Fullerton College students come from all walks of life – each one with an individual story of how they arrived at FC, challenges and achievements they’ve experienced along the way, and most importantly, a goal of where they’re headed beyond Fullerton College. Their stories help connect us, inspire us, and give meaning to the fact that Community Lives Here.
Meet Camille Serrano!
Camille Serrano is an innovative and talented student-leader and entrepreneur who plans to build a career as a motivational speaker for LGBTQ+ youth. While still in high school at Sunny Hills High, Serrano launched a fundraiser to help end neonatal tetanus in third world countries by selling unique duct tape wallets she created on her own which helped save nearly 60 infant lives and mothers by financing vaccinations. At Fullerton College, Serrano is Vice President of Finance for Associated Students and proudly identifies with the LGBTQ+ community. She is driven by movements that support awareness and education related to stigmas of the LGBTQ+ community and serves her fellow Hornets by participating in student government, serving on several campus-wide committees, and working as a tutor in mathematics, English, ESL, science, and guitar all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA! Here’s what she has to say about being a Hornet!
Why did you choose Fullerton College?
I chose Fullerton College because I heard spectacular things about the honors program and AS. Being accepted into CSUF Honors Business straight from high school, I was still uncertain if CSUF was the place for me. I wanted to immerse myself with like-minded individuals who strive to reach their optimum in a place that fosters a growth mindset along with the presence of opportunity.
What support programs have you encountered while at FC?
The Honors Program helped me enjoy writing research reports. Before entering college, I lacked experience in creating research reports. Now, I feel like a trailblazer when I research. I feel empowered and on a quest to discover a pot of golden knowledge many people are oblivious to.
What do you enjoy most about FC?
What I love most about FC is the diversity in students. Students come from an assortment of backgrounds with an array of experiences and personalities. Among the breath of excellent programs FC has to offer, I love the diversity found in all aspects of the campus.
What advice would you give to new students?
I would advise new students to do what feels right to them. Parents may tell you to major in engineering, counselors may tell you to take only two years at community college, but you have to ask yourself, “Is this what I want to do?” And if the answer is “no,” you need to trust your intuition and do what you feel is right. Remember, you are the one and only driver of your destiny.