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Prosecutor to monitor Heald College parent

(AP) — Former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to serve as an independent monitor of a troubled for-profit education company serving 72,000 students that has agreed to sell or close its campuses, the Education Department said Friday.

Laval gifts $125K to entrepreneur program

Fresno entrepreneur Claude Laval III has pledged $125,000 to support the Entrepreneur Mentor Program at the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State.

Fresno State nursing program gets $700K grant

The Central California Center for Excellence in Nursing (CCCEN) at Fresno State has received a $700,000 grant to help fund scholarships for nurse practitioner students.

Fresno State ranks among affordable universities

Fresno State was ranked among the most affordable universities in the country in a new report by the U.S. Department of Education.

Keller Motors to support West Hills scholarships

West Hills College FirebaughStudents of West Hills College campuses will be getting support through a new pledge to its President's Scholars Program from Keller Motors auto dealership in Hanford.

Diaz tapped as Fresno State arts dean

Dr. Jose DiazDr. Jose A. Diaz was announced as interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State to serve a one-year term.

Reedley College alumnus gives $1M for arts center

Harold and Debbie McClartyWith the largest alumni gift in its 88-year history, Reedley College will use $1 million from the McClarty Family Foundation for a new fine and performing arts center on campus.

Heald College parent doesn't seal deal with feds

 (AP) — The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department failed to meet a deadline to map out the future of the company's more than 100 campuses, but both sides on Wednesday expressed optimism that a consensus would be reached.

Fresno Pacific planning $8M-$12M fine arts center

Fresno Pacific UniversityDesign work will begin soon for a new fine arts center at Fresno Pacific University that will consolidate the college's arts, music and theater departments.

$26M grant boosts Fresno County after-school programs

Up to 4,000 extra Fresno County students will be able to enroll in after-school programs thanks to a $26-million grant.