Business student receives Habib American Bank Scholarship
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2011
Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878
NORWALK, Calif. - June 21, 2011 -- The Cerritos College Foundation awarded the $1,000 Habib American Bank Scholarship to Omar Anderson of Los Angeles.
Originally from Jamaica, Anderson moved to Southern California and began attending Cerritos College in 2009. He was impressed with the resources offered through the International Student Center and decided to become an active member of the student body. He has served as a senator in student government for the last three semesters and is a member of the International Student Association.
Anderson plans on transferring to the University of Southern California or California State University, Long Beach next spring to pursue his bachelor's degree in business and accounting.
Established in 2004 by Habib American Bank, this scholarship is awarded to outstanding business students. The bank's chief operating officer Saleem Iqbal serves as a Cerritos College Foundation board member.
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/.