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The Claude Laval Entrepreneur Mentor Program Student Award is in honor of Fresno

civic leader, entrepreneur, co-founder of the Laval Entrepreneur, and sponsor of the

Laval Entrepreneur Mentor Program (EMP), Claude Laval III.


The award is made to a

Mentee who best exemplifies the goals and ideas of EMP through commitment,

contribution, and pursuit of the core activities that define the program

Claude Laval EMP Mentor Student Award Past Recipients

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Manuel Gonzalez

Betty Lou Laval Award

Spring 2022

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Bencherlie Long

Betty Lou Laval Award

Spring 2022

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Candice Hill Troutman

Claude Laval Award

Spring 2022

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Justine Levine

The Launchpad Lease Certificate

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Justin Levine

Fall 2021


Kim Kifer

Spring 2021

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Linda Mendez

Fall 2020

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Victoria Robert

Spring 2020


Alli Villnes

Fall 2019

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Bertha Flores

Spring 2019

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Gladys Sanchez

Fall 2018


Tyler Puccio

Spring 2018

Joshua Gragnani - Fall 2017 | Daniel Malcolm - Spring 2017 | Catie Ball - Fall 2016 | Elisa Ramos - Spring 2016 | Aubrey Lim - Fall 2015 | Richard Oritz - Spring 2015

Betty Lou Award Winners

Aaron Cook | Josh Dowell | Mike Fenn | Candice Hill | Kim Kifer | Justine Levine | Aubry Lim | Tyler Puccio | Daniel Malcolm | Victoria Roberts | Briana Rodriguez | Shervin Zoghi


Fall 2021

Andrea Lee | Rebecca Mendoza | Briana Pelay Figueroa

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