Transfer Hall of Fame

Fall 2016 transfers

Kevin DeLeon
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Visit your counselor as much as possible. Your counselor should literally be your best friend and don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you want.

Special thanks: to counselor Mike Miles and Michelle Mahoney, also to Coach Aibing. Without all of their help transferring would have been a lot harder.

Daniel Way
Stanford University

Words of wisdom: Never settle. "Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

Special thanks: I am grateful to have had the guidance of my professors on the journey to Stanford. Special thanks to Dr. Andrew Maz, Professor Mary Clark, Dr. Daniel Gardner, and Brittany Lundeen

Monica Sanchez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Transfering or graduating can be long process but simply by making one decision can simply and take all the hardships away. Which is making school a priority for everything! It might be a struggle stretching every dollar every minute you have but worth the slide down once you climb to the top. The only excuse is yourself for not being where you want to be. It possible I did it! Take count of what your doing and the time needed to get it done and go home, breathe in and out, double the effort and get it done. It is possible, it can be done, your not the first and you wont be the last in your situation.

Special thanks: All teachers and the counselors I went through that kept the fire in me to learn and not give up

Trent Coates
UC Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Take advantage of all opportunities or someone else will

Special thanks: Amy Holzgang, Julie Trager, Solomon Namala, Brittany Lundeen

Victor Rosales
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: If you ever feel as if you can't complete your goals, dig deep, find that motivation that drives you and push on.

Special thanks: I would like to thank all the men in my family for encouraging me to be the first man in our family to graduate from college.

Daphney Belton
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: I encourage students to never give up. My journey has taken time, it can be discouraging to be patient, but in the end it will be worth it to keep going.

Special thanks: I would like to thank all of my professors. I have not had a professor that has not been enouraging or that has not taught me a lesson.

Valeria Saucedo Noguez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: You can do it! Don't get discouraged if it may take longer then expected, you'll get it done eventually. That's all that matters.

Special thanks: to Ms. Heather Kelley, sweetest teacher at Cerritos College.

Tania Rodriguez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: I would encourage students who want to transfer to not give up on their goals even thought it may seem impossible or hard to acheive at times. As long as you work hard, anything is possible.

Special thanks: Dr. Kimberly Duff has helped me a lot throughout my spring semester. She has guided me to pursue my dreams and not to give up.

Stephanie Gonzales
CSU Long Beach

Special thanks: Mom, for your endless support

Ana Maria Celis
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Keep yourself up to date regarding any transfer information and questions.

Sal Bramasco
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Some credit it better then no credit.

Maria Tatiana Passano
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Follow a career that you love. Do not choose a path for the money or peer pressure

Special thanks: Prof. Dr. John Haas- he has inspired me to love history more then I already did. His classes are dynamic and I like he related history to everything.

Patricia Burgos
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: The strongest factor for success is self-esteem. Believing you can do it. Believing you deserve it., believing you will get it.

Liliana Cervantes
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: Party less, study more! You can become successful at a young age if you stay focused and concentrated on your goals.

Special thanks: to Robert Aguayo for always answering all my questions and for guiding me to graduate.

Jesse Marroquin
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: It's never to late, keep pushing through and the goals you set will be achieved

Special thanks: to my EOPS counselors Raul and Robert. Also my accounting 102 professor Neal Smith for all the encouragement to push through this semester. Also Brittany Lundeen for all the support.

Noemi Gutierrez
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Don't ever underestimate yourself

Special thanks: to Ms. Jaime Quiroz and Dr. Duff for always leaving their doors open when I needed them.

Mary M. Marquez
CSU Fullerton

Special thanks: Dr. Ronquilla and Dr. Duff for being great mentors

Zilzen Mosely
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Study! Study! Study! Stay on top of your academics. Get involved with your school. Take advantage of the help that is offered to you on the campus! And just have fun because you only live once!

Mayra Ordaz
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: As hard as you might think it is, and as bad as you want to give up. DO NOT GIVE UP! The end will be near and in the end you get the most rewarding feeling ever.

Special thanks: Professor Wilfredo Flores. Thank you for all the patience, and advice, not only to myself but to every student you have.

Rossana Hernandez Reyes
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: "Our greatest weakness lives in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."- Thomas A Edison

Jessica Germata
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for your seat at the head of the table.

Special thanks: ASCC facutly members: Amna Jara, Amber Dofner, Dr. Contreras and Dr. Fierro.

Lauren Espinoza
CSU Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Never let fear or excuses keep you from chasing your dreams.

Special thanks: my mother, family, son and professors.

Bianca Salgado
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Never be afraid to ask many questions. "Life goes by pretty fast- if you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you can miss it. " - Ferris Bueller. Be involved on campus, make friends during your academic journey.

Special thanks: my parents for supporting me, my little brother who gives me motivation to do well, friends and professors who were always there to help me out!

Christy Ugbah
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: use the resources you have here on campus and be open to new things.

Special thanks: to Mrs. Sheela Hoyle for helping me through my journey on campus.

Ashika Mettu
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: Every second of your day is valuable, don't waste it. Hard working is another name of success.

Special thanks: Carlos Mera- I am really happy that I met a professor like you, which helped me in my most difficult subject, made it fun. Thank you very much.

Antonio Cruz
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: "Yes, you've had it quite tough. Always having bad luck. You think your're going crazy. Look up, there's a new life waiting. Don't look back, just carry on, carry on, carry on. Because you are stronger. Yes, you are stronger" - Stone Bank

Special thanks: My parents for providing me with the means of furthering my education.

Vanessa Carranza
CSU Channel Island

Words of wisdom: Come to class, ask questions, do't slack and keep pushing

Special thanks: to my counselor Felipe Salazar, any questions I had he was always there to answer and help in any way he could.

Priscilla Cabrera
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: In the toughest of times, don't give up.

Special thanks: to my family, friends, professors and my grandma. This one's for you.

Rosario G. Camona
CSU Los Angeles

Special thanks: I want to give a big thank you to my English Professor, Teresa Cheatham. Who not honly helped me regain my confidence as a student but as a woman. She always has words of encouragement which I appreciated very much.

Evelia Gonzalez
CSU Fullerton

Words of wisdom: I encourage students to never give up, it takes a lot of effort but its very rewarding when you accomplish goals.

Stephanie Ramos
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Hard work pays off. Nothing ever comes easy.

Julia Lopez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Days will be exhausting, you might think of quitting but just remember this; success will never come easy but it is always worth it.

Special thanks: to my husband, my friend Stephanie (the only friend out of 10 that actually finished with me), my counselor Rigoberto for being a great guidance.

Vedanshi B. Bhojak
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Trying will never make us losers. If we will keep trying we will always win.

Special thanks: Rocio Casillas

Nicholas Perez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: If you think you have the credentials apply to the best schools. Don't settle. I could have gotten into an even better school but I doubted myself. Be better then me.

Speical thanks: my History professors, especially Dr. John Haas and Walter Fernandez

Stephanie Alvarado
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Anything is possible, no matter where you come from. Having an education is like having the key to life. It opens many doors. All the hard work will pay off. You can do it!

Special thanks: to Yajaira, she has helped me through the LINC program.

Priscilla Valencia
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Never give up and always learn from your mistakes

Special thanks: to professor Beck for caring about her students and thanks to Mr. Ken Matsuura for all the support.

Samantha Hernandez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Don't give up! As hard as it may seem at times, keep going! Not only are you worth it, but you deserve it!

Special thanks: Thank you to Veronica Herrera for believing in me and helping me to belive in myself.

Vanessa Sanchez
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Don't leave math courses until the last minute!

Special thanks: Professor Little, Heather McLernon, Lora Carreon, Dara Worrel, Olga Andrade

Leonardo Jimenez
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Sleep can wait. Follow your Heart

Special thanks: Thank you very much Maria Uguldel.

Nebal Jebarah
University of Southern California

Words of wisdom: Never give up, keep on going! Always ask questions!

Special thanks: Brittany Lundeen for reading my personal statement 100 times, Professor Moloney ,Schmidit, and Miriam Tolson for helping me.

Rosio Salazar
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: "Everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

Special thanks: for all your help, Brittany Lundeen! We will definitely keep in touch.

Brianna Alvarez
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: When you feel like your life is falling apart it's actually falling into place and I may not have gone where I intended to go but I ended up where I intended to be.

Special Thanks: to my counselor Gloria Morales for all the help and motivation I will forever be grateful for your soul.

Marilyn Michelle Hernandez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Anything is possible with the right mind set.

Special thanks: to my parents and husband for their unconditional support, my son for giving me the strength to keep going for him and his future.

Jada Blanshard
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Take full advantage of all the resources at Cerritos College. Join the Honors program, Join/make clubs, join student government, meet with your counselors and go to professor's office hours

Special thanks: very BIG thank you to Professor Trager and Clifford. Also a thank you to the following cousnelors: Lundeen, Berenice and Barcelo

LaPrincess Kennard
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Never give up and always stay focused on your goal.

Special thanks: Thank you so much Yajayra Vejar and Yvette Tofoya for motivating me and inspiring me. Thank you LINC program & EOPS for guidance.

Enrique Torres
CSU Long Beach

Julieanna Pinto
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Don't give up. It may take a while but you'll get your classes. Don't be afraid to ask teachers for help to get into classes. They want to see you succeed.

Special thanks: to Mr. Mixson for all his help and encouragement.

Jose Rosales
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Even though school gets tough, do not give up. It is all worth it in the end.

Samantha Dawson
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: "Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort." Theodore Roosevelt

Cindy Zacatenco
CSU Domingues Hills

Anthony Tourn Guerrero
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: It is key to remember what governs yourself during the time you have here at this educational institution. Keep that close to you regardless of the difficulties.

Special thanks: family, I also must thank my close friends, those who help me to keep going through the tough times.

Stephanie Puertas
UC Berkeley

Words of Wisdom: Be part of someting bigger then just yourself. Join clubs it will make the college experience worth it.

Speical thanks: Ms. Troup and all the SHP faculty. Also to ASCC faculty who have been there to support me and help me grow as a person.

Maria Guillen
CSU Long Beach

Special thanks: to Cerritos College and all the programs that helped me along the way: Calworks, EOPS, Career Services and DSPS. Extra special thanks to Judy Holmes, she has always been there for me. She has supported me and encouraged me along the way.

Margarita Lozano
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Completing my education at Cerritos College was the best decision I ever made. I wish all Cerritos students experience the same happy feeling that I have at this moment.

Special thanks: I would like to thank Mr. Farina and all the professors I have had during my journey at Cerritos College.

Robert Reyes
CSU Fullerton

Yanina Martinez
CSU Dominguez Hills

Special thanks: to all my Child Development teachers (Ms. Andrade, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Beck, Ms. Grodin, Ms. Yolanda). You make me feel passionate about my career.

Lizzeth Garcia Solis
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Make sure you stay on top of work and do not fall behind. Catching up can be a pain. Also do not leave your math classes til the end. They can be hard and make you stay behind schedule.

Special thanks: to my parents, that always believed in me event when taking me years to finish. To my husbande for keeping me company on those sleepness nights when I had to study.

Erica Carter
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Never feel discouraged and always focus on the end goal.

Special thanks: I would like to thank my mother and the professors at Cerritos College who inspired me to be successful.

Kaira Terrones
CSU Dominguez Hills

Special thanks: to all the professors for the motivation also my family for all the help.

Nicole Camacho
CSU Long Beach

Bernice Gonzalez
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Keep pushing forward and never give up, no matter how hard it gets

Special thanks: to Dr. Duff for always pushing me and believing in me.

