Cerritos College Students Elect Leaders for 2007-08 Term
ASCC President Jason Macias Inducted at June 6 Board Meeting
For Immediate Release: June 7, 2007
NORWALK, CA -- June 7, 2007 -- Jason Macias, the Associated Students of Cerritos College's (ASCC) president-elect, was sworn in Wednesday, June 6, at the regular board meeting of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees.
Macias, of Downey, is a graduate of Downey High School. A biology major who began attending Cerritos College in 2004, Macias has worked as a student in the college's Project HOPE program and is active in the Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) and Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (ASET) clubs. He also served as president of the Computer Club and as ASCC's commissioner of information technology.
Macias' campaign platform included the promotion of healthier food on campus, the institution of a recycling program, tutoring for science courses and flexible hours at the Student Health and Wellness Center. During his term, he also seeks to increase law enforcement and start a book rental program. As ASCC president, Macias will serve on the Cerritos College Board of Trustees as a student trustee.
"I want to establish better communication and unity between students, faculty, staff and administration," explained Macias.
"The campus will benefit from my leadership as a student, consciousness as an individual in society, community involvement, and dedication to serve the students with the utmost respect to opinions and concerns of the entire population."
Michael Barrita campaigned with Macias and will serve as ASCC vice president. Barrita, also of Downey and Downey High School graduate, is double-majoring in philosophy and political science. In the past, he served on the executive board of the ASCC as the commissioner of external affairs. Barrita is the current president of the Political Science Club and in the past was treasurer of the Computer Club. He is an active member of Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) and works with the college's Project HOPE program.
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