Awards and Accolades: Alum Part of Senate Fellowship Program
By Eric Breier
Cal State San Marcos alumnus Christopher Morales is participating in the 2018-19 California Senate Fellows program. Morales served as ASI’s vice president of student and university affairs in 2016-17.
The Capital Fellows Programs, which are administered by the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State, provide an opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for their careers.
Fellows work as full-time staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. They participate in policymaking, program development and program implementation.
The deadline for the 2019-2020 fellowship is Feb. 11. Information and application materials are available online. Fellows receive a monthly stipend plus full health, vision and dental benefits. They also earn six units of graduate credit from the Sacramento State political science department.
CSUSM in the rankings
- The Master of Arts in Education, Literacy program has been ranked No. 4 in the nation in College Choice’s list of the most affordable online master’s in reading and literacy.
- The psychology program was ranked 88th out of 840 schools in College Factual’s 2019 rankings of “Best General Psychology Programs for Veterans.” This puts CSUSM in the top 15 percent of all schools in the nation when it comes to offering a quality education to veterans studying psychology.
- CSUSM’s nursing program was ranked 15th in the state by RegisteredNursing.org, which ranked the programs at 126 colleges and universities throughout California by assessing factors that represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond.
- Money magazine ranked CSUSM 27th on its list of the 50 “Best Colleges for Transfer Students.” More than 700 schools met Money’s requirements for consideration in its rankings.
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