News, Updates, & Announcements


the 20th Annual HTCC Student Research Conference:

April 6, 2019, 8:30-4:30 at UC Irvine

HTCC Conference Website

More information about submitting an abstract can be found in this document.


Student Proposals due by December 10, 2018 to the Honors Coordinator

Send proposals via email to by the deadline.

Be sure that your proposal submission conforms to this template.




Fall 2019 Transfer Students:  If you are planning to transfer in Fall 2019 and are not yet in the Honors Program, the deadline to join the Honors program is October 30th, 2018.  You must have attended your orientation by this date in order to meet the minimum requirement of two semesters in the Honors program.


Honors Program Welcomes New Coordinator: Professor Lee Ballestero becomes the third coordinator to the Honors Program, replacing now retired Cynthia Barnett.  Ballestero, Professor of Political Science, has much experience with the Honors Program, serving for many years on the Honors Program Advisory Committee, and frequently teaching the Honors: American Government and Politics (POLS M03H) course

The Honors Program begins its eighteenth year at Moorpark College.  Students completing the Program benefit and enjoy much success on their educational journey.  Just last Spring, 78% of the Honors program graduates who applied to UCLA, were accepted for transfer.  Several other prestigious institutions (UC Berkeley, UCSB, Pepperdine, and many more)  were among the destinations  of the 48 MC Honors Program 2017 graduates.  Congratulations to all the 2017 graduates!

Cynthia Barnett, Professor of Sociology, steps down as the coordinator of the Honors Program after 17 years at the post.  She was the second to direct the program, following Grethe Wygant, Professor of Mathematics.  Wygant, Barnett, and Professor Ranford Hopkins (HIST) were the original designers of the Honors Program, initiated in 1999.  Program beginnings were enthusiastically supported and sponsored by former Executive Vice President Eva Conrad.  The Honors Program continues in the spirit originally designed as an exciting and engaging educational journey, giving students opportunities to excel as leaders in scholarship.​