Yvette Norman

Gagen McCoy Scholar (2013) Yvette Norman is a re-entry student, having spent 18 years in paraprofessional education positions in San Francisco. She attends Contra Costa College, is a full-time employee and single mother of a 10-year-old boy who has a […]

Alfredo Coronel

Gagen McCoy Scholar (2012) Mr. Coronel is majoring in architecture at DVC where he has a high GPA.  He has worked hard to pay for his education and contribute to his family’s expenses.  He has also been active in the […]

Dexter Pitre

Gagen McCoy Scholar (2011) Mr. Pitre was placed in a loving foster home in Richmond at age three.  He grew up, however,  in an unforgiving area where feelings of safety were illusive.   All opportunities would lead to truancy and the […]

Miguel Mauricio

Gagen McCoy Scholar Miguel, a first-generation college student, aims to pursue his two passions in life: politics and public service. Now, at Los Medanos College, he works three jobs but remains active on campus where he worked to reestablish the […]

Gonzolo Reyes

Gagen McCoy Scholar Gonzalo is a first-generation American and a first-generation college student. He studies biology at CCC and will transfer next year to a four-year university to continue his studies in the subject. He then plans to pursue graduate […]