Lemoore senior is Fresno State Volunteer of Year
Lilliana Toste, a senior from Lemoore majoring in communicative disorders (speech-language pathology), was selected as the Fresno State Volunteer of the Year by the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at the university.
Toste received her honor during the annual Spirit of Service Award ceremony April 27 in the Satellite Student Union.
Toste was selected because her service made an impact on a variety of issues including food security, poverty, literacy and education, community health, civic engagement among youths and access to services for those with developmental disabilities, said Mellissa Jessen-Hiser, assistant director for the Richter Center at Fresno State.
She will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Marc and Marjorie Radin Community Service Scholarship fund.
Toste, 22, graduates this spring and plans to begin work on a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Fresno State in the fall.
Other top honors went to Whitney Ferdinandsen, the John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service; Navmit Dhesi, the Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow; and Andrea Wilson, the Humanics at Fresno State Spirit of Service honoree.
Oklahoma State honors Clovis student
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently recognized Kaitlyn Coyes of Clovis for her academic achievements.
Coyes earned the Gladys Stipe-Myers Endowed Scholarship and a Butch and Luella Ruth Curtis Educational Fund Award. Earlier this month, she was inducted into the Nu Chapter of Phi Zeta, the honor society for veterinary medicine.
Coyes is a third-year veterinary student at Oklahoma State and a former equestrian athlete at Fresno State.
Fresno City College student goes to White House
Fresno City College journalism student Patrick Forrest was invited to visit the White House on April 28 with other college journalists from around the country for a conference called White House College Reporter Day.
Forrest had the opportunity to pose questions to press secretary Josh Earnest, senior administration officials and President Barack Obama in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.
ASI research grant deadline extended
The deadline to apply for undergraduate and graduate rGrants from Fresno State’s Associated Students Inc. has been extended to May 13 at 5 p.m.
The grants support research study such as laboratory experiments, senior projects, field studies, printing of thesis, subscription to related journals and material to create artwork.
For more information, call the ASI office at 559-278-2656.
Spaghetti lunch benefits programs
The PTA of the Fresno County Court Schools, located at the Juvenile Justice Campus, is holding its 30th annual spaghetti luncheon Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fresno County Plaza Ballroom, 2220 Tulare St.
The luncheon will feature an auction, including student art.
Tickets for the event are $10 each and available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the education program for students at the Alice M. Worsley School (Juvenile Justice Campus), including scholarships and program enrichment projects.