Local student Mac Blate, of Oakhurst, was among 250 graduates at Fresno Pacific University's fall commencement, which took place in the Special Events Center on the main campus. Blate received an M.A. in Education as graduates came from the traditional undergraduate, bachelor's degree completion and master's degree programs.
Blate is a 1999 graduate of Yosemite High School, and son of Gary and Lori Blate of Oakhurst.
The commencement address was given by Lynne Ashbeck, member of the FPU Board of Trustees. Ashbeck earned a master's at Fresno Pacific in 2012.