Merlyn Perez stands under the “Beginnings” sculpture at UC Merced. She was the first in her family to go to college and the first to graduate when she walked the stage on Sunday. A psychology student, Perez didn’t even learn to read until she was 10.
Merlyn Perez stands under the “Beginnings” sculpture at UC Merced. She was the first in her family to go to college and the first to graduate when she walked the stage on Sunday. A psychology student, Perez didn’t even learn to read until she was 10. tmiller@mercedsunstar.com
Merlyn Perez stands under the “Beginnings” sculpture at UC Merced. She was the first in her family to go to college and the first to graduate when she walked the stage on Sunday. A psychology student, Perez didn’t even learn to read until she was 10. tmiller@mercedsunstar.com

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