Monica Estrada
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Stay positive, sometimes it might be hard but you will find out that in the end everything is worth it.

Delane Ramsey
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Never give up!

Special thanks: Justin Soza

Christian Ugbah
Cal Poly Pomona

Special thanks: Counselor Sheela Hoyle; Jeff Bradbury

Klaycie Tanedo
CSU Fullerton

Michael Cerda
CSU Long Beach

Kaitlin Padilla
UC San Diego

Crystal E. Gomez
UC Los Angeles/Berkeley

Martin Martinez
CSU Dominguez Hills

Heidy Macias
CSU Long Beach

 

Fall 2015 transfers

Dalia Jimenez
UC Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Hardworking pays off

Special thanks: Professor Namala for being a constant source of support and Professor Juntilla for always being the voice of reason when I doubt myself.

Nataly Pineda
CSU Northridge

Words of wisdom: Do it for yourself! !! you can make anything happen!

Martha D Casillas
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Always have a positive attitude, work hard, dont give any excuses

Lupita M. Infante
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: "No hay que llegar primero, pero hay que saber llegar" -José Alfredo Jiménez (you don't have to get there first, so long as you arrive)

Special thanks: Thank you to the music department (Dr. DeMichele, Dr. Betancourt, Dr. Lopez,Dr. Mayfield) and to the counselor Veronica Herrera for helping me reach my goals.

Selina Cardenas
Whittier College

Words of wisdom: Follow your dreams

Special thanks: I want to thank my beautiful four year old Riley for continuing to be my motivation, to my mom for being my biggest supporter and never letting me give up on my goals, and to my amazing boyfriend for being my rock and my biggest fan!

Brian Gutierrez
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: As a student with a disability, I've encountered many obstacles that were both emotionally and academically. However, I have never gave up on my ambitions and hopes on transferring to a 4-year institution. I've always found ways to get back up to strive for success and be the best individual I can possibly be with courage and perseverance. To current Cerritos College students and future Transfer Hall of Famers, never lose hope on your ambitions, even if you are placed on academic probation. Life can be simply difficult, but it can be rewarding as well. To current Cerritos College DSPS students, never limit yourself because of a disability. The only individual that can truly stop you from reaching success is yourself. Take advantage of every accommodation/service you are eligible at DSPS as well as campus resources. If I can move beyond my disability and transfer successfully to a university, so can you. In closing, there is a motto that I always live by, "Passion leads results without limits." Always have passion to what you are studying or your career because that passion will lead you to your potential. Thank you, thank you very much.

Special thanks: I would like to thank two amazing individuals who made an impact on my journey. First, I would like to thank Judi Holmes from DSPS. Ever since I arrived at Cerritos College, she promised me that she would take care of me. She kept her promise. She has been very supportive both academically and personally. Our relationship has always been special and i am truly blessed to have her not only as my specialist, but as a mentor as well. She is like my second mother to me and have nothing but great respect for her. Judi is the best of the best at DSPS. Lastly, I would like to thank Dr. Amy Holzgang. She was also very supportive and truly respect her. I am blessed to haver her as a mentor. Because of these two great women, I've accomplished my educational goals at Cerritos College and now in the Transfer Hall of Fame. Love you both from the bottom of my heart.

Pricela Gonzalez
UC Long Beach

Eric Aviles

Words of wisdom: It's hard and it's going to get harder, you just have to your goals and you will be rewarded.

Special thanks: To my accounting professor, Neal Smith. Thank you for all you done for me and be such a great teacher!

Leonardo A. Franco
San Francisco State University

Words of wisdom:  Apply yourself. Adapt to the classroom environment , overcome all obsticles, & never doubt yourself

Special thanks: A very sincere & grateful Thank You to Dr. Jaclyn Ronquillo, Dr. Todd Gaffney, & Dr. Kimberley Duff for all the inspiration, education, advice, & services.

Eduardo Aponte
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Apply yourself and love what you do because it's all for your own benefit

Special thanks: My cousin Christopher for guiding me through the whole transfer process and Dr. Bellas for being an excellent professor and a supportive one

Mariana Gallardo
UC Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Aim high! You are capable of more than you can imagine.

Special thanks: Thank you to all my professors and counselors who believe in me and encouraging me through my education.

Brian Aaron Moriel
Minot State University

Words of wisdom: In order to succeed, you must push yourself. Life is never easy; so it is up to us to make our own actuality meaningful. I cannot utter the importance of knowledge. Whatever we are doing, we are always discovering. Because of this, each individual has his or her own right to be perfect. You are faultless, that is why the game of life is so hard.

Special thanks: I would like to thank all of my instructors, especially Dr. Coriaty for teaching me how to read the prompt, boil the prompt, funneling in the key words, and restating the prompt. Without this, well, I would be receiving these numbers - 18 and 22.

Ernest Moya
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Study, study, study... Oh, and study!

Special thanks: Thank you, Mom and Dad, for your never ending support. You are both my heroes and I appreciate everything you have done for me. Thank you, Nessa, for also supporting me in all of my endeavors. Thank you for always believing in me. You are my motivation. I wouldn't be graduating if it weren't for you. Graduating alongside you is a dream come true. I can't wait to begin Cal State Long Beach together as we further our education hand in hand. I love you.

Olivia Rodriguez
UC Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Have fun along the way. It can be overwhelming at times but remember why you started.

Special thanks: To my family, thank you for your continuous support. I would also like to thank Professor Ramos for turning me into a leader and to Professor Fronke for solidifying my career choice in accounting. Finally to Phi Beta Lambda, thank you for your effort throughout the year may our paths cross again in the business world.

Kelvin M. Maldonado
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: patience and dedication is the key to success

Jose de Jesus Gomez
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: To achieve our educational goals and to aspire the growth in knowledge is the ultimate goal for all mankind.

Special thanks: A big thank you to my wife Alvina Bueno, Professor Van de Mortel, Professor Stolze, and Professor McCain who without them my achievements would not be reached.

Virginia Martinez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Never is to late, be persistent

Special thanks: Judi Holmes

Edgar Torres Perez
UC San Diego

Words of wisdom: Don't give up!

Special thanks: Dr. Amy Holzgang, Rosa Carrillo

Nattaly Gonzalez
UC San Diego

Words of wisdom: Never give up

Jazmin Hernandez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Don't do stuff last minute, organize your time wisely!

Elizabeth Lara
CSU Bakersfield

Words of wisdom: A degree is not a ticket to the good life, it is a ticket to change the world. Go confidently in the direction of your passion and may the sight of the stars always continue to make you dream
Special thanks: Thank you to my entire family for the endless sacrifices that have given the opportunity to be where I am today.

Samantha Vasquez
San Francisco State University

Words of wisdom: Trust your gut. Never deny help, and always look for it when you truly need it. Stay focused. Do all that and you can conquer whatever you set your eyes on. Look for internships!

Special thanks: Alicia Edquist, you are a real MVP for positive criticism. Made me realize, that I had to trust my gut and not everyone else's and be open to opinions! Thank yaaa! Casey Piotrowski and Craig Breit, if it weren't for you two, I never would have figured out how much I love radio and eventually find out what I wanted to major in. Thank you!

Rita Rodriguez
CSU Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Be open and ask questions. You have been given the necessary skills to reach your goal.
Special thanks: Professoe Lance Kayser, your encouragement had made all the difference!

Amalia Lucci
CSU Fullerton

Words of wisdom: do what you are destined to do

Special thank: To all dsps, thanks for making it easier to succeed!

Charis Garin
Azusa Pacific University

Words of wisdom: Plan, persevere, be happy, and stay focused! You CAN do it!!!! First, you have to want it, and then you must decide you will do it and stick it out until you're finished!

Special thank: I'd like to thank my parents and all of my family for supporting me on this journey in my education.

Jacqueline D Hughes-Roland
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: possibilities are endless. You're never too old & it's never too late to achieve any goal you wish to attain. Surround yourself with people that will give you encouragement. If your family lacks the capacity or the willingness to support your goals, seek out friends or mentor that will encourage you. Don't let anyone or anything prevent you from achieving your goals.

Special thank: I would like to express my gratitude, to my Cerritos College instructors, for having the opportunity to be under their tutelage and acknowledge that their instruction, support and most of all their PATIENCE made it possible for me to have achieved this life long goal.

SEULCHAM BAE
UC San Diego

Words of wisdom: Do not claim a girlfriend before you transfer

Nathalie Pando
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Knowledge empowers you. Take what you learn here and focus on your dreams. There will be difficulties along the way but remember in the long run you're striving for that drram. Even when it gets tough don't quit and push on because knowledge and an education can get you to the stars.

Carla Harvey
State University New York Brockport

Words of wisdom: Do you work and don't drop classes

Special thank: Special thanks to my Coach Sergio Macias

Cambria Rodriguez
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: There are no excuses to hold you back from achieving your educational dreams. I work full time, two part time jobs, an internship and go to school full time. If you really want it, you will find a way to accomplish your goals. Through much sacrifice, motovation and believing in yourself you can do anything you wish in life.

:Special thank: All my professors, counselors and family have guided me immensely throughout my journey at Cerritos College.

Javonna Washington
CSU Fullerton

Words of wisdom: No matter how many obstacles you face, never give up.

Special thank: I want to thank Dr. Holgangz for being a mentor to me, encouraging me and assisting me to rode of my success here at Cerritos College. She has an open door to her students, she is approachable and truly cares about her students future. She has played a big role, not only in my future but in my sons future here at Cerritos College. I will always appreciate her for doing this and as she continues teaching here I know she will help many others to there to success. Once again Professor Holgangz I want to Thank you, Javonna Washington

Guadalupe Abrica
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: I received my AA a couple years and decided to take a break what a mistake. I then went thru a couple years of misfortune and decided I could no longer live that way. I am now on my way to finish what I started. It has been a long road for me and I am ready to end my education chapter so I can live a better life. I have tried getting a good job but without education its nearly impossible. I am ready to conquer cal state Dominguez Hills.

Special thank: every one in the computer lab

Marielena Gomez
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: .In all honesty, as long as you accomplish some sort of long term or short term you have already accomplished so much! Be proud of who you are now and watch yourself become the best you, you could ever be. You got this!!

Special thank: Amy Holzgang

Young
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: be consistent and rigorous to yourself

Special thank: Patty George and Traci Ukita

Drake Shead
UC Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Be the best student you can be everyday!

Mandy Alamillo
Arizona State University

Words of wisdom: Whatever happens, do not give up! Always look forward for the future and think about your future and if you ever think about failing just think about how others are not as lucky as you and wish to have an education.

Special thank: I am very thankful for Marvelina Barcelo because she has guided me and has answered all my questions. When I was confused about something, she would make sure that I wouldn't leave the room confused. Thank you Marvelina Barcelo for being genuinely sweet and caring towards me.

Cynthia Martinez
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: If possible, try to take the classes you need at whatever time- morning, evening, whatever. Do want you need to succeed! Take advantage of what the transfer center has to offer (workshops, etc.)

Tommy Diaz
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: we must be the change that we would like to see in the world.

Olivia Joy Hinton
CSU Fullerton

Words of wisdom: .Have a plan and follow it. Don't give up! Talk to a counselor at least once a semester to make sure you're following that plan.

Special thank: I would like to thank Dr. Palumbo for helping me grow as a person and college student. I would also like to thank Brittney Lundeen my amazing and wonderful counselor who has been a huge help during my transfer process and my family who have always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and kept me focused on my studies!

Joanna Meza
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Never give up, always try hard to accomplish your goals. Do not get discouraged if you fail at some point, just get up and continúe your path and it does not matter how long it takes and is never too late.

Special thank: My family that has helped me accomplish one of my goals and never left me alone.

