Guardian Scholars 2007

Cal State Fullerton’s Newest class of Guardian Scholars includes, from left, front row, Christopher Andrade, Adam Bateham and Kevin Villacana; middle row, Onikah Porter, Danny Martin, Nathalie Corbin, Martha Torres and Simon Oh; back row, Selenda Gomez and Cody Brown.

12 Students Welcomed as Newest Guardian Scholars

Program Supports Promising, Emancipated Foster Youth Striving for a College Education

October 1, 2007


Recognizing promising, college-bound foster youth, Cal State Fullerton's Guardian Scholars Program welcomed 12 students as its newest scholars this fall. The seven freshmen and five continuing/transfer students join 30 returning scholars.

More than just a scholarship, the Guardian Scholars Program supports emancipated foster youth in their efforts to gain a college education, thanks to a working partnership between the private sector, foundations, public agencies and educational institutions. In addition to the financial support, the program provides personalized support for ambitious, college-bound foster youth who are making the challenging transition to adulthood.

The incoming freshmen and their majors are: Christopher Andrade of Los Angeles, political science; Cody Brown of Lone Pine, psychology; Nathalie Corbin of Orange, human services; Danny Martin of Inglewood, theatre arts; Simon Oh of Placentia, radio/TV/film; Onikah Porter of Riverside, psychology; and Kevin Villicana of Fresno, kinesiology.

Continuing or transfer students named to the program are: junior Adam Bateman of Orange, psychology; sophomore Abel Duarte of Anaheim Hills, biochemistry; junior Desiree Galton of Huntington Beach, pre-business; junior Selendra Gomez of Santa Monica, sociology; and junior Martha Torres of Garden Grove, human services.

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