Cerritos College Re-Entry Student Receives Carmen Solis Pratt Scholarship
Judge Presents Award to Honor Student for Returning to School
For Immediate Release: November 28, 2007
Media Contact: Allison Abel, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451, ext. 2287
NORWALK, CA – November 28, 2007 – Norwalk Superior Court Judge Dan Pratt of Fullerton presented Lori Dominguez, a re-entry student at Cerritos College, with the Carmen Solis Pratt Scholarship, a $1,200 award, at the Cerritos College Foundation’s board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Dominguez, a single mother of four children, enrolled at Cerritos College to pursue a career in nursing. Upon completion of her associate’s degree, she plans to transfer to the nursing program at Cal State Long Beach.
Judge Pratt established the annual Carmen Solis Pratt Re-Entry Scholarship in 2000 in memory of his mother. Each year, Judge Pratt and the Cerritos College Foundation select a scholarship recipient among applicants who are re-entry students at Cerritos College and are 35 years or older.
“This scholarship honors students in whom I see my mother’s sense of initiative and drive,” said Pratt.
The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support of Cerritos College beyond that which state funding supports. Visit the Foundation online at www.cerritos.edu/ccf.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages nearly 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.