Friday, November 18, 2011


FURTHER INFORMATION:               PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873, STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082


Citrus College and the University of La Verne Announce $3.8 Million Cooperative Grant
Photo by Roy La Bomme



PT 5 Grant Team

Cooperative Grant Team Citrus College and the University of La Verne recently announced the award of a $3.8 million, five-year, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) cooperative grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  The grant will fund programs and initiatives established by both institutions to improve the completion and graduation rates of students who aspire to enter the teaching profession.

Front row, left to right:   Dr. John Bartelt, professor of education and technology, University of La Verne; Sylvia Smythe, grants program director, Citrus College; Dr. Mark Goor, dean, College of Education and Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne; Dr. Patricia Rasmussen, president, Citrus College Board of Trustees; Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president, Citrus College; Dr. Lucinda Over, dean of counseling, Citrus College. 

Second row, left to right:   Dr. Lan Hao, director of institutional research, Citrus College; Noreen Murphy, assistant director and assistant professor, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of La Verne; Rafael Herrera, counselor and coordinator, Center for Teacher Excellence, Citrus College; Joshua Silva, student, Citrus College; Jessica Rodriguez, student, Citrus College. 

Third row, left to right:  Dr. John Baker, interim vice president of student services, Citrus College; Justina Rivadeneyra, coordinator, Career/Transfer Center, Citrus College; and Michelle Plug-Gordin, articulation officer, Citrus College.