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Cerritos College Foundation Awards Summer Scholarships

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Steve Richardson and student Johnny Juarez (l-r)NORWALK, Calif. –  June 3, 2010 – The Cerritos College Foundation awarded nine student scholarships totaling over $7,000 during its board meeting on Thursday, May 20.

Carlos Saborio, of Paramount, received a $2,000 Robert C. Hughlett Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Saborio is a political science major who is transferring to UC Berkeley in the fall. The scholarship was established in 2005 by college staff members in honor of Dr. Bob Hughlett, president of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees and the retired director of Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).

Students Daniel Feldman, of Lakewood, and Ignacio Rodriguez, of Long Beach, were each presented the $1,000 Chugh Firm Scholarship. Navneet Chugh, an attorney-at-law and CPA, established the scholarships to support promising accounting and paralegal students. Chugh is the managing partner and founder of The Chugh Firm.

Rodriguez also received the $1,000 Marion Hyde Scholarship which recognizes business or economics students transferring to a four-year university in the fall. This scholarship was established by Economics Professor Diane Keenan as a way to honor her mother Marion Hyde who stressed the value of a college education.

Steve Richardson and  Eduardo Iniguez (l-r)The $500 Broderick/Commeford Scholarship was presented to John J. Jenkins of Los Angeles. The scholarship was established by the late Cerritos College reading professor, Dr. William Broderick, and named in memory of Broderick and his father-in-law.

Johnny Juarez, of Cudahy, received the $500 Randy and Elmer Dobson Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of History Professor Randy Dobson and in honor of his father Elmer Dobson. The scholarship recognizes an outstanding history student.

The Foundation also presented Eduardo Iniguez, of Downey, with the $500 Greater Harbor Area Business Council Scholarship. The Greater Harbor Area Employer Advisory Council established the scholarship to stimulate students who will be moving toward business careers.

Administration of justice students Kimberly Reyes, of Norwalk, and Kevin Mcshane, of Norwalk, received the $500 Robert W. Collins Scholarship for Administration of Justice Students. Established by Administration of Justice Professor John Collins, this scholarship honors the memory of his father, Robert W. Collins, who served in World War II, the Korean War and as a police officer and eventually chief of police for the City of Monterey Park.

Psychology student Paulo Roca, of Norwalk, received the $300 Albert Ostroff Scholarship. This scholarship was established by former Instructional Dean of Humanities/Social Sciences Francine De France, in memory of her father Albert Ostroff.

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. Visit the Foundation online atwww.cerritos.edu/foundation.

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 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.