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Record number of Pre-Doctoral Scholars on campus

Oct. 14 , 2010 -- A record number of SF State students were appointed California State University Pre-Doctoral Scholars this year. Eleven of the 70 students selected for this program, which prepares students for academic careers, are SF State students.

A photo of doctoral degree recipients at graduation

Pre-Doctoral Scholars, also known as Sally Casanova Scholars, receive faculty mentorship; $3,000 toward educational and career development activities including travel to professional conferences; graduate school exam preparation and test and application fees.  Students are also eligible to apply for fully paid summer research internships at any doctoral-granting institution in the country.

SF State graduate students selected this year were: Christina Buck, marine biology; Anne Glaros, women studies; Sylvie Kim, Asian American studies; Jennifer Ledbetter, psychology; Criseyda Martinez, biology; Thanh Nguyen, special education; Jennifer Rubin, sexuality studies; and Kanara Ty, Asian American studies. Undergraduate students selected were: Mary Mae Marcaida, geology; Nikica Favretto, civil engineering; and Jia Wei Zhang, psychology. Five more SF State students received honorable mentions from the selection committee composed of CSU faculty and administrators.

Sponsored by the CSU Foundation, the California Pre-Doctoral Program supports the doctoral ambitions of promising CSU students who wish to teach at the college level.  Designed to increase the diversity of college professors, the program targets juniors, seniors and graduate students from communities in which doctoral degrees are not a common pursuit.

-- Denize Springer


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