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Hispanic Outlook Top 100 2022 2022 - Seventh among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States Top 10 culinary arts colleges 2022 2022 - Sixth among the best culinary arts colleges in the U.S. by
Best Universities 2022 - Second best cosmetology schools in California by
2022 Best Community Colleges College Consensus 2022 - 11th among the nation’s best community colleges by College Consensus
Stacker 2022 - Ninth among the best 10 community colleges in California
Top 100 2021 - Seventh among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States
best value Business Degree Central 2021 - Named the best value accounting associate degree school in California by Business Degree Central
Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education Top 25 Community Colleges 2021 - Ninth among the top 25 community colleges with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States
2020 Champions of Higher Education 2020 - Honored as a 2020 Equity Champion of Higher Education by The Campaign for College Opportunity
Department of Education United States of America 2020 - Eighth among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States
Cerritos College Seal The Class of 2020 celebrated 5,300 degrees and certificates awarded – the largest graduating class in campus history
College Media Association  2019 - WPMD student radio station named America’s Best Community College Radio Station by the College Media Association
NASA  2019 - Selected as 1 of 6 community colleges piloting the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program
EX! Recognized Example of Excelencia  2018 - Examples of Excelencia Award in the Associate Level (Cerritos Complete)
Bellwether Award 2018 – Top 10 finalist –  Cerritos Complete and OER initiative Making College Affordable for Adult Learners Using Online Education Resources
California Community Colleges 2017 – Energy and Sustainability Award California for Science Building retro commissioning project (Community Colleges Board of Governors)
SBWIB 2017 – Outstanding Achievement Award awarded for the Electrical Field Service Technician training program
Department of Education 2017 – 14th in the nation for the highest Hispanic enrollment
Digital Learning Innovation 2016 – Online Learning Consortium’s Digital Learning Innovation Award – Open Education Resources (Business)
Pay Scale 2016 – Top 100 two-year colleges with the highest alumni salaries in the United States
California State University 2015 – 2nd in California for Mexican-American/Latino student transfers to CSU’s. Among the top 10 schools to transfer Latinos to UC’s
Nurse Journal 2015 – Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in the Western United States
Red Cross 2015 – Platinum Award – Donated 946 units of blood
Green California 2014 – Green Community College Leadership Award for water conservation efforts, saving the campus 30 million gallons of water annually
Innovation Awards 2012 – Campus Technology Innovator – Kaleidoscope Open General Education Curriculum at Multi-Institutional Scale, Campus Technology
California Community Colleges 2011 – Student Success Award – iFalcon: Habits of Mind
Department of Education 2010 – Center for Excellence – Veterans Student Success
CHESC 2009 – Honorable Mention for building retrofitting efforts and operations at the 8th Annual Sustainability Conference. Campus infrastructure, Central Plant and lighting upgrades acknowledged
CC Pro

2017, 2016, 2015 – PRO Award, First Place (Sports Media Guide)
2017 – PRO Award, Second Place (Media Success Story) 
California Community College Public Relations Organization

CITEA 2017 – Teacher of the Year – Jim Driskell (Woodworking)
PSI Beta 2017 – Dr. Kimberley Duff (Psychology) national president-elect of Psi Beta

2017 – Outstanding Teaching Award – Dr. Kimberley Duff (Psychology)

League for Innovation

2016 – John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award – recipients Andrea Wittig, Bob Livingston, and Yvette Tafoya


2016 – Foundation Directors Award – Dr. John Haas (History) for his global peace building efforts


2016 – Teacher of the Year – Dr. Cynthia Alexander (Technology)


2015 – Best In-house Design Award – Bonnie Barrett (Graphic Arts/Computer Graphics)

LAUP 2015 – Teacher of the Year – Diana Melina Echeverria (Child Development)

2015 – Hazel O. Torres Excellence in Education Award – Donna Wedell (Dental Assisting)


2015 – Outstanding Athletic Trainer – Brian Cable (Athletics)
2015 – Outstanding Health Educator – Dr. Ni Bueno (Fitness)
2015 – Outstanding Fitness/Exercise Physiology Instructor Award – Dr. Carrie Edwards (Health/Wellness)
2015 – Outstanding Athletic Administrator – Dr. Dan Smith (Health/Athletics)
2008 – Coach of the Year – Alvin Kim (Men’s/Women’s Tennis), six-time recipient

CDHA 2015 – Educator of the Year – Adelle Krayer (Dental Hygiene)
Community League of California 2015 – Woman of the Year – President/Superintendent Dr. Linda L. Lacy
California State Assembly

2015 – Woman of the Year for Norwalk, CA – Assembly Member Cristina Garcia 58th District
2014 – #Pride58 Award – Raquel Lizarraga
Assembly Member Cristina Garcia 58th District

National Soccer Coaches Association of America

2014 – Assistant Coach of the Year – Memo Gonzalez (Women’s Soccer), Division III


2013 – Award for Progress in Diversity – Dr. Lucinda Aborn (Disabled Students)

California Press 2011 – Jack Bates Award – James Cameron (Journalism)

2011 – Teacher of the Year – Richard Aragon (Automotive)


2011 – Teacher of the Year – Astrid Feist (Child Development)


2011 – Educator of the Year - Dani Carroll (Dental Hygiene)


2017 – Outstanding Chapter of the Year – Cerritos College Chapter, Psi Beta

CCMA 2017 – Talon Marks journalism awards
Golden Globes

2017 – 24 culinary arts students helped prepare meals for the Golden Globes Award for the third year in a row

National Soccer Coaches Association of America

2016 – State Championship – Women’s Soccer (5-straight wins); NSCAA National Champions
2016 – Coach of the Year – Ruben Gonzalez (Women’s Soccer). Three-time winner

CCCAA 2016 – Team, Dual State Championship (Tennis)
Jack Kent Cooke 2016 – Top Scholar – Alejandro Carranza (Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program)
IBS 2016 – America’s Best Student Public Affairs Program – WPMD Radio
California State Assembly

2014 - #Pride58 Award – Student Tommy Diaz, Assembly Member Cristina Garcia (District 58)

All USA 2016 – Samantha Dawson All-California Community College Academic First Team member
2013 – Vannaren Long All-California Community College Academic First Team member
2011 – Alina Turpin All-USA Community College Academic First Team member
Coca Cola 2011 – Coca-Cola New Century Scholar – Alina Turpin
Jack Kent Cooke 2013 – Top Scholar – Vannaren Long (Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program)

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