UC MERCED Alumni News
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winter • 2016
MATCHING FUNDS INSPIRE HUNDREDS TO DONATE
Giving Tuesday UC Merced, the campus's annual campaign to raise money for scholarships and fellowships, generated more than $700,000 in about 24 hours. Close to 750 individuals -- including students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members -- participated in the campaign, and many donated more than once throughout the day. This concerted effort led to the third-annual event raising more than twice as much as last year.

In addition to their desire to help out students, many donors were inspired by matching funds from Wells Fargo and Foster Poultry Farms. 

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A Note from UCMAA President Ellis '12
2016 has been a monumental year for UC Merced: from being ranked nationally for the first time, to our tremendous alumni giving, to our alumni population reaching over 6,000. Read more...
Alumna Pledges to Serve the Underserved
When she began her journey at UC Merced, Sheena Truong had the future planned out. She'd graduate, go to dental school, and become an orthodontist. But Merced had more to offer. Read more...

Alumnus Launches Env. Friendly Career
Stephen Ho's engineering expertise, passion for the environment, and innovative spirit -- all cultivated on campus -- helped him make an immediate impact on E. & J. Gallo Winery's operations. Read more...


Brandon Ruscoe, Christopher Bernal, and Keith Ellis have each committed $10,000 as part of giving Tuesday, an international, 24-hour fundraising drive that was held on Nov. 29. Thanks to a 3-to-1 match from Wells Fargo and Foster Poultry Farms, each gift will be quadrupled, bringing them to $40,000.

Read more about Brandon, Christopher, and Keith's legacies here...

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U.S. News Ranks UC Merced Among Nation's Top Universities
The U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Colleges rankings rate UC Merced No. 78 among public schools and No. 158 overall in "National Universities". Read more...

Grads Walk Across Stage in Winter Celebration
Though traditional graduation season is months away, dozens of freshly minted UC Merced grads marked the completion of their degrees this December. Read more...

UC Freshman Applications Shatter Records
California applicants to UC Merced jumped 10.1%. Chancellor Leland said the growth in applications reflected greater recognition of recent gains. Read more...
 
Economic Impact of Campus Rises to $2.6 Billion
Even before its unprecedented expansion through the Merced 2020 Project, UC Merced has directly contributed more than $2.6 billion to the state's economy. Read more...

Massive VR System Links Merced to the World
Imagine exploring the newly discovered chambers in the Great Pyramid of Giza or microstructures within the human brain -- without ever leaving Merced. Read more...
Hospital Enlisted in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
A study by UC Merced's Professor Miriam Barlow and her graduate student shows that hospitals are important for stopping the evolution of resistant bacteria.  Read more...
ALUMNI CLASS NOTES: SHARE YOUR STORY...
  • Gustavo Perez '15 is currently enrolled in the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education Masters program at Cal State Long Beach

  • Elizabeth Deegan '14 has completed her MA in Cognitive Science at the University of College, Dublin this year.

  • Christina Wang '12 earned her MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in  2014.

  • Catherine Vasco '14 completed MSW from New York University Silver School of Social Work in 2016.

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