What's News - 7/22

What's News - a collection of updates from the media and our own news website



Alumnus Brian Semsem is the subject of a July 14, 2020, article in ACES Connection on his work with Fresno youth using adverse childhood experiences science. Brian is director of recreational resilience programs for the nonprofit Every Neighborhood Partnership. acesconnection.com/blog/aces-champion-brian-semsem-transforming-trauma-neural-pathways-into-resilience-pathways


Graduate Sean Hancock is one of three finalists for president of Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA, according to the July 11:


KFSN TV (ABC 30) featured FPU in a July 8 report on ICE’s announcement regarding international students abc30.com/education/local-administrators-react-to-recent-ice-announcement-on-international-students/6305781/


An article in the July 7 Green Valley News features alumnus Joe Prince, who is retiring from teaching special education at Sahuarita High School, near Tucson, AZ, but will continue as track coach. During his time at FPU, Joe was a nationally ranked runner. gvnews.com/news/a-life-well-lived-longtime-shs-coach-joe-prince-retires-from-teaching/article_eba9ada0-b7e1-11ea-ab44-0736a1dc7822.html


Alumnus Ryan Tos’ taking a position as California Interscholastic Federation Central Section commissioner was covered July 4 by Bakersfield.com bakersfield.com/sports/new-central-section-commissioner-greeted-with-unique-challenges/article_6c74d852-bd6d-11ea-b8c8-a77c7b2c336a.html


The June 24 Oakdale Leader ran an article on the Master of Science in Nursing accreditation oakdaleleader.com/news/fresno-pacific-university-earns-nursing-accreditation/




The return of men’s tennis in 2021-22 was reported July 20 by:


Sunbird Sam Whitt was included in a KFSN TV (ABC 30) report July 14 on local athletes being nominated for the national NCAA Woman of the Year award



Former Sunbird Anthony Velarde’s pro soccer success attracted local media attention July 12:


On July 10-11 KFSN TV (ABC 30) reported on how FPU is taking health precautions while bringing some student-athletes in for NCAA-sanctioned workouts (workouts were cancelled after Governor Newsom’s mandate). mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1285&DateTime=7%2F10%2F2020+4%3A05%3A50+PM&Term=Fresno+Pacific&PlayClip=TRUE



On the FPU news website are items on graduate Savannah Mangrum attending a dual-program between FPU and California Health Sciences University and federal regulations for international students. More at fresno.edu/news/all