Victor Hugo Herrera
Arizona State University

Words of wisdom: .Don't be afraid to look into out-of-state schools or schools that might not be in your radar just yet. There are many schools out there willing to help and with lots to offer, but you can't be afraid to research them.

Special thank: I would like to thank Professor Damon Cagnolatti, Dr. Sunday Obazuaye, and Professor Julie Davis for sparking my hunger for knowledge once again. I would like to thank my parents for inspiring me to reach for my dreams. And thanks to my sister and brother for supporting me all the way.

Francisco (Frankie) Mojica
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Believe in yourself and push yourself to the limit. It is ultimately in your hands to get yourself where you want to be and where you need to be.

Special thank: I would like to thank a couple of Cerritos College Staff! Thank you Dr. Duff for your inspiration and words of encouragement. I owe most of my success due to your guidance. Thank you to my peers for being supportive of me. Thank you Brittany Lundeen, I know I bugged you a lot during the fall of last year and a bit during the spring. Thank you for reviewing my apps over and over again and answering any questions I had. Thank you to my wonderful partner for being there beside me every step of the way and still supporting me for my future.

Julio Carmona
San Francisco State University

Words of wisdom: life happens. meanwhile, give it all you have and never quit.

Special thank: counselor Brittany Lundeen was really helpful throughout my time at cerritos.

Lia Xiong
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Never quitting is what counts.

Laura Dufau
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: EDUCATION is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the WORLD --Nelson Mandela

Gerarda Vivero
CSU Fullerton

Words of wisdom: "If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run, then walk, if you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Janet Connie Cisneros
Azusa Pacific University

Words of wisdom: Be the example. Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot do it. "Pain is temporary and it will eventually subside. If I (you) quit however, it will last forever."- Eric Thomas

Special thank: I would like Dr. David Betancourt and Dr. David Lopez for guiding and mentoring me in my progress in my music education. Thank you for being who you are-great teachers and people. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.-Janet

David Arvizu
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Hard work pays off

Special thank: Professor Hugen, Professor Demian

Darlene Moraga
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Focus. Never give up. Work hard. Never doubt yourself, and pursue whatever you're passionate about. "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" -Confucius

Special thank: Thank you to my Mom for being so dedicated to helping me succeed. I do not know where I would be if I didn't have her support.

Meghan Sandoval
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: "It's your decisions not your conditions that truly shape the quality of your life." -Anthony Robbins

Thazin Win
UC San Diego

Words of wisdom: Don't stop striking for the best even when you think things need to be taken easy

Special thank: Professor. C.Chase Tydell

Wendy Mares Sixtos
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Don't let the idea of you beign in a community college fel any less, you are taking the steps to further educate yourself and Cerritos will help you achieve that. Make the most of it while you are here.

Special thank: Professor Beck and Gradin, thank you for showing so much support and beign an inspiration to me.

Jorge Orellana
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Apply your greatest efforts to everything you do, strive to reach your goals, and try to find a field in which you feel you will thrive in and enjoy.

Special thank: Thanks to all the teachers that inspired me.

Jonathan Hernandez
CSU Northridge

Words of wisdom: Ask a lot of questions! build relationships with your professors.Be involve in workshops.

Special thank: my wife and all my communication studies professors that taught me a lot.

Dylan Holdcroft
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: ."We become who we are. We can't judge a book by its cover... but you can by its first few chapters and, most certainly, by its last." - Reddington

Special thank: To Dr. Duff, Dr. Ronquillo, Dr. Gaffaney, and the rest of the psych club family, psych club is absolutely the only reason my time at Cerritos became so memorable. Nothing but good times and to think it all started because I had a break between classes and I didn't feel like finding somewhere else to wait.

Brittany Forsythe
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: .Keep your eye on the prize and never give up!! Obstacles are put in your way to learn from and make you a stronger human being! Make school a priority so it does not take you longer than it should

Special thank: Thank you to AJ of ASCC!! You made my time at Cerritos truly enjoyable. You have such a big heart and you were always there for me :)

Angelica Pedroza
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: work hard and keep going, the day grad comes all your hard work will pay off!

Special thank: My daughter Katelyn has been the person who has kept me motivated to continue my studies and has made me really appreciate the small things in life that we normally take for granted. My family have also been great supporters and i feel blessed to know my journey doesnt end here. There's more to accomplish and I cant wait for my next graduation!

Abraham Rico
UC Irvine

Words of wisdom: Always strive to be better. Look for the resources this school has to offer, and use them. It might be that those resources might help you prepare even further for when you transfer.

Maria Y. Perez
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: There is always an open door, don't give up and follow your dreams.

Special thank: I want to thank Miss. Susan Gradin for all her support and for always being there in the hard times telling me to keep going to do not give up.

Sesan Neupane
CSU Long Beach

Special thank: EOPS

Fall 2014 transfers

Yasmin Diaz
CSU Northridge

Special thanks: DR. Duff from the psychology department

Stephanie Martinez
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: "Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" A.A. Milne.

Special thanks: Raul Valenzula hand down the best counselor!

Gina Marie Gonzales
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Never give up, no matter how long the road may look ahead. You will go through some obstacles and may feel like giving up but remember God never gives you more than you can handle and you will never know what you can accomplish if you never try. Nobody said like was going to be easy. I never believed I would go back to school at 40, and I was able to do it, so can you:)

Special thanks: I would like to thank Mary Hunt, Prof. Manuel Lopez, Prof. Frank Geik, and Prof. Crystal LoVetere. These ʺawesomeʺ people made my time at Cerritos College much more enjoyable. They never made me feel like I was beneath them or could not accomplish anything. They always had words of encouragement and were very inspiring to me. As a student I will never forget the impact they had on my life.

Carmen Karina Avila Diaz
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: The time is insignificant when you are a step closer to your lifelong dream, perseverance and dicipline is the way to success.

Ginna Diaz
UC Los Angeles

Yadira Carrera
CSU Monterey Bay

Words of wisdom: Keep pushing yourself, in the end it'll all be worth it.

Special thanks: Thank you to all my advisors, Dr. Holzgang, Dr. Ronquillo, Dr. Duff, Dr. Gaffaney, who have mentored me each in their own way

Brenda Velasco
University of Southern California

Words of wisdom: Treat your gpa as your credit score to attain admission into your dream school. You never want your gpa low, like you wouldn't want a low credit score. STUDY. STUDY. STUDY. Get involved!

Special thanks: Thank you Professor Cagnolatti for your words of encouragement. You're an amazing professor!

Jacob Jauregui
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Never give up.

Special thanks: Dr. John Haas, You have served as a prim example of the educator I one day hope to be. Your commitment to the success of your students and your tireless efforts as the head of the GCSP to educate students on global issues, show the selfless and amazing professor you are. You will always be a role model for me, and I hope I can one day be as great as teacher as you are.

Mariaelena Duenas
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: It's never too late, all I can really say is DON'T stop. No matter how long it takes, you will get there one day & it will be damm worth it!

Benisha Garland
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: " SUCCESS IS LIKING YOURSELF, LIKING WHAT YOU DO AND LIKING HOW YOU DO IT."

Hugo Zamora
UC Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Never give up, always find time to study ahead of time it will pay off, and always hope for the best

Special thanks: Professor Damon Cagnolatti Thanks for taking time in helping me when i needed it.

Samantha Chavez
UC Santa Cruz

Words of wisdom: Take good care of your GPA! And take advantage of summer classes, internships, and other opportunities in the summer.

Special thanks: Many thanks to all my hard working professors and to my faithful chem/bio study group!

Lashanae Spirlin
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Work hard, Study and have a good support system and you will succeed

Special thanks: Lance Kayser, Amy Holzgang, Kimberly Duff- Thank you!!

Desiree
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Organize yourself and be very excited its a new step towards your career and you should be proud. :)

Special thanks: Mrs. Bonnie Barrett, Thanks to your inspiration, passion and truth about the business I feel validated in the career path I am taking.

JaQuea Willis
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Never give up. No matter the struugle or even the obstacles that stand in your way, never give up. I struggle so that my children don't have to. I didn't have a legacy but I made sure my children did.

Special thanks: I had a small group of people that were very inspiring and helping in numerous ways. From my supervisors and my professors who pushed me and changed my outlook on life. On to my counselors who took the time out to help when I had questions. I Thank You!!

Isabel Medina
San Francisco State University

Jacqueline Naranjo
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Never give up, the most rewarding feeling is transferring and knowing

Luis Sanchez
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Stay on top of your stuffs, in order to be successful .

Alen Alexis Loera
UC San Diego

Words of wisdom: Cerritos College gives you the opportunity to transfer to your dream school.

Eric Quezada
Arizona State University

Words of wisdom: Never let no one tell you that you can not do it, always believe in yourself that you can do it and prove those people wrong. Any thing can be accomplish in this world but it depends on how much you are willing to sacrifice and give up to reach your goal

Special thanks: I'll like to give a special thanks to my business professor cindy moriarty and my economics professor Abdel Elbiali

Alice Zamora
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: "Never give up, never surrender." As long as you are a hard working student you will go far, always try your best because every class matter and meet as much people as you can because you never know who can give you that next job.

Special thanks: Thank you Susan Watanabe and Rosa Carrillo for taking the time to help me through my educational path and give me guidance to reach my goals.

Ginna Diaz
UC Los Angeles

Olivia Richards
CSU Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Do not procrastinate!

Jasmine Alvarez
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: always believe in yourself

Karla Gomez
Humboldt Univeristy

Special thanks: Veronica Herrera

Kevin Alvear
UC Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Practice is the closest thing to perfection

Special thanks: thanks to Mr. Moloney for the encouragement for transferring!!!

Kelly Willis
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Even if it takes you longer then 2 years never give up on reaching your goals!

Special thanks: I would like to thank professor Collins for always providing an enjoyable class along with always providing extra help and job opportunities he hears about.

Latosha Davis
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: You can achieve your goals, just take it one class at a time.

Special thanks: Judy Holme, Susan Gradin, Angela Beck, Frank Gaik, Crystal LoVetere, Manuel Lopez: Thank you for your words of encouragement and thank you for being such great educators.You really made a great impact on my education and inspired me with the desire to continue learning.

Alfredo Bañuelos
UC Riverside

Words of wisdom: Truly make College your priority. Remember that you become like those who you surround yourself with, so stay away from your loser friends and connect with the brighter minds. Partying, sex, and drugs are fun but I'm sure there better at the top, don't let them become an obstacle. Do life right, enjoy the journey to your goals; laugh, sing and dance along the way.

Special thanks: Unfortunately, I have no one to thank more than my lovely mother. Alicia Perez, you are appreciated and you will be compensated. And a special thanks to all the classmates, professors and staff who lent a helping hand or words encouragement whenever they saw the opportunity. Thank you.

Andrew Cuevas
CSU Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Do not feel as if one set back is a complete failure, it is merely a learning curve to your own path to success.

Special thanks: I'd like to give great thanks to Professor Manuel Lopez, Professor Julie Trager, and also to Dr. David Young for helping me grow to become a better student, and more importantly a better person.

Erick Farias
CSU Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: WORK HARD AND YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL

Daisy Juarez
UC Riverside

Words of wisdom: Keep yourself focused and believe that you can do it

Special thanks: Special thanks to all of my professors, counselor, and the Scholars' Honors Program. I also want to thank my family for the support.

Tori L. Harris
UC Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Pick a school not the name or prestige but because you can see yourself succeeding there. The right school is one that feels like home. The most important part is that you finish so go somewhere where you know success is possible.

