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SSHA Honors Outstanding Graduating Students

May 12, 2024
Graduating students honored by UC Merced
Thirteen graduating students were honored by the School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts.

Thirteen graduating students were honored by UC Merced’s School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts for outstanding academic careers.

At a reception held May 9, Interim Dean Heather Bortfeld said the honorees all made their mark with significant research activities, exemplary leadership and notable service to UC Merced and the community. Each student was scheduled to graduate in spring or summer this year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The honorees and their majors (and minors, where applicable):

  • Genesis Aguilar, political science major and writing studies minor
  • Geovanni Angelica, philosophy and psychology majors
  • Tiffany Arnold, history major
  • Estrella Bonilla, sociology major and management analytics and decision-making minor
  • Eva Devanathan, cognitive and information sciences major and psychology minor
  • Grace Ericksen, anthropology major
  • Ide Isabeles, critical race and ethnic studies major
  • Sean James-Hickey, global arts studies major with visual studies emphasis
  • Hayden Namgostar, English major
  • Steven Parnell, management and business economics major
  • Angela Quiroz-Cruz, psychology major
  • Maria Reza, public health major and sociology minor
  • Karen Tovar, Spanish major