinki, Finland.  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 20 2014.

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In Memoriam
Phillip Colmenero (1700)
Phillip age 79, of Fresno, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, July 11, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Ricardo Sandoval (1986)
Ricardo Sandoval, 59, of Woodland died July of 2014. He was a senior management auditor.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

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