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SSHA Outstanding Graduating Students Awards Reception

May 24, 2023
Outstanding Graduating Student Award Reception

On May 11, 2023, the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts celebrated its Outstanding Graduating Students at an awards reception with their families.


These students had to meet the following criteria in order to be nominated for this award.

  1. Significant research activities that include participation in research with an established faculty member's project, or a project coordinated by a member of the wider community
  2. Leadership initiatives that include participation in campus and community student activities as a central figure in that activity
  3. Service to UC Merced and the community that includes participation in activities that enrich the lives of people on campus and/or in the community (e.g. civic contributions, volunteer roles, etc.)
  4. Students who graduated in Fall 2022 or will graduate in Spring or Summer 2023
  5. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher as of Fall 2022
  6. Clear Judicial Affairs Record, as confirmed by the Office of Judicial Affairs


Nominations were submitted by the school faculty for each of the school’s majors.  The following students were this year’s recipients:

  • Alejandra Cornejo Silva (Spanish and Psychology majors)
  • Yasmine Perez (History major)
  • Victoria Lomeli (Anthropology major)
  • Supratik Nandi (Cognitive Science major)
  • Christian Nuñez (Critical Race & Ethnic Studies and Political Science majors)
  • Darah Elizabeth Carrillo Vargas (English major)
  • Nicolas Soto (Management & Business Economics major)
  • Corbin Singh Farias (Public Health and Psychology majors)
  • Alisha Nesslage (Philosophy and Political Science majors)
  • Lindsey Sanchez (Political Science and Sociology majors)
  • Preeti Ghuman (Psychology and Management & Business Economics majors)
  • Justin Naidu (Sociology and Public Health majors)