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  • Boryana Dineva, Stoyan DinevBoryana Dineva, Stoyan Dinev
    Boryana Dineva, 25, graduated from CSM last spring with a 4.0 grade point average and was one of the top honor awardees. Stoyan Dinev, 21, graduated with high honors from CSM with a 3.9 GPA. Boryana and Stoyan are sister and brother, scholarly, community service-minded and hard-working students who are now attending UC Berkeley, studying economics.
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  • Mei ZhouMei Zhou
    "CSM provided tons of opportunities as well as advice to guide me in achieving my goal," says Mei Zhou, a successful transfer student. Recently, Mei learned that her four years of hard work at CSM paid off as she was among the 80 accepted to start San Francisco State University's nursing program this fall; some 800 applied."Getting into a nursing program has always been my dream," she adds.
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  • Colin JacksonColin JacksonCreative Student Finds His Way to CSM, Excels in Dance and MusicCSM student Colin Jackson didn't follow the traditional path to college. He was home schooled by his parents, who would provide materials to their son and let him do his thing. "Yes, I have a little bit of discipline," Colin said with a laugh. Over the years, that helped him learn what he needed to pass the California's High School Proficiency Examination.Now 20 and carrying a 3.8 grade point average, Colin started CSM in the spring of 2006. He chose CSM because it was close by—he lives in San Carlos—and because of something which at first glance would not seem so important: CSM offered classes that used Macintosh computers. more >>
  • Richard TylerRichard Tyler
    Richard works as a test operator in the San Carlos Electron Devices Division of L-3 Communications, which is a prime defense contractor in areas such as intelligence, surveillance and secure communications, according to the company’s Web site. He’s been full-time since August of last year but his employment began with L-3 through an internship Richard obtained with the assistance of CSM’s Student Employment services.
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  • Emanuela QuagliaEmanuela Quaglia
    Emanuela Quaglia, a first year student at CSM, owns her own "little piece" of a castle in the Tuscany region of Italy, near the city of Pisa. As a performing artist, actress, director and producer of theatre, she uses what amounts to a large room in a historic landmark castle to store costumes and other theatre related items; it's also her office. Sitting at CSM, thousands of miles away, Emanuela said she sees her choice piece of property clearly in her head and smiles; she'll be back to her home country of Italy this summer to work, to earn money to fund her education in the United States.
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  • Mercedes TeuntorMercedes Teuntor
    Mercedes Teuntor, a 21-year-old dental assisting student, was just looking for a job when she talked with CSM's Student Employment Office last year. But what she found in her position as a student ambassador turned out to be considerably more--for her and CSM.
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