CSUB grads to continue their studies around the country

Dillon Giblin will attend the Ph.D. program in mathematics at Washington State University starting in Fall 2012.

Late spring represents the home stretch for CSUB’s class of 2012. With commencement clearly in sight, emotions are running high — from sadness over having to say goodbye to excitement and angst as graduates contemplate the next phase of their lives. Most will enter the local workforce or remain at CSUB for graduate studies.

Others have their sights set on continuing their education at institutions around the country. This post is dedicated to those students. As we learn about other success stories, we will post them here.

Congrats and good luck!

Shyanna Atkinson, BA Child, Adolescent and Family Studies, is in the Multiple Subject Credential Program at CSUB.

Evan Bacon, computer science major, has been accepted into several masters programs: UC Riverside for computer science, UC Irvine for computer engineering, San Jose State for computer engineering, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for electrical engineering. He will decide which program to pursue by July 1.

Marisa Kayleen Bibian, BA Sociology, has been accepted to the MA in Sociology program at Cal State Fullerton. At CSUB, she was in the Alpha Kappa Delta International Honors Society, the Educational Opportunity Program, and received scholarships from the Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund and PG&E.

Kyle Bowman, BS Mathematics, has been accepted into the Master of Science in Statistics program at CSU East Bay.

Tyree Boyd-Pates, BA Communications with minor in African American studies, has applied to several master’s programs in African American studies, including Temple University in Philadelphia. He will decide which program to pursue in July.

Ruth Rosales Brenneise, BS Human Services, will enter the CSUB Master of Social Work program. At CSUB, she was a member of Alpha Chi Honors Society.

JoAnn Cole, BS Human Services, graduated magna cum laude and will enter the CSUB Master of Social Work program.

Jocelyn Fechner, BA English, will enter the Master of Arts in English program at CSUB. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta and Alpha Chi Honor Society.

Jessica Fogeltanz will receive her BS in physical education and kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science and has been accepted to the University of Toledo College of Medicine’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree program with aa physician assistant concentration.

Dillon Giblin will be attending the Ph.D. program in mathematics at Washington State University starting in fall 2012, where he has also received a teaching assistantship. Dillon is a graduate of the Hawk Honors Program, was a McNair Scholar, and a Merit Scholar at CSUB.

Dirk Horn is heading to UC Irvine on a full-ride scholarship for a Ph.D. in political science.

Jon Goodell, BS Geology, is spending his summer interning with Occidental Petroleum, then will enter the Master of Science in Geology program at CSUB supported by a CREST grant.

Wendy Hale was accepted to multiple law schools (including Columbia, Cornell and others). She will attend Loyola in the fall and has received a $96,000 stipend.

Ahrens Holmes, BS Psychology, has been accepted into the Master of Science in I/O Psychology at San Jose State University. At CSUB, he was in the Psi Chi Honor Society and the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

Dirk Horn is graduating with his BA in Political Science and will be heading to UC Irvine on a full-tuition scholarship (including summers and housing) to obtain his Ph.D. in Political Science. Horn exemplifies the kind of success our students achieve thanks to donor programs, said Political Science Department Chair Michael Ault. He was a McNair Scholar, a Student Research Scholar, and attended the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Duke University. Horn also says he would like to return to CSUB as a professor of political science.

Walter Morales, a double major in mathematics and computer science, will intern with Chevron this summer and most likely will head to the Master’s Program in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Southern California.

Alexandra Nicosia, BS Geology, is entering the Master of Science in Geology program at University of Alabama on a fully supported teaching assistantship.

Kristi O’Connor is receiving a BS in physical education and kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science and will attend the Loma Linda Occupational Therapy Graduate Program starting in June 2012.

Cristina Rico, a mathematics and economics double major, will be attending the graduate program in economics at the University of Arizona starting in fall 2012.

Reggie Roberson obtained a Chevron internship and has started his MS in petroleum engineering at University of Southern California.

Juan Serna, BS Human Services, will enter the Master of Social Work program at CSU Northridge.

Jennifer Shadt, a physical education and kinesiology major with a concentration in exercise science, will attend CSU Dominguez Hills’ master of science program in orthotics and prosthetics located at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach.

Brett Skinner will be attending the graduate program in applied mathematics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville starting in fall 2012.

Greg Thompson, BS Geology, is entering the Master of Science in Geology program at CSUB supported by a CREST grant.

Brandon Washington, BS Political Science, will enter the Master of Public Administration program at University of Central Florida. At CSUB, he graduated cum laude, was an IC-CAE scholar, a McNair scholar, member of Pi Sigma Alpha, took third place in the Student Research Competition, and took second place in the 4×100 men’s relay at the Great West Conference track meet in May 2012.

John Wilson, BS Geology, is entering the Master of Science in Geology program at CSUB supported by a CREST grant.

Future Grads Are Also Going Places

Robert Bassett ‘13, a junior mathematics major, will attend the Junior Bridge Program at the University of Texas A&M for five weeks this summer. Then he will attend the prestigious “Math in Moscow” program during the fall semester. He will return for winter and spring quarters in 2013 to finish his education at CSUB.

Jennifer Beltran ’13, a mathematics major, will be attending the REU “Development of Software for Beam Line Control Systems and Data Analysis” with mentor Stefan Mannsfield at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park as part of the STAR program run by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The nine-week summer research internship is for aspiring science and mathematics teachers.

Nehemias Ulloa ’13, a junior mathematics major, will attend the Research Experience for Undergraduates in High Performance Computing this summer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He will then return in the fall to finish his education at CSUB.

Do you know a graduating student who is heading off to a master’s or doctoral program? Send the person’s name, major, and short bio to Jennifer Burger, CSUB Public Affairs Coordinator, at jburger1@csub.edu. Please include contact info for confirmation.

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