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Peter Robertson Honored

Peter Robertson, a three-time graduate of Fresno State (BA ‘92, MA ‘95 and MBA ‘05) will be presented the “Arthur Safstrom Service Award for “outstanding service to the Fresno State Alumni Association, Fresno State and the community at large” at the Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala on Oct. 13, 2011.

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A resident of Fresno, Calif. since 1984, he has volunteered for several non-profits organizations for nearly 25 years including United Student Pride, Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival, Central California Alliance, Fresno Pride Parade and Festival, Fresno Youth Alliance, GSA Network and the Rainbow Delegation.

He currently serves as the Director of Alumni Marketing and Engagement at California State University, Fresno.

In April of this year, Robertson was humbly honored with receiving the “Spirit of Caring Award,” sponsored by James and Coke Hallowell and presented by HandsOn California. He also was bestowed a President’s Volunteer Service Award from Barack Obama.

He founded the Bulldog Pride Fund in 2006, a $199,500 endowment that has provided 18 scholarships valued at $29,000 to Fresno State students.

Five years ago, Robertson spearheaded the nationally recognized and award-winning annual “I am Fresno State!” student video contest.

A life member of the Fresno State Alumni Association and a graduate of Leadership Fresno (Class XXV), a program of the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce, he attended Fresno City College.

Robertson also graduated from Mount Vernon High School (‘81) and Skagit Valley College (‘84), both located in Mount Vernon, Wash.

He and his partner of 28 years, Victor Kral, were married in 2008. They live in a historic home near Fresno’s Tower District that has been featured on several home tours.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and takes place at the Save Mart Center. Tickets are priced at $100 per person. To make a reservation, call 559.278.ALUM. RSVP by Sept. 22nd.

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