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Citrus College Earns Eighth Consecutive “Military Friendly” Designation
Glendora, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- Citrus College has been named a 2018 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.
This is the college's eighth consecutive appearance on the Military Friendly Schools list, which honors the top 15 percent of the nation’s colleges, universities and trade schools that have demonstrated a commitment to embracing military students by providing them with the resources needed to ensure success.
"Citrus College is deeply committed to helping student veterans. To once again be included on Victory Media's list of Military Friendly Schools affirms all the college has done to create an environment in which members of the military can thrive," said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College. "Our veterans have made many sacrifices in the service of our country, and it is an honor and privilege to assist them as they pursue their academic and professional goals."
According to Victory Media, the Military Friendly Schools list is compiled using public data sources, responses to the organization’s data‐driven survey and personal data from veterans themselves. Final ratings are determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with an assessment of its ability to meet academic thresholds, such as student retention, persistence and graduation rates.
Published every year since 2003, the purpose of the list is to assist veterans in making wise educational choices. As an honoree, Citrus College will appear on Victory Media's website, militaryfriendly.com. It will also be included in the "2018 Guide to Military Friendly Schools," which is published in G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.
"Citrus College is proud to receive this outstanding recognition for the eighth year in a row," said Dr. Barbara R. Dickerson, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees. "Thanks to the great work of the Citrus College Veterans Success Center, our student veterans are receiving specialized support services that are empowering them to succeed in the classroom and beyond."
Approximately 500 students are served by the Citrus College Veterans Success Center annually. In addition to providing students with computers and quiet rooms for studying, the Veterans Success Center offers academic counseling, financial aid assistance, mental health services and more.
"Those students who have served in the military and are transitioning back to civilian life often face unique challenges. However, they also have a lot to contribute to the college community," said Dr. Martha McDonald, vice president of Student Services. "Being named a Military Friendly School shows that Citrus College understands the magnitude of the responsibility it has in serving this important group, and that it is working to serve these students as effectively and efficiently as possible."