Mary Ann L. Edward
CSU Fullerton or UC Irvine

Words of wisdom: Do not give up on yourself

Special thanks: cerritos College and all the professors

Ramon Alejandro Garcia

Words of wisdom: Keep working hard!

Fernando Raygoza
CSU Northridge

Words of wisdom: No matter how hard and far it seems, never give up.

Priscila Benitez
University of Tennessee Knoxville

Fall 2013 transfers

Maria Salto
CSULB

Words of wisdom: Don't be discouraged to apply at your dream school, anything is possible with hard work and determination.

Special thanks: I would like to thank Ms. Crystal LoVetere for helping me in my transfer journey. She is an inspirational teacher.

Cierra Raine
UC San Diego

Daniel Garcia Jr.
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of Wisdom: Hard work pays off! Nothing is handed to you, you have to work for it...If you want to get somewhere, do what you need to do to get there. It will be hard, no doubt about that but in the end it will all be worth it.

Silvia Lara
Cal State Los Angeles

Words of Wisdom: "Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way."-Dr.Seuss

Email: fati_nyy_2@yahoo.com

Jennifer Arroyo
CSULB

Words of wisdom: Education is one of the most important things that you have in your life. With it you can you do and become anything you wish to become. All you need is to stay focus and have the will to continue with your studies. Transferring to a 4 year institution is a major step in continuing with your education; be sure to know what career path you're interested in and what school would be best for you. Be wise with your studies because your future would depend on it.

Special Thanks: I want to thank my councilors for helping and guiding me with my academic choices. As well as my parents for always supporting me in my education.

Email: jenarroyo_ac1@yahoo.com

Ingrid Hernandez
CSULB

Words of wisdom: No matter how stressing and frustrating things get never give up. You're on the path to success don't let a little stress break you down, stay strong and remember you can do it!

Sabrina Lorraine Adams
UCLA

Words of wisdom: What helped me stay focus on transferring was imagining my graduation day and having my family there to support me through all of my hard work and dedication. Being the first to go to college on my mother's side of the family was a big deal for me. I wanted to set an example to my younger siblings and cousins by showing them that following your dreams and aspirations are possible. Never give up! Ask questions, seek for help, and constantly try to improve yourself and you will be amazed how far you can go in life.

Special thanks: I want to thank Mrs. Holzgang, Mrs. Palumbo, and Ms. Pirtle. Whenever I needed advice or someone to talk too they were always there to encourage me. I hope to one day return the favor to another community college student like myself in order to repay back the favor.

Email: shernandez987@yahoo.com

Jennifer Ashley Alvarez
UCLA

Words of wisdom: "To find yourself, think for yourself."-Socartes "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance."-Socrates

Special thanks: I would like to thank my amazing PUENTE teacher Dr. Quass-Berryman and PUENTE Counselor Veronica Herrera for not giving up on me. For pushing me to my limits and making me believe that I can transfer to a four year school.

email: jenalvarez33@g.ucla.edu

Orlando Antonio Alfaro Jr.
CSU Chico

Words of wisdom: An object in motion stays in motion.....stay in school.

Special thanks: Thanks to all my professors who have been nothing but encouraging. Special thanks to the Cerritos College Wrestling team and triathlon team. I will miss all of you greatly. Thanks for being awesome teammates and friends.

email: oalfaro52@yahoo.com

Jennifer Arenas
CSULB

Words of wisdom: Get surrounded by people that have the same aspirations as you, find your passion, and get involved.

Special thanks: I would like to thank Brittany Lundeen for guiding me in the right direction. I would also like to thank Professor Angela Hoppe-Nagao for inspiring me and Traci Ukita, Thu Nguyen for being great advisors. Ms. Amna Jara, AJ for being so effective in teaching me how to be a better leader. Lastly my family.

email: Tinezarenas@yahoo.com

Amanda Avalos
Cal State Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: "Light always follows Darkness."

Geoffrey Barker
CSULB

Words of Wisdom: Everyday is a new day! Make it count!

Special thanks: I would like to thank my father for encouraging me & making my education possible.

Ben Bernal
UCLA

Words of Wisdom: Dont miss classes-Communicate with your professors-Get involved in a club or ASCC Senate-Study hard, do all your assignments, and read/take notes on your textbooks. The hardest thing to do in an assignment is start it.

Special thanks: Thank you to every professor and counselor i've had the privilege to learn from at Cerritos. Their expertise, guidance, and insight let me to where I am today.

email: benbernal@aol.com

Sandra Castillo
CSULB

Words of wisdom: Never give up on your dreams.

Special thanks: I would like to thank my family that has always encouraged me on this hard journey, and never gives up on me.

Oscar A. Catzin
CSULB

Darlene Chavez
CSULB

Words of wisdom: "If you are trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."-Michael Jordan

Lucy Chavez
CSULB

Words of wisdom: My advice would be to let go of your full-time job and make school your number 1 priority. Two years will go by fast and you will be transferring before you know it so get involved, go to the workshops and embrace your time at Cerritos College.

Huong Dong
UC Irvine

Words of wisdom: Nothing is impossible

Jesus Fraire
UC Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Always stay positive and focused. Create a support system of motivated individuals who share similar interests as you. Do not be shy; ask about resources available to you on campus! Lastly, cherish education because it is a true privilege. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

Special thanks: A special thank you to Monica Lopez, Paula Pereira, Lorraine Gersitz, Kelly Schendel, Dr. Obazuaye, Joseph Van de Mortel, Debbie Boudreau, Marvelina Barcelo, Gloria Morales, and the entire Transfer Center staff for always keeping students motivated, involved, and informed.

email: jesusfraire91@hotmail.com

Daniel Garcia
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: Hard work pays off! Nothing is handed to you, you have to work for it....If you want to get somewhere, do what you need to do to get there. It will be hard, no doubt about that but in the end it will all be worth it.

Stephanie Garibay
UC Merced

Words of wisdom: I would tell current students who wish to transfer to start early on their personal statements, maintain good grades, and make sure to write down important dates and deadlines for the transfer process.

Special thanks: I would like to thank my family, my friends, Dr. Kimberley Duff, and the transfer center for assisting me and supporting me in my academic career. I would not have accomplished all of the things that I have if it were not for the support and encouraging words of these wonderful people.

email: s_garibay@yahoo.com

Gina N. Gray
UC Merced

Words of wisdom: When I started my journey to higher education I was older than most college freshman. I worked full time, attended school in the evenings while raising two children. When it felt like I couldn't do "it" anymore, I recalled the words of my freshmen English professor, "one class a semester is better than no class a semester. Everyday that you are in class puts you one step closer to your goal." So everyday I put one foot in front of the other and continued my journey with evening classes, online classes and summer classes to arrive at this day. The day I will transfer to CSUDH!!

Special thanks: The professors and counselors have been great at Cerritos College. The Teacher TRAC staff and counselors really helped me chart my transfer path!

Boreum Lee (Peter Lee)
Columbia University (School of General Studies)

Words of wisdom: Dream big, work hard! If you don't push yourself and take risks, you'll deny yourself growth and discovery of potential and capabilities you didn't even know you had. Don't you dare believe messages telling you that something's out of your reach, unless it's a solid argument or you've verified its truth after giving it your very best. Don't forget to thank all who have helped you along your journey.

Special thanks: In my very first semester, counselor Marvelina Barcelo provided encouragement and guidance through her CG 200 class; thanks, Ms. Barcelo! She's only expanded her helpfulness via blog and Facebook posts since. I'm grateful to Professor Robert Campolo for being an affable, good-humored figure early in my exploration of Film as a possible major. Thank you, Professor Steven Hirohama, for helping to rekindle my delight in making movies and nurturing its maturity through a challenging, proper education. Counselors and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter advisors Traci Ukita and Thu Nguyen, I dearly appreciate your sweet guiding presence during my term in office as chapter vice president. I thank my sister Danbi, my mother and my father for their loving support through challenges and high expectations. My close friends Kelly and Israel encouraged significant growth while providing fun along the way; thanks, guys! Last but greatest, I thank Jesus Christ for blessing me with and working through all the aforementioned people to generously provide a wonderful career at Cerritos College.

email: peter.boreum.lee@gmail.com

Lucinda Miller
CSULB

Words of wisdom: Familiarize yourself with the transfer center! Ask as many questions as needed they are there to help!

Special thanks: Dr. Sedrak guiding me along the way by being a strong woman.

email: cynmill@msn.com

Sarah Hernandez
CSULB

Words of wisdom: Never give up, even if it takes ten years, never give up. You'll get there, its all about having patience, desire and devotion. Remember, one day college will end and you will be glad you hung in there.

Special thanks: Ms. Bello-Gardner for always seeing me even though she was busy, she always answered my question and gave me advice on what to do. Veronica Gutierrez for my letters of recommendation and for always being there for me when I needed her. Lisha Valles for always supporting me, writing letters of recommendation and encouraging me. My best friend Karina for supporting me and being there in times when I needed a friend and my family, for always being there, telling me to hang in there and giving me the strength I needed to finish college. I couldn't have done it without these wonderful people in my life.

email: moniquesarah1984@yahoo.com

Yazmin Herrera
CSULB

Words of wisdom: In order to dream you need to believe, if you believe than all of your dreams can come true. It is for me a great accomplishment to transfer. At first I only dreamed of the possibility of one day being able to attend a four year institution, but it was until I started to believe in myself that I did something about it. I return to school, my dream came true I am transferring this fall and I am very proud of myself.

Special thanks: I would like to thank my teachers Ms. Amy Holzgang Sociology professor, Froylan Cabuto Spanish professor, and a special thank you to Ms. Gloria Morales my favorite counselor.

Ta Thanh Hien
UCLA

Words of wisdom: Successful does not come to anyone who just warms their chair in class and doing nothing else. Let's try as best as we can and we will see the way to go to accomplish our goals.

Special thanks: I want to thank my parents who always stay next to me on the way to reach my goal. They are not as rich support money to me, but they give me more than money. They give me strength and motivation to study. I also want to thank Steven Lavigne and Mary Hunt. They are not my counselors. I know them because I work at DSPS where Steven Lavigne is a counselor and Mary Hunt is specialist. They wrote recommendation letters for my scholarship. They also give me advices when I have problems or struggle in my studies.

email: ta.thanhhien@yahoo.com

Hector Holguin
CSULB

Words of Wisdom: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (The Bible, Matthew 6:21). Set up your priorities, do not forego your education for immediate gratification (new car, money to spend on pleasures, etc.), be organized, and be humble enough t seek help when needed. Join study groups and be willing to help others (short tutoring, sharing ideas), you'll be able to understand the material better than you already have and make friends in the process!

Special thanks: I would like to thank my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He has made all possible for me!!

email: hholguin@live.com

Michelle Homberg
CSUF

Words of Wisdom: You can do anything you put your mind to. Never give up.

Special thanks: I want to thank the professor who have had a profound effect on my academic success. Professor Shmidt (Accounting), Professor Keenan (Economics), Professor Elam (Business Admin), Professor Ramos (Business Law), and Professor Jordan (Math), may he rest in peace. These professors give their all and want each and every one of their students to succeed. For this, I am forever grateful.

email: hombergmichelle@yahoo.com

Alma Jimenez
CSUDH

Words of wisdom: "live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."

Brittany M. Jimenez
CSULB

Words of Wisdom: Stay focused on what you want to do and where you want to go.

Elois Patricia Joseph
CSUF

Words of Wisdom: Keep on keeping on! There will be times when you feel as though your hard work is not being paid off, but with patience and persistence you will recap the rewards. Remember, whatever happens in your life, you are responsible to get yourself where you need to go. Time will not wait for you, so do what you must and complete your education. Your knowledge and your degrees are things that NO ONE can take from you. You are never alone in your journey, there will always be someone to help you! Good luck!

