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Alumni

January 24, 2023

A solar project at a Merced dairy provides heated water around the clock.
A company started by UC Merced founding faculty member Roland Winston - and staffed by alumni - is looking for partners for some exciting solar projects. And the government could cover the costs. Winston Cone Optics seeks to develop pilot projects that use solar energy to heat water, evaporate...
For alumnus Justin Hicks, graduate school at UC Merced was a trailblazing experience. Like many UC Merced students, Hicks was pioneering a path as he worked towards his Ph.D. in economics from 2007 to 2012. “At the time, Justin was our only graduate...
UC Merced will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking with a series of Founders Day events Oct. 25 through 27. Several events throughout the three-day celebration will recognize founding faculty and staff as well as honor founding Legacy...
Professor Arnold Kim’s music couldn’t be more different than that of student-staff-alumni band Feeling Gravity’s Pull. Kim’s The Yellow Hope Project work is heavily influenced by what he has been listening to for years – old-school country, soul, blues...
The UC Merced Yosemite Leadership Program’s first full-time leader plans to build on the program’s momentum and expand its visibility. Jacob Croasdale was recently selected to oversee the 3-year-old program. A $65,000 grant from Mitsubishi Corporation...
This week, UC Merced welcomes more than 1,400 new first-year, transfer and graduate students to campus. Special programs are happening campuswide to provide information and ensure new students have a smooth transition. “We’ve been looking forward to the...
A joyous throng of 776 degree candidates of the University of California, Merced, today marched through the Beginnings Sculpture and onto the campus’ South Bowl to receive their prized degrees, marking the culmination of the newest UC’s seventh academic ...
Grecia Sanchez and Blaine Hartsock know they’re more than lucky. Out of dozens of UC Merced seniors, they were chosen to speak and sing, respectively, at the 2012 Commencement ceremony. “I don’t believe in luck, I believe in blessings,” Sanchez said. “I...
When Alma Fausto first arrived at UC Merced in 2008, she felt pangs of doubt common to many freshmen. Fausto was hundreds of miles from the family home in Orange County. She had too much time on her hands, and worse yet, she didn’t have an Internet ...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland of the University of California, Merced, announced today the hiring of Kyle D. Hoffman as vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations. The appointment is effective May 21, 2012. Hoffman has spent the past 14 years as...

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