For both part-time and full-time students, the community college years tend to be about starting a new chapter in life.
Thankfully, the Citrus College Completion Corps, C4, is making the process less intimidating for students. C4 provides support to help students transfer and/or graduate successfully.
Inspired by this challenge, a cohort of Citrus College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society decided to respond and take action these students presented a proposal to the administration, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees.
Among these students was Alejandra Morales, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, now president of C4.
Morales, who is a double major in both biology and English believes that she has been fortunate to lead a very great group of people who inspire her.
“I see how hard they work, and it makes me want to work harder for them,” Morales says.
Their mission is to have students go beyond just taking classes and instead commit to completing their academic goals. A list distributed to students includes tips on time management, participation and study groups, guidance with professors and counselors. Through its vital check list C4 instills movtivation and support for students.
Chase Goldsmith, C4 vice president of fellowship, works closely with students through the peer mentoring program helping new and/or continuing students make the right decisions in pursuit of their educational goals.
The C4 vice president for leadership Farihah Chowdhury said that she believes investing in students is the key to tapping into the potential of every student as it fulfills the vision and purpose by which Citrus College abides: to bring unity and education to individual from all walks of life.