Fresno State Alumni
Craig School of Business Alumni Chapter
The Craig School of Business Alumni and Friends Chapter is made up of former students and current friends in the community who are dedicated to connecting past, present, and the future for the Craig School of Business. As business men and women ourselves, we are inspired to think of new ways to add constructive business skills to the student's tool box which will guide them in their future business endeavors.
Our board is proactively coming up with new ways to connect our students to the business leaders of the Central Valley. We are actively searching for volunteers to speak to our scholarship awardees to guide them in the various fields in business and on various topics. If you would like to get involved with our future leaders of tomorrow, please send us a message or reach out to us on our social media platforms.
Robert DeSoto | President
Durand Carter | Vice President
Amanda Jones | Secretary
Bryce Parker | Treasurer
Micheala Bojorquez-Ford | Campus Liaison
LaTricia Adkins | Board Member At-Large
Jared Bertoni | Board Member At-Large
Jim Nakamura | Board Member At-Large
Brett Paul | Board Member At-Large
Blanca Santana | Board Member At-Large
Sydney Stout | Board Member At-Large
Joseph Tabangcura | Board Member At-Large
Corks & Forks (Fall)
Our annual Corks and Forks fundraiser brings local wineries, breweries, and cuisine to campus. Guests are able to enjoy a range of wines and beers, try their hand at Bulldog Plush Toy raffle, win silent auction prizes, and more; all the fun to be had while donating towards the success of our students. Typically held at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery, in 2020 Corks and Forks made its first live streamed debut where we showcased local businesses to attendees in town and now included those who moved a little farther from home. Moving forward, the combined in-person and streamed event will be able to connect our Alumni and local friends to the roots of the Central Valley and to pay success forward in supporting our students, the aspiring movers and shakers.
Golf Tournament (Spring)
Golf and business go hand in hand, so what better way to introduce our students to the business culture than a Golf Tournament to connect our students with leaders in the community and alumni. Local vendors sponsor food, beverages, and prizes at exclusive holes on the course. Whether it is sharing golf tips, business tips, or some good laughs, this event welcomes all levels of golfers. Our board hasn’t quite put together the virtual experience for this yet, but we are really looking forward to our in-person event in the Spring semester.
There are new and exciting events coming soon that we will be announcing through our social media channels, so be sure to stay tuned in. There is also a donation link that can be accessed at any time on our Instagram page, follow the page and watch out for exciting news and a chance to enter to win one of our many awesome prizes. Participants could win an exclusive ticket to our annual Corks and Forks, a golfer’s ticket in our Golf Tournament, and more! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for your chance to win or reach out to us with any questions.
By teaching the fundamentals of networking through business socials, connecting students to top leaders in the Central Valley business world, and raising funds to aid in their educational goals, we are able to combine all the fun aspects of learning and business! These events allow us to award scholarship money to passionate students who share their heartwarming stories of where they have been and where they are determined to succeed in the future. Our team also strives to re-connect graduated students back to their alma mater to continue to foster their expertise they have learned beyond the doors of the Craig School of Business and connect with those following in their footsteps.
Alumni and Friends of the Craig School of Business Scholarship
2020 proved how incredibly generous our Central Valley community—near and far—really is and how motivated they are to support our business students. In 2021, we were able to award just under $10,000 in scholarship funds distributed to 10 students based on their moving stories and passionate aspirations. Our goal is to continue to grow not only in ways to financially support the students, but also to facilitate business mentorships or internships and grow the Central Valley one determined class at a time.