Brown and Peterson Recipients of HTCC Exemplary Achievement Awards

Cerro Coso students Britney Brown and Caitlin Peterson, recipients of HTCC Exemplary Achievement Award

Two honor students from Cerro Coso Community College received prestigious scholarships by the Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC). Britney Brown and Caitlin Peterson each received the HTCC Exemplary Achievement Award. 

Nominated by Honors Program Coordinator, Dr. Christine Swiridoff, Brown and Peterson were recognized for their extraordinary academic performance, especially as it relates to their work in the Honors Program. 

Both presented their research at the HTCC Student Research Conference at the University of California, Irvine. 

Brown's presentation on “The Impacts of Invalid Assumptions on Life Data Analysis,” concluded invalid assumptions have dire consequences on companies providing product warranties. Her research looked at the impact of invalid degradation and distribution assumptions on life expectancy. 

Peterson participated in the Honors in Action project “Contested Histories: The Making and Unmaking of Confederate Monuments,” determining Confederate Monuments can be viewed as both a symbol of the past and a symbol of oppression, leading to modern tensions. 

Both students received $250 scholarships for their work and will graduate from Cerro Coso this month. 

“It gives me a great sense of pride to see students from Cerro Coso's Honors Program present their research at the HTCC Student Research Conference at UCI,” stated President Jill Board. “Our student presenters, and the faculty and administrators who support them, are part of a fantastic team who do an amazing job of representing our college and the conference every Year.”