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Hartnell College Students to Study in New York City as Boronda Scholars

April 21st, 2006

Four Hartnell College students will study in New York City June 6-17 where they will be immersed in the cultural and historical aspects of the city.

The students selected for the Boronda International Study Program are Kathrine Cagat, Arturo Coronel, Edward K. King, all of Salinas; and Ricardo Fernandez of Marina.

Dan Petersen, Hartnell English professor, is the instructor for the program and the will accompany the students to the east coast. "New York is truly one of the great cultural centers of the world," Petersen said, "and this trip will give students a real feel of that through museum visits, concerts, theater experiences as well as guided historical tours."

Specifically, some of the highlights of the trip will be visits to the Whitney Museum of American Art, the American Museum of National History, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; performances at the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall; and tours of Harlem and Central Park.

Students in the program have been awarded scholarships that the late Lester Boronda, a Monterey County artist, established in memory of his parents. In his will, Boronda stated that the recipients of the scholarships must be " students of unusual promise in the arts, namely painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, music or dance."

Additional funding for the program comes from the International Scholars Program provided by the college's scholarship endowments.

In addition to the June trip, students are enrolled in a Boronda International Study course this spring to learn more about the cultural aspects of New York City.

In the Boronda's program's 21-year history, students have studied in Japan, Taiwan, Hungary, China, England, Spain, Guatemala, Argentina and other countries.

For more information about the Boronda International Program, call Dan Petersen at (831) 755-6953.