first generation

Prescription for resilience

Ramon Resa ’81 overcame incredible obstacles to become a successful pediatrician who caters to the children of migrant farmworkers

Collecting stories

UCI professor documents the diversity of the Asian American community

Helping others like herself

First-gen alumna gives back to UCI program pivotal to her success

Fostering foster youth success

UCI program serves as a support network for students without one

On the hunt … for new knowledge

With scholarship support, chemistry grad student Jessica Kelz probes the secrets of carnivorous plants

$2 million from Pacific Life will support UCI’s LIFEvest financial literacy program for teens

The Paul Merage School of Business Center for Investment & Wealth Management’s residential financial literacy program for teens, LIFEvest, has received a $2 million gift from the Pacific Life Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Newport Beach-based insurance company. During the weeklong LIFEvest summer program, local eighth- and ninth-graders from underserved communities have the opportunity […]

Literary journalism at UCI: The backstory

The who, what, where, when and why of the only such major in the nation

Branching out

UCI strives to boost number of minority students earning STEM degrees

Achieving her dream

UCI student Abigail Llanos-Hernandez shares her story as a low-income, first-generation, nontraditional college student

SAGE advice

UCI program helps low-income, high-potential undergraduates achieve their dreams