High-Achieving Students at UC Merced Recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars

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MERCED, Calif. — The University of California, Merced, has announced the students who have been recognized as prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars. The recipients have exemplified outstanding work in the classroom, finishing with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher in both the fall and spring semesters of the 2017-2018 school year.

Chancellor’s Scholars recipients from your area include:

    • Ahmed Alhag – Antioch: Engineering (Jr)
    • Natalie Betschart – Brentwood: Social Science, Humanities and Arts (Fr)
    • Harweese Marshall – Antioch: Social Science, Humanities and Arts (Fr)
    • Shanesia Mae Nallas – Brentwood: Natural Science (So)
    • Ryanjit Virk – Antioch: Natural Sciences (Jr)
    • Emily Ann Africa – Pittsburg: Socail Sicence, Humanities and Arts (Jr)
    • Joseph Camaddo – Pittsburg: Engineering (Sr)
    • Imani Pree – Pittsburg: Social Science, Humannities and Arts (Fr)

More than 750 students – the top 10 percent of the university’s student body – were honored at the Oct. 20 ceremony. Honorees received a Chancellor’s Scholars pin, personalized certificate and individual photo with Chancellor Dorothy Leland.

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UC Merced opened in 2005 as the newest member of the University of California system, and is the youngest university to earn a Carnegie research classification. The fastest-growing public university in the nation, UC Merced enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in campus construction and design, and supports high-achieving and dedicated students from the underserved San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The Merced 2020 Project, a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education, will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus and support enrollment growth to 10,000 students. 

 


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