Campus Connection 2024

January

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Falcons Nest

Cerritos College named national finalist for prestigious Bellwether Award

Cerritos College was selected as a national finalist for the 2024 Bellwether Awards. The college’s project, It Takes a Village: Supporting Student Housing and Basic Needs, was among the top 10 finalists in the Instructional Programs & Services category.  

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February

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College officials and construction team holding shovels

New Student Services and Administration Building breaks ground

College officials and the Board of Trustees, elected officials, and community members celebrated a groundbreaking for the new Student Services and Administration Building on February 21.  Consisting of the student services, administration, and bookstore functions, the $95-million project is funded by Measure CC Bond dollars and a state funding allocation of $16 million secured by California Assembly Speaker Emeritus Anthony Rendon in 2022. 

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March

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Retreat participants

Campus members work together to create the Student First Framework in a retreat

More than 200 employees and students participated in developing our new Student First Framework in a retreat on March 1. Led by Dr. Al Solano, founder & coach at the Continuous Learning Institute, participants discussed four identified levers: Equitable Access, Completion, Career and Transfer Success, and Institutional Health, and how to strategize and move these levers to achieve the goal.  

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April

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College officials and Rep. Sanchez holding a giant check

Rep. Linda Sánchez secures $1 million to expand Child Development Center

Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez secured $1 million in federal funding to support the expansion of Cerritos College’s Child Development Center (CDC). The funding comes from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024, which President Biden signed into law on March 9. 

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May

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Rep. Steel, student veterans, and college officials holding a check

Rep. Michelle Steel secures $1 million to boost student veteran employment at Cerritos College

Congresswoman Michelle Steel secured $1 million in congressional funding to expand student veteran employment at Cerritos College. Rep. Steel presented the check to the college on May 10. Unemployment among young veterans is nearly triple the national average, yet student veterans possess an array of unique skills...

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June

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April Nunos and Mckenzie Hidalgo (l-r)

Dental hygiene students win research poster competition

Cerritos College’s dental hygiene students took home the top prize in the Student Poster Competition at the California Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 2024 Spring Scientific Session on May 17...

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