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2017-2018 Rogers Scholars named at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus

June 20, 2017

PALM DESERT, Calif – Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus has announced the 14 recipients of the prestigious Rogers Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year.

They are:

  • Brett Lee Allen – Major: Psychology

  • Marisela Arellano-Cabrera – Major: Nursing

  • Stephanie Carranza – Major: Nursing

  • Guendi Castaneira – Major: Nursing

  • Melissa Ceballos – Major: Liberal Studies (Integrated Track)

  • Areli Gonzalez – Major: Nursing

  • Angelique Hodges – Major: Criminal Justice

  • Mark G. Mendez – Major: Administration: Accounting Concentration

  • Ashley Moeller – Major: Administration: Accounting Concentration

  • Jennifer Munoz – Major: Nursing

  • Jacqueline Ortiz – Major: Nursing

  • Nicole Phillips – Major: Liberal Studies (Credential)

  • Melanie Valencia – Major: Liberal Studies (Integrated Track)

  • Rolando Vela Pina – Major: Criminal Justice

The Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship fund was established in 1994 to provide monetary awards for deserving students. Recipients, called Rogers Scholars, must demonstrate a sincere commitment to their own personal growth, compile outstanding academic records, demonstrate leadership qualities, and show a desire to serve their fellow students and communities. The award is a merit-based scholarship and only awarded to the top students at the campus.

Each year, the recipients of the scholarship are honored at a banquet where they meet John Rogers, the son of Mary Stuart Rogers, and his family. Since its establishment, the Rogers Scholarship has awarded more than $1 million to students at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.

Located in beautiful Palm Desert, the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctorate in educational leadership, and teacher credentials and certificates. With more than 1,400 students, it is the Coachella Valley’s four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the region’s growing population.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at [email protected] or (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107, or visit the campus website at

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