#StanGrad: Juana Nieto Vazquez Wants to Help Students Just Like Her
June 04, 2021
Grateful for the support she has received along the way, Nieto Vazquez looks to turn her Stanislaus State Bachelor of Arts in Psychology into a career helping others. Graduate school is her next goal, as a member of the University Honors Programs and a McNair Scholar.
McNair Scholar Jasmin Cornejo Selected as Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions Scholars
November 12, 2020
Jasmin Cornejo's journey to becoming a CAHSI Student Scholar is inspirational. Cornejo’s father was born in Mexico and her mother in Puerto Rico. Neither had an education beyond middle school, and even though she had moments of self-doubt, Cornejo never wavered in pursuing a higher education.
#StanGrad: Strength and Determination Guide Psych Major
May 27, 2020
That Danielle Simpson Rojas should attend college, much less graduate from Stan State summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade-point average, and is prepared to begin a Ph.D. program at UC Merced is a testament to her strength, courage and fortitude.
STAN Magazine Features Four McNair ScholarsSpring 2020 Edition
Read the stories of fellow McNair Scholars Emma Van Hoogmoed, Fernando Martinez-Bautista, Joana Alfaro, and Juana Nieto-Vazquez.
McNair Scholar Ceja Follows Love of LearningApril 10, 2020
When Aurora Ceja graduated from Sierra High School in Manteca, she decided to put her college plans on hold because her mother was pregnant, and she wanted to help her mom with her new baby brother...
McNair Scholar Orozco Learns to Defy Her Self-DoubtsMarch 29, 2020
When she arrived at Stan State as a nervous freshman, Georgina Orozco had no idea what she wanted to study. During her senior year at Downey High School in Modesto, her friends and classmates all seemed to have a plan, or at least a major in mind...
Military Wife, California State University Stanislaus McNair Scholar, Aiming to Improve Lives of VeteransMarch 15, 2020
Joana Alfaro regretted all the firsts she’d missed with her first two children: first steps, first words and the like...
McNair Scholar's Goal Inspired by Dad's Cancer DiagnosisNovember 26, 2019
Emma Van Hoogmoed graduated from high school in Madera and enrolled as a theatre major at Fresno City College, anxious to continue the backstage production work of designing sound, lighting, and sets that she had enjoyed in high school...
A Thirst for KnowledgeNovember 20, 2019
Germán Silva, a 2019 Stan State graduate, found research he participated in while earning his bachelor’s degree to be a pivotal experience.
Childhood Interests Rooted in Career Plans of McNair ScholarNovember 17, 2019
James Octaviano Green likes to use his middle name whenever he can, because it’s the name of his grandfather, and he’s proud of it. The resident of Hickman, who graduated from Hughson High School, is...
Military Wife, McNair Scholar, Aiming to Improve Lives of VeteransNovember 8, 2019
The Delhi resident, who arrived in the United States from Mexico in 1993, never thought higher education was a possibility...
McNair Scholar Martinez Leaves Strawberry Fields to Pursue Advanced Psychology DegreeOctober 18, 2019
A counselor at Santa Maria High School saw potential in Fernando Martinez and encouraged him to pursue a college degree. He told her he wasn’t sure he could leave his parents, and she asked, “what do you want...
Meet the Awardees - Angel AvalosOctober 1, 2019
Angel Avalos was determined to make the most out of his life after he lost his sister to cancer as a teen. While surrounded by innovation at the University of California, San Francisco, during his sister's treatments, Angel was inspired to pursue a degree in science...
Stan State senior earns prestigious CSU Trustees’ AwardSeptember 24, 2019
Stan State senior Angel Avalos is one of 23 students, one from each of the 23 California State University campuses, honored with a 2019 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement...
Stangrad: Mastering the Hoops to Succeed on Court and OffMay 21, 2019
Men’s basketball team captain Rolaun Dunham leaves Stanislaus State with a degree in kinesiology, plans for a career in physical therapy or nursing and a dream to promote health and wellness throughout the Central Valley.
Updated: November 23, 2022