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Student Experience
Richael Young
Richael Young University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S.

I first set foot on the CSM campus as a 14-year old student in the concurrent enrollment program, a program that allowed me to fulfill my high school requirements while getting a head start in college, says Richael. "CSM quickly became a place for me not only to learn, but to grow. I took challenging courses with caring and dedicated professors, I found countless leadership opportunities which helped me build my confidence and develop a strong voice, and I became involved in campus activities to further enhance my education."

During her years at CSM, Richael served as CSM student body president the college district student trustee. In addition to these leadership positions, she was selected as the statewide president of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.In 2009, Richael received the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honoring her academic achievement and contributions she made to the college, district and the state. She was one of only 50 community college transfer students nationwide to be honored with the scholarship; each recipient received $30,000 annually for two years.

Richael transferred to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in 2011, she earned her B.S. degree in environmental engineering. She is continuing at U of I where is currently pursuing a graduate degree.