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Top Dog Awards

Top Dog Alumni Awards

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. 

Steven Were Omamo in Africa

The Distinguished Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award

Gandhi statue in the Peace Garden

The Arthur Safstrom Service Award

Fountain at night

2023 Top Dog Alumni Awards

The Fresno State Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the annual Top Dog Alumni Awards. The community is encouraged to recognize and celebrate alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at Fresno State.

Nominate your Top Dog now

Fresno State alumni are doing incredible things throughout the region, our state and the nation. This signature event provides us an opportunity to showcase our alumni and friends, as well as inspire and motivate our student body,” said Jacquelyn Glasener, executive director of the Fresno State Alumni Association.