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Students Are Recognized as Next Generation of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing and Systems Design

Students Are Recognized as Next Generation of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing and Systems Design

Boeing Company Awards Scholarships to Six Cerritos College Engineering Students

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Students Are Recognized as Next Generation of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing and Systems Design

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2004

Contact: Kristen Habbestad, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451, ext. 2287

NORWALK, CA – March 18, 2004 – Six Boeing Technology Scholarships, established by the Boeing Company, were presented to Cerritos students Wednesday, March 11 during the Cerritos College Foundation board meeting. Each of the six recipients is working towards an AA degree in either engineering design technologies, plastics manufacturing technologies or metallurgy.

The Boeing Company, in partnership with the Cerritos College Foundation, targets students in these fields as the next generation of highly skilled workers to support manufacturing and systems design in businesses and industries.

"We are so fortunate to be partnered with a company like Boeing who desires to help students achieve their educational and career goals," said Cerritos College Foundation Chairperson Nick Van Hoogmoed. "The foundation is very grateful to Boeing and all our corporate sponsors."

Scholarship recipients each receiving $750 are Suzan Sengoz, Richard Parton, Fernando Aguilar,Jr., Alexandru Micu, Donald Ocampo and Edward Locke.

"We are very proud of all our Boeing Technology Scholarship recipients," said Foundation Executive Director, Steve Richardson. "We wish them abundant success here at Cerritos and in their future careers."

The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support of Cerritos College beyond that which state funding supports. Visit the Foundation online at www.cerritos.edu/ccf.

For nearly 50 years, Cerritos College has served as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County communities including Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Mirada and Norwalk. The 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 surpasses 24,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.

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