Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023
5:30 - 8 p.m. PST


Main Dining

Who is Invited

Campus Community, Public

In Partnership with the Porges Family Foundation, please join California State University, Stanislaus, and the College of Business Administration for Champions of the American Dream for a fireside chat with this year's honoree.

Joe Duran

2023 Champions of the American Dream Honoree

The Champions of the American Dream event recognizes individuals in the Central Valley who have distinguished themselves by their professional success and have made exceptional contributions to their communities.

Whether you’re a business major preparing for your post-college career or a community member interested in starting your own business here are the top reasons to attend this year’s event:

  • A chance to meet and ask questions of some of the Central Valley’s most influential and successful business leaders.
  • Opportunities to build and expand your professional and personal networks.
  • Hear compelling stories and anecdotes of how business leaders overcame challenges and difficulties.
  • Meet like-minded individuals who are passionate, driven and know how to turn their dreams into reality.
  • The event is free, and all are welcome to participate.


5:30 p.m. – Light Refreshments
6:00 p.m. – Welcome
6:20 p.m. – Fireside Chat

Joe Duran, 2023 Honoree
Moderated by Marian Kaanon, 2022 Honoree

7:30 p.m. – Mix & Mingle

About the Speakers & Champions

By participating in this event, you agree to adhere to the Stan State Campus Event Protocols.