May 5, 2020
Shawntel Barreiro Named NSF FellowCSUN alumna and member of the first cohort of HSI Pathways Shawntel Barreiro was named a Graduate Fellow of the National Science Foundation. Read more about her incredible accomplishment.
April 20, 2020For the third year in a row, all HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows who applied to PhD programs were admitted to a program with full funding. Between them, the nine applicants received 34 offers to PhD programs. Next year, they will head to Binghampton University; Indiana University Bloomington; New York University; The Ohio State University; Rutgers University; The University of Arizona; The University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2). Read more about their success here.
All CSUN Fellows Accepted to PhD Programs for the Third Year
October 1, 2019The HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows in Cohort Three were hosted by five graduate institutions this fall. Students traveled to Northwestern University, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. They toured the campuses, met with faculty and graduate students, and explored Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Berkeley, and Davis. We are grateful to these campuses for hosting our students, and to the faculty and graduate students for spending time with our cohort.
Student Fellows Visit Five Graduate Campuses
July 25, 2019
HSI Pathways Enjoys National Success
Twenty-six HSI Pathways Student Fellows from three HSI campuses applied to graduate programs this year and will be matriculating into graduate programs during the 2019-2020 academic year. Sixteen of those students will be entering doctoral programs, with nine of them from CSUN. Read more from the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions.
July 19, 2019
Cohort Three Completes Summer Seminar
HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows have completed their summer seminar. After a three-day retreat, the students lived on campus for six weeks and completed more than 170 hours of training in theory, methods, and skills needed for graduate school success. Student Fellows will spend the rest of summer working on their research projects and are deeply grateful for the many faculty and administrators who led workshops.
June 10, 2019
Virginia Gomez named Sally Casanova Scholar
Virginia Gomez (Gender & Women’s Studies) has been named a Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar for the 2019-2020 academic year. Professor Breny Mendoza, who also teaches in the HSI Pathways Summer Seminar, will be serving as Virginia’s advisor on her research project. Congratulations to Virginia!
May 13, 2019
CSUN Celebrates Graduating HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows
Students, faculty, and administrators gathered in the Ferman Presentation Room at Oviatt Library to celebrate HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows who are graduating in the CSUN Class of 2019. Chief Diversity Officer Natalie Mason-Kinsey, Interim Provost Stella Theodoulou, and Vice President and Dean of Students William Watkins congratulated the students on their accomplishments. Students talked about their experience in the program and were sashed for graduation by PI Jackie Stallcup. We wish all graduates the best as they continue on their pathway to the professoriate!
April 20, 2019
All CSUN Fellows Accepted to PhD Programs for the Second Year
For the second year in a row, all HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows who applied to PhD programs were admitted to a program. Between them, the nine applicants received 44 offers to PhD programs. Next year, they will head to Cornell University, New York University, Northwestern University, University of California, Davis, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Riverside, University of California, San Diego, University of Connecticut, and University of Texas, Austin.
February 4, 2019
Student Fellows Present their Research at the University of Pennsylvania
HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows in Cohort Two presented their research at the HSI Pathways Cross-Institutional Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Five CSUN faculty accompanied the students on the trip, and the Student Fellows from Cohort One attended the conference to provide support and insight on their first year of graduate school. Student Fellows were able to build relationships with students and faculty from our seven partner campuses. You can read more about the conference here.
February 1, 2019
HSI Pathways Welcomes Interim Dean Stallcup as PI
Dean Elizabeth Say, who served as PI for the first three years of HSI Pathways at CSUN, has accepted a position as Interim Provost at Cal State Channel Islands. Student Fellows are grateful to her for her stewardship of this grant, and have always recognized her support. Stepping into the role of PI will be Interim Dean Jackie Stallcup, who has been involved in the program since its start at CSUN. She has served as a Faculty Mentor, attended both cross-institutional conferences, and has represented the Dean’s Office on the interview panel each year. We welcome Interim Dean Stallcup to her new role!
January 20, 2019
Cohort Three Begins their Pathway to the Professoriate
Eleven CSUN juniors have been selected for the third cohort of HSI Pathways to the Professoriate at CSUN. These Student Fellows are pursuing doctoral degrees in the fields of American Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, History, Rhetoric, and Sociology. They have been paired with faculty mentors and will begin their research projects this semester.
November 1, 2018
Students Visit NYU and the University of Pennsylvania
NYU and the University of Pennsylvania hosted five of our Student Fellows, along with Student Fellows from FIU and UTEP, as they visited the campuses. Students met with faculty and current graduate students, including Brian Mercado, CSUN Class of 2018, who is currently a doctoral student in the Sociology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. They took campus tours and met with Aida Gureghian, HSI Pathways Coordinator at NYU, and Pat Rea, HSI Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania. The students enjoyed visiting the Met, seeing New York City, and exploring historical sites in Philadelphia.
October 22, 2018
Students Visit UC Berkeley and UC Davis
UC Berkeley and UC Davis hosted six of our Student Fellows, along with Student Fellows from FIU and UTEP, as they visited the campuses. Students met with faculty and current graduate students, including Hermes Rocha, CSUN Class of 2018, who is currently a doctoral student in the Philosophy program. They took campus tours and met with Alberto Ledesma, HSI Pathways Coordinator at UC Berkeley, and Josephine Moreno, HSI Coordinator at UC Davis. The students enjoyed exploring the town of Davis and visiting the Berkeley marina,
October 9, 2018
Students Visit Northwestern University
Northwestern University hosted five of our Student Fellows, along with Students Fellows from FIU and UTEP, as they visited the campus. Students met with faculty and current graduate students, including Yaquelin Morales, CSUN Class of 2018, who is currently a doctoral student in the Performance Studies program. They took a campus tour and met with Damon Williams, HSI Pathways Coordinator at Northwestern. The students enjoyed exploring Chicago, trying Chicago-style pizza and visiting the Field Museum.
