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Hearst award winner named

POSTED September 16, 2011 8:02 p.m.

Linda Fegan, a Spanish major at CSU Stanislaus, has been named the CSU Stanislaus recipient of the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement. 

Each year, one student at each CSU campus is chosen to receive the award, given to those who have “demonstrated inspirational resolve along the path to college success.” All 23 will be honored at a Tuesday celebration at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach.

Fegan raised a family, worked in management and public relations, and founded two businesses before beginning school at CSU Stanislaus. She also has conducted ministry work on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian reservation in South Dakota and in Honduras.

A Sonora resident, Fegan commutes to campus, and has let neither the commute, medical setbacks, nor the death of her son stop her from her goal of earning a Spanish degree and teaching at a community college. She also hopes to use her Spanish to avert racism and promote cultural awareness.

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