The Washington Monthly College Guide lists UC Merced as No. 8 in its “Best Bang for the Buck: Western Colleges” list — one spot behind Stanford University — highlighting colleges in the Western U.S. that are doing the best job of helping students from low-income families attain degrees at affordable prices.
The University of California, Merced, has broken its own fundraising record, bringing in more than $20.8 million during the 2015-16 fiscal year — a more than 300 percent increase over last year.
Members of the UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees and other campus leaders and supporters got a firsthand look at the university
This weekend, more than 900 degree candidates are expected to take part in the 11th commencement ceremonies at University of California, Merced, and commemorate the hard work that led to their momentous day.
“Commencement marks a significant milestone in a student's life,” Chancellor Dorothy Leland said. “It signifies the beginning of a new journey and the start of a lifelong affiliation with UC Merced as an alumnus.”
Jessica “JaeJae” Julian (2010) and Marko Zivanovic (2014) are proving that giving back shortly after graduation can be possible.
Carlos Castillo-Chavez has had, by all accounts, an extraordinarily successful academic career.
He began as an immigrant from Mexico City and wound up researching and teaching at Cornell University for 18 years before moving to Arizona State University in 2004 — with multiple awards and honors in between.
But he didn’t do it alone.