Cerritos College News Releases 2011

Cerritos College student receives Tom and Marie Jackson Scholarship

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Tom Jackson and Cecilia FloresNORWALK, Calif. - October 13, 2011 - Cerritos College Board President and former faculty member Tom Jackson presented Cecilia Flores, of Hawaiian Gardens, with the Tom and Marie Jackson Scholarship at the Cerritos College Foundation's board meeting on Thursday, September 15.

The Jacksons established the annual $2,000 Tom and Marie Jackson to assist a graduate of Turner Christian High School in Hawaiian Gardens attending Cerritos College full-time. An annual award of $500 per semester will be awarded to Flores for four semesters.

"I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Cecilia," said Ton Jackson, as he presented Flores with the award. "I wish you the very best in your educational journey."


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/ccf.

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/.