Special Thanks: I want to say thank you to Dr. LoVetere for her help. She has been like family to me. She guided me through the process of figuring out what I wanted to do in life and helped me to get to my goals. I owe her so much. She directed me toward Counselor Lundeen who also has been tremendously instrumental in my transfer and graduation success. I am grateful for both of them in my life.

Crystal Laguna
UC Berkeley

Words of Wisdom: Never feel discouraged. Surround yourself with positive people who will encourage, support, and inspire you to fulfill your greatest potential. Your transfer goal is attainable. The key is motivation and determination. Stay focused and driven to achieve your goal of attending a university; make it reality. Most importantly, never lose faith in yourself.

Special Thanks: My educational accomplishments would not be possilble without the help of my family, counselors, professors, mentors, and friends. They encouraged me to go above and beyond. When I was overwhelmed with the stresses of balancing work and school, they listened to my worries. They inspire me to be the best I can be. I cannot further express how thankful I am to be blessed with such an amazing support system.

Zomaira Leon
CSUDH

Words of Wisdom: A wise man once said, "The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs...One step at a time."-Joe Girard. Although the road ahead may see like a long journey, you will soon realize how fast it has gone. The best adivce I can give to you is to take advantage of the resources available to you and learn how they can benefit or help you. Stay focus with like minded people who want to learn and pass course, arrange study groups for every class not only do you receive support/help but you study more effectively in that manner. Good Luck.

Special Thanks: I have so many people to thank for my success at CC, without their guidance and support I would have had a difficult time. I would like to thank all of my professors for the knowledge they have passed on to me & for those who really wanted to see me succeed. Thank you Mrs. Cheatham, Mrs. Torres, Mr. Lopez, and Mrs. Sestini. To my wonderful counselors who guided me through my educational planning, thank you Traci Ukita & Joan Kim. The DSPS center, for assisting me and helping me with accommodations, thank you Mary Hunt, Veronica & Mrs. Boyce. The Financial Aid dept, especially Veronica Castro for being so patient with me and Lizetter from Work Study. A special thanks to Shannon Estrada (Re-entry) and Marina Rodriguez (Calworks).

Zanjbeel Mahmood
UCLA

Words of wisdom: Be active on and off campus. Join clubs, student government, volunteer, and ask a lot of questions from anyone and everyone!

Special thanks: Thank you to: Dr. Todd Gaffaney, Dr. Kimberley Duff, Dr. Jaclyn Ronquillo, Dr. Linda Palumbo, Prof. Joseph Van De Mortel.

Lacy Lydia Nerud
CSUDH

Words of wisdom: All that hard work will be well worth it in the end. Don't give up!

Special thanks: Thank you to all of my teachers, counselors and peers who have helped me along the way!

email: lacy.nerud@hotmail.com

Benjamin U. Nwakanma
UC Santa Cruz

Words of wisdom:

*I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me-Philippians 4:13

*Live your life 'one step at a time'-Pirtle, Dianne

Special thanks: On this day May 9, 2013, I will like to bring a special thank you to a woman that has proved more than a mother to me. Through her kinds words, generosity and uncomparable love, and through God Almighty, she has been the strong pillar i stand during the stormy periods of my adolescent years. Thank you professor for all you do for this great institution. If everyone were like you, this world would be a much better place to live. Thank you and God bless-Ben

email: bens_arts@yahoo.com

Lacy Lydia Nerud
CSUDH

Kimberly Pascual
CSUF

Words of wisdom: It is important to get involved in college. Hard work pays off. When you want something, earn it with dignity.

Linda Ramos
CSU Northridge

Words of wisdom: Always remain focused and aware of the steps needed to reach your goal. Meet with counselors at Cerritos and at the university you are planning to transfer. Do not get involved with anything that can be detrimental to your final objective. As Aristotle once said, "the roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet," so the sacrifices you do today will contribute greatly for a rapid and successful transfer.

Special thanks: I would like to thank Professor Mera, thank you for all your help in physics; my family, thank you for always believing in me; my "adopted family" the Villarreals with special thanks to Albert Villarreal, thank you for your friendship and all the help with my math and physics courses. Lastly and most important to God for blessing me with all the help from these individuals and for the gift of all my skills and abilities to succeed in the goal.

Andrea Rodriguez
USC/CSUF/Chapman

Special thanks: Mr. Moloney for encouraging me to aim high & use every resource to reach my goals. I thank him by always trusting in me and go beyond the classroom to help me. I also want to thank my family, who always gave me all their support in every way & trusted me. Thanks to them I am where I am now.

email: a-rdzp@hotmail.com

Veronica Sosa
UCSB

Words of wisdom: Take advantage of the great resources we have here at Cerritos and always keep your eyes on the big picture. All your hard work will pay off in the future.

Special thanks: I would like to thank professor Schmidt who has been an amazing accounting professor. And I would also like to thank Ms. Lundeen for helping me out during application season.

Brianna Stephens
CSULB

Words of wisdom: Have a goal and never give up on it. Your dreams are within reach if you choose to take your education seriously and remain focused. Lastly, always be positive!

Special thanks: I would like to thank my family for always supporting me as I reach my educational goals. They are always there for me and I wouldn't have been able to do this without them.

Stephanie C. Tapia
Cal Poly Pomona

Tyler Trabue
SDSU

Words of wisdom: Continue to work hard and never lose sight of your ultimate goal. Take pride in your studies whether it be at Cerritos, Cal State, or the University.

Special thanks: I would first like to give thanks to my parents for instilling work ethic needed to succeed. Secondly, I would like to thank my counselor Mrs. Gloria Morales for without her I would've been lost. I would like to thank Professors Julie Davis and Damon Cagnolotti for pushing me in my studies as well as helping me grow intellectually.

email: ty0792@earthlink.net

Nury Vargas
UCSC

Words of wisdom: Get involved and find encouraging people and staff that will support you.

Special thanks: Armando Soto

email: nury160@yahoo.com

 

Fall 2012 transfers

Ana Esther Mora
San Francisco State University

Words of wisdom: Always remember why your sacrificing things for, to accomplish your goals. Use all the support systems on campus and explore the many resources the school offers. 

Special thanks: Mr. Soto, my teachers, my parents that have motivated me, supported me and helped me along my path at Cerritos.

Elizabeth E. Nieto
University of California, Davis

Words of wisdom: Stay focused and never give up! Always remember if it would have been easy, it wouldn't have mattered so much!

Special thanks: Prof. Barcelo thank you for your encouragement! Brittany, you're an inspiring woman! Dr. Holzgang you'r a phenomenal woman who has motivated me and encouraged me in such an amazing way! You are all extraordinary individuals!

Mamie Stiger
California State University, Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Really research into what you need to do to transfer to the school that you want. Prepare yourself, have a plan of action, and it will help multitudes.

Special thanks: My psych counselor Joyce Thigpen for helping me set up my ed plan and really informing me of the process, and Lynell Wiggens, my athletic counselor for helping me stay with my plan! Lynell Wiggins really was active with me and encourage me to stay on top of things with him. I feel like he was a partner in helping me decide on how to solve things and offered many different solutions to specific things, and he was just very supportive and positive. I just really value being able to go to him when I did, even if it was to just confirm that was going to do the right thing.

Guillermo Flores
UC Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Err on the side of action!! Step out of your comfort zone and partake of opportunities of all kinds!!

Special thanks: Marvelina Barcelo, Dr. Kimberley Duff (psychology dept), Maggie Cordero (Pathways), Carla Yorke (Pathways), Danylle Williams-Manser (Project Hope).

Erica Padilla
California State Unviersity, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Never let anything or anyone come between you and your education. Education and family come first and everything else second.

Special thanks: I first would like to thank Patty George, she's a professor that never gave up on me. Second person would be Raul Valenzuela for giving me the support and help that I needed to finish and transfer.

Andrea L. Garcia
University of California, Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Do not underestimate your success! If you put your time and all your effort, you CAN transfer to a university! Think: I can and I will!!

Special thanks: Thank you to all my professors who have motivated me and have been concerned about my education and helped me along the way. Special thanks to professors Julie Davis, Amy Holzgang, Chad Green, and my counselor Veronica Herrera.

Karina Cahuantzi
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Everything happens in time. Never give up on your dreams. Remember all the accomplishments and always look to the future.

Claudia Garcia
California State University, Fullerton

Words of wisdom: During this journey I learned to dream...yes, dream because dreams are the inspiration to be better, to do something for yourself because it gives us strength to transform thoughts into words, words into actions, actions into knowledge, knowledge into realities.

Special thanks: Special thanks to my teachers & counselors especially Henrietta Hurtado & Armando Soto.

Joshua Ruiz
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: Be cool, stay in school!

Special thanks: Thanks to M. Farina, very helpful, informative, talented, and motivating.

Hannah Seo
Cal Poly Pomona or UCI

Words of wisdom: Keep your eyes on the "prize." Always keep in mind why you want to get the good grades, to transfer and graduate. Talk with your classmates & professors & counselors.

Special thanks: I want to thank my professor for being great role models & for inspiring me.

Monica Rodriguez
California State University, Long Beach

Words of wisdom: If it seems it's taking a long time, it's really not, it's only a short period of time in your life! Never give up!

Special thanks: Susan Parson

Serro Park
University of Southern California

Words of wisdom: Figure out your academic plans immediately.

Jennifer Marroquin
San Jose State University

Danny Gil
UC Berkeley or USC (but most likely USC)

Words of wisdom: Aim to be the top of all your classes, not by competing with the other students but by competing with yourself. Only you can set the bar high enough to achieve ultimate success.

Special thanks: I want to thank Brittany Lundeen for leading me down the right path to get to where I am today. I also want to thank Ruben Leon, Mary Clarke, Linda Palumbo, Dr. Zevail, and all the other professors that helped me during my journey.

Karla Vasquez
Biola University

Special thanks: Counselors Silvia Gardner, Mary Kay Toumajian, Veronica Herrera have made me realize the possibilities that open up when you focus and give it your all and professor Steven Hirohama my mentor and role model.

Noe Guerra
UCLA

Words of wisdom: Stay focused and use all available resources.

Special thanks: Dr. John Haas helped me get ready for my change ahead and has allowed me to work with him in the Global Consortium with Peace.

Deepa Puthran
University of California, Irvine

Words of wisdom: Appreciate where you are and continue to work hard because hardwork and perserverance will guide you to not only your present but future as well.

Special thanks: I would like to thank the staf and counselors at the Transfer Center, who have always patiently answered every question and concern.

Oralia Ojeda
UCLA

Words of wisdom: To always work hard don't ever give up, you will reah your goals.

Special thanks: My parents, my boyfriend and my sister.

Liya Maria Kunnalthuparambil
UCLA

Words of wisdom: Take advantage of all the resources available to you by the transfer center. The counselors & staff are there to help you. They want you to succeed. If you plan on transferring I highly encourage you meeting the counselors regularly & attending transfer related workshop.

Special thanks: My whole family, professor Donette Steele, Professor Linda Palumbo, counselors Lundeen & Marvelina, Professor Juntilla, my best friend Erika Castillo & Oralia Ojeda.

Brenda Chavez
University of California, Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Don't give up and don't take any breaks.

Special thanks: Marvelina Barcelo

Jennie Lee
University of California, Irvine

Words of wisdom: The journey is a different one & you may not get into your dream school however, it is all part of the learning process that is life so take your accomplishments in stride & just don't give up on your dreams as cliche as it is.

Special thanks: The wonderful transfer counselors as well as professors like Cheryl Shimazu, who went above & beyond in guiding me along my academic career.

