Cerritos College’s Project HOPE to Host Banquet Honoring Graduates
Program Increases Success Among Minority Healthcare Students
For Immediate Release: April 27, 2007
WHAT: Cerritos College’s Project HOPE (Health Opportunities & Pipeline to Education) will host its annual graduation banquet on Wednesday, May 9. The dinner will celebrate the achievements of thirty students, all of whom are transferring to four-year universities to continue their education in the healthcare field. Pete Delgado, CEO of the L.A. County/USC Medical Center, will deliver the keynote.
Cerritos College’s awareness of its diverse student population and changing community needs contributed to the birth of Project HOPE five years ago through Title V funding. Project HOPE is designed to increase the number and success of Latinos and other underrepresented students entering the health professions.
This year, Project HOPE is hosting a banquet both to recognize its graduates and to invite business partners, civic leaders, community members and friends to sponsor tables at $1,000 each or individual seats at $150.
Event sponsors include the Cerritos College Faculty Federation, Health Net, National Mental Health Association of Greater LA County, Verizon, and the Office of Supervisor Don Knabe, Orange County’s Credit Union, To Your Health/A Su Salud, and Primegen Biotech Corporation.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cerritos College Student Center
11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
A map of the campus is available at www.cerritos.edu/guide
For more information, please contact Graciela Vasquez at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
COST: Tables are $1,000 each; individual seats are $150.
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 surpasses 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu