Fifty graduates in the Cerritos College Scholars' Honors Program (SHP) were honored during the program's 16th annual graduation ceremony on May 6.
"Students have received acceptances to four-year schools including CSUs, UCs, USC, Cornell, University of Michigan, University of Texas -- Austin and various other universities." said SHP Director Timothy Juntilla, who served as master of ceremonies.
Each of the graduates received bronze medallions for completing the full SHP curriculum of five honors courses while maintaining a 3.0 grade point average in transferable courses.
As the ceremony concluded, Juntilla announced scholarship winners.
Mayra Cortes received the Carole Cole Memorial Honors Scholarship. Sujin No and Zanjbeel Mahmood each received a $500 Juntilla SHP Scholarship.
"The students in the Scholars' Honors Program never cease to amaze me," said Juntilla. "These are some of the brightest students at Cerritos College and, on behalf of the faculty who worked with these students over the years, I would like to extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes for their future."
Those graduating from the program included:
Mohammad M. Abbas
Mohammad A. Anaim
Julius Andrew Chua
Jan Pauline Gumasing
Su Kyung No
Brian Pena Rivera
John Victor Perez
Daphne Alexandra Real
The Scholars' Honors Program (SHP) program is the academic and social home that Cerritos College provides for talented and motivated students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions. Through the SHP program, many students have the opportunity to apply and receive prestigious scholarships.
Benefits offered to students by SHP include opportunities for independent research with leading faculty members through the Honors Contract program, small-enrollment honors sections of courses needed for transfer, workshops to help in transferring to four-year schools, and scholarships to selected transfer colleges and universities.
For more information on the SHP, visit the program's web page at www.cerritos.edu/shp or contact the SHP office at (562) 860-2451, ext. 2728.