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Top Dog Awards

Top Dog Alumni Awards

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Since 1953, this prestigious award has been presented
to our most accomplished alumni. Throughout the years, we have celebrated bright minds, ambitious spirits and bold actions that have made a significant impact in communities across the nation, the globe and in our Valley.

From astronauts and politicians, award-winning actors and poets, NFL athletes and US Olympians, to entrepreneurs and innovators, Fresno State has helped support and grow incredible alumni.

We are proud to celebrate this year’s remarkable alumni and friends and reflect on their notable successes. 



The Distinguished Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award

Liz Shields Safstrom

The Arthur Safstrom Service Award

Fountain at night

Save the Date

Top Dog Alumni Awards coming in Spring 2022. More details to follow.

Top Dog Award Categories

"The Top Dog Alumni Awards is an inspiring event that recognizes the achievements of our most accomplished alumni," said Jacquelyn Glasener, executive director of the Fresno State Alumni Association. "This year’s class of honorees represent what it truly means to be a Bulldog, and we are excited to celebrate their successes with the University and community."