Transformative Gift, Student Scholarships Among Stan State Highlights

February 19, 2021


This month’s recap of recognitions, accolades, awards, gifts and honors for the Stanislaus State campus community includes a transformative gift that will help create a culture of entrepreneurship on campus and throughout the region, recent student scholarship awards and the University earning another notable ranking:

  • Modesto firm Grimbleby Coleman has established a $10,000 scholarship fund at Stanislaus State. Five $2,000 scholarships will be awarded over the next five years to students pursuing degrees in business administration with a concentration in accounting. The company has a long history of partnering with the College of Business Administration and the University.
  • Stan State Professor Kilolo Brodie was reappointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve on the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Her interest in the Council stems from her personal life and professional life, which Brodie said are inextricable. 
  • Six Stanislaus State credential candidates with student teaching assignments in San Joaquin County are the first to receive scholarships from the University’s Ocella Riley Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jennifer Ramos, Ranae Handel Merrill, Deanne Mendoza, Kayla Wise, Amritpal Maan and Kayla Borders have each been awarded $1,250 to cover expenses while they train to be teachers.
  • Stanislaus State student-athletes ended the fall 2020 semester by achieving high academic excellence. Despite the pandemic, the student-athletes were able to juggle academics and athletics finishing with an overall department grade point average of 3.275.