Compton College names Faith Minor June 7 commencement speaker
"Compton College has a very supportive environment. Everyone is really positive, especially the professors and administration."
Faith Minor (left) is congratulated by Compton College President Keith Curry at the annual Academic Awards Tea for meeting the qualifications to graduate with honors and earning a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Photo Courtesy Compton College
Downey High grad Faith Minor maintained 4.0 GPA while attending Compton College; transfers to California State University, Dominguez Hills
COMPTON — Associate degree candidate Faith Minor will serve as the student speaker for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony at Compton College, Wednesday, June 7, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.
Minor, a 2016 graduate of Downey High School, has maintained a 4.0 GPA while attending Compton College and will transfer to California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she plans to major in administration of justice. Her plans are to pursue a law degree at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and eventually seek a career as a criminal attorney.
Minor is the youngest of five children and the first of her siblings to attend college. Her commencement message will focus on prevailing through adversity. She was placed in foster care at birth and never knew anything about her birth parents. Her foster parents adopted her when she was in elementary school.
“My mother is my inspiration because she completed college while raising small children, has a successful career, and continues to help children as a foster parent,” says Minor. “She is my role model.”
Minor says that when she enrolled at Compton College, she did not have a lot of confidence and credits her fellow students and professors with helping her believe in herself.
“Compton College has a very supportive environment,” she says. “Everyone is really positive, especially the professors and administration.”
Regular visits to the counseling office and the Library-Student Success Center for tutoring services were all instrumental in Minor’s success at Compton College. Her advice for students in college, and in general is, “Put as much as you can into your schoolwork and your career – give it your all because, at the end of the day, we get back what we invest in ourselves.”