Copy of Cerritos College Foundation Presents Four Student Scholarships

Copy of Cerritos College Foundation Presents Four Student Scholarships

Cerritos College Foundation Presents Four Student Scholarships

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

Contact: Kristen Habbestad,
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NORWALK, Calif. - August 11, 2014 - The Cerritos College Foundation recently awarded four student scholarships at its board meeting.

The $1,000 Roodzant Family Scholarship was presented to Chantel Arnold of Westminster by Dr. Jerry Roodzant.

The Roodzant Family Scholarship was established in 2012 by Dr. Jerry Roodzant, alumnus and member of the Foundation Board of Directors. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding second year dental hygiene students.

Dental hygiene major Marlen Ramirez of Long Beach and speech pathology major Michelle Barba of Bellflower received the Bellflower Rotary Club Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students enrolled in a career technical education program. The scholarship was presented by Dr. Wilford Michael, member of the Bellflower Rotary Club, former Cerritos College president/superintendent, and member of the Foundation Board of Directors.

Students Madeline Ortiz of Walnut Park and Phung Dong of Downey received the $500 Alice Wang Scholarship established in honor of Alice Wang, the wife of Foundation board member J.P. Wang.

The Wangs actively support academic endeavors of low-income students through scholarships. Annually, six $500 scholarships are awarded to single mothers who major in child development who demonstrate outstanding academics.

The $500 Anthony J. Franklin Memorial Scholarship was awarded to automotive technology major Ricardo Medina of South Gate.

The scholarship was established by Kimberly & James Corbitt in memory of their son, Anthony J. Franklin. Anthony had been pursuing his education in automotive technology when his dream was unexpectedly cut short when he was involved in a fatal car accident on June 3, 2010. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in an automotive program at Cerritos College.

"These scholarship winners are fine examples of the caliber of students we have at Cerritos College," said Steve Richardson, executive director of the Cerritos College Foundation.


About the Cerritos College Foundation: The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support ofCerritos College beyond that which state funding supports. Visit the Foundation online at