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 growing up in Fresno, attending Fresno State, getting drafted in World War II and starting his ceramics business. He discusses becoming involved in the community, working with the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame, Fresno State football and other organizations and receiving 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 […]
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, […]
Born in Fresno in 1922, where he spent most of his life. His father, from Hiroshima, opened the Aki Company General Merchandise Store with his brother. Satoshi is the oldest of three, and has a brother and a sister. He attended Fresno High School, then Fresno State for a year and a half when World […]
Talks about his businesses, the Electric Motor Shop, Industrial Waste and Salvage and Cedar Avenue Recycling and Transfer Station. He discusses attending local Catholic schools and Fresno State, learning about business from his father and the importance of service to the community. He also talks about his friendship with Leon S. Peters and how he […]
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.
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 […]