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Citrus College Students Selected to All-State Academic Team 

Thursday, January 31, 2013
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           JANUARY 31, 2013
FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873

 

 

Citrus College Students Selected to All-State Academic Team
by Stacy Armstrong

 

 Two Citrus College students have been selected to the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa All-California Academic Team.

 

Michael Li of West Covina and Miguel Benigno Villanueva of Azusa are among the 67 California community college students who will be receiving medallions and certificates of honor during a special ceremony which will be hosted at the Sacramento Convention Center on March 6, 2013.

 

“The California Community College system consists of 112 schools in 72 districts and serves approximately 2.8 million students annually.  It is outstanding that two Citrus College students are among the top community college students in the state,” said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College.  “This is a prestigious honor and the entire college community is extremely proud of these impressive individuals.”

 

Each community college in the country nominates two students for the All-American Academic Team, which is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society and the Community College League.  The nominees are then ranked according to grade point average, extracurricular activities, and community service.  The first 60 students are named to the national team.  Then, approximately 40 to 50 students from each state are placed on the first or second state team according to rank.

 

Although the actual team placements will not be revealed until late February, Citrus College has already been notified that both of its nominees are among the honorees. 

 

“Michael and Miguel exemplify a commitment to excellence that is extremely admirable and will serve them well in their future academic and professional endeavors,” said Mrs. Susan M. Keith, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.  “Their outstanding academic achievements are a positive reflection of Citrus College and are greatly appreciated.”

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           JANUARY 31, 2013
FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873

 
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