Cal Maritime Student from Auburn Named Hearst Scholarship Recipient
(Vallejo, California – October 16, 2015) – Devin Schumacher, a student at California State University Maritime Academy and a graduate of Bear River High School in Auburn and a graduate of Bear River High School in Auburn, has been named a recipient of a 2015-16 William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees award for Outstanding Achievement.
Schumacher is studying Mechanical Engineering while pursuing a Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer's License.
The award is among the highest forms of recognition for student achievement in the CSU. It is given annually to one student from each CSU campus. In addition to financial need, awardees have also overcome personal hardship and possess other attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievement.
"I chose engineering because I wanted to challenge myself and to make a positive contribution to society," said Schumacher.
Schumacher credits a meeting with his high school counselor with setting him on a course to improved academics and future success. At the California Maritime Academy, Devin's interest in becoming a better public speaker has led him to become the president of the Toastmasters Club. In his spare time, he volunteers in the community by renovating houses, working with children and serving food to the elderly.