Isaac Farhadian of Turlock, a history and political science double major at CSU Stanislaus, was named this year’s J. Burton Vasché Award winner during the June 5 commencement ceremony.
The award, named in honor of the university’s founding president, is given annually to a student who displays, “the highest standards of leadership, cooperation, participation, service and scholarship.”
During his tenure at CSU Stanislaus, Farhadian was a participant in the McNair Scholars program. The program partners CSU Stanislaus with the University of California, Merced, to prepare students to pursue doctoral degrees.
Farhadian was also recognized for his participation in student research. His research was presented at multiple conferences, and two of his articles were published in the CSU Stanislaus University Honors journal.
Farhadian also studied abroad, travelling to Mexico and Israel. He graduated summa cum laude.