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May 3, 1999


Peter Madrid, a junior chemistry major, is the campus's first-ever recipient of a prestigious Goldwater scholarship, granted by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The Goldwater Scholarship awards go to outstanding undergraduates pursuing careers in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Madrid's research involves modeling chemical compounds with computers. The award will cover up to $7,500 of the the cost of his tuition and school expenses.

The Pacific Sociological Association has bestowed its Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship Award for 1998 on William Domhoff, research professor of psychology, for the third edition of Who Rules America? The award is the highest recognition the association presents for scholarship.

Robert McCampbell, director of the Bay Tree Bookstore, was installed in April as this year's president and treasurer of the National Association of College Stores (NACS), the trade association representing collegiate retailing professionals. McCampbell has been in the college bookstore business for 31 years and he has been very active in NACS, serving on the board and as chair of several committees. McCampbell has also been active in the California Association of College Stores and served as its president in 1988.

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