Sixteen undergraduate students from Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus were celebrated at the annual Rogers Scholarship reception held in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater on Oct. 4.

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Dean Jake Zhu welcomed guests and introduced members of the Rogers family, who have been committed to providing scholarships to PDC students since 1994. Tomás D. Morales, president of Cal State San Bernardino, thanked the Rogers family for their continued support of our students for so many years.

Each scholarship recipient received a special ring and gave a short speech to thank the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation and those in their life who have contributed to their success.

The 2022-23 Rogers Scholars are:

  • Melisa Rose Agresor nursing
  • Pearla Jeanette Badena liberal studies, integrated track
  • Paola Margarita Borjorquez liberal studies, integrated track
  • Jordan Ann Bradley psychology
  • Danny Boy Castaneda nursing
  • Maribel Donis Castro nursing
  • Lisa Halleck-Ellerbroek liberal studies, integrated track
  • Nallely Herrera nursing
  • Briana Marie Jandt nursing
  • Fernando Juarez criminal justice
  • Clarissa Livier Camacho nursing
  • Beatriz Lopez Seym liberal studies
  • Alexis Molina Gonzalez nursing
  • Carrie Padojino nursing
  • Mildreth Jatzuko Reyes-Borquez psychology
  • Angel Sandoval – liberal studies, integrated track

The Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus. The recipients, called “Rogers Scholars,” must demonstrate a sincere commitment to their own personal growth, compile outstanding academic records, demonstrate leadership qualities and show a desire to serve their fellow students and communities. The scholarship is merit-based and only awarded to the top students at the campus.

CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales speaks at the 2022 Rogers Scholarship reception.
CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales speaks at the 2022 Rogers Scholarship reception.

Each year, the recipients of the scholarship are honored at a special reception where they meet John Rogers, the son of Mary Stuart Rogers, and his family. Since its establishment, the Rogers Scholarship has awarded close to $2 million to students at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.

The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctorate in educational leadership, teaching credentials and certificates. Serving more than 2,000 students, it is the Coachella Valley’s four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the region’s growing population.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the Office of Strategic Communication at or (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107, or visit the PDC website at