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In The News

Ryan Soares

Ryan Soares setting records

Shout out to Ryan Soares for the record of the fastest known time in the mountain community for skiing across the Sierra High Route in 17 hours, 18 minutes, which beat is his previous record of 19 hours, 50 minutes. You can find the article at

Dr. Nancy Nisbett

Dr. Nancy Nisbett - new achievements

Congratulations go out to one of the department's faculty members, Dr. Nancy Nisbett! She was recently inducted into the National Academy of Recreational Therapists and recognized as a Distinguished Fellow in Recreational Therapy. In addition, she was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Therapeutic Recreation Association and begins her three-year term in September.

Derek Carr

Derek Carr - RA Alumni

NFL quarterback Derek Carr has a message for aspiring college students about the power of a Fresno State education: “We know our potential is limitless, because we’ve seen what Bulldogs can do.” Click the photo above to read the full article.

Steve Aoki

2022 CHHS Hero  - Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki is the Director of Event Services for Save Mart Center at Fresno State. You can read the story here.

Cheryl Vines

2023 CHHS Outstanding Alumni - Cheryl Vines 

Cheryl graduated from the Recreation Administration program in 1976 with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and began her career working as a recreation therapist at Fresno Community Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. (more...)