FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Executive Director of Communications and External Relations
Beacon Media Readers Name Citrus College "Best Community College"
Glendora, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2019) – For the third consecutive year, Citrus College is the region's "Best Community College," according to a poll conducted by Beacon Media News, a multimedia organization that publishes weekly newspapers in more than 20 San Gabriel Valley cities.
Ballots were submitted by the print and online readers of the Azusa Beacon, Duarte Dispatch, Monrovia Weekly and Pasadena Independent, among other publications, who voted for "the best" in over 100 categories, ranging from restaurants to academic institutions.
Citrus College won the community college category.
"The readers who took the time to vote in this poll have acknowledged that Citrus College is indeed a very special educational institution with dedicated faculty, staff, administrative leadership and a Board of Trustees committed to ensuring that students reach their educational goals," said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College. "Being recognized as the region's top community college is truly a great way to begin the new academic year."
The Beacon Media News accolade arrived just a few months after Citrus College was honored by the American Association of Community Colleges, a national organization that promotes the important role two-year colleges serve in today's society. Out of more than 1,100 community colleges in the United States, Citrus College was honored as a leader in the "Student Success" category and was the only California community college to receive a 2019 Award of Excellence.
Serving more than 20,000 students each year, Citrus College just kicked off its 2019-2020 academic year. With a wide variety of degree and certificate programs offered in more than 100 programs of study, Citrus College prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions and succeed in today's fast-changing job market.
"The Best Community College award is significant because it shows that local residents recognize our commitment to our students," said Susan M. Keith, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees. "I am immensely proud of the talented administration, faculty and staff of Citrus College who work diligently to ensure that the college provides students with outstanding educational opportunities."
The fall 2019 semester began on Aug. 24 and classes are still available.