FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Citrus College Voted "Best Community College" in San Gabriel Valley
Glendora, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2018) – Citrus College has once again been voted the region's "Best Community College" by San Gabriel Valley residents.
Ballots were submitted by the audience of Beacon Media News, a multimedia group that publishes weekly newspapers in more than 20 cities. Among its publications are the "Arcadia Weekly," "Monrovia Weekly" and "Pasadena Independent," as well as their associated websites.
Readers were invited to identify "the best" in over 100 categories, ranging from local restaurants to academic institutions. For the second consecutive year, Citrus College won "Gold" in the community college category.
"The members of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff of Citrus College are committed to increasing student success rates and work diligently to ensure that the college provides students with outstanding educational opportunities," said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president. "The Best Community College award is especially meaningful because it shows that local residents recognize our commitment to academic excellence."
The Beacon Media News honor comes just months after Citrus College was recognized by another local news organization. In May 2018, the Southern California News Group also named the college the region's "Best Community College" in its annual "Readers Choice Awards" magazine, with print and online readers of the "San Gabriel Valley Tribune," "Pasadena Star-News" and "Whittier Daily News" submitting votes.
The college, which serves more than 20,000 students each year, just kicked off its 2018-2019 academic year. With associate degrees, associate degrees for transfer and career/technical certificates offered in more than 125 programs of study, Citrus College prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions or embark upon or advance in their careers.
The fall 2018 semester began on August 25, and classes are still available.
"Being recognized by the audiences of these two multimedia organizations is a great way to start the new academic year," said Dr. Patricia A. Rasmussen, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees. "Citrus College is grateful to those individuals who took the time to vote in these polls. By identifying Citrus College as the San Gabriel Valley's top community college, they have acknowledged the hard work we have invested in helping students reach their goals."