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Graduate students earn CSU scholarships

July 10, 2003

Photo of Conor CaseyTwo graduate students recently received a little financial help for the coming year, in the name of California State University-wide scholarships.

Conor Casey won the CSU Glen and Dorothy Dumke Scholarship. The annual $1,000 award provides support for one graduate student studying public policy, American history, economics, archival management or government to conduct research in archives and special collections at CSU campuses.

Casey will research population shifts in the 1920s and 1930s in San Francisco's Butchertown, once the home of slaughterhouses and now known as Bayview-Hunters Point.

He works part time in SFSU’s Labor Archives and Research Center and holds bachelor's degrees from SFSU in history and anthropology.

After the 25-year-old Pacifica resident completes his master's degree in history next May, he plans to conduct oral histories of the California labor movement through the Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley. A lover of the outdoors, Casey also hopes to someday become a ranger at a national park.

Photo of Cameron FitzsimmonsCameron Fitzsimmons is one of six students statewide, and the only from the Bay Area, to receive the 2002-03 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement for academic performance, community service, personal accomplishments and financial need. Fitzsimmons, a 32-year-old San Francisco resident, teaches Latin classes at SFSU, tutors students in English composition, helps organize the Classics Students Association lecture series and helps edit the Classics Department journal. After he completes his master's degree next May, he plans to pursue a doctorate in classics or teach classics at a community college or college preparatory school.

The CSU Board of Trustees' Outstanding Achievement Award was created in 1974 and later combined with the Hearst Scholarship Program in 1999. The $3,000 award is funded by an endowment from the Hearst Foundation and individual contributions from members of the CSU Board of Trustees.

For details on scholarship opportunities for SFSU students, contact the Office of Academic Honors and Scholarships at (415) 338-7461 or visit its Web site.

-- Matt Itelson


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