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Mellon Fellows Present at 2023 SCCUR Conference

CSUSB's Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows presented at this year's Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (

SCCUR was hosted in-person by California State University, Fullerton on Saturday, November 18th. The theme of this year’s conference was “Discover the Possibilities.”

Go Yoties!


posted on Tuesday November 21st, 2023

So much to celebrate!

Congratulations to Serenity Chavez who participated in the Inclusive Key Summer Institute at Penn State University and the summer Leadership Alliance program at the University of Chicago. 

Congratulations to Brionne Zamrii-Garland who participated in the summer UCLA Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Writing and Research Training Program. 

Congratulations to Mariano Peinado who was accepted into this summer’s Broadening Participation in Social Inequality Research program at the University of California Davis. 

Big Congratulations to Brionne Garland and Serenity Chavez!


CSU selects seven CSUSB students for prestigious Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars program. The program, which is awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students, provides financial assistance for those interested in exploring and preparing for a doctoral program.

Published July 24, 2023

READ FULL ARTICLE ABOUT Brionne Garland and Serenity Chavez

Congratulations Mariano!

Mariano Peinado was feature in the story below.

"Stone of Hope Luncheon honorees include CSUSB student Mariano Peinado 

Imperial Valley Press


Way to go Fellows!

Viviana Alvarez, Jaime Castro, Megan Haynes, Alexis Hernandez, Jonathan Soloman, Emma Larsen, Brionne Garland, Mariano Peinado, and Serenity Chavez participated in the MMUF Western Regional Conference, October 28-29th at the University of California at Berkeley.


Congratulations to Serenity Chavez!

Serenity Chavez completed the Summer Program for the Advancement of Women in Philosophy. SPAWP involves a 10-day program hosted by the UC, San Diego Philosophy Department. SPAWP 2022 welcomed 15 women from both local and international cities.


CSUSB part of first-ever, five-campus consortium grant that will support future underrepresented humanities students

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — For the first time ever, a four-year, five-campus consortium grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will be given to local California State Universities to establish the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program, with Cal State San Bernardino as one of the participating campuses.

“As a Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB seamlessly lines up with the goals of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “We deeply value the diversity of our campus community and are pleased to continue to support such diversity.”.

Learn more about The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program.

More information about The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.