#WarriorPride: Stan State Alumni Are Making News

Warrior alumni have made some recent headlines. Entrepreneurs, athletes, writers, community leaders and more. Find their stories at the links below.

Huntsville bowler enters regional hall of fame

Redstone Rocket – Nov. 30
Former Stan State basketball player Ron Ware is inducted into the National Bowling Association Southern Region Hall of Fame. The Redstone Rocket is a publication produced by Redstone Arsenal, a U.S. Army Post near Huntsville, Ala. Read more.

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Calaveras Enterprise – Nov. 24
Former Stan State athlete Brian Barnett is the new varsity boys’ basketball coach at Bret Harte High in Angels Camp. Read more.

This is how they roll. New downtown bakery lets you get crazy with cinnamon rolls

Modesto Bee – Nov. 18
Stan State graduates Adalberto Vega and Sandra Avila open a bakery in downtown Modesto. Read more.

Gowan begins new era in SVC women’s basketball

Bennington (Vt.) Banner – Nov. 16
Stan State graduate, former athlete and Warrior assistant coach Christin Gowan begins her first season as head coach at Southern Vermont College. Read more.

Know Your Neighbor: Connie Tate

Turlock Journal – Nov. 10
Connie Tate, profiled here, was one of the first graduates of Stan State’s doctoral program in educational leadership. Read more.

Former Brookdale Vice President Joins New Perspective Senior Living

PR Web – Nov 9
Stan State graduate Pam Engle is the new Senior Vice President, People & Administration for New Perspective Senior Living, which operates senior living communities in the Upper Midwest. Read more.

Professor seeking family histories of Syrian, Lebanese immigrants

Bakersfield Californian – Nov. 8
Imperial Valley College history professor Lisa Solomon, who earned her master’s degree from Stan State, is conducting research on the Syrian and Lebanese diaspora in the Central Valley. For Read more.

Newest downtown shop ready to transform homes

Turlock Journal – Nov. 7
Haley Fowler, a Stan State graduate, has opened Urban Market Design and Decorating in Turlock. Read more.

Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Commercial Loan Officer Hiring

Guru Focus – Nov. 3
Stan State graduate Nicole Banks joins the Oakdale-based bank as AVP of Commercial Loans. Read more.

Tenor returns to his roots for concert

Red Bluff Daily News – Oct. 31
Stan State graduate Rafael Helbig-Kostka stages a recital in his home town of Red Bluff. Read more.

County’s Deputy Officer Focusing on Prevention

Oakdale Leader – Oct. 25
Ruben Imperial, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stan State, is Stanislaus County’s new Deputy Executive Officer. Read more.

Progressive Mariposa to Host California Dreamers as Special Guests at General Meeting

Sierra Sun Times – Oct. 17
Stan State kinesiology graduate and former Warrior athlete Tomas Evangelista is a founding member of California Dreamers, an organization devoted to education about DACA and immigration issues. Read more.

Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Turlock Journal – Oct. 13
The Journal’s weekly Q&A with a local resident features Stan State grad Michelle Reimers, who is assistant general manager of external affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. Read more.

Lodi probation officer’s work helps offenders turn their lives around

Lodi News-Sentinel – Oct. 11
Stan State graduate Erica Chin is having success as a probation officer in Lodi. Read more.

Leland promotes Lathrop SHIELD

Manteca Bulletin – Sept. 28
Stan State graduate and first-year Lathrop High principal Greg Leland introduces a new respect program. Read more.

Hello Salinas: Gonzales in the spotlight

Salinas Californian – Sept. 19
Rene Mendez, a first-generation Stan State graduate and city manager for Gonzales, is featured in this city profile. Read more.

Teacher promoted, named new principal of Alameda’s Franklin school

East Bay Times – Sept. 15
Lynnette Chirrick, who received her master’s degree in education administration and her administrative credentials from Stanislaus State, is named principal of an Alameda elementary school. Read more.

TIA announces Richard Smallwood as keynote speaker for the 2017 Tire Industry Honors

Aftermarket News – Sept. 15
Richard Smallwood, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber North America, earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Stan State. Read more.

Know Your Neighbor: Tami Truax

Turlock Journal – Sept. 8
Stan State graduate Tami Truax, the principal at Cunningham Elementary School, is featured in this Q&A. Read more.

Lifestyle Briefs

Stockton Record – Sept. 1
Shannon Van Zant, Stan State graduate and instructor at San Joaquin Delta College and Columbia College, has written a history book on 1800s Calaveras County. Read more.

Alum Pens a Novel

Joe Plummer, Stan State Master of Public Administration, Class of 1985, has written a murder mystery, Thule: An Odyssey.