Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

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Kerry Carter: Athlete of the Year

“I wouldn’t say I’m religious, but my faith is really strong.”   Tattoos cover his arms. Most of them depict the life of Jesus. The biggest image is of the “Last Supper.”   Kerry Carter is a 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound basketball player who plays guard for the Citrus College men’s basketball team. He is the 2013 co-winner…

Keys of Knowledge Recipients 2013

Ali Oudich (w/Jesus Gutierrez)   Originally from Rome, Italy, Ali Oudich came to the U.S. to pursue his dream of teaching mathematics. He enjoys helping students who struggle with math. Jesus Gutierrez encouraged Oudich to become a Supplemental Instruction leader for math and physics. He will be transferring to Cal Poly Pomona to pursue a…

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Former Marine awarded co-Woman of the Year

A former U.S. Marine, Jocelyn Vizcarra was awarded the prestigious Woman of the Year award at the Citrus College Annual Achievement Ceremony on May 30 in the Campus Center.   The Man and Woman of the Year awards are granted to graduating students based on their contributions to Citrus community, service outside the community and grade…

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Distinguished student receives top honor

Two graduating sophomores were recently named “Woman of the Year” at Citrus College. Stephanie Miramontez was honored as co-recipient for her community service on May 30 at the Achievement Awards Banquet.   A graduate of the 2010 Claremont High School class, she resides in Claremont and will attend the University of La Verne in the…

Stalwart defensive back earns top athletic award

The Citrus College male and female athlete of the year awards are presented to students who stand above all others by meeting requirements based on athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character. A panel of coaches voted for the prestigious award recipients, who were acknowledged at the annual academic achievement ceremony on May 30 at…

DJ Ghandy breaks it down

Music is what Citrus College student Ghandy Soria eats, breathes, and bleeds. “I’m just jamming,” the 21-year-old DJ said after performing during Springfest 2013. “Even if it’s just [for] one person or a thousand people. I want them to leave thinking: ‘He was good.’”   Soria has been DJing for three years and has performed…

The road less traveled

His mother came in his room and said “Let’s go to the United States, pack up your bags.”   Today, Said Lopez, 23, is majoring in business at Citrus College. Lopez was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico; there he was born three months premature with cerebral palsy which explains why his left leg did…