Graduating students to be honored Saturday

Marquisha Hames

Cerritos College will hosts its 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony to honor graduating students this Saturday at 5 p.m. at Falcon Stadium.

The stadium doors will open for students and their guests at 3 p.m.

Students who are participating in this year’s graduation were required to take the following steps in order to be a part of the ceremony:

1. Must have completed a Petition for Association in Art Degree/Certificate of Achievement forms.  However, if a student did not fill this form, he may still participate, but will not have his name printed in the Commencement Ceremony Program.

2. If a student did complete this form, he received an information packet in between April 19 and April 23 that explained the procedures that will be followed during the commencement ceremony.

3. If a student did not receive anything in regard to the Commencement Ceremony in the mail, contact or visit the Student Activities Center as soon as possible. You may also call it at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2471.

4. If a student has more questions that need to be answered about the ceremony, please contact or visit the Admissions and Recording office or the Counseling office.

After the Commencement Ceremony is over the graduates will receive a letter from the Admissions and Records office advising them when their diplomas will be ready for pick up.

Liberal Arts Major Ana Fletes said, “I feel good and happy that I am graduating with honors in the Commencement Ceremony. I feel that all my hard work has paid off. My plans are to transfer to either Cal State Long Beach or Fullerton University.”

This year’s guest speaker will be Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.

Knabe was first elected to the board in November of 1996 and re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

He was then elected to the Cerritos City Council in 1980 and served as a councilman for eight years.

Knabe earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Administration from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

Recently he provided a funding of $100,000 to the college toward its new Automotive Partnership Building.