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Titan Scholar Earns Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive

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Cal State Fullerton graduate student and alumnus Emmanuel Macedo ’15 (B.A. kinesiology) is among 54 scholars to benefit from the 2017-18 Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP).

The CDIP offers loans up to $10,000 per year for five years, with a maximum amount of $30,000. The loans are repayable over a 15-year period commencing one year after completion of a full-time doctoral study and forgivable at the rate of 20 percent for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the Cal State University system.

With plans to pursue a doctorate at Pennsylvania State University, Macedo’s educational experiences at CSUF included serving as a teacher associate and graduate assistant for the Department of Kinesiology and a researcher for the University’s Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research. He also co-authored a research paper for Performance Enhancement and Health on the need for positive psychology in anti-doping research.

“I hope to come back to serve, teach and research in the CSU system,” said Macedo, whose faculty mentor is John Gleaves, associate professor of kinesiology.

Claremont Graduate University graduate student Ciara Paige, whose faculty mentor is CSUF health science professor Sora Park Tanjasiri, also was named a scholar. Paige received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from San Francisco State University and Cal State San Bernardino, respectively.

Aspiring to become a professor of psychology, Paige said: “I aim to give students what was given to me through the CSU system: a connection between theory, research and practice; strong mentorship from a person who has experience in navigating a diverse student body; and opportunities to apply their knowledge by engaging them in applied research and evaluation projects.”

For a complete list of the Chancellor’s doctoral scholars, visit the CSU website.