Friday, August 31, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                August 31, 2012
FURTHER INFORMATION:                  Paula Green (626) 914-8873, Stacy Armstrong (626) 857-4082

Citrus College Veterans Center Receives Visit from Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
Photo by Anthony Vidales

Congressional Visit:  U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano of the 38th Congressional District recently visited Citrus College to attend the college’s Veterans Orientation. The annual event provided the college’s student veterans, including 60 new students, with information on academic programs and services.  In addition, the Veterans Administration’s Mobile Health Unit was on hand to provide services such as registering for health care benefits, processing claim forms and conducting medical screenings.  The VA’s presence at the college saved student veterans an estimated 238 hours of time in enrolling for benefits.

Napolitano commended the student veterans for their service, and encouraged them to pursue their education and to utilize the services available to returning veterans.

Citrus College Veterans Center Receives Visit from Congresswoman Grace Napolitano


From Left to Right: Dr. Martha McDonald, Citrus College dean of students; Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president; Saul Ugarte, U.S. Navy Veteran and Citrus College 2012 Man of the Year; Congresswoman Napolitano; Dr. Arvid Spor, vice president of student services; and Hector Elizalde, veterans/military liaison, 38th Congressional District.