Salazar Veterans Scholarship

Students Rewarded with Dr. Sandra Salazar Veterans Scholarship

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Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878Dr. Sandra Salazar with scholarship recipient and family

NORWALK, Calif. - April 1, 2015 - Trustee Dr. Sandra Salazar presented her Veterans Scholarship to students during a recent Cerritos College Board of Trustees meeting.

Students Casey Robertson of Buena Park and Janelle Sanchez of Whittier received the $250 Dr. Sandra Salazar Veterans Scholarship, which was established by Trustee Salazar to support veterans returning to school after their service.

Casey Robertson, who was not able to attend the presentation, is a welding student working on two associate degrees in gas tungsten arc welding and structural fabrication. He is a member of the award-winning Teacher TRAC program and the Phi Theta Kapa honors society. Casey will be transferring to California State University, Long Beach in 2017 where he hopes to obtain his bachelor's in mechanical engineering with a minor in welding.

Janelle Sanchez is a nursing student, wife, mother of four, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. She plans to complete her associate degree in nursing at Cerritos College and transfer to Saint Mary's College of California to earn her bachelor's degree. Janelle enjoys spending time volunteering and is committed to helping people in need.


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