Monday, November 15, 2010
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           OCTOBER 15, 2010

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Citrus College Receives “Military Friendly School” Designation

 

Citrus College’s veterans’ services programs have received recognition from a national publication.

 

GI Jobs, a monthly magazine devoted to helping enlisted personnel transition from military service to the civilian workforce, recently named Citrus College a Military Friendly School for 2011.  This special designation acknowledges the college as an institution of higher learning that provides student veterans with high quality benefits, including on-campus programs, academic and financial support, and assistance in the transition from military to civilian life.

 

“It is an honor for Citrus College to be included on the GI Jobs list of Military Friendly Schools for 2011,” said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president.  “Our college is deeply committed to helping student veterans achieve their academic and career goals.  The outstanding support programs and services that Citrus College offers are designed to meet the unique needs of veterans as they prepare to transfer to a four-year university, receive specialized career training, or earn an associate degree.  We are proud to be at the forefront of providing members of our military with the most beneficial college experience available.”

 

The magazine reviewed over 7,000 colleges, universities, and trade schools across the country, evaluating them in terms of quality, value, and environment.  Only 1,000 institutions made the final list. 

 

“This recognition serves as an affirmation of all Citrus College has done to create an environment in which members of the military can thrive,” said Dr. Jeanne Hamilton, vice president of student services. 
“From our Veterans Center, which connects student veterans with their peers and also provides them with important information, to our Boots to Books Program, which was the first of its kind in the nation, Citrus College is dedicated to helping these students achieve success through educational opportunity.”

 

GI Jobs announced which schools earned military friendly designation when their 2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools was published this month.  These institutions are listed online at www.MilitaryFriendlySchools.com.

According to the magazine, inclusion on this list ranks Citrus College among the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions nationwide. 

 

“Studies show that the responsibility of educating returning veterans falls primarily to community colleges,” said Dr. Gary L. Woods, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.  “Citrus College realizes the magnitude of the responsibility it has in serving this important group.  Our veterans have made many sacrifices in the service of their country, and it is an honor and privilege to assist them in acquiring tools that will allow them to continue contributing to society.”

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           OCTOBER 15, 2010

FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082