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Student & Alumni Success

December 11, 2018

This Saturday, mechanical engineering major Vanessa Andrade will participate in the university’s second fall commencement ceremony.
Growing up in San Juan Bautista, Vanessa Andrade loved hanging out with her father and his collection of cars and tractors. She spent hours in the “barn” or shop, helping change the oil in cars, playing with tools and tinkering with her grandfather’s old Allis-Chalmers tractor...
Six graduate students landed spots at Idaho National Laboratory through the National GEM Consortium (From left: Jordan Galloway, Denise Owusu, Stephanie Jones, Diana Perales, Terrence Buck (program manager), Malik Hayes, Jorge Ramirez.) Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.
As a graduate student at UC Merced, Jordan Galloway looks for ways to push himself forward and lead by example. The third-year Chemistry and Chemical Biology student forged a new path last summer through a fellowship in the nuclear science...
Mechanical engineering major Arturo Ramirez Reyes holds a drone while sitting in a tractor.
When fourth-year public health major Rochelle Mulondo heard about UC Merced’s Student Success Internship (SSI) program, she jumped at the chance to apply and gain real-life work experience that would boost her professional skills. As a CalFresh...
A large group of people mingle in the main room of the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in Merced.
Merced ‘DNA’ Hosts Meet and Greet UC Merced’s downtown neighbors rolled out the welcome mat last Thursday for a mixer with campus community members. Merced Mayor Mike Murphy, Merced County District Two Supervisor Lee Lor, staff...
Four male students huddle around a computer as they work.
Campus departments and schools: Here’s a chance to get your projects off the ground while helping students gain valuable experience. The only cost is the time you invest with your interns. UC Merced’s Student Success Internship (SSI)...
Last fall, Turlock native Marcus DeCouto reminded the sports scene that UC Merced consistently brings some of the top freshmen to the California Pacific Conference. DeCouto, now a sophomore midfielder on the Bobcats’ men’s soccer team,...
Three enterprising Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) students saw the empty UC Merced Art Gallery on campus and, worried the space would be reallocated, wondered why they couldn’t volunteer to run it. So they started the Young Artist Movement (...
Vice Chancellor Ed Klotzbier, Monique de Villa (’16), Danielle Armedilla (’12), and Chancellor Dorothy Leland
In creating scholarships to help future generations of Bobcats succeed, UC Merced staff members and alumnae Monique de Villa (’16) and Danielle Armedilla (’12) are cementing the legacy they are leaving for campus.   De Villa and...
Violet Barton remembers her teenage years doing quadratic equations by candlelight to a soundtrack of bombs and bullets as the Salvadoran Civil War raged around her. She was forced to migrate to the United States 36 years ago but will go back to El...
A pair of UC Merced students showed off their bass-fishing skills by winning a Fishing League Worldwide event last weekend, earning themselves a spot in next year’s finals. Herbie LeBlanc of Gilroy and Tshu Xiong of Merced caught the limit of...

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