Heupel and Morales named President’s Medalists for 2023


Fresno State news

Joshua Heupel, left, and Jonathan Moules were honored Friday.

By Jiselle Cardenas, News editor

Out of eight Undergraduate Deans’ Medalists and nine Graduate Deans’ Medalists, two students from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology were selected Thursday as President’s Medalists.

Joshua Heupel was honored as the President’s Undergraduate Medalist and Jonathan Morales was honored as the President’s Graduate Medalist.

“Hearty congratulations to Joshua and Jonathan, who elevated their academic endeavors to new heights in one of the most important industries in the Central Valley and across the world,” said Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, according to Fresno State News. “They are a prime example of the talented students studying at and graduating from Fresno State. We are excited to celebrate their accomplishments and to follow their journey as Bulldog alumni.”

The two students were recognized in the Music Building Concert Hall at the President’s Recognition Reception.

During Heupel’s time at Fresno State, he completed dual bachelor’s degrees in agricultural business and political science, maintaining a 3.98 GPA.

Heupel will continue his education at Princeton University in pursuit of a master’s degree in public affairs.

Moules is a-first generation student who earned a master’s degree in agricultural science with a 4.0 GPA. He intends to teach and inspire others with his knowledge of agriculture.

He was also recently featured in Fresno State Magazine for his contributions to the university farm.

Both will be honored today, May 19, during commencement at the Save Mart Center.