Lucerito Salgado is a first-generation Latina woman. She graduated from Allan Hancock College in 2009. She was awarded the Marian Hancock Scholarship, AHC’s most prestigious honor.
Salgado graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University, Fresno in May, 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with two options in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations, a minor in Spanish and a Co-Curricular Leadership Certificate. She is the founder of the ¡Motívate! Conference and movement, which aims to motivate and inspire Latino students to continue their higher education opportunities.
As a result of her accomplishments, she was selected as the Outstanding Undergraduate Mass Communication and Journalism Department Student and the Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist for the College of Arts and Humanities.
Lucerito is currently working Allan Hancock College as a counseling specialist, in which she has the opportunity to continue pursing her passions: informing, educating and motivating the community.