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Fiat Lux
Former street kid fulfills educational promise with Ph.D.

Former street kid fulfills educational promise with Ph.D.

Fiat Lux - By Brenda Ortiz, UC Merced

As a teenager in Merced, Marcus Shaw lived a life marked by poverty, poor choices and indifference to education. The idea of college — especially at the new UC Merced campus — seemed like an opportunity for someone else. Yet on Dec. 16, Shaw will participate in the university’s first Fall …

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