Dr. Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio and the Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP) recognize George Vazquez for his dedication to the CFEP and the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Program and the students they serve.
Vazquez’s tenure with CFEP began in 2010 as a UCI undergraduate student, and he was hired as a full-time program specialist for CAMP in 2015. Since then, Vazquez has been an essential part of CAMP making a difference in programs, the program’s use of data and in the lives of many students.
Vazquez’s commitment to support the STEM degree goals of underrepresented students originated from his time as a student participating in the CAMP program. Vazquez attributes his participation in the CAMP program for his academic and professional achievements in his young career.
Now, Vazquez is leaving CFEP to pursue his doctorate in Informational Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His decision to pursue his doctorate was influenced by CAMP Director Dr. Pheather Harris’s “How to be Successful in STEM” course, which brought awareness about the expanded role he could play in advancing equity in STEM education.
Vazquez intends to pursue a career as a faculty director and to work with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion division to help implement institutional changes that help underrepresented students thrive in their degree programs.