Monday, March 01, 2010

FURTHER INFORMATION:       STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, MAGGIE LIN (626) 589-5235


Baldwin Park Resident Serves as Official Student Host of Citrus College
by Rachel White


Baldwin Park resident Maggie Lin is currently serving as a Citrus College Student Ambassador.


The 19-year-old architecture major joins eight other students who have been serving in this elite position since the start of the fall 2009 semester.


“The Citrus College Student Ambassador Program is comprised of a select group of knowledgeable, motivated and enthusiastic students with specialized skills who work together as a team to represent Citrus College in a variety of activities,” said Ivon McCraven, coordinator of the Student Ambassador Program. 


Lin’s role as a student ambassador includes escorting students on campus tours, staffing booths at college fairs, speaking at local high schools, and representing Citrus College at community events.


“My goal as a student ambassador is to share the good things about Citrus College so other students can enjoy the same benefits that I have received,” she said.  “I really enjoy every single moment of the Student Ambassador Program.  It just feels great to help out our new students.”


Lin said her personal decision to attend Citrus College was based on its reputation as a friendly and helpful school as well as its proximity to her home.

“I could start fresh at Citrus,” she reflected.  “I began to take things seriously.  I tell others that Citrus is a great place to come when you want a second chance at an education and want to learn more about yourself.”


Lin’s campus involvement includes membership in the Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Gamma Sigma honor societies.  She also serves on the Associate Students of Citrus College (ASCC) Executive Board and is enrolled in the Citrus Honors Program.


Lin plans on transferring to a four-year university and pursuing a degree in architecture.



 Maggie Lim 

FURTHER INFORMATION:       STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, MAGGIE LIN (626) 589-5235