News, Updates, & Announcements

​Submit your research to the Honors Poster Session Competition on Multicultural Day (April 9th) for a chance to win money! 



This competition is open to all students, regardless of membership in the Honors Program, and it is open to all disciplines.  Below is the application required to submit your abstract  as well as information on the formatting of your poster and judging criteria. The competition pays 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.







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.​