Student group honors Varvis, KMJ

Discussions of local and national issues and honoring supporters were on the agenda of the 2013 Sunbird Conservatives conference.

The event took place March 23, 2013, on the main FPU campus. National and local presenters presented a historical and intellectual what the conservative view of the American Way is. Speakers included: 

* Mychal Massie (keynote) is the former national chairman of Project 21—The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives and its parent think tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research. 

* Ashley Swearengin, mayor of Fresno.

* George Nash, independent scholar, historian and lecturer with specialties in twentieth century American political and intellectual history. His books include The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 and Reappraising the Right: The Past and Future of American Conservatism

* Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D., is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno; and a nationally syndicated columnist.

KMJ radio and FPU Provost Stephen Varvis, Ph.D., were inducted into the Sunbird Conservatives Alumni Association Hall of Fame. KMJ has been the Sunbird Conservatives’ major media sponsor. Varvis has supported the organization from its beginning.

Photo: Varvis receives a bust of President Ronald Reagan at his induction into the Sunbird Conservatives Alumni Association Hall of Fame. From left is Varvis; Preston Little, chairman of the Sunbird Conservative Alumni Association; and Alan Hagen, vice-chairman of the Sunbird Conservative Alumni Association.

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