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Madera graduate honored by college dean

Fresno State University’s Craig School of Business has named Amanda Moore, of Madera, as one of its seven Dean’s Graduate Medalists for the class of 2016.

Moore, a first-generation graduate, completed her master’s degree of business administration with a 4.0 GPA. She attended graduate school full-time while working full-time at Dairy America, where she cross trains in all departments within the company to bridge gaps and fix inefficiencies.

Moore became ill and took almost two years off from school as an undergraduate, but was encouraged by professor Don Temple to finish strong. “He taught me that life is never set in stone and that I can overcome anything — I may just have to pivot slightly,” Moore said.

She spent a year in the Entrepreneur Mentor Program and spent a semester coordinating it and overseeing 20 students. She was selected as the recipient of the Betty Lou Laval Entrepreneur Mentor Award and the Baker, Peterson and Franklin Entrepreneur Award for her contributions to the University’s Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship...

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