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Explore the power of a Stan State education through these alumni stories.

Amy Bublak had two goals when she arrived at Stanislaus State in the early ’80s: to play sports and strike out on her own, but the alumna accomplished so much more. Emerging as the epitome of a Warrior, Bublak is currently serving her second term as the mayor of Turlock.

City Mayor with staff

Discover the remarkable impact Stanislaus State alumni in top level municipal roles are making in the Central Valley. Warrior alumni in Stanislaus County’s three largest cities embody the transformative power of education. Read their stories and the role the Stan State has played in preparing them for success.

Sequoia Lake

In the heart of California's Central Valley, a unique collaboration is flourishing between Stanislaus State and E. & J. Gallo Winery, a partnership that not only celebrates shared values but also paves the way for the success of future generations of Stan State alumni.

group photo of E. & J. Gallo Winery alumni leadership and University headership

Brett Tate

Brett Tate (’86) went from Stan State grad to hometown coach and founder of the Dust Bowl Brewing Company, ranked in the top 2.5% of regional brewers nationwide.

Lee Herrick

California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick (’94, ’97) found his literary start at Stan State.

Lee Herrick

Kimiko Vang

Kimiko Vang’s (’01, ’03) foundation in social work from Stan State propelled her to a career of serving her community.


Denise Wickham

Denise Wickham (’89) found her calling at Stan State. Now she is making an impact on young lives in education.

Read Denise's Story

Quenna Martinez

Officer Quenna Martinez (’08, ’20) infuses her knowledge from her counseling education at Stan State into community policing to protect and serve.

Quenna Martinez

Updated: May 01, 2024