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Political science student receives annual Robert C. Hughlett Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2011Dr. Bob Hughlett with scholarship recipient, Felipe Grimaldo.

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NORWALK, Calif. - May 27, 2011 -- The Cerritos College Foundation awarded the Robert C. Hughlett Scholarship for Students with Disabilities to Felipe Grimaldo at its board meeting on Thursday, May 20.

Grimaldo, of Whittier, is extremely active on campus and within the community. He served two years as student trustee and was instrumental in establishing the college's Veterans Resource Center. This year he also served as Associated Students of Cerritos College (ASCC) president and on the California Community College Trustee board. Grimaldo is a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and has completed two combat deployments to Iraq. He is transferring to UC Davis this fall as a political science major with the ultimate goal of becoming a US senator or congressman.

Established in 2005 by college staff members in honor of Dr. Bob Hughlett, a Cerritos College Board of Trustees member and the retired director of Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), the scholarship provides $2,000 to a transferring student for educational needs every year.


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 at

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