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

by ECT

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.


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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