Cerritos College My Story 2009

Cerritos College

Cerritos College My Story 2009

Angie Taylor

Angie Taylor

On her way to becoming a dental hygienist, Angie Taylor has gone through many more hardships than anyone can ever imagine. Back in late 1970’s she was a student at Santa Barbara City College. She had thought about going into dental hygiene, but just the thought of microbiology, anatomy and physiology intimidated Taylor. She admits that when she was younger, she never tried hard...(more about Angie Taylor...)

Patty Urias

Patricia Urias

Patricia Urias was born in East Los Angeles and grew up in Lynwood to a very traditional Latino home.  Her parents both emigrated from Mexico and her father worked as a foreman for a cold storage company and supported the family, while her mother stayed home and took care of Urias and her three younger sisters. While the girls were still young, her parents decided to go to school and get a degree...(more about Patricia Urias...)

Vykki Morgan

Vykki Morgan

“My mother was a teacher,” Vykki Morgan says proudly.  “She would have been proud to have known that her daughter followed in her footsteps.”  Born to a school teacher/artist mother and a research chemical engineer father, Morgan traveled to various places for her father’s business. She ended up attending a total of three high schools, spending a year in Japan attending high school and...(more about Vykki Morgan...)

 Erin Solis

Erin Solis

Erin Solis was born and raised in Anaheim as the eldest of three girls. When she finished high school, she wanted to be a doctor. However, when she started her pre-med biology and chemistry classes at UCLA, it didn’t sit well with her. “Other classmates had bright eyes and were excited about what they were learning – but me, I was lost,” said Solis...(more about Erin Solis...)

Steve Kim

Steve Kim

Steve Kim’s life has been a rollercoaster ride. It wasn’t the usual ups and downs that people often talk about.  It was sky high ups and sub-zero downs. When Kim was very young, his parents had a successful restaurant business. His father passed away when he was six years old, and his mother continued to operate the business by herself...(more about Steve Kim...)

 Dani Carroll

Dani Carroll

Dani Carroll exudes positive energy and passion for education. Anyone who meets Carroll is mesmerized by her humor, her warmth and her sincere care for her students. Carroll was a piano major, aspiring to be a concert pianist, when she came from Northern California to Southern California to attend Biola University on a scholarship. Realizing that music would always be a part of her life, it would not be the profession...(more about Dani Carroll...)

Monirath Siv

Monirath Siv

Monirath Siv, a Cerritos College honors student, keeps adding to his still-growing list of achievements. Siv, a Cambodian native that now lives in Long Beach, has only been in the United States for a little over two years, but has already made a bigger impact on his community than most people do in their whole lives. He left Cambodia in 2006 in search of the American Dream...(more about Monirath Siv...)

Noemi Castro

Noemi Castro

The automotive industry is often considered a male trade. However, this was not the case for Noemi Castro, an automotive marketing major at Northwood University at Cerritos College. “My parents were always supportive…even though the automotive industry wasn’t a typical field for a girl,”...(more about Noemi Castro...)

Karen Welliver

Karen Welliver

Growing up in an athletic family, Karen Welliver was always surrounded by sports. She was often taken to the games by her father, who was the athletics director of Magnolia High School in Anaheim and coached football and track & field teams. It was natural for her to become interested in coaching at an early age, which she indicated while in high school...(more about Karen Welliver...)

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