Cerritos College News Release, September 2010

Cerritos College Student Receives Scholarship from the California Cosmetology Association

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2010

Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878

Mexicab Bicentennial Celebration booth and studentsNORWALK, Calif. - September 27, 2010 - Cerritos College cosmetology student Replika Bhullar received a $500 scholarship from the California Cosmetology Association in August.

"We are very proud of Replika," said Jeanne Johnson, professor of cosmetology at Cerritos College. "She is a fantastic hair designer and on her way to becoming one of California's top stylist."

Bhullar was selected from the pool of 40 students.

She started at Cerritos College in 2003 majoring business administration. She was very active in all of the Cerritos College activities and clubs and won the title of the 2003 Cerritos College Homecoming Queen.

Bhullar transferred to USC with the Dean scholarship ($42,000 a year) with a grade average 3.7 and received her bachelors' degree in business administration in 2006. She went to work at the Disney Consumer Products company in Glendale as a Human Resource Info System analysis for a year, but decided that she decided to pursue a career in cosmetology, which has been her fascination ever since she can remember.

In 2008, she returned to Cerritos College and entered the Cosmetology Program and is on her way to graduate from the program and take her State board examinations this month.

"Upon obtaining an AA Cosmetology and obtaining my license I am hoping to land an internship with Tony & Guy and educate myself to be a very confident and reputed hair stylist and eventually own my salon one day," said Bhullar.


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/.