These Political Science students not only exhibit academic excellence, but also serve as examples of the mission of College of the Pacific. They have excelled in the classroom and beyond, whether it's through multiple degrees, research, study abroad or service to their communities. They are the epitome of excellence and champions of the social sciences. Take a glimpse at some of the Political Science department's outstanding students:
Congratulations to our 2016 Outstanding Student
This May, we recognized the exceptional work of one student with the 2016 Outstanding Student award:
- Camorah King
Congratulations to our 2014 Outstanding Graduate
Each May, we recognize the exceptional work of our college's top seniors with the Outstanding Graduate award. This year, the 2014 Outstanding Graduate is Kyle Sassai.
Kyle has been an exemplary leader in the classroom and in the community. During his time at Pacific, Kyle developed and lead the HopeStreet program, which is designed to encourage middle school students to receive their high school diploma and aim for a college degree. Kyle and fellow HopeStreet students distributed backpacks filled with school supplies and spoke to local middle school students in small groups, giving them words of advice about high school, college and reaching for their dreams.
In 2014, Kyle was one of two students recognized with the Elizabeth Griego Outstanding Student Leader Award in recognition for his service. He was also recognized with the The Harold Jacoby Citizen Leader Award, named after the first Dean of the College of the Pacific, which is awarded to a student who has given responsible and exemplary public service to the community. During his time at Pacific, Kyle was also a Pacific Legal Scholar. He is one of the founders of Pacific's chapter of Beta Theta Phi fraternity and the organization's philanthropy/community outreach chair. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Kyle!
Freshman Kyle Sasai Delivers Hope to Local Students
Kyle Sasai, a freshman Political Science major who is in the Pacific Legal Scholars program, has spent much of the last year developing HopeStreet, a program that came to fruition on March 24, when Kyle and several other Pacific students delivered backpacks with school supplies to 64 eighth grade students at Cleveland School in Stockton.
Kyle and his fellow Pacificans spoke to the Cleveland students in small groups, giving them words of advice about high school, college and reaching for their dreams.
HopeStreet is intended to encourage middle school students to receive their high school diploma and aim for a college degree. Kyle credits much of the success of his HopeStreet project to the support he received from the Pacific Legal Scholars Program, particularly from his advisor, Dr. Dylan Zorea, and the program Director, Dr. Cynthia Ostberg.