By CCWeek Staff  /  
2015 December 2 - 12:33 am

Student Honors

A summary listing of Students Receiving institution and individual Honors and awards


The El Paso Community College (Texas) women won the National Junior College Athletic Association Region V and Western Junior College Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships in Roswell, New Mexico. The Tejanas won their eighth Region V title and their third straight. Kayla Pallares won the individual championship with a time of 18:15 on the 5K course. Pallares, along with seventh place finisher Mercy Rotich, and ninth place finisher Kelli Kirkpatrick, earned All-Conference honors.

Doha Irbash, who is majoring in Interior Design at Henry Ford College (Mich.), recently won a $750 scholarship from Gorman’s, a furniture retailer/manufacturer based in Farmington Hills. In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Gorman’s wanted to support ID students enrolled in college/university ID programs all across the state of Michigan. A lifelong Dearborn resident, Irbash is in her second year at HFC. A 2013 alumna of the American School of Correspondence in Illinois, Irbash is slated to graduate with her associate degree in ID in 2016. She tentatively plans to transfer to Wayne State University in Detroit, where she will continue her education. Her ultimate goal is to own her own interior design business. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants from accredited ID programs were required to submit an essay about their career goals and three samples of their student work. According to Karen Wilmering, the college’s ID program coordinator, Irbash was one of four scholarship winners and the only student from HFC to win.

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