July 6, 2018
Cohort Two Completes Summer Seminar
HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows have completed their summer seminar. After a three day retreat, the students lived on campus for six weeks and completed more than 170 hours of training in theory, methods, and skills needed for graduate school success. Student Fellows will spend the rest of summer working on their research projects, and are deeply grateful for the almost 50 faculty and administrators who led workshops.
June 1, 2018
Two HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows Named University Scholars at CSUN
Lyrianne Gonzalez (History) and Hannah Mangum (Sociology) have been named University Scholars at CSUN for the 2018-2019 academic year. The University Scholarship is awarded to students who excel academically and who wish to develop a mentoring relationship with a faculty mentor.
May 16, 2018
HSI Pathways Enjoys National Success
Twenty HSI Pathways Student Fellows from three HSI campuses applied to graduate programs this year, and all 20 will be matriculating into graduate programs during the 2018-2019 academic year. Thirteen of those students will be entering doctoral programs. Read more from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions
May 10, 2018
Shawntel Barreiro Named Wolfson Scholar
Student Fellow Shawntel Barreiro was named this year’s Wolfson Scholar, the top honor given to a graduating senior at CSUN. Read about this in CSUN Today or watch her Wolfson Video. With more than 10,000 students graduating this year, this is an exceptional achievement.
May 1, 2018
Two HSI Pathways Student Fellows Named Sally Casanova Scholars
Hannah Mangum (Sociology) and Gema Ludisaca English Literature) have been named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars for the 2018-2019 academic year. Moshoula Capous-Desyllas and Jackie Stallcup, two of our HSI Pathways/Mellon Faculty Mentors, will be serving as advisors on their research projects.
April 20, 2018
CSUN Honors HSI Pathways Graduates
At a luncheon on April 20th, faculty, staff, and administrators gathered to honor the Student Fellows graduating from CSUN this Spring. Each graduate invited faculty who have been instrumental to their academic success, and the students heard congratulations from President Harrison, Dean Say, guests from NYU and Penn, and keynote speaker Jose Galvan, Professor Emeritus at Cal State Los Angeles and former Vice President & Dean
April 15, 2018
All Eight Student Fellows Accepted to PhD Programs
Congratulations are in order for the first cohort of HSI Pathways at CSUN! Eight Student Fellows applied to doctoral programs this year, and all eight were admitted to programs with five years of full funding. Between them, this outstanding cohort received 17 fully funded offers to PhD programs. Read more in CSUN Today.
March 4, 2018
Student Fellows Present Research at the University of Pennsylvania
Eight HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows presented their research at the University of Pennsylvania this week. They were participating in the HSI Pathways Cross-Institutional Conference, which was attended by faculty from eight institutions. The students had a chance to network and receive feedback, as well as attend panels on life as a graduate student.
January 5, 2018
Welcome new HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows!
After a rigorous application process, nine CSUN juniors were selected to comprise the second cohort of HIS Pathways. Each student fellow has been matched with a faculty mentor at CSUN, and we look forward to working with them over the next two years.
July 7, 2017
Student Fellows Complete Their Summer Seminar
HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows lived on campus for six weeks this summer to attend an immersive Seminar that prepared them for application to and success in graduate school. Elizabeth Calzada sums it up: “Over six weeks I not only cultivated knowledge but I started to believe in my future as a scholar.” Brian Mercado was grateful for the expertise of so many campus partners who participated in the Seminar: “Being able to hear the stories and paths taken by our various presenters, guest speakers, and lunch guests made the task ahead of us seem more manageable, more human.” You can read more about the Student Fellows’ experiences during the Summer Seminar on our blog.
July 2, 2017
Student Fellow Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellow Gema Ludisaca was featured in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education, speaking about her academic path and her experience in HSI Pathways. Read Gema’s story.
June 8, 2017
Two Student Fellows Named Sally Casanova Scholars
Congratulations to Shawntel Barreiro and Carla Martinez, who were selected from a pool of undergraduate and graduate student applicants throughout the California State University system for the California Pre-Doctoral Program! As Sally Casanova Scholars in this program, they will receive funding to explore doctoral programs and conduct their research.
April 14, 2017
Student Fellows Travel to PCA/ACA Conference
Student Fellows traveled to San Diego to attend the national conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Alongside Faculty Mentors, they attended panels and experienced an academic conference. Read about Gema’s impressions of her first conference.
April 7, 2017
Student Fellows Share Research at CSUN Symposium
Several Student Fellows participated in CSUN’s 21st Annual Research & Creative Works Symposium. Congratulations to Shawntel Barreiro, who won First Place for Undergraduate Poster for “Linguistic Perspectives on the Current Mohegan Language Revival” and Eryn Talevich, who won 2nd place within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for her talk “Telling Fortunes.” Read about Shawntel’s experience.
February 3, 2017
CSUN Welcomes First Cohort of HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows
At a Kickoff Luncheon at the Orange Grove Bistro, 10 CSUN juniors were inducted as HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows. They were congratulated by Chief Diversity Officer Raji Rhys and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. William Watkins, and were welcomed by CSUN’s project lead Dean Elizabeth Say. Representatives from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions joined by video conferencing to welcome the Student Fellows, who met their Faculty Mentors for the first time at the event. Read more about the event in CSUN Today, and about one CSUN student’s experience at the kickoff.