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Merced College Student of the Month

December 2010

Ruben R. Vera Jr.


Ruben Vera


Major:                           Business Administration

Interests:                       Volunteering at Merced County Food Bank 

Future Goals:                Transfer to a University, majoring in Business Administration

Nominating Instructor:  Dr. Karen Fritz, Business Professor  




A former US Marine and single father is Merced College’s Student of the Month for December. 

Ruben Vera was nominated by Business professor Dr. Karen Fritz, who made special note of Ruben’s leadership skills.

“Ruben has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills in our Principles of Management class,’ Dr. Fritz said.  “His team was falling behind on an assignment because of lack of leadership.  Ruben understands group dynamics and he decided to lead the group.  I’ve seen a marked improvement in the team’s work as a result of his efforts.”

Aside from juggling a demanding school schedule and rearing his children, the Merced resident volunteers at the local food bank. During his four-year stint as a Marine, Vera received six medals, one meritorious promotion, and was an honor graduate in a military leadership course.  He was honorably discharged in 1998.

Vera’s educational goals are to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and to eventually pursue a career in radiology technology.

We congratulate Vera on his many accomplishments and wish him all the best.  Vega will be honored at the upcoming Board of Trustees Meeting and be presented with a certificate, special parking pass and $50 check. 




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