Two honor students from Cerro Coso Community College received prestigious scholarships by the Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC). Enrique Carrillo-Sulub and Kelsey Hire each received the HTCC Exemplary Achievement Award.
Nominated by Honors Program Coordinator Dr. Christine Swiridoff, Sulub and Hire were recognized for their extraordinary academic performance, especially as it relates to their work in the Honors Program. Both presented their research at the HTCC Student Research Conference at the University of California, Irvine.
Mentored by Professor Ben Beshwate, Sulub’s presentation on “A Paradigm Shift in Medicine” argues Black Death sparked an evolution in medicine by causing a paradigm shift from superstitious, speculative medicine to pragmatic, empirical medicine during the Middle Ages.
Hire was mentored by Professor Matt Jones and presented on “The Politics of Powerlessness: Machine Politics' Most Powerful Urban Strategy Taken Nationally by President-elect Donald Trump.”
Both students received $250 scholarships for their work and will graduate from Cerro Coso this month.
Sulub will transfer to UC San Diego in the fall majoring in Bio Engineering.
Hire will spend her summer as an intern for Congressman Kevin McCarthy. Ultimately she hopes to attend UCLA and an Ivy League Law School to become a Constitutional Lawyer defending First Amendment Rights.
“It gives me a great sense of pride to see students from Cerro Coso’s Honors Program present their research at the HTCC Student Research Conference at UCI,” said President Jill Board. “Our student presenters, and the faculty and administrators who support them, are part of a fantastic team who do an amazing job of representing our college at the conference every year.”