Dr. Alicia Gutierrez-Romine, CSUSB alum was the guest speaker at the Meet the Fellows reception on November 27th, 2018 to honor the winners of this year's Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. Dr. Gutierrez-Romine completed her BA in History at CSUSB in 2010, and completed a PhD at the University of Southern California in 2016. She is now is an Assistant Professor at La Sierra University. She spoke on the importance of "Creating an Engaging and Meaningful Scholarly Community for Your Success."
The event recognized four students, three of whom are history students; Jasmine Colorado, Marmar Zakher, and Natassja Martin. Each student will be receiving financial assistance, research mentorship and graduate school application assistance which will provide them the platform to launch them into further graduate study in the humanities.