Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Ester Sihite Awarded the Distinguished Research Award

Ester Sihite Awarded the Distinguished Research Award

Left to Right: Ester Sihite, Mark Torrez

Mark Torrez, a fourth year doctoral student in Higher Education, presented Ester Sihite with the Distinguished Research Award. The award was established to recognize exemplary research conducted by doctoral students within the School of Education. Applicants were evaluated on the rigor and goodness of the study, its connection to our Jesuit mission and values, and the study’s potential to make a significant and lasting impact to the field of education.

It is my distinct privilege to honor Ester Sihite, a fourth year PhD student within the Higher Education program, with the 2017 School of Education Distinguished Research Award. Ester then shared about her study, titled “Exploring Community College Practitioners’ Cultivation of Asset-Based, Antiracist & Multicultural Approaches to Education: A Phenomenological Study.”