Talks about growing up in Kerman, attending Fresno State, joining the Marine Corps during World War II, working with Leon S. Peters on boards and committees, including the Fresno State Foundation Board of Governors and being honored to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award.
Fred Hirasuna talks about how his father and mother immigrated to the United States, moved around a lot before settling in Lodi. He talks about how his father owned a bike shop as well as farmed in Lodi before moving to Fowler in 1922 and buying an automotive repair shop. He talks about graduating from […]
Talks about his surprise and gratitude at receiving the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award, talks about growing up in Fresno, working as a farm laborer, joining the army and attending Fresno City College and Fresno State. He discusses running for City Council and winning and facing discrimination and overcoming it through hard work and […]
Talks about Fresno, attending Fresno State and meeting his wife there and going to work for New York Life Insurance, giving back to the community and being honored to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award.
An exhibition titled “Mary Maughelli: Abstract Expressionism and Feminist Artwork” opened Nov. 4, 2016 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery in the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State with a reception. Maughelli, a professor emerita, taught at Fresno State from 1962 to 1998. She died in October 2015. She was a prominent feminist artist, […]
Talks about his friendship with Leon S. Peters, working with him in the wine business and how Peters helped them get their business going by financing equipment. He discusses working with Pete Peters to design and develop some of the stainless steel tanks they used in the winery business.
Talks about how he got into journalism while a student at Fresno State, worked his way up from reporter to editor at the Fresno Bee and eventually moved into the business side of the operation as general manager and publisher. He discusses the importance of ethics and values in business. He also talks about the […]