David Rose is Merced College’s Student of the Month for November. He was nominated for the award by professor Max Hallman and student government adviser Raul Alcala. They noted that he has become an effective campus leader, serving with the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the Associated Students of Merced College and on various campus committees. Rose has maintained a high grade-point average and is on target to graduate from Merced College with three degrees in spring 2014. Rose plans to return to Merced College in the fall to complete transfer requirements for California State University, Fresno, where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in music education and, eventually, a master’s degree in performance.