Daily Archives: October 21, 2015

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Campus Safety introduce the ‘Citrus Guardian’ app

As shootings on college campuses have become more and more common, like the recent shootings at Umpqua Community College, Northern Arizona University and Texas Southern University, improving safety services is vital. A Campus Safety app for Citrus College students and employees was released on Oct. 19. Citrus is the only community college campus in the…

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Extraneous degrees cut down,refocused for academic completion

Students perusing the Fall 2015 catalog will notice that four previously offered degrees have been eliminated.  These degrees were edited to “clarify what students were achieving with their curriculum investment,” said Nicki Shaw, former curriculum chair. The degrees removed included liberal arts in social and behavioral sciences, business and technology, math and science, and a…

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Technology slow down, boost needed

Technology and Computer Services at Citrus College are working as quickly and efficiently as funds will allow. In the self-evaluation accreditation report, Citrus College compiled an actionable improvement plan that included a focus on keeping technology up to date. “Campus-wide technology upgrades are part of a planned technology replacement cycle,” says Linda Welz, chief information…

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All tangled up in spooky hair styles

Expect creatures with extravagant hairstyles and exotic makeup on the fashion runway during cosmetology’s annual Halloween Hairshow. Student designers will be working with models in two categories:  fantasy and horror. “I really enjoy this program,” said Natalia Pryannik, 38, cosmetology student.  “They teach you a really strong foundation for cosmetology that you can use in…

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Trustee president plans for future

The president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees is running for re-election on Nov. 3. Joanne Montgomery from the Monrovia district is running to retain her seat against former Area 1 trustee Gary L. Woods, J.D. Montgomery was appointed to CCCD board in 1998 to fill the vacancy left by the death…

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International student breaking barriers to learn

Beyond the language barrier, there is an inherent challenge for many international students when they arrive at Citrus College. The International Student Center aims to make the transition to American culture a pleasant one. Citrus College began its acceptance of international students in the 1960-1961 academic year, eventually opening the International Student Office in 1980…

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Pumpkin Festival a blast from the past

This year’s 23rd annual Pumpkin Festival at the Centennial Heritage Park in Glendora, had a constant flow of visitors and received great support. The Hamilton House acts as an interactive museum for visitors to experience life in the 19th century. People can walk through the authentically furnished and decorated farmhouse, observe how corn meal was…

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‘Russian’ to the top

The Citrus College Cosmetology Program is home to the best hair stylist in California. Natalia Pryannik, 38, cosmetology student, entered the California State Hair Show Individual Student Championship in 2015. With the guidance of Albert Graciano, professor of hair color and hair design, she won first place in the statewide competition. Pryannik said wanting to…