List of California State University, Fresno people


List of California State University, Fresno people

The list of California State University, Fresno people includes notable alumni, faculty, and presidents of California State University, Fresno.

Notable alumni

*Armen A. Alchian, Professor Emeritus, Founder of the "UCLA Tradition" in Economics
*Verna L. Allen, Exec. Dir. Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Ed
*Theresa Alvillar-Speake, Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy
*Erika Aure, Director of Nursing in the Philippines, and recipient of the Presidential award for outstanding achievement in the field of excellence by the Philippines Board of Health.
*Marvin Baxter, Justice, California Supreme Court
*Prof. Wendell Bell, Yale University's Graduate Studies Director
*Robert Beltran, Actor, Commander Chakotay of the USS Voyager (Star Trek)
*William Boyanjian, former President, Gemological Institute of America
*Lee P. Brown, former Mayor of Houston, former New York Police Commissioner
*Ezunial Burts, President - Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
*Cruz Bustamante, California Lieutenant Governor
*Joe Cafaro, Cafaro Cellars, Napa Valley, California
*Ron Catalano Musician
*Daniel Chacón, University professor, acclaimed essayist, playwright, and fiction writer
*Malinda Chouinard, Owner of Patagonia, one of the world's most successful designers of outdoor clothing and gear
*Roy Christopher, Emmy Award winning set designer
*Jac Cole, Winemaker for the Charles Krug Winery
*Noreen Corcoran, Actress
*Jim Costa, U.S. Representative, Former California State Assembly Member
*Joy Covey, Former Chief Strategy Officer, Amazon.com
*Sid Craig, CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Jenny Craig, Inc.
*Dr. Joseph Crowley, President Emeritus, University of Nevada
*Larry S. Dickenson, Senior VP Sales, Boeing
*Nat DiBuduo, President, Allied Grape Growers of California
*William Everson, poet (did not graduate)
*David Fillpot, President of Alaras Software, enterprise software development
*Major General Jon Gallinetti, Commander Joint Warfighting Center, and Director, Joint Training, J-7, U.S. Joint Forces Command
*Geoffrey Gamble, President, Montana State Univ.
*Jim Ganduglia; Touring musician with Johnny Mathis
*Kirk D. Grimes, Exec. of Energy & Chemicals, Fluor Corp
*Kenny Guinn, Governor of Nevada
*Robert Hanashiro, USA Today Photographer
*Joe Heitz, Heitz Wine Cellars, established the viticulture program at California State University, Fresno.
*Richard Douglas Husband, mission commander, shuttle Columbia STS107, 2003
*Sam Iacobellis, CEO, Rockwell International (retired). Led development of B1 bomber
*Bill Jones, former California Secretary of State
*Cuneyt Koryurek, Turkish journalist, Author [http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%BCneyt_Kory%C3%BCrek]
*Emily Kuroda, Award-Winning Actress
*Brad Lewis, producer of "Ratatouille"
*John Lofgren, clothing store owner and jewelry designer. Has resided in Japan since 1998.
*Janet Nichols Lynch, author
*Adam Majid, Business Analyst, Affiliated Computer Services, San Francisco
*Alex A. Martinez, Deputy CAO, San Diego County
*Jose Benito Martinez Jr., Warner Bros. Technical Operations, Lead.
*Mike Martz, former NFL head coach, St. Louis Rams, current offensive coordinator for San Francisco 49ers
*Manny Mashouf, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, bebe stores
*Eric McAfee, Co-founder of Cagan McAfee Capital Partners
*Col. Steven Nagel, NASA Astronaut
*Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor
*Paul O'Neill, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, CEO of Alcoa Corporation
*Sam Peckinpah, Film director
*Dr. Norval Pohl, Former President, University of North Texas
*Charles Poochigian, California State Senator
*Al Radka, Radio and Television Personality
*Tammy Savage, Manager of Business Development, Microsoft
*Gary Soto, acclaimed poet, essayist, and fiction writer
*Roberta Spear, Award-Winning Poet
*Sribala Subramanian, Times Magazine journalist
*Sherley Anne Williams, Author, National Book Award Nominee, Emmy Award Winner

