Gary J. Uribe
Mathematics B.A. and Masters in Education
I was born and raised here in the Valley, mostly in the Livingston and Atwater area. My family is rather large. My parents are amazing, and I have 8 younger siblings that I love to death. I went to high school in Atwater at Buhach Colony. I was very active in high school. Athletics are a passion of mine and I played both tennis and basketball in high school. I also was president of the math club and captain of the Science Bowl Team. I graduated in the top 10 of my class and decided to further my education here at CSU Stan.
Why did you choose CSU Stanislaus?
I grew up in the area and have always known and visited Stanislaus. The campus is beautiful and just the right distance from home. I live on campus, but it’s great getting to visit the family when I want. I also knew that Stanislaus had a great education and mathematics programs so the University was just the perfect fit.
What advice would you give a prospective student?
Have fun! College is a great time to experience and learn new things. Don't be shy, get active, this University has something for everyone. Find out what it has for you.
What has been your favorite academic or student life experience so far?
Wow, there have been so many. If I were to pick just one activity, though, it would have to be going with the outdoors adventures program to San Jose and playing dodge ball in an arena of trampolines. It was so fun.
What is your career objective?
Since I was a little boy, I have known that I wanted to teach. What and whom I want to teach however took a little more time to figure out. I have decided that I want to teach at the secondary level and coach tennis and basketball.
What clubs, sports, and activities have you participated in?
I have not been too involved in clubs and organizations here on campus, but I have been involved with the New Student Orientation department here on campus. In doing so, I have learned a lot about the University, and now I’m enjoying my time here even more than before.
Who is your most influential personal and/or University mentor?
Well, all the professors and personnel here on campus are amazing, but the two most influential to me would be Efran Galvan, who has since moved to another university, and Dr. Bice with the mathematics department. Efran really got me excited about school and my education; he is an amazing individual and the college he moved to is lucky to have him. Dr. Bice is an amazing professor who dedicates his life to making sure his students understand, and is one of the best professors on campus in my opinion.