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Students to be Honored at Commencement on May 19


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

WHAT: Cerritos College will hold its 2017 commencement ceremony to honor its graduating students on Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in Falcon Stadium. The College will present associate degrees and skills certificates earned during the 2016-2017 academic year. More than 3,000 students will be receiving degrees and certificates, making the largest graduating classes in the Cerritos College history. 

Students graduating and transferring will be transitioning to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, California State Universities Northridge, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fullerton, among others.

This year's commencement speaker is Michele Siqueiros, President of the Campaign for College Opportunity. Michele works to expand access and success in college for California students by raising public attention on the critical challenges facing higher education, mobilizing a broad coalition of supporters, and influencing policymakers. Michele graduated from Pitzer College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies with Honors in Chicano/a Studies.  She received her Master of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

The ceremony is free. The entrance gates are located on both the northeast and northwest sides of Falcon Stadium and will open at 4:30 p.m. No strollers will be admitted into the stadium for the ceremony.

Seating for wheelchair users is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. For further information, contact Mary D'Ettorre, Disabled Student Program and Services (DSP&S) via email at or phone (562) 860-2451 ext.2352.

WHEN: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Cerritos College
Falcon Stadium
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650

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CONTACT: For more information about Cerritos College's 2017 Commencement, please visit

COST: Commencement is free and open to the public. Parking is free in Lot 1 on Commencement day. The stadium is located on the south side of Alondra Boulevard.


About Cerritos College: 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



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