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Recent Class Notes
John Hagen (1996)
Retired Army Col. John Hagen, 72, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, after a courageous battle with cardiovascular disease.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

Ethel Roselle (1961)
Ethel Roselle passed away in August 2015.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

June Pool (1970)
June Pool passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. In her last days, the people caring for her noted her intense strength, will, and intelligence.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

Robert Mojarras (1990)
Robert Mojarras passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, surrounded by his family. Teaching was Robert's greatest love.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

Gilbert Hood (1959)
Gilbert Hood passed away in Folsom, CA on August 10, 2015 after battling cancer for many years. His professional career spanned some 36 years at the Division of Highways as a Right of Way Agent and later as an Executive Manager and Division Chief with Caltrans.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

Kenneth Walsh (1949)
Kenneth Walsh passed in Fresno, CA on August 8, 2015. Ken was brilliant, honest, and had a competitive spirit, yet humble at the same time.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

William Mardon ii (1943)
William (Bill) Mardon passed away in August 2015. He was employed at Dunlap Electronics and had retired from Metro Electric Supply.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

Ann Williams (1956)
Ann Williams passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. She was a Master Teacher, and after 30 years at Fresno Unified School District, she retired and became an Adjunct Professor at Fresno City College.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

Rosellen Kershaw (1948)
Rosellen Kershaw passed away in August 2015. She taught school at the elementary, high school and college levels, however, she would refer to herself as a professional volunteer and she dedicated more than 50 years of her life to the causes and organizations in Fresno that she was passionate about.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

Nadan Chiladoux ()
Nadan Chiladoux passed away peacefully on August 9, 2015, at the age of 95. After college, Chil spent his professional years teaching high school art at Clovis High School for 30 years before retiring to Morro Bay, CA.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

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Career News
Jeremy Walrack (2011)
Jeremy Walrack (2011) has co-founded Golfmoose.com – a new website for discount-minded golfers -- with promotional deals at 22 golf courses throughout California. Fore!  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 27 2015.

Stephen Sobonya (1992)
Steve Sobonya (1992), a sports performance adviser, has been hired by Central Valley Sports Report as its health and fitness advisor. Founded in 2013, CVSR provides Central Valley athletes with resources related to obtaining scholarships and grants through athletics.  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 27 2015.

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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
Kevin Cooper (2006)
Kevin Cooper (2006, ’07) and Rosemary Abdelshahid got engaged in New York City on December 20, 2014. Congratulations.

As a student, he played for the Bulldogs’ Football Team and was presented the President’s Medal as the outstanding graduate in 2006.

SEE: http://www.gobulldogs.com/genrel/052006aae.html  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 4 2015.

Casey Olson (2010)
Kara Marchese and Casey Olson (2010) were married on Oct. 4, 2015 at the
Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev. As a student, Olson was All-American
and co-captain of the Bulldogs' Wrestling Team.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

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Catching Up
Juan Gonzales (2004)
Juan J. Gonzales (2004) and Brian O. Law – California Highway Patrol Officers – have been memorialized with on a stretch of Highway 99. Both died in the line of duty in the predawn hours of Feb. 17, 2014, when their cruiser crashed en route to a collision near Kingsburg. (PHOTO: Marc Benjamin/The Fresno Bee).

MORE: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/02/17/4383585/chp-officers-brian-law-juan-gonzalez.html


STILL MORE: http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/4944182/chp_officer_juan_gonzalez_remembered_as_a_mentor_role_model
  
Submitted on May 27 2015.

Jason La Russa (1997)
Dorothy “Dottie” Smith (1973), James Yovino (1989), Jason La Russa (1997) and Steve Gonzalez (2009) were honored by Fresno’s Martin Luther King Unity Committee. The annual event honors community, civic, education and government leaders.

MORE: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/01/16/4334745/king-awards-garlanding-ceremony.html  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 6 2015.

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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
John Hagen (1996)
Retired Army Col. John Hagen, 72, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, after a courageous battle with cardiovascular disease.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

Ethel Roselle (1961)
Ethel Roselle passed away in August 2015.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015.

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