McNair in the News

McNair Scholar Ceja Follows Love of Learning
April 10, 2020When 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...

Georgina O.

McNair Scholar Orozco Learns to Defy Her Self-Doubts

March 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...


Emma V.

McNair Scholar's Goal Inspired by Dad's Cancer Diagnosis

November 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...