May 7, 2020

MCC Student Award Winners Announced

Fort Morgan, CO. 5/07/2020 Six Morgan Community College (MCC) students have been honored by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) for their academic excellence, leadership, and community service. MCC’s winners are Amy Carrillo and Jacob Ansbach (Rising Star awards); Ayan Husein (Inclusive Excellence Champion); and Matthew Bratrsovsky, Travis Morgan, and Kayla Pierce (Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team members).

“It is exciting to be able to honor such an outstanding group of students. They are dedicated, ever-present, and focused on maximizing their positive impact at MCC and in their communities,” said Dr. Curt Freed, President of Morgan Community College. “The caliber of these students is outstanding, and I could not recommend them more for these noteworthy awards.”

MCC’s Rising Stars, Amy Carrillo and Jacob Ansbach, were selected for their outstanding leadership, both on campus and to the wider community. Carrillo will complete an Associate of Arts degree at MCC this summer, and plans to transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her long-range goal is to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Jacob Ansbach is working on an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electromechanical Technology from MCC. He plans to pursue a career in the electrical field, obtain his Master Electrician’s License, and one day own his own business.

Ayan Husein was named an Inclusive Excellence Champion by CCCS. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on their campuses. Husein is pursuing an Associate of Science with an emphasis in Biology. She plans to transfer to a four-year university and major in Biomedical Sciences, with the goal of becoming a physician.

Matthew Bratrsovsky, Travis Morgan, and Kayla Pierce were selected to represent MCC on the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Colorado Academic Team, a group of high-achieving students from the thirteen community colleges throughout the Colorado Community College System.

Bratrsovsky will graduate from MCC this spring with an Associate of Arts Degree. He is transferring to the University of Northern Colorado to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration and plans to become a Controller. Travis Morgan will receive his Associate Degree in Nursing in May 2020 from Morgan Community College, and intends to graduate from the University of Phoenix in June 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Kayla Pierce will be pursuing a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant after receiving her Associate of Applied Science from MCC this May.

Morgan Community College’s award winners will be honored with a letter of congratulations from CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia, award medallions and certificates, memorabilia from CCCS and MCC, digital recognition on the CCCS website, and mention in a CCCS press release and social media.

To learn more about educational opportunities at MCC, visit or call 1-800-622-0216. For more information about CCCS, visit

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