Serena L. Massrey
University of Hawaii, Hilo

Words of wisdom: Be strong & look at your future & tend to your dreams. Be in competition within yourself & always look for guidance. There will always be someone there to help you down your path.

Special thanks: Tor Lacy Professor of Geology Thank you for Guiding Me! Mark Abbruzzese Professor of Anthropology Thank you for guiding me!

Adriana Vargas
California State University, Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Surround yourself with those who will support you cheer you on and hold you accountable, and do the same for those around you. In doing so, you are creating the foundation your success will be built on. Ignore the naysayer, the negativity and distractions. They don't matter and your future is worth so much more.

Special thanks: My education was a team effort. I would not be in the place I am today without this team: Janis Pizer, Soloman Namala, Amy Holzgang, Jerry Ramos, Debra Schmidt, Teresa Alenikov, Roger Ernest and Norma Rodriguez.

Sherry Larios
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: A goal is always going to have obstacles, whether you fight through them or give up shows how much you really wanted to achieve it.

Jeanine Franco
University of California, Irvine

Words of wisdom: Always appreciate the things that happen in your life. Enjoy the good things and learn from the bad ones.

Special thanks: Mr. Phillip Satterfield is a professor who inspired me and always encouraged me to continue with my education.

Elisa Vargas
California State University, Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Never give up. Each small step makes a big difference in achieving your dreams.

Special thanks: Counselor Rene Lozano, thank you for your patience and thank you to Professor Helene Wagner for spreading positivity and encouraging her students to never give up.

Erika Castillo
UC Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Take adavantage of what the Transfer Center has to offer. There will be moments where you won't know what to do, and it'll be frustrating, but the transfer center is there to help. The counselors and staff are there to help you also and you wll greatly appreciate everything they do.

Special thanks: I would love to thank Brittany Lundeen. She has helped me through my Cerritos College experience from my first semester until the last. I greatly appreciate the help she has given me and I would have been lost if she wasn't there to help and support me.

Julian Del Real-Calleros
California State University, Fullerton

Words of wisdom: The only individual who could stop you from succeding in education is yourself. I encountered difficult situation in my eduacational career, but everything is possible.

Special thanks: Want to give a special thanks to Carlos Arce, Sally Havice, Amna Jara, Dr. Linda Palumbo, Joanna Mootz-Gonzalez, Kamal Demain, and foremost Nancy Bonilla for always holding my head up.

Nadia Flores-Lopez
California State University, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Use all resources available on campus. It is ok to ask for help. Form a support system on campus.

Special thanks: Thank you to Chris Sugiyama, Renee de long Chomiak, all of Admission and Counseling Department for all their help and support.

Nazaret Montes de Oca
California State University, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Achieve, succeed, and you will progress throughout the year.

Special thanks: Thank you to the EOPS staff, Yvette, Felipe, Robert and Marcia.

Argelia Perez
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: No opinion of you is more important than your own opinion of yourself, remember the world is a mirror of you! Never give up because life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason turn his back on life.

Special thanks: Jerry Ramos Business Law 115 instructor is an amazing person that everyday I went to his class it was over empowered by his ability to be so interactive with all the students. Marcia Chaney (CARE) has been the one person that I admire the most. She has a very unique way of working very well with students especially as an advisor for the club I represented as President of SPICE club for two semesters. I had a great experience.

Joanna Chavez
California State University, Los Angeles

Words of Wisdom: Do your best everyday. When you feel like giving up work 200% harder. Life isn't easy but with the support of the transfer center your goal can be accomplished.

Special thanks: I would love to thank my family, friend, and the best professor ever "Angie Conley," Crystal Lovetere, John Haas, Kevin Barman.

Jeanette Martinez
California State University, Fullerton

Special thanks: Thank you to an amazing transfer counselor, Ms. Lundeen and to an awesome instructor, Dr. Holzgang. They were both committed in helping me with the transfer process.

America E. Magana
California State University, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Never give up, keep on going and remember that you are what you say you are!

Special thanks: I give thanks to my EOPS counselor, Raul Valenzuela, AJ teacher John Collins and Dr. Lovetere for being straight forward and helping me out.

Fall 2010 transfers

Elizabeth Cortez Rangel
University of California, Berkeley 

Words of wisdom: Always remember what brought you to Cerritos, take every semester at a time and plan out (in writing) what your classes will be. This will keep you focused and aware of your progress. 

Special thanks: Mr. Salazar has been a great support through my Cerritos experience and I will always be grateful to him for believing in me when others did not

Diana Bojin
California State University, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: work hard for your dreams. Don't give up when it's too hard. Love school because it molds you into who you will be. 

Special thanks: My professors

Jonathan Ruiz
California State University, Northridge

Words of wisdom: Just stay strong and do not give up. If you fall get up again. 

Special thanks: I would like to thank Mrs. Lundeen for helping me with everything. She has been a great help.

Delmy Elizabeth Hernandez
California State University, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Just never give up on your dreams. I'm not saying it is easy, but at the end all the effort you make towards your goals and dream will all pay off.  

Special thanks: I would like to thank Brittany Lundeen for helping me on my transfer experience. 

Ramiro Flores Jr. 
University of California, Santa Barbara 

Words of wisdom: Don't over work yourself, just go with the punches!! 

Special thanks: I would like to thank Brittany and Ms. Clifford. 

Roxanna Rendon
California State University, Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Don't give up, there will be many road bumps but keep on trucking  

Special thanks: To all my friends who chose to continue with college even though everyone around did not want to. 

Nancy Salazar
San Francisco State University

Words of wisdom: Keep at it, in the long run it will all pay off. Use all the academic support centers they make a difference.   

Special thanks: Thanks to all the instructors that have helped me along the way

Cynthia Lucero
University of California, Berkeley 

Words of wisdom: When everything seems as if it is falling a part, you will see in the end that it was just the beginning of your life coming together. 

Special thanks: I would like to thank Professor Krulic who first believed in me, Professor Clifford who challenged me and Professor Chester who helped me out when I didn't believe in myself.

Mario Torres
University of California, Irvine 

Words of wisdom: Take your time, don't doubt yourself, believe in yourself! 

Special thanks: Mrs. Bello-Gardner and Lundeen.

Erica Huerta
University of California, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: Work hard for it will take you farther than you believe. Follow your dreams and your heart. 

Special thanks: I would like to give a special thanks to Brittany Lundeen and Marvelina Barcelo for all their support.

Evelia Mendoza
University of California, Los Angeles 

Special thanks: Dr. Amy Holzgang, Sally Havice, Juan Hernandez. 

Erin Warnock
University of California, Riverside 

Words of wisdom: It's never too late to come back to school. Enjoy your time when you are here. 

Special thanks: All the amazing professors in the women's studies department.

Eun Sun Lee
University of California, Berkeley 

Words of wisdom: Keep your intensity as you work towards your goal. Utilize all of the resources at your disposal. 

Special thanks: Crystal Lovetere, Marvelina Barcelo, Brittany Lundeend. Thank you all, you have left an indelible impression on my life.

John Francis
University of California, Berkeley 

Words of wisdom: Stay diligent & be passionate. 

Special thanks: Dr. Guik, Dr. Obazuaye, Dr. Bellas - Each amazing in their own way.

Norma Sanchez
California State University, Fullerton or Pomona

Words of wisdom: Anyone who has confidence in themselves can do it. Remember "you as a person can do any thing that you want if you have time and courage".   

Special thanks:The first person I want to thank is Brittany because she had confidence that I would make it & I did. "Thanks alot".

Ruby A. Castillo
University of California, Riverside or Whittier College 

Words of wisdom: Work on your educational goals, they will help you accomplish all other goals you have for yourself. Make and keep relationships with your advisors, counselor & professors. 

Special thanks: Marvelina Barcelo. Thank you so much for believing that UC's were tangible goals.

Eunisses Hernandez
California State University, San Bernadino

Words of wisdom: Don't get frustrated, take a big deep breadth and relax, the sememster will be over soon. Just do it!! and do your best!! (talk to counselors!!)   

Special thanks:Mrs. Romero, Mr Collins (Criminal Justice), Coach Wells, Coach Allen and Coach Higgins

Ricardo Flores
California State University, Northridge

Words of wisdom: Every sacrifice has its reward! Hard work is the route to success. 

Abi Rivera
University of California, Berkeley 

Words of wisdom: My personal motto is don't study hard study efficiently! 

Special thanks: All the faculty and staff, in particular, Mr. Hugen and Dr. Bushauer and Mr. Leon.

Panha An
California State University, Long Beach

Words of wisdom: Just follow your goal.   

Special thanks:Brittany Lundeen

Marlen Rios-Hernandez
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Its very possible to go anywhere you wish as long as you work hard.  

Special thanks: The great staff at the Cerritos Transfer Center!

Hee Yeong Kim
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Do not give up hope and dreams. Learn how to overcome obstacles in life.  

Special thanks: Brittany Lundeen, Timothy Juntilla, Rena Lou, Robert Bushauer. 

Jennifer Oliveras Uyan
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom:Always work hard and follow your dream. Do not ever give up- you can accomplish anything.  

Special thanks: Brittany Lundeen, Rena Lou, Jeff Bradbury, Jennifer Kauk

Gladys Gonzalez
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom:Fuel your hard work through your academic passion. Know that knowledge will make you grow, mature and even humble you.  

Special thanks: Dr. Frank Mixson for supporting me from day one. Thank you, you are a big inspiration.

Manuel Candelario
University of California, Irvine 

Words of wisdom: Keep on working hard and be proud of your successes! 

Special thanks: Thank you to all the Cerritos College family, professors, staff, deans administration and anyone else I forgot.

Lucille Molina
University of California, Berkeley 

Words of wisdom: In the words of the IFALCON campaign... LInk up! Cerritos changed my life, it really did prepare me, it's a great school and it's cheap :) Take advantage of it! 

Special thanks: Marvelina Barcelo- So many words I would like to say so little space. "Thank you", Dr. Stephan Clifford - Thank you for your support :). 

Jenny Hernandez
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom:Don't settle, go to community college and strive for the university of your dreams. In the end, all the hard work pays off.   

Special thanks: Professor Palumbo, Stavast Guik and the wonderful English Department.

Janeth Correa
University of Phoenix

Words of wisdom: Don't lose hope, it's not about where you start it's about where you end up!!   

Paolo Roca
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom:Get involved in school. Explore the different programs and services.    

Special thanks: Dr, Kimberly Duff, Dr. Amy Holzgang, Kemal Demian

Martha Morales
California State University, Northridge

Words of wisdom: Everything is possible if you want it.  

Special thanks: Ms. Barcelo has been a big help in the course of being in Cerritos College. Thank you.

Crystal Joy Case
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Never give up, strive for success!  

Special thanks: My family and friends

Fall 2009 transfers 

Vincent Cervantes III
University of California, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: I'm 40 years old, so it's never too late to realize your destiny and make your towards it, all you need to do is focus and apply yourself!

Special thanks: Donna Miller, Linda Palumbo, John Haas, and most importantly counselor Chris (retired) and Brittany.

Enedina Nieves
California State University, Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Stay positive, your school journey will come to an end but your knowledge will not. 

Special thanks: Thanks so much Mrs. Lundeen, you were a huge help & support these last 2 yrs @Cerritos. Look at me now:)

Monirath Siv
Washington University in St. Louis

Words of wisdom: The best students seek more than the grade. Train yourself to thirst for knowledge. Take challenging and diverse course outside your major.  Try to look at your curriculum as NOT a fence around the pasture.

