American Studies

American Studies Majors in the News: Brandon Fellows and the Re-Emerging Scholars Program for formerly incarcerated individuals

Students in the Re-Emerging Scholars Program

American Studies major Brandon Fellows (’24) was recently featured in “Community college program helps formerly incarcerated students find opportunity,” in the Sacramento Bee.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

If you ask Brandon Fellows where he learned the most in his life, he’ll point to his time spent on the streets or when he was incarcerated.

After he was released, he enrolled at Sacramento City College when he was 35.

There, he found and helped build a community of acceptance — the Re-Emerging Scholars program, a cohort-based learning program for formerly incarcerated students.

“There are so many formerly incarcerated students that are interested in a college career,” Fellows said. “I feel that it is very important to have that space for those that do. If it wasn’t for having that space, and having the ability to create that space with those professors, I wouldn’t have continued the work I do.”