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Hartnell College Students and Staff Selected for Boronda International Study Program to Argentina

January 30th, 2004

Six Hartnell College students have been selected to visit Argentina this summer as part of the college's Boronda International Study Program.

The students, their fields of study and hometowns are:
Salvador Bustamante, literature, Gonzales;
Frank Flores, music, Salinas;
Sagrario Rodriguez, fine arts, Salinas;
Michelle Sarabia, fine arts, Salinas;
Holley Southworth, ceramics, Salinas;
Rafael Vidales, literature, Chualar.

The Boronda Scholars will spend about 16 days in Argentina visiting historic and cultural locations, museums and churches. They also will attend concerts and theater productions, and participate in lectures and tours.

Hartnell instructors Sylvia Teodorescu, who teaches Spanish, and Carl Christensen, music, are the program's instructor and coordinator, respectively.

The late Lester Boronda, a Monterey County artist, established the Sylvano and Maria Boronda Memorial Scholarships in memory of his parents. In his will, Boronda stated that the recipients of the scholarship must be "students of unusual promise in the arts, namely painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, music or dance."

Participants are required to enroll in a Boronda International Study course at Hartnell during the spring semester before traveling to Argentina in the summer.

Cicely McCreight, director of institutional advancement at Hartnell and chair of the Boronda Scholarship Committee, said, since the Boronda International Study Program began in 1985, Hartnell students have traveled to Japan, Taiwan, Hungary, China, England, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Italy and other countries. "The program is a wonderful experience -especially for students who have not traveled abroad," she said.

For more information, call McCreight at (831) 755-6810.