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NORWALK - Whittier resident Darlene Rodriguez received a $1,600 scholarship at the Cerritos College Foundation's Nov. 15 board meeting.
The Carmen Solis Pratt Re-Entry Scholarship was established in 2001 by retired Norwalk Superior Court Judge Dan Pratt in memory of his mother, who valued education but was never able to attend college herself.
Each year, a recipient is selected among applicants who are re-entry students at Cerritos College and are 35 years of age or older.
Rodriguez is pursuing her associate degree in nursing. She serves as class president and is an active member of the Student Nurses Association of Cerritos College.
Upon completed of her studies at Cerritos College in April, Rodriguez plans to pursue her bachelor's degree in nursing and eventually become a nurse practitioner.
Published: November 22, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 32