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Class of 2022 Student Success Stories

Join Cal State Fullerton in celebrating the Class of 2022’s academic successes, personal achievements and contributions to their communities.

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Steve Anticona in his bee keeper suit

Dreaming of Bees and Sustainable Community Agriculture: Meet Steve Anticona

Sydney Washington Headshot

Sydney Washington: Advocating for Mental Health for Underrepresented Groups in Sports

Graduating McNair Scholars Celeste Salinas, Marlo Morales, Noora Ghadiri, & Elston Lewis

CSUF McNair Scholars Launch into Ph.D. Programs

Luis Bustos sitting with regalia stole over shoulders

Communication Studies Grad Applauds Class of 2022’s Passion and Perseverance

Joann Lam on the coast measuring snail populations

Class of 2022 SCERP Scholars: Research Projects Focus on Finches, Fennel to Sea Snails and Surfperches

Deeyanna Pedersen speaking at podium

Aging Studies Grad Ready to Enter Industry That ‘Impacts the Lives of So Many People’

Denise Allen in regalia raising both hands while making the peace sign

Geography Grad Shares Lesson of Kindness From Her 5-Year-Old Self

Adelia Jones poses in front of water fountain

Humanities and Social Sciences Grad Commends the Class of 2022 for Persevering Through Adversity

Michelle Okawa posing with flowers in commencement regalia

American Studies Grad Praises Department for Being a Welcoming Space

Kim Pham poses in commencement regalia

Asian American Studies Grad Notes Struggles, Opportunities in Light of Pandemic

Vivian Valenti-Flores holds up diploma while posing for photo

‘The World is Counting on You’: Political Science Grad Addresses Class of 2022

Alexis Labellarte

Future Educator Offers Lessons From Liberal Studies Education

Janae Scott poses for photo in regalia

Grad Honors History Department for Offering Support and Community

Sophia Briseno poses with disco ball

‘I Believe in Us’: Sociology Grad Encourages Class of 2022 to Fight Injustices

Marisela Dorado speaks at podium

Chicana and Chicano Studies Grad Recounts How Academic Journey ‘Transformed Negativity Into Joy’

Peter Mancilla smiles for photo

Class of 2022 ‘Demonstrated Resiliency to the Finish Line,’ Criminal Justice Grad Says

Abby Hunt

Women and Gender Studies Grad to Nontraditional Grads: ‘We All Deserve to Be Celebrated’

underwater vehicle team

Computer Engineering Grads Dream Up Creative, Real-World Senior Projects

Vanessa Barragan

Psychology Grad: ‘Learning Is Not a Perfect Process’

Grad Overcomes Hardships to Master Teaching the English Language

Jeremy Santiago in regalia

Philosophy Grad Urges Class of 2022 to Stay Curious and Value ‘Not Knowing’

Amaris Aloise flexing with regalia stoles over her arm

Grad Shares How Anthropology Students Have ‘Qualities That Every Field Requires’

Erick Murillo poses in front of "TITANS" water feature

Spanish Grad Recites Original Poem at Ceremony

Colin Hicks warning Tuffy's furry feat while walking across Commencement stage

Tuffy Struts the Commencement Stage

Graduate in focus looking at the stage, surrounded by others grad caps

Final Day of Commencement Recognizes Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences Grads

Graduates walk across field in regalia

Business, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences Graduates Honored at Ceremonies

Vivian Yenson posing in front of "California State University, Fullerton" sign

Business Grad Reflects on ‘Learning Resilience From the Pandemic’

Rita Boyle

Information Technology Grad: ‘My Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Didn’t Hold Me Back’

Tahj Stewart

Science Grad: ‘Biology Has Chosen Me’ and Plans a Career in Medicine

Ashley Scholder

Graduation Rocks for Geology Grad, Nurtured by Dedicated Faculty and Supportive Peers

Bronson Vazquez poses for photo in Commencement regalia

Grad Reflects on Studying the ‘Taboo Topic’ of Religion

Young female graduate holds up her diploma

University Recognizes Graduates in Health, Human Development, Sciences, Mathematics and Arts

Dimitra Doiphode

‘We Persisted’ Computer Science Major Tells Fellow Graduates

Aaron Mendis

Electrical Engineering Grad Calls Class of 2022 ‘Innovators of Tomorrow’

Sean Phayakapong

Grad Always Wanted to be an Engineer, Earns Master’s Degree

Decorated grad cap: California State University, Fullerton - 2022

Educational Technology Grad Champions ‘Just, Equitable and Inclusive’ Teaching

Graduates smiling

Education, Engineering and Computer Science Graduates Celebrate Accomplishments

graphic spelling out commencement 2022

Commencement 2022 Live Broadcast

Mauricio Lopez Works In Lab

Student Researchers Win Multiple Awards at CSU Student Research Competition

Leeza Marie Rodriguez

Science Grad Awarded Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in Marine Biology

Joshua Smith and Alexandra Gruson

Physics Grad Shoots for the Moon, Lands a Career in Space Industry

naman shah

Future Physician’s Research Focuses on Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Taylor Arrey graduates.

Cal State Fullerton Commencement Celebrates Class of 2022

Chris Ramos

From Taking Calculus I Five Times to Getting a Job Offer

Steve Sykes

Graduating College at 41 and Boeing…Here I Come

Juan Garcia and President Virjee

Guardian Scholars Program Fosters Healing for Graduating Senior

Subha Lal

My Parents Were Rural Farmers in India. Today I’m Building a Satellite.

Josh Guzman

Thank You, Dad. I love you!

Leg UP Robot Posing

Student Engineering and Computer Science Research Showcased

Amaya Gregory

Graduating President’s Scholar Sets Sights on a Career in Medicine

Madeline Ceccia

Outstanding Senior Prepares to Launch a Career in the Aerospace Industry

Marisol Rivera

Outstanding Graduate Student Aspires to Tell Stories of Unsung Heroes

campus beauty shot

My Story: Esteban Rodriguez Jr.

Ramzieh Kanaan and Mauricio Gomez Lopez

CSUF Students to Represent California at ‘Posters on the Hill’

Best Buddies

Raising Awareness and Promoting Inclusivity for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Nick and Brittany at sunset

University Helps Titan Couple Find Their Way to Dream Careers

Zachary Zirzow

Philosophy Student and Aspiring Lawmaker Empowered by Panetta Internship in D.C.

Undergraduate Physics Researcher Honored with CSU Trustees’ Award

Photo collage of German English chat, Educators, Haitian eduactors

Learning From Inclusive K-12 Education in Germany, Haiti

Panetta Scholar Isaac Alferos

Panetta Scholar Learns to Lead After Virtual DC Internship

Isaac Alferos

Titan Appointed to California Student Aid Commission