Students donate over $5,600 to help other students

By MARISA MATA, Student Writer

275 student donors were recognized at this year’s University Commencement for contributing over $5,600 to support student scholarships.

Leading up to graduation, seniors were asked to donate $20 to the Fresno State Alumni Association’s fund for student scholarships. One student, Mai Soua Lee, donated $100, saying that $20 just wasn’t enough.

“It was so incredible to hear a student say it wasn’t enough, that she wanted to give more and have more of an impact,” said Blair Smittcamp, Program Coordinator of Student and Young Alumni Engagement.

Mai Soua Lee
“It’s really inspiring that students want to leave their mark and make a difference. Students want to help other students.”

“We have enough now to create a Bulldog F.A.N. Club Student Scholarship, so now the students that give, give to something they can call their own.”

The Bulldog Future Alumni Network (F.A.N.) Club is the Alumni Association’s student philanthropy program, which values engagement and networking in addition to philanthropy. The Bulldog F.A.N. Club will officially launch at Dog Days this summer.

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