CSUSM Student Awarded Prestigious Hearst/CSU Trustees Award

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Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Hearst Scholar

RoseAngelica Vogel, a senior majoring in human development at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), was named one of 23 California State University (CSU) students to receive the 2009/10 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The award provides $3,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievements.

"This award couldn't have come at a better time.  It will allow me to focus on my studies and concentrate on maintaining my good grades so that I may graduate," said Vogel.

Vogel came to California from Mexico when she was 17 years old. At 19, she started working as a medical assistant, attending community college at night. Married at 24 then later divorced, Vogel is now a single parent with two children, one of whom has autism.

She attained a 4.00 GPA last fall during her first year at CSU San Marcos and is an active member of the Human Development Club and the Nu Upsilon Honor Society. She also assisted disabled adults of the High Hopes Center in Temecula by helping with their annual holiday dinner and dance.

Vogel is completing her bachelor's degree in human development and hopes to attend the CSU San Marcos Nursing Program in fall 2010. After obtaining her registered nurse (RN) license, she plans to continue her education and become a nurse practitioner working in a community clinic where she can serve the Hispanic and underinsured community.  "I envision providing services in a neighborhood clinic where my bilingual skills will be beneficial," she said.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation originally established an endowed scholarship fund in 1984 to honor William Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst newspaper chain. In 1999, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees to supplement the endowment with contributions from CSU Trustees and private donors.

Visit the California State University Hearst Scholars website for more information on RoseAngelica and the 22 other awardees at http://www.calstate.edu/Foundation/hearst/index.shtml.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.