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MPC Humanities Honors Students

Post Date:02/07/2017 9:09 PM

CONTACT: Beth Penney (831) 646-4159,
Dept. Chair, English
Release date: Feb 7, 2017

The Humanities Division at Monterey Peninsula College will present its 40th annual Book Grant Awards to outstanding students in a ceremony in the Sam Karas Room of the campus library on Thursday, February 23 at 3:00 PM.
Recipients, who receive a framed award and a check intended to help pay for books, are nominated by Division faculty with whom they have worked in classes. Many of the awards are named in honor of previous faculty in the Division’s disciplines, which include English, Creative Writing, Communications, Journalism, English as a Second Language (ESL), Humanities, Linguistics, Philosophy, Speech Communication, and World Languages.
This year’s recipients include, by discipline:
  • English: Brendan Berrey, Jamie Blust, Kimberly Butz, Isaac Carranza, Rafael Garcia, Natalie Gilbert, Joshua Krasner, Giovanni Mendieta, Paola Mikes, Arthur Mitropolis, Roshan Patel, Lily Trytten, and Sabrina Wilson
  • Creative Writing: Artemis Seay and Pamalla Schierer
  • Journalism: Tristan Hankard
  • English as a Second Language: Yahaira Alfaro, Sergey Gorin, and Andrea Tavares Ferreira
  • Philosophy: Ian Horvath
  • Speech Communication: Mark Kragh and Oscar Sandoval
  • French: Tracy De La Cruz
  • Spanish: Francisco Macias and Leslie Villaruel
For additional information about the awards ceremony, contact the Humanities Division Office, 831-646-4100. For more information about the Humanities Division, visit

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