Ground was broken, seeds were planted and from the fertile soil sprouted the beginnings of a University that stands today as one of the torch-bearers in the California State University system. And the growth is only ramping up. Land once used for a feed mill on the northeast part of campus will soon morph into an interdisciplinary research center unlike any other in the CSU system.
When most donors establish a scholarship they consider it philanthropy. But when entrepreneur Claude Laval III established a new scholarship fund for Fresno State students, he considered it a sound investment.
Fresno State women’s basketball players gathered in a circle, sitting on the court still regaining their breath after an intense intrasquad scrimmage. Senior guard Raven Fox stood up and pulled out a folded up piece of paper.
Marvin R. Baxter’s journey from a small farm in Fowler to the state’s highest judicial office ran directly through Fresno State. The University is the alma mater of many high-ranking judges and lawyers.