Political Science Student Receives Annual Robert C. Hughlett Scholarship
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2010
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NORWALK, Calif. – June 3, 2010 – The Cerritos College Foundation awarded the Robert C. Hughlett Scholarship for Students with Disabilities to Carlos Saborio during its board meeting on Thursday, May 20.
Saborio, of Paramount, is a political science major who is transferring to UC Berkeley in the fall. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he plans on pursing his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in constitutional law.
His career goals include becoming the first gay Latino US Congressman for the second Congressional District of Louisiana, which encompasses his hometown of New Orleans. He is well on his way as he will be interning in Washington D.C. this summer for U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Established in 2005 by college staff members in honor of Dr. Bob Hughlett, president of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees and the retired director of Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), the scholarship provides $2,000 to a transferring student for educational needs.
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 www.cerritos.edu/foundation.
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 http://www.cerritos.edu/.