Peter Robertson Receives "Spirit of Service Award"
BA, 1992; Jordan CAST
MA, 1995; A&H
MBA, 2005; Business
Peter Robertson (BA ’92, MA ’95, MBA ’05) (pictured right), who has worked at Fresno State for the past decade, has received the 2012 "Spirit of Service Award" presented to a staff member from President John D. Welty (pictured left). The award “Recognizes his exemplary commitment to community engagement." In 2006, as a volunteer, Robertson founded the Bulldog Pride Fund (www.bulldogpride.org), an endowed scholarship that supports students at Fresno State. By this fall, the $220,000+ endowment will have provided 23 scholarships valued at $39,000 to students based upon academic achievement, financial need and service to the community.
He has also volunteered throughout the community for the past 25 years with organizations such as Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival, Fresno Grand Opera, Fresno Art Museum, Tree Fresno, Rainbow Delegation and Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade. In 2011, Robertson was bestowed the “Arthur Safstrom Service Award” by the Fresno State Alumni Association at the Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala; the “Spirit of Caring Award” from HandsOn California; as well as a “Volunteer Service Award” from President Barack Obama.