Campus Connection - October 7, 2022
Support 37th Annual Cerritos College Foundation Golf Tournament
Cerritos College Foundation will host its 37th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Tilden Coil Constructors on Thursday, October 27 at California Country Club. The tournament will open with registration at 8:30 a.m., breakfast sponsored by Porto's Bakery and Chick-Fil-A Pico Rivera, and a Putting Contest sponsored by Musty Putters. Shot Gun start is at 10 a.m… Link to the Golf Classic information (external link)
Dr. Jose Fierro Discusses Serving the Hispanic Population in Community College Daily
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Community College Daily featured Q&A with President Dr. Jose Fierro. Currently serving as National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC)'s Board Chair, Dr. Fierro discusses our nation’s demographics, serving the needs of Latino students, and developing leaders to help Latino students succeed... Link to the Community College Daily article (external link)
Meet Student Trustee Hector Ledesma
Meet Hector Ledesma, the 2022-23 Cerritos College student trustee. As a first-generation college student, navigating college seemed challenging to him when he enrolled at Cerritos College. However, after connecting with a counselor, Hector developed an educational plan that fit his goals and streamlined his journey... Link to the full story about Hector
Future STEM Educators Begin BE-STELLAR Internship at Columbia Memorial Space Center
Fifteen Cerritos College students began participating in a paid internship at the Columbia Memorial Space Center as part of the BE-STELLAR program in fall 2022 and spring 2023. The interns will work weekly at the Space Center, assisting with the Challenger Learning Center Voyage to Mars, a field trip program for young students grades 5 and up. The BE-STELLAR program began in 2020 with the National Science Foundation grants to prepare underserved college students to become STEM educators, and this group will be the final cohort of the project.
La Feria Latina Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
Student Activities' La Feria Latina celebrated Latinx Heritage Month with free pupusas, agua fresca, and mariachi performances on October 6. Students also enjoyed playing Loteria and flag trivia.
First In-Person Fall Job Fair Since 2019 Attracts 100 Students and Community Members
Career Services/Student Employment Services' Fall Job Fair returned to campus in person after two years of being virtual on October 4. More than 30 employers, including local businesses, government agencies, school districts, and Fortune 500 companies participated. Recruiters from each organization provided information on job and internship opportunities to approximately 100 attendees during the event.
Adult Education Hosts Mexican Consulate on Wheels
The Office of Adult Education and Diversity Programs is hosting the "Consulate on Wheels" program of the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles on October 5-8 and 23. The program offers services including the issuance of passports, consular registrations and registration for the application for a voter credential to Mexican citizens in Los Angeles County by appointment only. Schedule your appointment with the consulate at (424) 309-0009 or https://citas.sre.gob.mx/.
OUTober Events Celebrate the LGBTQ History Month
LGBTQ+ community members and allies are welcome to join a series of special events
celebrating LGBTQ History Month.
Rainbow Party: Oct. 11, 3 p.m. in Equity Center
Navigating Coming Out: Oct 13, 2:30 p.m. in Living Learning Center
View the flyer for more OUTober events.
Latinx Heritage Month: Street Vendors, Creating Social Change
Learn about how Tito Rodriguez, A.K.A. "The Hood Santa", has created social change and advocacy of justice of Street Vendors through his non-profit organization, @localheartsfoundation. Learn about how you can support street vendors and enjoy complementary food. Live performance by Folkloric Dancer, Lizbeth Soria, "Bonita Chinita". UnodcuLeaders Club will be selling aguas frescas to fundraise for the club. Tuesday, October 11, 11:30 a.m. in the PAC Outside Stage.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month | Clothesline Project and Navigating Tech-Enabled Trauma
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of violence statistics that often go ignored. Students will be able to decorate a shirt in honor of a survivor or someone who has lost their lives to violence. Oct. 11 & 12, 12-2 p.m. in Falcon Square. On Wed. Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. via Zoom, Adam Dodge with EndTab will discuss the challenges surrounding tech-enabled trauma, what the future holds, and important skills for surviving and thriving beyond digital abuse. Register for Zoom at bit.ly/DVAM22. View the flyer for more DVAM events.
Shared Governance Committee Meetings
For general questions, please contact us at HR@cerritos.edu. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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