Friday, April 02, 2010
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                MARCH 2, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:                   STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082

 

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

 

Glendora resident David Gonzales is currently serving as a Citrus College Student Ambassador.

 

The 20-year-old communications 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.

 

“My goals as a student ambassador are to encourage students to pursue education and to give them vital information about various programs, opportunities and resources that Citrus College offers,” Gonzales said.

 

Gonzales’ 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.

 

“I chose Citrus College mainly because of the size of the campus and classes,” Gonzales said.  “Being home schooled all of my life, I knew the transition to public college would be completely different and challenging.”

 

Gonzales soon fit right in by making campus connections and seeking ways to get involved.

 

“I established relationships with counselors and professors and I believe this is something that has helped me succeed,” he said.  “I wanted to get involved on campus with something that really had an impact on others.  When I learned about the Student Ambassador Program I thought it was perfect for me.  I really enjoyed helping other students and making a positive impact on their future success.”

 

In addition to his role as student ambassador, Gonzales volunteers through his church as a mentor for troubled teens.  He also has organized several trips to Mexico to build houses for families in need.

 

“I believe that Citrus played a major role in shaping me into the person I am today,” he said.

 

Gonzales plans to graduate from Citrus and transfer to a four-year university to earn a degree in communications.  His career goal is to become a sports broadcaster.

 

--30—

  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                MARCH 2, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:                   STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082

 

David Gonzalez