Friday, February 26, 2010
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JANUARY 26, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:    STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082

 

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

 

Pomona resident Rebecca Mejia is currently serving as a Citrus College Student Ambassador.

 

The 19-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.

 

“Citrus is a great place to get an education,” Mejia said.  “I invite others to see for themselves.”

 

Mejia’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.

 

“I want to make an even greater name for Citrus College through my involvement with the Student Ambassador Program,” she said.

 

Mejia did not always have such enthusiasm for Citrus.  Prior to enrolling, she felt she was “settling” on a community college due to budget constraints that prohibited her from attending a four-year university straight out of high school.

 

“I thought Citrus would have lower standards than a university,” she admitted.

 

Once a student, Mejia’s perceptions changed dramatically.  In fact, her enthusiasm for her new school was so evident that Mejia’s Citrus counselor, Laura Villegas, introduced her to the Student Ambassador Program and thought she would be a perfect fit.

 

“I now help other people realize how great Citrus is,” she said.

 

Mejia plans on transferring to a four-year university and eventually earning a master’s degree in communication/public relations.  Her career goal is to be an event planner.

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JANUARY 26, 2009
FURTHER INFORMATION:    STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082

 

 

Rebecca Mejia