FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Executive Director of Communications and External Relations
Citrus College earns 'Military Friendly' honors for support of student veterans, families
Glendora, Calif. (May 4, 2021) – In recognition of its commitment to student veterans and their families, Citrus College has been named both a Military Friendly School and a Military Friendly Spouse School.
Home to more than 400 student veterans, Citrus College received the 2021-2022 awards from VIQTORY, a service-disabled and veteran-owned small business that owns and operates the Military Friendly brand. Schools receiving these honors were evaluated from public data sources and survey responses.
Citrus College has been named a Military Friendly School for 11 consecutive years. The Military Friendly Spouse School honor, the college's second in a row, came as a result of efforts to create sustainable educational opportunities for military spouses.
One shining example of Citrus College's commitment to veterans and their families is the Veterans Success Center, which connects veterans to a wide array of services, ranging from academic counseling and orientations to mental health support and vocational rehabilitation. Additional services include help navigating the various military tuition assistance programs.
For military spouses, the Veterans Success Center takes the time to work with them on their education benefits and other resources available to them. The Veterans Success Center also provides military and veteran spouses all the services provided to student veterans, including access to the VetSuccess on Campus counselor and other resources.
"I want to thank our dedicated and caring Veterans Success Center staff for making sure our student military service members, student veterans and their family members receive the support they need to excel in the classroom and in their future careers," said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College. "Citrus College is very honored to receive these recognitions."
Throughout the pandemic, the Veterans Success Center has maintained its commitment to veterans virtually through Zoom drop-in lounge times; communications through Canvas, email and the Citrus Mobile app; and by phone.
The complete list of 2021-2022 Military Friendly Schools will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. Citrus College will be included in the July/August issue of Military Spouse magazine.
"On behalf of the board, I want to thank Citrus College faculty and staff for their dedication to student veterans and their families," said Dr. Patricia A. Rasmussen, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees. "These recognitions are an affirmation of the important work being done, as well a sign to veterans considering higher education that Citrus College is a fantastic destination."
For more information about the Veterans Success Center, visit www.citruscollege.edu/stdntsrv/veterans.