Tuesday, April 03, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Ariel Carmona, Jr. 626-914-8872, Paula Green 626-914-8873

Citrus College Recognized by National Hispanic Educational Journal’s Annual Edition

by Ariel Carmona Jr.

Citrus College has once again been featured in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s annual Top 50 Community Colleges issue, ranking in the top 50 in each of its three categories.

For 22 years, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education has been an information source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community, spotlighting topics relevant to their institutions and student populations.

Published biweekly, with the exception of the summer months, The Hispanic Outlook reaches nearly 50,000 readers. A selection of features and articles are also published online.  Each issue spotlights role models, community and business leaders, and the contribution of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic educators as they make significant contributions to the field of academia.

Citrus College was ranked in the top 50 in the Community Colleges by Hispanic Full-time Enrollment (No. 45), Community Colleges by Hispanic Faculty (No. 40), and Community Colleges for Hispanics Awarding Associate Degrees categories (No. 40). 

 “It is truly an accomplishment to be recognized for our efforts in serving the Hispanic community,” said Mrs. Joanne Montgomery, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.  “For Citrus College to be included in these lists by an established and respected national publication on an annual basis is a great honor.”

 “We are very happy and proud to be ranked in the Top 50 in the nation,” said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, Citrus College superintendent/president.  “This recognition serves to underscore that Citrus College is fulfilling its mission of serving all of our communities.”

Dr. Perri says she is extremely pleased with the listing in all three categories delineated in the magazine’s annual issue, and she is particularly proud of the high number of Hispanics who have been awarded associate degrees.

“We are committed to not only fostering and developing a multicultural educational community and an all-encompassing atmosphere for learning,” she said, “but also to supporting every one of our students, so they may realize their full potential. Achieving these rankings on a national scale validates our institution’s goal of providing quality education for as many students we can serve, so we really value inclusion in this publication’s annual rankings.”



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Ariel Carmona, Jr.  626-914-8872, Paula Green  626-914-8873