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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

2022 Top Dog Alumni Awards

Congratulations to our 2022 Top Dog recipients! Watch the one-hour special of Fresno State's Top Dog Alumni Awards as we celebrate the successes of our most accomplished alumni and hear their inspiring stories that have impacted our communities.

Watch the 2022 Top Dog Alumni Awards Show

"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."