Three pivotal Fresno Pacific leaders have been named the first presidents emeritus by the FPU Board of Trustees: (Pictured, from left) Richard Kriegbaum, Arthur Wiebe and Edmund Janzen.
“Whatever success we may be enjoying at Fresno Pacific today is built upon the foundation of the past. We must never forget those who came before us, and served so sacrificially and well,” said President D. Merrill Ewert, who also read citations for each honoree, which are quoted below.
A new feature at FPU’s commencement May 5 was recognizing those who attended 50 years ago as Golden Alumni.
All members of the Pacific College classes of 1960-1962 had their names listed in the commencement program. Golden Alumni were also invited to a luncheon in Ashley Auditorium in McDonald Hall after the morning graduation ceremony and received commemorative sashes. Pictured from left are: Carol (Becker AA ‘62) Friesen, Ken (AA ’62) Becker, Arthur Wiebe (president from 1960-1975) and Marilyn (Enns AA ‘62) Pittman.
Arthur Wiebe, former Fresno Pacific University president, received two honors recently. Fresno Compact, an association of educational, civic and business leaders, announced Wiebe will be the 2003 winner of the Harold Haak Award for Educational Excellence. The award was created in 2002 and named for Harold Haak, FPU president from 2000-02, who was also its first recipient. The presentation to Wiebe is set for March 5.
Arthur Wiebe will be honored with this year’s Distinguished Achievement Special Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals California Valley Chapter. The presentation will be part of the local National Philanthropy Day luncheon November 19 at Pardini’s.