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Rep. Napolitano Visits Citrus College Veterans Success Center

September 4, 2014
Press Release

(Glendora, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) visited Citrus College in Glendora to see first-hand how its Veterans Success Center is improving educational and professional services to San Gabriel Valley student veterans.

“Citrus College continues to lead the way in addressing the needs of our region’s student veterans,” Napolitano said. “The Veterans Success Center provides critical transitional services to male and female student veterans, allowing faculty and peers to offer their direct support to them in a comfortable setting. We thank all Citrus College staff and students for their commitment to helping student veterans achieve their personal and academic goals.”

Napolitano received a tour of the new home for the Veterans Center from Interim Executive Dean, Dr. Martha McDonald. She also heard about the challenges and goals of student veterans and offered assistance with any of their veteran-related needs. Napolitano later presented a certificate to Dr. Martha McDonald for her participation in the 3rd Annual Veterans Forum held in July.

“The student veterans and staff of the Citrus College Veterans Success Center were tremendously honored by Congresswoman Napolitano’s visit today,” said Dr. McDonald. “The Congresswoman’s visit was very important to the veterans and college as a whole, as it signifies her support of the relevant and important services Citrus College provides to our student veteran population.”

“The Congresswoman’s continued support has been instrumental in improving the conditions throughout our campus,” said student, Steven Bluitt Flowers (U.S. Air Force). “I appreciate the time and her service, and personal commitment she makes.”

The Citrus College Veterans Program provides support services to military veterans who have returned to civilian life and aspire to earn an associate degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, or prepare for a career. The mission of the Citrus College Veterans Center is to assist veterans in achieving their educational and professional goals by helping them remove the barriers they face in transitioning and to empower them to compete globally. Citrus College has over 100 veterans on campus, most having recently returned from Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) or Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). For assistance with veteran-related issues, call Napolitano’s Military/Veterans Liaison, Hector Elizalde, at 626-350-0150.

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