Dulce Anahi Alvaro and Ashley Bressel have both been named Julian McPhee Scholars for the 2019 College of Education and Integrative Studies Commencement.
They will be joined by Jaslyn Chavez, the senior class gift presenter, in delivering a speech before graduating seniors along with their families and friends on Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m.
The Julian McPhee Scholar Award, named after CPP’s founding president, is given to a graduating senior who has excelled academically.
Alvaro, who has earned a 3.98 GPA, will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies. Alvaro, a native of Mexico, is the first person in her family to earn an undergraduate degree in the United States. While attending CPP, Alvaro has been very active in her department, serving as president and operations officer of the Early Childhood Studies Club. Alvaro has also been awarded a Kellogg Legacy Grant by the Undocumented Student Services Center on campus. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to further her education.
Bressel, who also earned a 3.98 GPA, will receive her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. Bressel has a passion for working with children and aspires to be a biology teacher. While attending CPP, she has consistently made the Dean’s List. Bressel will continue her education at CPP in the Single Subject Credential Program.
Chavez, who is graduating with a 3.84 GPA, will receive her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. Chavez is a transfer student and the first person in her family to earn bachelor’s degree. During her time at CPP, she has been very active in her department, serving as vice president of the Liberal Studies Club from 2018-2019. After graduation, she will be attending the UC Riverside to earn her multiple subject credential and master’s degree to become an elementary school teacher.
CEIS Commencement will be held in the University Quad. To view the ceremony online, visit https://video.cpp.edu/streaming/commencement.php. For more information about CEIS, contact Ashley Jones at 909-869-5370.