Cerritos College News Release April 2016

CA State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to Serve as Commencement Speaker for Cerritos College on May 20

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Media Contact: Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878 

WHAT: Cerritos College will hold its 59th annual commencement ceremony to honor its graduating students on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. in Falcon Stadium. The College will present associate degrees and skills certificates earned during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Students graduating and transferring will be transitioning to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, California State Universities Northridge, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fullerton, among others.

This year's commencement speaker is California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Rendon was elected to office in 2012, representing the 63rd District, and was elected the 70th Speaker of the Assembly and assumed the position on March 7. Rendon attended Cerritos College before earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Fullerton. As a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside and completed his post-doctoral work at Boston University.

The ceremony is free. The entrance gates are located on both the northeast and northwest sides of Falcon Stadium and will open at 4:30 p.m. No strollers will be admitted into the stadium for the ceremony.

Seating for wheelchair users is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. For further information, contact Mary D'Ettorre, Disabled Student Program and Services (DSP&S) via email at mdettorre@cerritos.edu or phone (562) 860-2451 ext.2352.

WHEN: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Cerritos College
Falcon Stadium
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650

Campus map: www.cerritos.edu/guide or www.cerritos.edu/google-map

CONTACT: For more information about Cerritos College's 59th Annual Commencement, please visit www.cerritos.edu/commencement.

COST: Commencement is free and open to the public. Parking is free at The Falcon Stadium on Commencement day. The stadium is located on the south side of Alondra Boulevard.


About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.