Notable athletes

*Stephen Abas - Olympic Silver medalist Freestyle Wrestling - Athens, Greece (2004); 3-time NCAA champion
*Courtney Alexander - NBA player
*Rafer Alston - NBA point guard, Houston Rockets, And1/New York City streetball legend "Skip to my Lou"
*Jahine Arnold - former NFL wide receiver
*Stephen Baker - former NFL wide receiver, New York Giants
*Laura Berg - three-time Olympic gold-medalist, USA Softball
*Bernard Berrian - wide receiver/kick returner, Currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings. Played in Super Bowl XLI with the Chicago Bears
*Sonny Bishop - former american football player
*Reggie Brown - former NFL fullback
*David Carr, New York Giants quarterback - 1st overall draft pick in the 2002 NFL Draft
*Duane Carter, former Indianapolis 500 racer
*Ron Cox - former NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers), NCAA sacks leader
*Aaron Craver - former NFL fullback
*Tyrone Culver - NFL safety, Green Bay Packers
*Trent Dilfer - NFL quarterback, San Francisco 49ers, former NFL All-Pro and Super Bowl-champion quarterback as member of the Baltimore Ravens, 1994 first-round draft (No. 6 overall) choice of Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Henry Ellard - Former NFL wide receiver with the (Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, and Washington Redskins)
*Melvin Ely - NBA forward-center, New Orleans Hornets, two-time WAC Player of the Year (2001-2002)
*Noel Felix - former NBA player, NBDL player, Anaheim Arsenal
*Vernon Fox - NFL safety, Washington Redskins
*Jethro Franklin - NFL assistant coach, Houston Texans, former NFL player
*Hiram Fuller - former NBA player
*Matt Garza- MLB pitcher] , Tampa Bay Rays]
*A. J. Gass - CFL linebacker, Edmonton Eskimos
*Tom Goodwin - Major League Baseball outfielder, former NCAA steals leader
*Dan Gladden - former Major League Baseball outfielder with the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, and Detroit Tigers
*PJ Haggerty - 3-time Intercollegiate Bowling Player of the Year
*Cory Hall - former NFL safety
*Chris Herren - former NBA player
*Rod Higgins - General Manager, Golden State Warriors
*Orlando Huff - NFL linebacker, Arizona Cardinals
*Lane Kiffin - NFL Oakland Raiders Head Coach, USC Offensive Coordinator, former Fresno State quarterback
*Haruo Imamura - 9th Dan Black belt, 1960-62 US Open Weight Judo Grand Champion, Fresno State Judo Team Head Coach, Veteran of 1,000 Judo matches, at one time going 300-0
*Jermaine Jamison - NFL wide receiver, Philadelphia Eagles
*Chris Jefferies - former NBA player, Argentine national league player, Club Sportivo Ben Hur
*Adam Jennings - NFL wide receiver, Atlanta Falcons
*Bobby Jones - former Major League pitcher (New York Mets, San Diego Padres), 1991 NCAA Player of the Year
*Charlie Jones - former NFL wide receiver
*Louis Leonard - NFL defensive tackle, Cleveland Browns
*Tito Maddox - former NBA player
*Dominic McGuire - NBA player, Washington Wizards
*Robin Mackin - Pitcher for Canadian National Softball Team, representing her home country in 2008 summer Olympics
*Logan Mankins - NFL offensive lineman, New England Patriots (first-round draft pick 2005)
*Dante Marsh - CFL cornerback, BC Lions
*Richard Marshall - NFL cornerback, Carolina Panthers
*Mike Martz - Offensive coordinator, San Francisco 49ers
*Wendell Mathis - NFL running back, Minnesota Vikings
*Marcus McCauley - NFL cornerback, Minnesota Vikings
*Lorenzo Neal - 3-time Pro Bowl NFL Fullback, San Diego Chargers
*Stephone Paige - former NFL wide receiver
*Terry Pendleton - 1991 National League MVP Atlanta Braves
*Michael Pittman - NFL Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Marquez Pope - NFL Defensive Back, San Diego Chargers/Los Angeles Rams/San Francisco 49ers/Cleveland Browns/Oakland Raiders - Played for every California NFL Franchise
*Ron Rivers - former NFL running back
*Terrance Roberson - Euroleague basketball player
*Bryan Robinson - NFL defensive end, Cincinnati Bengals
*James Sanders - NFL safety, New England Patriots
*Stephen Spach - NFL tight end, New England Patriots
*Carlos Spenceraious - 3-time National Champion, Gymnastics, (Pommel Horse, 1979-1981), USA Championships
*Jamie Southern - Team USA national softball team pitcher
*Michael Stewart - former NFL safety
*Omar Stoutmire - NFL safety, Washington Redskins
*Kevin Sutherland - PGA Tour golfer, won 2002 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
*Kevin Sweeney - former NCAA record-setter in career passing yards and former quarerback for the Dallas Cowboys.
*Jerry Tarkanian - legendary, controversial basketball coach (Fresno State, UNLV, San Antonio Spurs). Won NCAA basketball title as head coach at UNLV.
*Jeff Tedford - Head Football Coach, University of California, Berkeley
*Billy Volek - NFL Quarterback, San Diego Chargers
*Derrick Ward - NFL running back, New York Giants,Let it be noted that Derrick transferd from Fresno State
*Cornelius Warmerdam - former pole vault world record holder
*Anthony Washington - former NFL cornerback
*Nick Watney - PGA Tour golfer, NCAA All-American, and 2007 Zurich New Orleans champion
*Jeff Weaver - Major League Baseball pitcher with the Seattle Mariners
*James Williams - former NFL defensive back
*Paul Williams - NFL wide receiver, Tennessee Titans
*Sam Williams - NFL linebacker, Oakland Raiders
*Tydus Winans - former NFL wide receiver
*Cameron Worrell - NFL safety, Miami Dolphins
*Dwayne Wright - NFL running back, Buffalo Bills
*Rodney Bernard Wright, Jr. - Arena Football League wide receiver, San Jose SaberCats

Notable faculty and staff

* Dr. James M. Cypher, Senior Economics Professor - Expert on economic development in Latin America.
* Kenneth Fugelsang, Fresno State Winemaster - Leads world-renowned enology program.
* Dr. Gary P. Gilroy, Music Professor and Department Chair- Noted Composer for both marching and concert bands.
* Eric W. Hickey, Criminology Professor - Noted criminologist and author.
* Dr. Lan Jin, Computer Science Professor - Expert in parallel design processors.
* Dr. Keith Putirka, Geology Professor - Expert Volcanologist.
* Bruce Thornton, Humanities and Classics - Notable author.
* Dr. John Wakabayashi, Geology Professor - Expert in Sierra Nevada orogeny and the brewing sciences.

Notable former faculty and staff

*Gene Bluestein — author and folk musician
*Lillian Faderman, MFA — English professor emeritus--acclaimed author
*Victor Davis Hanson, founder of Classics Department — historian, essayist, columnist and television personality; author of "Mexifornia" and "Carnage and Culture".
*Philip Levine, English — widely known poet and Pulitzer Prize winner
*Roger Mahony, social work — Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Los Angeles
*Juan Serrano, Music professor — Noted master of guitar in the flamenco style.
*Lawrence Sutherland — Director of Bands and Professor of Music since 1969.
*Roger Tatarian, journalism — Editor-in-Chief, United Press International (deceased)

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