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Bryan Harley (2007)
Bryan Harley (2007) is the facilities and operations manager for the Community Media Access Collaborative located in Fresno. He also serves on the board of directors of Fresno Filmworks. SEE: http://cmac.tv/.
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Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Anthony Grieco (1961)
Anthony R. Grieco (1961) has been honored with having his name added as a “Friend” to the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor at the at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virg. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Electronic Warfare field with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the U.S. Navy. SEE: http://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/profile-detail.cfm?id=7525  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

John Murray (1953)
John C. Murray (1953) , and his wife, Carol, are the subjects of the self-published book “Johnny and Carol – True World War II Romance,” written by their daughter, Donna Brewer. With the U.S. Air Force, he flew countless of China Burma India airlifts that were nicknamed “The Hump.” Many of Murray’s photographs also illustrate the book, which is available on amazon.com.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Paul Bauer (1995)
Paul J. Bauer (1995) has received the designation as a Northern California Super Lawyer. An employment and labor law attorney, he is a shareholder in the Valley wide practice of Walter & Wilhelm Law Group, headquartered in Fresno.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Elizabeth Diaz (1982)
Elizabeth Diaz (1982) has been named Fresno County's new public defender after serving as the interim the past six months. She has been with the public defender’s office for 24 years. In 2005, Diaz was promoted to chief defense attorney and, in 2007, she became assistant public defender.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Domingos Pereira (1994)
Domingos Simoes Pereira (1994) is the new Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, a country in West Africa. MORE: http://afkinsider.com/63353/guinea-bissau-presents-new-government/.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Glenn Albertson (1991)
Glenn Albertson (1991) and Brian Demers were married on April 5, 2014 after a 17-year engagement. The ceremony was held at The Skyroom in downtown Fresno’s Holiday Inn. (Photo by Tamela Ryatt (1989)).  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Eric Estep (1991)
Eric Estep (1991) and his wife, Shannah (McAnn) Estep (1993) co-star in “The Music Man” along with their three children – Jackson, Lauren and Emily – with CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre at the Mercedes Edwards Theatre. Performances run through July 26. Scott Hancock (2007) directs.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 25 2014.

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.

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Career News
John Murray (1953)
John C. Murray (1953) , and his wife, Carol, are the subjects of the self-published book “Johnny and Carol – True World War II Romance,” written by their daughter, Donna Brewer. With the U.S. Air Force, he flew countless of China Burma India airlifts that were nicknamed “The Hump.” Many of Murray’s photographs also illustrate the book, which is available on amazon.com.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Paul Bauer (1995)
Paul J. Bauer (1995) has received the designation as a Northern California Super Lawyer. An employment and labor law attorney, he is a shareholder in the Valley wide practice of Walter & Wilhelm Law Group, headquartered in Fresno.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 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
Glenn Albertson (1991)
Glenn Albertson (1991) and Brian Demers were married on April 5, 2014 after a 17-year engagement. The ceremony was held at The Skyroom in downtown Fresno’s Holiday Inn. (Photo by Tamela Ryatt (1989)).  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

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.

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Catching Up
Bryan Harley (2007)
Bryan Harley (2007) is the facilities and operations manager for the Community Media Access Collaborative located in Fresno. He also serves on the board of directors of Fresno Filmworks. SEE: http://cmac.tv/.
  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Eric Estep (1991)
Eric Estep (1991) and his wife, Shannah (McAnn) Estep (1993) co-star in “The Music Man” along with their three children – Jackson, Lauren and Emily – with CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre at the Mercedes Edwards Theatre. Performances run through July 26. Scott Hancock (2007) directs.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 25 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
Anthony Grieco (1961)
Anthony R. Grieco (1961) has been honored with having his name added as a “Friend” to the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor at the at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virg. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Electronic Warfare field with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the U.S. Navy. SEE: http://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/profile-detail.cfm?id=7525  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

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.

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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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