Meet our Graduates


DeAngelo Brown - Class of 2013

DeAngelo Brown is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served one year in Iraq during his thirteen years of service. The father of three left the Corps in 2011 and decided to enroll at MiraCosta College en route to earning a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.

“MiraCosta has a reputation as being the Harvard of community colleges,” he said. “It’s a good school.”

DeAngelo has achieved academic excellence at MiraCosta College and will be transferring to the Jacob’s School of Engineering at UC San Diego in the fall. He plans to conduct research in satellite communications equipment or teach on the university level.

DeAngelo’s interest in electronics was fostered as a child while watching his father repair broken electronic devices. MiraCosta College continued his passion for engineering and electronics through the outstanding instruction of the college’s faculty.
In March, DeAngelo was selected from several thousand applicants nationwide for the 2013 Coca-Cola Scholarship, at which time he was named to the All-California Academic Team. He then advanced as a bronze scholar to the Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Academic Team. DeAngelo’s success is not limited to the classroom. As a student, he served as a peer advisor for the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services program and an officer in the Parents on Campus Club. He is also a graduate of MiraCosta College’s Emerging Leaders Institute.

At MiraCosta College, DeAngelo found a family and home, “I found the community of veterans and non-veterans to be supportive of my goals and dreams. It’s been amazing!”

MiraCosta College congratulates DeAngelo  Brown and all the graduates of the Class of 2013.