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Recent Class Notes
Michael Antonino (2010)
Michael V. Antonino (2010) has launched a video, photography and home videos to DVD company, AntoProjects.com, based in Fresno. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 2014.

Rodney Anaforian (1992)
Rod Anaforian (1974, ‘92) has joined The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens as the director of sales. In this position, he will oversee marketing and sales operations at the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fresno. Anaforian was elected twice to the Fresno City Council and is co-author of a sales management tip book titled, “Rising Above The Crowd.”  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 2014.

Gregory Stach ()
Greg Stach (1992), the award-winning winemaker with Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif., appears in “We are Sonoma County” advertisements highlighting its 16 regions. Details: http://wearesonomacounty.com/.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 2014.

Nicolas Marziliano (1993)
Nick Marziliano (1993) of Sam’s Italian Deli in Fresno, Calif. is carrying on his father’s tradition of prepared dishes that are made in-house and come from family recipes.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 2014.

Thomas Frantz (1973)
Tom Frantz (1973) shot a video of an oil company illegally spilling fracking fluid laced with chemicals into an open pit at the edge of Shafter, Calif. Within months, his video had inspired stories from the New York Times to the British Broadcasting System.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 2014.

Mary Prior (1700)
Mary Prior Walker Clayton, 96, of Lemoore died July of 2014. She was a homemaker.  
Submitted on Aug 5 2014.

Harry Schoener (1953)
Harry Lee Schoener, 82, of Fresno died July 24, 2014. He was a bookkeeper for 23 years for O'Neil Meat Company.  
Submitted on Aug 5 2014.

Edward Berry (1942)
Edward Lee Berry, 71, of Dinuba died July of 2014. He was a pharmacist.  
Submitted on Aug 5 2014.

William Watters (1965)
William Watters died in July of 2014. In approximately 1970 he was on the Board of Directors for the Fresno Philharmonic.  
Submitted on Aug 5 2014.

Roger Helm (1700)
Roger, of Clovis, CA, died on July 21, 2014. Roger began working for the California Department of Forestry in 1954 as a summer firefighter
and continued his work there until his retirement in 1991 as assistant chief of this region.  
Submitted on Aug 5 2014.

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Career News
Michael Antonino (2010)
Michael V. Antonino (2010) has launched a video, photography and home videos to DVD company, AntoProjects.com, based in Fresno. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 2014.

Rodney Anaforian (1992)
Rod Anaforian (1974, ‘92) has joined The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens as the director of sales. In this position, he will oversee marketing and sales operations at the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fresno. Anaforian was elected twice to the Fresno City Council and is co-author of a sales management tip book titled, “Rising Above The Crowd.”  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 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
Thomas Frantz (1973)
Tom Frantz (1973) shot a video of an oil company illegally spilling fracking fluid laced with chemicals into an open pit at the edge of Shafter, Calif. Within months, his video had inspired stories from the New York Times to the British Broadcasting System.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 22 2014.

Donna Halliburton (1994)
Four Fresno State alumnae are involved with Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s all-female production of “The Taming of the Shrew” -- Alissa Cummings (2010) as Hortensio; Donna Halliburton (1994) as the title character, Kate (The Shrew); and Jessica Reedy (1980) as Baptista. Kathie Mollica (1990) is the costume designer. Performances run through August 16. Online: http://www.woodwardshakespeare.org/#/the-taming-of-the-shrew/4581450125.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 1 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
Mary Prior (1700)
Mary Prior Walker Clayton, 96, of Lemoore died July of 2014. She was a homemaker.  
Submitted on Aug 5 2014.

Harry Schoener (1953)
Harry Lee Schoener, 82, of Fresno died July 24, 2014. He was a bookkeeper for 23 years for O'Neil Meat Company.  
Submitted on Aug 5 2014.

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