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Merced College Student of the Month

April 2010

Caleb Hampton

2009-2010 Outstanding Student of the Year

Caleb Hampton


Major:                           History

Interests:                       Music and History

Future Goals:                transfer to CSU Stanislaus, become a History Professor

Nominating Instructor:  Michael Lorenz, Professor of History and Stephanie Martin-Ward, Adjunct Professor of English



Caleb Hampton has been chosen as the Merced College Outstanding Student for the month of April.  He was nominated by Merced College professors Michael Lorenz and Stephanie Martin-Ward. 

Hampton was born in California and has lived in Merced for the past fourteen years. He has been at Merced College since the fall of 2007, where he has pursued his two great interests, music and history. He is a member of the Merced College Trio, and has, under the direction of Professor John Albano, played alongside the College Jazz Band a number of times.  He has worked on campus in various tutorial settings; the Writing Center, the Tutorial Center, and Study Central, while still maintaining a 4.0 GPA. 

"Working with fellow students has allowed me to share my own experiences and knowledge and is readying me for my long term goal of earning a degree in history and teaching in a college setting," states Hampton.  "Merced College is preparing me for transfer to another university, potentially CSU Stanislaus, and for 'life after school' as well."

Professor Lorenz states that he has had the pleasure of having Hampton in four of his history classes. "In each of the classes his academic performance was outstanding -- among the best students I have ever taught," says Lorenz. "His mind is razor sharp as he amply displays in class discussions, essays, research, exams, and oral presentations. Over the years I have had other students equal in ability to Caleb, but what makes Caleb truly special is his affect on his fellow students and the class atmosphere."

Professor Martin-Ward states that "Caleb is especially good with many Basic Skills Students who seek help in Study Central.  He also embodies the 'community' spirit of the community college setting. Whether itís helping to fix broken tables, clean keyboards or restocking supplies, he is always the first to volunteer to help out."

Merced College is privileged to have Caleb Hampton as a student and wishes to congratulate him on his accomplishments and to wish him well in all his future endeavors.

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