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Students receive over $7,000 in awards and scholarships

Ifeoma Utom
Award recipients posing for a picture with their awards.

The Art and Design Department held its very own annual awards ceremony on April 25 where students received over $7,000 in awards and scholarships for their art including the John J. DeMott award after the John J. DeMott lobby dedication.

In a separate ceremony held prior to the award ceremony in the front entrance of the Fine Arts building, the waiting lobby was dedicated to former Cerritos College student and artist John J. DeMott.

In attendance at the dedication and awards ceremony was DeMott’s family, who has been providing scholarships for art students for over the past 32 years after the passing of DeMott.

The awards ceremony started at 5 p.m. in which each department of the arts gave awards from third to first to the artists that were selected.

“For a lot of these students this is their last major event that happens, besides graduation… so this is an opportunity to highlight their training and their creativity.” James MacDevitt, director of art gallery, said.

” [Art] is a form of expression, it’s like a hobby….you don’t have to have an artistic skill…its something that can’t be replicated… so when it comes to art it is a form of individuality.” Kristie Mendez

The event concluded at 7 p.m. after the John J. DeMott awards were given out in which the recipients posed for the camera along with the family of DeMott.


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About the Contributors
Ifeoma Utom
Ifeoma Utom, Co-News Editor
Ifeoma Utom is the co-news editor for Talon Marks covering all things news related on Cerritos College campus. When she is not news reporting, Ifeoma loves to enjoy a nice book to read or hanging out with her friends. She writes poetry in her spare time and enjoys the fine arts of opera and ballet. Ifeoma will graduate this spring semester and plans to take some time off to travel and explore what the world has to offer.
Shaniah Campbell
Shaniah Campbell, Staff Writer
Shaniah Campbell is a staff writer for Talon Marks covering Arts & Entertainment. Outside of news reporting she enjoys participating in film photography and traveling. In the future, she plans to work in Public Relations specializing in beauty or fashion.
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