Fresno State president honored by Stanford

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro is one of three chosen to receive an award from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

The 2016 Alumni Excellence in Education Award was created by a group of Stanford graduates and recognizes graduates who demonstrate excellence in research, education and more.

Other winners include Piya Sorcar, the founder of nonprofit TeachAIDS, and Haydee Rodriguez, a teacher at Central Union High School in El Centro.

The awards will be presented by Daniel Schwartz, dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, at Stanford on Oct. 20.