Cerritos College News Releases 2011

Cerritos College holds High School Counselor Conference

Local high school counselors spend a day on campus

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2011

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

High school counselors at the student panelNORWALK, Calif. - December 14, 2011 - Nearly 70 high school counselors from local districts came to Cerritos College on Friday, December 2, for the 2011 High School Counselor Conference.

The counselors spent the day learning about Cerritos College and what it has to offer their students when they move on to their post-secondary education.

President Dr. Linda Lacy spoke to the counselors about budget reductions and how it has changed the mission of the community college, transfer issues, career technical education and basic skills.

There was a Cerritos College student panel that spoke with the counselors, as well. A total of five students representing various disciplines told the counselors their Cerritos College experiences, things that they liked about Cerritos and how they have benefitted from choosing to attend Cerritos.

After the counselors heard from Cerritos College staff, administrators and students they were given the opportunity to take a tour of campus and received presentations about some of the programs and services offered here, such as financial aid, counseling, transfer center, health occupations and career technical education programs.

"The president, students and instructors were very energetic. It gave us a great opportunity to collect information about the college for the coming year," said a counselor.

The conference was a campus-wide endeavor with faculty, staff, programs and students all participating to make it possible.


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/.