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Top Dog Alumni Awards

2023 Honorees

With a legacy of more than 383 Honorees since 1953, the Top Dog Awards is a proud Fresno State tradition. This event honors alumni and friends who embrace the Bulldog spirit through dedication to their field and practice commitment to the community.


Steven Were Omamo

Distinguished Alumnus

1986Steven Were Omamo
Sudarshan Kapoor

Arthur Safstrom Service Award

Sudarshan Kapoor


Outstanding Alumni

Dr. Raymond and Jacqueline Doumanian

College of Arts and Humanities

1967, '83 / 1974, '81

Ray S. Doumanian and Jacqueline Doumanian
David Pomaville

College of Health and Human Services


David Pomaville


William Silveira

College of Science and Mathematics

1999William R. Silveira
Ana Jovel Melendez

College of Social Sciences

2005Ana Jovel Melendez
Joshua Easterly

Craig School of Business

1998Joshua Easterly


Rod Higgins

Department of Athletics

Rod Higgins
Philip Neufeld

Division of Research and Graduate Studies

1993, '15Philip Neufeld
Sabahudin Tricic

Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

1999, '06Sabahudin Tricic


Jason Hubbart

Fresno State Library

2000, '02
Jason Hubbart
James Nielsen

Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

1967Jim Nielsen
Violet Chuck

Kremen School of Education and Human Development

1978Violet L. Chuck


Joseph Pickett

Lyles College of Engineering

1994Joseph F. Pickett