Cypress College employees are remembering colleague Jeri Hernandez, who was known for her kindness and friendliness. A cancer survivor, Hernandez spent the last dozen years of her life serving students in the Admissions and Records Office. She passed away unexpectedly on Saturday after a brief illness.
As a result of her dedication to students and her commitment to her job, Hernandez was twice a finalist for Cypress College’s Outstanding Classified Employee Award, with nominations in 2010 and 2012.
Since 2014, she served as an evaluator in the Records Office, a job in which she helped determine if students met graduation requirements. She joined the staff at Cypress College in 2006 as a member of the administrative support team in A&R. She was a member of the college’s Graduation Committee, helping plan the highlight event of each year.
In her new role, Hernandez “enjoyed learning aspects of student support services and spending time with her colleagues,” Registrar David Booze said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeri’s family during this difficult time. As they mourn her passing, we mourn with them. Jeri will be sorely missed.”
In addition to meeting her in the A&R Office, students might also recognize Hernandez from her frequent walks around the campus. She was part of a group who regularly walked for exercise during work breaks.
Information about funeral or memorial services is not yet available.