Honored Scholars, Earned Grants Among Stan State’s October’s Highlights
October 29, 2021

October kicked off an awesome autumn at Stanislaus State that saw scholarship students honored for their achievements, federal grants awarded and the Ethnic Studies Program reaching 50 years. In case you missed it, here’s a recap:  

STEM Aspirations: Stan State received a $4.9 million grant that will help the University bolster the success of Hispanic and low-income students through the ASPIRE Project.  

Rogers Scholars: Working parents, immigrants and first-generation college students were among the 17 members of the 30th class of Mary Stuart Rogers Scholars honored Oct. 15, during a virtual ceremony.  

CERC Fellows: Stanislaus State’s Community Equity Research Center (CERC) announced its first cohort of faculty and graduate fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year. CERC will assist faculty members and students as they engage in participatory action research that will support and inform efforts to replace patterns of inequitable conditions and outcomes in our communities. 

Food Safety Concentration: Stanislaus State received a $275,000 three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a new undergraduate concentration in food safety. The University landed a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grant for the University’s Career Ready — Ag Food Safety (CRAFS) program, which will facilitate the planning and implementation of a food safety program as a curriculum concentration.  

Top 100: Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine ranked Stan State among the nation’s Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.  

Enhancing Social Work Globally: Associate Professor Sevaughn Banks received a three-year grant from the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Kendall Institute for her proposal titled, “Cultivating Cultural Awareness and Global Consciousness through Internationalization and Decolonization of Social Work Curriculum.”   

Ethnic Studies at 50: Stan State’s Ethnic Studies Program marked its 50th anniversary.  

Green is Good: The Princeton Review released its annual Guide to Green Colleges and named Stan State as one of nation's green colleges. The Princeton Review surveyed 835 colleges and selected 420 of them, including Stan State, for inclusion in the 12th edition of the green guide.