A Distinct Effort

The New University presents an eclectic group of 2005 UC Irvine scholarship recipients: What do they have in common? They are intelligent undergraduates, all remarkably driven with bright futures ahead. But aside from that, these seven students could not be more different, in terms of background, talents and goals. Here are their stories.


‘I’m not too involved,’ Danielle Issa says. ‘I want to change that next year.’ While the second-year mechanical engineering major and Barry M. Goldwater scholarship recipient may not belong to a long list of on-campus clubs, she has