Student Testimonials

Brandi Mascorro


I have my degree in Journalism but pursued a career in the makeup industry & have been working professionally in this industry for the last 13 years. I wanted to obtain my esthetician’s license to add to my resume and chose Cerritos College. Shannon Estrada was one of the people that guided me through the process and was so amazing and helpful as it can be an overwhelming process. She made it easy and was extremely helpful in answering all my questions/concerns during the process. I am really happy in the program so far and so glad I chose Cerritos College! :) 

Brenda Torres


Cerritos College has been outstanding in helping/facilitating the process to return to classes!!!   Shannon has been a true “Angel” with her patience and guidance.   I’m very grateful we have her. 

Corrine Martinez


My name is Corinne and I'm a Pre-Nursing Student here at Cerritos College. I graduated with a degree in Sociology in 2003 but felt "too old" to return to school and let my fears prevent me from pursuing my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. Finally, I decided in my late 40s to try attending at least one semester at Cerritos and I reached out to Shannon Estrada at the Adult Re-Entry Program. Shannon helped me get a counseling appointment so that I could get pre-requisite clearance and has always taken time to listen to me. I'm now halfway done with my science classes and owe my success to the guidance and support I've received from Shannon and the Re-Entry Program! If you've been out of school for a while, don't feel intimidated and give yourself a chance. There are many resources on campus such as Financial Aid, Career Center, Tutoring and assistance with applying for CalFresh. I've attended several institutions and am highly impressed with Cerritos College, they really make students their top priority.

Deborah Goss


There is a silver lining to the past year and a half of the Covid-19 pandemic; the opportunity to make a change and start over.   At 50 years old, I decided to go back to school for a second time and enrolled at Cerritos (online). It’s been over 20 years since I’ve been in school, so I was hesitant and very nervous.  Shannon Estrada is the Re-Entry Resource Specialist, and she guided me through the entire process!  Thank you, Shannon!

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I was very nervous and frankly delayed coming back to school for many reasons. When I first started the process, I had a little trouble and many questions. I was lucky enough to speak with Shannon Estrada who not only walked me through signing up but also gave me tips and helped me navigate through the starting process. I am happy to say that my experience has been great and I am about to finally finish my AA and I truly think that because of Shannon making it easy for me, I was able to continue the process. I strongly recommend for Re-Entry students to communicate with Shannon, she makes what seems to be a very intimidating process simple.

Patricia Castillo


I am Trisha Castillo 55, and I’m going back to college for a 2nd degree, ASL translator/ Speech Pathologist. Being older, one may think, “I'm way too old to go to school”... YOU’RE NOT! No matter how old you are just continue to achieve your long term goals. Never ever give up. While you may feel overwhelmed, I have great news for you...Shannon Estrada, she is the Re-entry specialist. She has guided me tremendously and she will help you too. So just like you, I was really lost due to so many changes, but no worries, Shannon Estrada is there to help you on your journey also. So, when you seek help just remember Shannon Estrada.

Rosaelia Palacios


Shannon Estrada is a very knowledgeable and remarkable Re-entry Resource Specialist.  It shows she enjoys helping people by how she interacts with others. I was hesitant and overwhelmed by the idea of coming back to school after many, many years. Shannon set my mind and worries at ease not only by encouraging me to move forward with my plan to go back to college but connecting me with an excellent counselor who guided me step by step with my student plan.  I have to say that starting with Shannon, my counselor, my professor, my tutor, everyone I have been in contact with at Cerritos has been absolutely amazing.  I am very happy with my decision to come back to school. My major is psychology.

Rose Enriquez


It has been over 35 years since I had attended Cerritos College and I am so overwhelmed with excitement to once again be a part of the Falcon Family. I wouldn’t have succeeded in my classes last semester without the support and guidance of our Cerritos College Re Entry Specialist Ms. Shannon Estrada. Not only did Ms. Estrada assist me with scheduling an appointment with an Academic and Financial Aid Counselor, but she also provided me with the many resources that are offered on campus for every student. After being out of school for many years and then having to go straight to online class instruction was a challenge for me, but I would not have been able to pull through without the support from my family, professors, and my counselor. I am so thankful to be given a second chance to attend Cerritos College, and truly blessed to have a caring person like Ms. Estrada working in the Re Entry Office. I look forward to going back on campus to meet all the amazing staff members that have been there for me. Never too old to enroll. Goo Falcons!

Sebrina Valdez


“Shannon makes me feel special at Cerritos College, she has helped me to have that drive again to continue my education! She is very kind and guided me on how to open new doors and helped me to get back on track to getting that AA, while acquiring my BA! I am living proof that not age, money, or any other of life’s obstacles can stop one from bettering their life at any stage! I realized I needed to just do it!”