Ginny Boris Honored

The new Clovis Unified elementary school opening August 2016 at the corner of Temperance and Clinton avenues was named Virginia R. Boris Elementary School on Wednesday.


Virginia “Ginny” Boris was a Clovis Unified School District math teacher, principal and associate superintendent from 1971 to her retirement in 2008. She was inducted into the Clovis Hall of Fame in 2010.

“I am humbled, overwhelmed and honored because I love this district,”Boris says. “I cannot think of a higher honor that you could bestow upon me than by putting my name on a place that is devoted to learning and teaching.”

Boris continues to mentor teachers and others in the education community at Fresno State and in the Central Valley Educational Leadership Institute.

Virginia R. Boris Elementary is the first in Clovis Unified School District named after a female educational leader.

(as stated in the Fresno Bee)

10 Year Anniversary – Carolyn Dobbs Special Education Teacher of the Year Award


Congratulations to our winner:
Meaghan Young, Clovis Unified School District

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Nominees
Kristina Aguilar, Porterville Unified School District
Andrea Azevedo, Lindsay Unified School District
Thomas E. Brewster, Merced County Office of Education
Andrea Chase, Central Unified School District
Deanna Hoffman, Fresno Unified School District
Kari Larson, Kings Canyon Unified School District
Tricia Ruiz, Madera County Office of Education

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors

Central Valley Community Foundation (Formerly the Fresno Regional Foundation), Hedrick’s Chevrolet, and Oticon Pediatrics

2016 Kremen Noted Alumni Dinner

On March 17th we honored the following Alumni at our annual Noted Alumni Dinner.

  • Dr. Robert Aguilar, Retired Superintendent and Educator ,Delano Union School District
  • Kim Mecum, Chief Academic Officer, Fresno Unified School District
  • Dr. Pauline Sahakian, Director, University of California, Merced Writing Project
  • Richard Kinney, Science Teacher, Buchanan High School Clovis Unified School District

It was a great event, sponsored by EECU!  Congratulations to all our honorees!

CA Latino Leadership Summit

On October 29-30 the California Latino Leadership Network  and Fresno State hosted this interactive forum addressing the barriers and proposing solutions to ensure educational success and equity for all students in the Central San Joaquin Valley. The keynote speaker was Jonathan Kozol, author and Public Education Advocate. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for nearly fifty years. The event was a great success!

2015 Top Dog Alumni Award Gala

Fresno State’s TOP DOG Alumni Award Gala took place on October 9th, and Kremen was in the house. The award gala is Fresno State Alumni Association’s signature event where alumni are honored for accomplishments in their fields and commitment to service in the community. Fresno State recognizes these alumni who have given outstanding service to the school and the Fresno State Alumni Association.

Congratulations to TOP DOG’S

Armen Bacon, TOP DOG Distinguished Award
Dr. Robert Monke, TOP DOG Service Award
Dr. Robert Aguilar, TOP DOG Kremen-Outstanding Award


Thank you for all you’ve done!

White House Honors Fresno State’s Mini-Core Program

BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Lilly Lomeli and Jose Mejia!

They both were recognized by The White House for their efforts and dedication to the Mini-corps program! We are very proud to call them Fresno State colleagues!

On September 25, 2015,  Fresno State’s Mini-Corps Program that recruits Latino teachers and helps migrant students is one of five programs at four California State University campuses recognized by the White House for their commitment to narrowing the Latino achievement gap.

The White House released the “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education,” Sept. 15 and the CSU announced the honor in its system wide newsletter “CSU Leader” Thursday.

“We appreciate the great work done by Mini Corps and the thousands of teachers and students served over the years and of Fresno State’s long tradition and partnership in that,” said University President Joseph I. Castro. “These professionals have marched out into the community to help teach and nurture many young migrant students who strive to create a better life for their families through education.”

Dr. Paul Beare, Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development that houses Mini Corps, said the school is “ incredibly proud” of the Mini Corps faculty and students.

“They make a real difference in our community. We have Mini Corps alumni on our faculty and others who are leaders in our community.  Another program that makes Fresno and Central California a better place to live.” – Dr. Paul Beare