What's News - 4/13

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





Alumna Casey Rangel has been named principal of Burton Middle School, Porterville, CA, according to the April 9 Porterville Recorder recorderonline.com/gallery/rangel-new-principal-at-burton-middle-school/article_941a1d00-9953-11eb-92e1-9fadf6bfbdee.html


FPU’s decision to hold a virtual commencement and a student petition seeking a face-to-face ceremony was the subject of a report by FOX 26 (KMPH TV) March 31 kmph.com/news/local/fresno-pacific-university-students-petition-for-in-person-graduation (That report was posted in The Business Journal’s online news round-up April 1)


The March 30 Plank Jesuit high student school publication has an article on alumna Jamie Ralph joining Jesuit High School, Sacramento, as head athletic trainer jhsplank.com/8167/showcase/christian-brothers-alum-ms-jamie-ralph-joins-jesuit-community-as-head-athletic-trainer/


Alumna Elizabeth Wynn, director of the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation, was named the 26th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year by Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Visalia), according to the:


WFMZ TV, Allentown, PA, ran two media releases by Intelligent.com on programs at FPU:


An article on alumna Lisa Davis being promoted to police support services manager at the Visalia Police Department appeared March 17 in The Hanford Sentinel hanfordsentinel.com/news/vpd-s-records-supervisor-promoted/article_6c2522d0-1070-5ae5-8022-4ca2539bc2fb.html


An article on the Center for Community Transformation’s Launch Central Valley appears in the March/April issue of Christian Leader, the magazine of the US Mennonite Brethren Conference christianleadermag.com/cct-helps-launch-central-valley-businesses/



Items on the FPU news website include announcements on an article by Lisa Keith, Psy.D., associate professor and program director, mild/moderate credential and Master of Arts in Special Education; Federal CARES funds; remembering Faculty Emeritus Larry Warkentin, D.M.A; Melanie Howard, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director in biblical and theological studies, completing a trilogy of articles; Laura Schmidt Roberts, Ph.D., professor of biblical and theological studies, joining a philosophy project; and Finding Light, the virtual arts Easter celebration. More at fresno.edu/news/all