Special thanks: goes to Prof Timothy Juntilla, Marvelina Barcelo, Brittany Lundeen, Smila Alves, Manual Lopez and Cheryl Shimazu.

Darren Quiliza
California State University, Long Beach

Words of wisdom: No matter how hard you strive, you will get there. Believe in yourself, always.  

Special thanks: Ms. Barcelo has been there for me all of the way since day 1. 

Yvonne Onopa
California State University, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: I am physically disabled and kept falling into a black hole, but I was able to climb out and stay out. So do not let anyone tell you, you cannot achieve or conquer your Educational goals, because you can, I did.  

Special thanks: To the teachers who made a difference and provided me with the knowledge I needed, so I conquer my dreams. Thank you Susan Oliver, Micheal Lewellen, Dr. J. Troup. 

Mata Uluivuda
University of California, San Diego

Words of wisdom: Be Broad minded when deciding your school, then focus on requirements for your school of choice. Link up with Transfer Center, counselors and other students who plan to transfer

Special thanks: Thank you to Marvelina Barcelo for your encouragement and help throughout the transfer process. 

Melissa Zapata
University of California, Santa Barbara

Special thanks: Special thank you to Marvelina Barcelo  & Brittany Lundeen :) 

Harsh Shah
University of California, Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Hardwork and dedication are most important to succeed in life.

Special thanks: Brittany Lundeen & Marvelina Barcelo - the best counselors in Cerritos 

Kasey Dempsey
University of California, Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Aim high. work hard, believe in yourself and you will get to where you want to go. Don't be afraid to surprise yourself!

Special thanks: Brittany, Marvelina, Rene & Kristen. You all amaze me.  

Edward Ruiz
University of California, San Diego

Words of wisdom: I would advise students that they should never give up, when times are tough they should look to others who are there to help like professors or counselors

Special thanks: I would like to thank my professor who mentored me, especially Mark Abbruzzese, Monica Bellas and I would also like to Marvelina Barcelo for her counseling. 

Melissa Wakefield
University of California, Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Join TAP and/or TAG!!!

Special thanks: Everyone in the Transfer Center and TAP program (Aarti Meta) and my fiance George Callahan

Darlene Aranda
University of California, Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Don't let anyone discourage you from the school you want to go to and work heard for what you want.

Special thanks: Susan Crawford and Marvelina Barcelo

David Correa
San Francisco State University

Words of wisdom: "A dream you dream alone is only a dream a dream you dream with others reality." John Lennon.

Special thanks: My parents Alicia and Jose Correa, Dr Mary Stauffer, Coach Joe Abing

Jennifer Ortega
University of Pittsburgh

Words of wisdom: Cerritos College gave me a second chance in fullfilling my academic dreams. Take advantage of all the resources and opportunities Cerritos offers and never give up!

Special thanks: Dr. Leslie Stapp, for helping me discover philosophy, Dr. Namala, Dr. Zewail, Professor Demian, Brittany Lundeen, and my family for giving me all their support. 

Francisco Lizarraga
University of California, Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Don't give up when things don't go the way you plan them out.

Special thanks: I want to thank Mr. Maloney & Brittany Lundeen for their help.  

Sonia Gutierrez
University of California, Berkeley

Special thanks: I would really like to thank my tennis coach Rosanna Chatman, my athletic counselor Virginia Romero, and my Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Traci Ukita for all their support & dedication to my success.

Tracy Garcia
University of California, Santa Cruz

Words of wisdom: Get involved in student clubs! extra-curricular is extremely important! volunteer & join a club on campus. Stay focused & study!!

Special thanks: A million thanks to my family who are the reason I've made it this far.

Jasmin Carnelus
Howard University 

Words of wisdom: Utilize your resources! Get to know your teachers and counselors. Always work hard.

Special thanks: Joyce Thigpen was an amazing counselor and helped me so much. 

Elek Rico
University of California, Berkeley

Words of wisdom: There's no rush. Take your time and be sure of what you want.

Eric Romero
University of California, Santa Cruz

Words of wisdom: When transfering to schools seems impossible, keep pushing forward and you will be able to transfer no matter what happens. 

Special thanks: Brittany Lundeen, Thanks!

Maria Jazmin Rios
University of California, Santa Cruz

Words of wisdom: Do not be shy. Ask questions and take advantage of all the resources available for you!! 

Special thanks: Many thanks to my family, my friends and my boyfriend Carlos Salas, and the teachers that believed in me.

Gracie Martin
University of California, Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Take it easy.

Valerie Streeter
University of California, Irvine

Words of wisdom: Don't be afraid to ask questions and for help. Even if you think you can do everything by yourself. Prepare yourself as much as possibly as early as possible. Preparation pays off.  

Special thanks: The faculty members, in particular those in the Humanities & Social Sciences for all the support, advice, and encouragement.

Adorliz Woodhouse
California State University, Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Just want to say to all students, stay focused, know yourself.  

Special thanks: Thank you to all of the teachers who I have taken a class with, you have helped me grow into what I am today.

Johana Nunez
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Most importantly - Don't ever give up! The process to get through school is long, but little by little you see your goals fulfilled.  

Special thanks: To Dr. Holzgang: Thank you so much for all of your encouraging advice and your help during my two year stay at Cerritos. 

Nancy Lopez
University of California, Irvine

Words of wisdom: Even though academics are important, enjoying your life is more important.  

Special thanks: Thanks to the science department. All the faculty were helpful and welcoming.

Alfredo Ruvalcaba
Undecided:
UC Davis, UCLA or UC Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Push yourself, no one else can.  

Special thanks: To Mr. Fernandez and Ms Ramirez thank you for your encouragement!

I-Chien Flora Cheng
University of California, Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Do what you love. Love what you do.

Vinaya Nakil
California State University, Long Beach

Words of wisdom: 1) Hang on...you will see the light at the end of the tunnel. 2) consult a counselor before you registration for every semester.  

Special thanks: Ms.Angela Hoppe Nagao. 

Christina Mijares
California State University, Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Stick to the 2-year plan that Cerritos offers for sure; don't procrastinate! The counselors won't bite so visit them to gain advice and guidance.  

Special thanks: Mrs. Brittany Lundeen! Each semester I would go visit her to know which classes to take towards transferring. 

Guadalupe Bastida
University of California, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: Even though it may seem impossible at times, it is possible to achieve great things. Hard work and faith can take you anywhere. 

Special thanks: Thanks to my dedicated teachers, cheerful counselors & supportive family that encouraged me in the difficult times.

Silvia G. Tellez
California State University, Los Angeles 

Jonathan Um
California State University, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: Carpe Diem - "Seize the opportunity" 

Special thanks: Thank you to my parents, my sister Yuri and Brittany Lundeen for being a great teacher and counselor!

Jose Medrano
Cal Poly Pomona 

Words of wisdom: Work hard, keep your head high, set goals & focus on them. 

Special thanks: Ms. Barcelo

Gloria Terumi Nakasone
University of California, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: Keep up the good work cause in the end it's all worthy 

Noelia Hernandez
University of California, Irvine 

Words of wisdom: Anything is possible if you have Faith!

Special thanks: My counselor Ken Matsuura, he was always willing to help me with any questions I had!

Fall 2008 transfers 

Carol Jones
Loyola Marymount University

Words of wisdom: Stay focused, work hard and it will pay off!  Continue to educate yourself, network with fellow professors and faculty, and find time to unwind and keep a spiritual balance.  The adversities of life are just tests in which one has to pass in order to grow stronger and wiser, so never give up on your education and the rich future it holds for you!

Special thanks: I am very much thankful and blessed to have the support of my mom, grandmother, father and uncle who have been there since day one.  I am also grateful to have a support system from faculty and Professors Moloney, Schmidt, Holzgang, Troup, Stiles, Whitson, Lynda Sampson and Julie Trager as well as so many more!  My gratitude also goes out to Professors Mary Clarke and Elia G. Haggar who did everything they could to see that I succeeded in my goals!  Also a "Thank You" to Brittany Lundeen and God Bless you all for your contribution and support of my lifeʼs goals at Cerritos!

Audrey Patricio
University of California, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: Study hard! Remember that grades aren't everything, so don't stress out too much about school.  Balance out your time w/school and your social like, & everything will fall into place.

Special thanks: Thank you to all of the people @ the transfer center & to all of my professors that have helped me reach my goals @ Cerritos College.

Rob Sunderland
University of California, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: Office hours are more important than you can possibly imagine. Your professors are dying to help you; all they ask is that you show the initiative.

Special thanks: Thanks to my parents for never demanding less than my very best.  To amazing professors like Dr. Haas and Dr. Obazuaye, for being excellent people in addition to inspiring mentors. Rene Lozano was absolutely the architect of my transfer, and I can't thank him enough for all that he has done for me. 

Diana Heredia-Ibarra
University of California, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: Take advantage of all the resources available all the faculty and staff are here to help you.

Special thanks: Thanks to professors Mixson and Palumbo; they are a great source of support and motivation and it's obvious they love what they do and care for their students. 

Wendy Lopez
California State University, Northridge 

Words of wisdom: Don't give up. 

Special thanks: Mrs. Barcelo for helping me out with the transfer process. Thank you!

Janet Favela
California State University, Long Beach

Words of wisdom: It's never too late! 

Special thanks: Rene, Brittany, & Marvelina, thank you sooo much !

David Santos
California State University, Sacramento

Words of wisdom: Thanks to my teachers and counselors. I enjoyed my time here at Cerritos. Remember, you are where you're at because of you. Personal responsibility is what moves you forward.  

Special thanks: Thank you Ms. Barcelo! You made my time here at Cerritos memorable. Thanks for the help!

Matthew Hernandez
California State University, Long Beach

Words of wisdom: The pressure of continuing your education does not get any better, when transfering to a four year university, but stay motivated and get GE certified. 

Special thanks: I would like to thank Hope Yoneshige, she gave me the strength and courage when I needed it most, to believe in myself. If not for her I would have quit school.

Danrich Jones III
Chapman University

Words of wisdom: Just keep pushing towards your goals. Because hardwork does pay off.  

Special thanks: Thank you Ms. Romero. I love you for all your help and support.

Iesha Haynes
University Of California, Riverside 

Words of wisdom: Four years. Thats how long it took me to finish. Even though I thought it would never be over, I'm finally on my way to the next phase of my life. Cerritos College with their wonderful faculty, and staff are a huge part of that!!  

Special thanks: Mr. Jack Swanson thanks for encouraging me to pursue my dreams in writing. 

Mauricio Cedillos
University Of California, Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: It didn't rain when Noah built the ark.  This quote means to be prepared for anything. If you can prepare for yourself for anything in life you can accomplish anything you wish.  

Special thanks: Lundeen, Barcelo, Lozano, Ukita, Thigpen! Everyone in counseling has been extremely helpful. Without them all of us would be lost. 

Raymond Abudeye
University Of California, Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Seeing things through no matter how hard things seem. 

Special thanks: I want to thank Steve Clifford, Joana Mootz and Armando Soto. 

William D. Miller Jr.
California State University Los Angeles or Long Beach

Words of wisdom: when the tough get going never give! up! Remember always press stronger towards your goals.

Special thanks: Thank you Ms. Romero, and family but most of all God! 

Yuri Um
California State University Los Angeles 

Julio Hernandez
University of California, Riverside

Words of wisdom: Talk to counselors whenever possible, know what you need to take to transfer, just don't take classes. 

Special thanks: Rene - Best Counselor I've met 

Daniel Padilla
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: You can overcome any obstacle on the way to success 

Special thanks: Thank you sooo much Miss Lundeen, Miss Barcelo, Mr. Soto, Miss Mootz

Rebecca Cuatepitzi
University of California, Los Angeles 

Words of wisdom: In order to transfer to a UC, having straight A's is no longer the only requirement. You must get involved in school organizations. By getting involved you will not only benefit yourself but the school as well.

