Jose Náñez Memorial Scholarship Campaign

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Jose Náñez Memorial Scholarship Campaign

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Jose Náñez Through a Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Náñez was a fearless advocate for Latino and underrepresented minority students, a tireless researcher, and a dedicated professor at New College, ASU West Campus.

The newly created Memorial Scholarship will be a vital vehicle to ensure Dr. Náñez’s legacy of supporting Latino and underprivileged minority students. At New College, ASU West Campus, close to 50% of our students are underrepresented minority students with many challengesThis annually granting Scholarship will make a long-lasting impact on our students’ lives, their families, and their future successes.

We aimed to raise $25,000 to meet the minimum amount to endow a scholarship, which will be invested and continue to fund the Jose Náñez Memorial Scholarship each year in perpetuity. With this endowment, Dr. Náñez’s Memorial Scholarship will create a powerful impact forever.

Matching Gift Challenge

With a generous anonymous donor’s support, we have a matching gift challenge of $10,000, making it one step closer to endowing the Scholarship to meet its goal of $25,000.

The first $10,000 we raise through this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar totaling $20,000. Upon accomplishing $20,000, we will raise an additional $5,000 to fulfill the $25,000 endowment requirement. With that, Jose Náñez Memorial Scholarship will live forever.

Thank you for supporting Dr. Nanez's legacy.

About Dr. Jose Náñez and His Impact

For over 30 years, Dr. Náñez taught thousands of students, personally mentoring hundreds of them, always with unfailing dedication and inspiration. Many of his proteges were first-generation college students, some of whom would never have made it through school without his guidance and encouragement. For those of us who knew him well, he was relentless in his mentorship and seemed to know when to give a kind word of encouragement or a gentle rebuke. 

His advocacy went beyond ASU, his work was acknowledged internationally, and he frequently contributed to conferences regarding student success. Locally, he collaborated to design a preschool program that has brought acclaim to the city of Guadalupe, and he brought neighborhood high school students to the West campus to attend the innovative Summer Experience at West, a college preparatory program that he designed.

Furthermore, he was the instrumental force behind honoring César E. Chávez in 1992 with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters, Honors Causa, from ASU for his efforts in community building and improving the working conditions of migrant farmworkers.

Dr. Náñez grew up in a small town in northern California near Chico, after his family immigrated from Chihuahua, Mexico. He served in the U.S. Navy before earning his Associate Degree from Butte Community College in Oroville, California, his B.A. and M.A. from California State University, Chico, and his Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is survived by his wonderful wife, Lucy, his three children, and several grandchildren.

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