College Night deemed a success

NORWALK - In spite of rainy weather, Cerritos College's annual College Night held Oct. 14 was a success, organizers said.More than 53 colleges and universities took part in the event, and about 1,200 people visited. The event, done in conjunction with local schools districts, including Downey, gives high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to speak with representatives from schools across the nation. The event is designed to help students with the process of selecting and applying to a college. "College Night is a successful event that gives high school students and their parents access to a number of colleges and universities in one setting," said Shirley Arceo, coordinator of school relations at Cerritos College. "The event has proven to be a successful collaboration between Cerritos College and its five high school districts." Students and parents were greeted by university representatives from colleges as far away as Rutgers University in New Jersey to more local colleges, such as Stanford and UCLA. "It's a great way for high school students to familiarize themselves with Cerritos College's academic and vocational programs as well," said Toni Grijalva, coordinator of community relations.

********** Published: October 23, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 27