Special thanks: I just want to thank Brittany Lundeen for everything she had done for me.

Davion Mauldin
San Diego State University 

Words of wisdom: Don't give up when things get rough. Don't take your years at Cerritos for granted and join in as many clubs and school activities as possible.  

Special thanks: Thank you to the entire Falcon football coaching staff. 

Jonathan Alvarez
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Work harder every single day 

Special thanks: Thanks to Armando Soto and Joana Mootz-Gonzales

Daniela Ionescu
California State University  Long Beach

Words of wisdom: A thousand mile trip starts with a single step.

Special thanks: A special thank you to counselor Lundeen

Pariz Rivera
University of California, Berkeley

Words of wisdom: I am 25 years old now. I am a re-entering student who found his way and direction to pursue an education with the intensity that was missing before. So, never be discourage and shoot for the stars.  

Special thanks: Special regards to Aarti Mehta & Frank Mixson who helped me dearly throughout my application. 

Spencer Sohler
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Never give up, always do your best, and keep moving forward.  

Special thanks: Thank you Teresa Cheatham for all your support and encouragement. 

Maria Elena Ramirez
San Diego State University 

Words of wisdom: Do your best. Never underestimate yourself & follow your dream.  

Special thanks: Thank you to all of the great counselors that help me achieve this goal

Viviana Sepulveda
University of California, Santa Cruz

Special thanks: Mr. Lozano. He seriously encouraged me to continue attending school. 

Steve Rosa
University of California, Los Angeles

Words of wisdom: Don't hesitate to utilize all the resources that are available to you at Cerritos College. This campus has many individuals who are very knowledgeable and who take it upon themselves to make sure you success.   

Special thanks: I would like to thank everyone in the photography and dance departments for giving me constant inspiration. 

Rose Fuente
California State University Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Stay focused and follow your dreams!

Daisy Carrillo
Loyola Marymount University

Words of wisdom: It was long hours of studying, being in a sport and having a part time job, but in the end it all paid off. 

Special thanks: I really want to thank my coach Gabriel Martinez for all the help and Ms. Romero for helping me with my classes.  

Sa Lisa Thomas
California State University Dominguez Hills

Words of wisdom: Never let anything or anyone get in the way of your goals, dreams, accomplishments, or education. Stay motivated, positive, and have faith

Special thanks: I would love to thank Ms. Marvelina Barcelo for all of her encouraging advice & support

Viviane Chang
University of California, Berkeley

Words of wisdom: Never give up!   

Special thanks: Prof. Solomon Namala, Amy Hozgang, Manuel Lopez, Meg McQuarne, Brittany Lundeen

Huan Yu Chang
University of California, San Diego

Words of wisdom:Get all the help you can and enjoy    

Special thanks: Dr. Solomon Namala

Sandra Valle
University of California, Santa Cruz

Words of wisdom:Don't limit yourself. Apply everywhere and take full advantage of all the trips the Transfer Center has to offer.    

Special thanks: I want to express my deepest gratitude for their wonderful support to Dr. Amy Holzgang, Julie Trager & Marvelina Barcelo

Jeffrey Kim
University of California, Irvine

Timothy VanMeeteren
Cal Poly Pomona

Words of wisdom: Hang in there, stick with it and good luck    

Special thanks: Thank you for all your support, insight, and encouragement to the Transfer counselors, Profs Rother, Phinney and Ernest

Valerie Brewer
University of California, Irvine

Words of wisdom:work hard & never loose sight of your gaol!

Special thanks: Thanks to all the wonderful people at the transfer center!

Eddie Foss
California State University Fullerton

Words of wisdom: Do work!

Daisy Ramirez
California State University Fullerton or UC Santa Barbara

Words of wisdom: Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Don't give up even when it gets tough. Meet with a counselor twice a semester so that you can stay on track with your classes. 

Special thanks: I'd like to thank all of my awesome professors and counselors. I'd also like to thank Holly and Nancy over at Student activities. 

Erika Magallon
California State University Long Beach

Andre Khatami
California State University Fullerton 

Words of wisdom: Stay in contact w/your transfer center! Stay on top of your educational plan and use your time wisely.

Special thanks: Rene Lozano, Brittany Lundeen, Marvelina Barcelo, all the transfer center staff for their assistance. 

Vicente Gomez
California State University Fullerton

Fall 2007 Transfers

Perla Medina
San Francisco State University~ Fall 2007

Words of wisdom: It might seem hard at some points yet don't forget what your work is going to get you. Don't give up, work hard and don't forget who you are. Good Luck!

Special thanks: I would like to thank everyone who has been there for me these past two years, my friends Rosa, Yuri and Kim. All the EOPS staff and professor Palumbo, I love you all. Thank you. 

Cheryl Wright 
University of California, Los Angeles~ Fall 2007

Words of wisdom: It is never to late to educate

Special thanks: Thank you Professor Rose

Michael Flores
California State University, Fullerton ~ Fall 2007

Words of wisdom: Take physics after you transfer

Special thanks: Ms. Lundeen for guiding me all the way through  and my mamacita Xochitl

Patrick Carino
California State University, Long Beach ~ Fall 2007

Special thanks: my parents and my friends, especially those in kabarkada for all the support and guidance 

Zaida Valencia
California State University, Long Beach ~ Fall 2007

Words of wisdom: Don't give up. Work hard. Do your homework, study for exams. In the end all the sacrifices are worth it. 

Special thanks: My mom! without her I couldn't have done it. I also want to thank God and my wonderful fiance who helped me through it all! 

Sanjay Ahir
California State University, Fullerton ~ Fall 2007

Word of wisdom: Never give up. It doesn't matter what happens to you - what matters is how you take charge of it. 

Special thanks: Brittany Lundeen - Best of best counselors ever. Thanks a lot for your guidance.  

Paul Manuel
University of California, Los Angeles~ Fall 2007

Words of wisdom: Carpe Diem

Special thanks: my parents & my friends for believing in me, Prof Floresco, Holly Bogdanovich, Brittany Lundeen, and my leaders for pushing me and my God for sustaining me.

Krystle Cabrea
California State University, Fullerton ~ Fall 2007

Words of wisdom: Don't give up, classes may be hard, and sometime you don't want to go, but in the end it will be worth it. 

Special thanks: to my family who supported me and pushed me to succeed and to the teachers for believing in me.

Fall 2006 Transfers

Peter Barakat
University of California, Irvine ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: Plan your 2 or 3 year schedule ahead of time and divide each semester with a little bit of G.E. courses and a little bit of technical science courses and not to take a lot of units

Special thanks: to my mom and dad they have done a lot and sacrificed many things to see me succeed in school!

Lynn J. Wang
University of California, Berkeley ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: Don't get discouraged if you fail, because getting past the failure is more worthwhile than succeeding all the time

Special thanks: My family, friends, coworkers. You know, those typical people everyone thanks all the time

Paulo Amaral
University of California, Berkeley ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: Among all the wonderful moments I had at C.C., the best ones were with clubs/organizations and ASCC. In addition to teaching me who I am, all my involvement at school has greatly helped me to be admitted to all UC's.

Special thanks: Mr. Blackman, Dr. Stephen Johnson, Brittany Lundeen, Armando Soto, Dr. Jan Connal, Ms. Romero, Rene Lozano, Dr. Young, Holly Bogdanavich

Flavio Sanchez
University of California, Irvine ~ Fall 2006

Words of wisdom: "Never give up and you will go far."

Zina Lopez
University of California, Los Angeles ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: It may seem hard at times but don't give up there is always a way

Special thanks: I would like to thank my mom, my own personal counselor.

Steve McDaniel
California State University,Long Beach ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom:Be proud of yourself for your accomplishments, but remember you have a long way to go. Always stay committed to excellence along the way.

Special thanks: I would like to thank the faculty and staff of Cerritos College, my parents, and my girlfriend Karen for continuing to inspire me.

Alana Atkins
University of California, Davis ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: Anything is possible if you work hard and don't make excuses

Special thanks: Frank Guy, without you, I would not have made it here. Parents, thank you for all your support.

Erika Carmona
California State University, Long Beach ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: Never give up: look for opportunities because maybe they are waiting for you!

Special thanks: I would like to thank my family: mom, dad, and my three brothers, and to all who believe in me.  Gracias por  todo!

Daniel Kim
University of California, Berkeley ~ Fall 2006

Special thanks: my family, friends, and the following professors: D. Keenan, S. Namala, K. Demian

Julia Kwon
University of California, Berkeley ~ Fall 2006

Ana D. Ortiz
California State University, Long Beach ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: Pause, look, take a deep breath and enjoy your time at Cerritos College. Don't rush, but work efficiently, appreciate professors, counselor, friends and especially yourself. Congrats!

Special thanks: I have many special thanks, to all of Cerritos College and the people who make Cerritos College come alive!

Shirley Hernandez
California State University, Long Beach ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: If you always try, than you will never fail!

Special thanks:  I would like to thank God first & foremost. Also my parents who have always been there for me. 

Rocio Perez
California State University,Fullerton  ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: No matter what situation you find yourself in always pursue your goals

Special thanks: I would like to thank Rene Lozano b/c without him I wouldn't be here.

Moises Gutierrez
California State University, Long Beach ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: 3 keys to success: 1) study lecture notes religiously, 2) read your book, 3) Finish Your Homework (Professor Leon, Jr)

Special thanks: I want to thank my Math 220/240 professor, Mr. Leon Jr. Thanks to his teaching I managed to turn my potential into achievement.

Stacy Neacato

California State University, Long Beach ~ Fall 2006

Word of wisdom: Ask lots of questions! Have the courage to admit you don't know, and begin informing yourself, If you don't ask, you'll never know.

Special thanks: Director of bands, David Bentancourt, Thank you for your genuine interest in my success, and for setting an example of greatness I can aspire to.

Minisha Trivedi
University of California, Berkeley ~ Fall 2006

Words of wisdom: Work hard and enjoy the years here. 

Special thanks: "My parents and all the professors at Cerritos for their love and support."

Esmeralda Cardenas
University of California, San Diego ~ Fall 2006

Words of wisdom: Stay focused, improve writing skills: they will be needed to apply for scholarships and admission into most UC universities. Aim for the highest GPA that you can obtain. Keep in contact with your academic counselor. 

Special thanks: "Judy Holmes was extremely supportive, Prof. Sunday Obazuaye was inspiring, Counselor Salazar was exceptionally helpful. Shar Durbin was extremely kink & supportive."

Jose Leon
University of California, Los Angeles~ Fall 2006

Words of wisdom: Don't be afraid to experiment with classes, sometimes you'll change majors & it will be for the better.  

Special thanks: "Thanks to Mr. Mixson for kicking my butt and to Ms. Pulumbo for encouraging me to explore English."

 

Winter 2007 Transfers

Laura Gonzalez
California State University, Los Angeles ~ Winter 2007

Word of wisdom: Don't give up, keep trying and you wil succeed

Special thanks:Ms. Burns, Dr. Haas, Ms. Perttle, Ms. Lundeen, and Ms Troup who was my inspiration to become a sociologist. Thank you to all of you.

Jose Martinez
California State University, Los Angeles ~ Winter 2007

Word of wisdom: To work hard and never give up and also to check in with your counselor regularly

Special thanks: Ms. Perttle, Veronica Herrera, Dr. Haas, Ms. Burns, Ms Troup, Mr. Nimh, and Brittany Lundeen. I would like to say thanks "