Cerritos College News Releases 2011

Cerritos College re-entry student receives Carmen Solis Pratt Scholarship

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Steve Richardson and Jeannette GobleNORWALK, Calif. - December 8, 2011 - Executive Director of the Cerritos College Foundation, Steve Richardson, presented Jeannette Goble, of Whittier, with the $1,600 Carmen Solis Pratt Scholarship at its board meeting on November 17.

Retired Norwalk Superior Court Judge Dan Pratt established the annual Carmen Solis Pratt Re-Entry Scholarship in the year 2001 in memory of his mother who valued education, but was never able to attend college herself.

Each year, a recipient is selected among applicants who are re-entry students at Cerritos College and are 35 years of age or older.

Jeannette Goble is pursuing her associate degree in accounting. She is currently employed as a bookkeeper/office manager for a small business and is enjoying applying what she learns in the classroom on the job. Goble has maintained a 3.9 GPA and is planning on pursuing her bachelor's degree in accounting and becoming a CPA.

"I am happy to present this scholarship on behalf Dan Pratt. Dan has been a great support to Cerritos College re-entry students over the last ten years," said Richardson. "Jeanette was selected as the recipient because she reflects his mother's sense of initiative and drive and is certain she'll accomplish her educational goals."

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/.