Citru College in top 50 college for Hispanic students

Citrus College is listed among the top 50
community colleges in the nation for full-time enrollment of Hispanic
students, Hispanic faculty and associate degrees awarded to Hispanic
students, according to an education journal.

The annual issue of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
ranked the community college at number 45 for enrollment, number 40 for
faculty and number 40 for associate degrees, the college reported
Tuesday. The college moved up from 42nd place in degrees awarded to
Hispanics from the magazine’s 2010 poll.

“It is truly an accomplishment to be recognized for our
efforts in serving the Hispanic community,” said Joanne Montgomery,
president of Citrus College board.

Added college president, Geraldine M. Perri: “This recognition
serves to underscore that Citrus College is fulfilling its mission of
serving all of our communities.”

Citrus College, located in Glendora, awarded 1,246 associate
degrees in 2011. About 49 percent of the college’s student population is
Hispanic, according to Perri’s recent report to the community.