2017 Graduations

Congratulations to the following six McEntee Scholarship recipients who graduated in May or June of 2017!


DIANA CUEVAS (2015/16 & 2016/17)   Diana graduated  from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Latino/ Latin American Studies.  She continues to work with the undocumented students on campus because her passion continues to be helping DACA students obtain higher education. After graduation, she hopes to be working in an educational or law office that focuses on serving the undocumented community.


CARLA DAVILA (2015/16 & 2016/17)    Carla came from Guatemala at age 16 and graduated with honors from San Jose State University with a BS in Business Administration and minor in Sociology.  After taking some time to work full time, she is hoping to go on for an MSW to assist underrepresented students like herself , as she enjoyed an internship counseling students at Silver Creek High in San Jose.  (Carla is an amazing woman – completing her college degree at age 40, and graduating with honors while raising two children with her husband – a 10 year old daughter and 18 year old son who is a freshman at SJSU this year – and working part-time.)


DANITZA MORANTE  (2015/16 & 2016/17)   Danitza graduated May 13, 2017  from UC Berkeley with a BA in Anthropology.  She was very happy with her choice to complete her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and hopes to continue her studies in Anthropology after taking a break.


HY NGUYEN (2015/16 & 2016/17)   Hy graduated from UC Davis in June with a BS in Sociology & Psychology.  He plans to take a year off to reflect on his future and be with his family.  While at UC Davis, Hy was part of the Center for Regional Change Scholars Program which does research to address social justice and environmental issues.


THELMA VALADEZ (2015/16 & 2016/17)   Thelma graduated from Santa Clara University May, 2017 with a BA in Spanish.  She is now considering work as an educational counselor for students like herself and hopes to attend USF’s Master in Migration Program which prepares professionals to better the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world.


YIN YIN (2014/15 & 2015/16)   Yin has been admitted to the UC Berkeley Masters Program for Structural Engineering and will continue with her studies for a year after graduating in May, 2017 from UC Berkeley.