Cerritos College will recognize outstanding advisers, instructors and students at its 2012 fall ASCC Awards Banquet on Friday, Dec. 14.
Students, instructors, and advisers were able to nominate fellow outstanding students, instructors, and advisers by filling out an application, which became available on Oct. 22.
According to Amna Jara, coordinator of student activities, students who are nominated must have a 2.0 Grade Point Average in order to be eligible to receive an award at the ASCC Awards Banquet.
The applications were due at the Student Activities Office by 9 a.m. on Nov. 14.
According to the Cerritos College website, the type of awards students, instructors, and advisers are eligible to receive are:
Service Certificate – Presented to students in recognition of service and participation in programs sponsored by the Associated Students of Cerritos College (ASCC). The students must show scholarship (2.0 GPA).
Bronze Falcons – Awarded each semester to students who excel in service and participation in programs sponsored by the ASCC. The students must show scholarship (2.0 GPA).
Silver Falcons – Awards given to students who are outstanding in leadership, service, and participation in programs sponsored by the ASCC. The students must show scholarship (2.0 GPA).
Gold Falcons – Awards given to students who are outstanding in leadership, service, and participation in programs sponsored by the ASCC. The students must show leadership, scholarship (2.0 GPA) and personal integrity.
President’s Award – To be given to a student in lieu of that student receiving a third Gold Falcon.
Resolution – Given to a student after receiving the President’s Award in lieu of a fourth Gold Falcon.
Man and Woman of the Year Awards – Presented at the Spring Awards Banquet to the man and woman who have shown all of the qualities of a Gold Falcon recipient plus additional dedication in service and leadership for the entire school year. To be eligible students must have completed six (6) units in the Fall Semester and be enrolled in at least six (6) in the Spring Semester. Also, the students must have been awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold Falcons in both semesters.
Curricular and Inter Club Council (ICC) Awards – Presented to clubs and organizations for service on campus and in their community. The organizations and clubs are an important part of the Cerritos College campus life. Groups that are active in promoting student leadership and service are recognized through these awards.
Athletic Honors – The Associated Students of Cerritos College has an excellent athletic awards program for all intercollegiate athletics. This recognition is in the form of banquets, letters, certificates, jackets, plaques and lifetime passes.
The award recipients are selected by an award committee.
The Master of Ceremonies for the fall 2012 ASCC Awards Banquet is Daniel Gomez.
The fall 2012 Awards Committee is as follows:
2012 Homecoming Queen Candidate Amber Rose Belmonte
Juan M. Ramirez
Windy Bay Herman
All award nominations and recipients are kept confidential until it the day they are handed out at the awards ceremony.
ASCC President Lance Makinano believes that the ASCC Awards Banquet is a good way to recognize the effort students, instructors, and advisers, but it is not nearly enough recognition they deserve.
“They should be recognized, but maybe we can build a better recognition system,” Makinano said.
Jara also believes that the award recipients deserve more.
“They (award recipients) deserve more than just a plaque,” Jara said.
Psychology major Fernando De La Cruz believes that the recognition advisers, instructors, and students will receive at the ASCC Awards Banquet can help their career pursuit.
“It will look good when you are applying for a job,” De La Cruz said.
Undecided major Kendra Robinson believes that outstanding advisers and instructors should be recognized in some way and the ASCC Awards Banquet is a good start.
“They (advisers and instructors) really help out students,” Robinson said.
The ASCC Awards Banquet will be held at the Student Center on Friday, Dec. 14.
The doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 p.m. and the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the ASCC Awards Banquet were made available at the Student Center on Monday, Dec. 3.
The deadline for the tickets are set for Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
For more information regarding the ASCC Awards Program, contact the ASCC Office at: (562) 860-2451 ext. 2475.