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Citrus College hosts commencement this weekend

On Saturday, June 18, Citrus College, the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest community college in California, will proudly observe its 106th annual commencement ceremony starting at 9 a.m., according to a news release.

This year’s celebration honors over a century of academic excellence and connection to the local community, as well as a return to important traditions, such as the in-person aspect of accepting a college degree. This is the first in-person graduation ceremony since the campus closed in 2019 due to COVID-19 which means the event will include alumni from the Class of 2020 and 2021, who will have the opportunity to walk on stage to receive their diplomas and celebrate with their families in attendance.

For the Class of 2022, the college is awarding associate degrees to 1,460 students, including 1,160 associate degrees for transfer. Additionally, 535 graduates are receiving multiple degrees. The top five majors are business administration, psychology, pre-allied health, sociology and child development/education. The diverse graduating class includes students 18 to 72 years old, including 37 student veterans and 639 students graduating with honors.

In addition to the three special classes of the year, also in attendance at the commencement will be The following individuals and groups: Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees members, Superintendent and President Greg Schulz, Ed.D., student commencement speaker Hala Fakhoury, Distinguished Faculty Award recipient Dave Brown, along with Citrus College faculty and staff.

And for the first time ever, Citrus College will also be live-streaming the event on Facebook and YouTube. The recording will be archived for future viewings according to the university.

The 106th Citrus College commencement will take place at Citrus College Stadium, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., in Glendora. Stadium parking is located off Barranca Avenue, just north of Route 66.

For information about commencement, contact Doug Schultz, the school’s communications supervisor, at 626-852-6497 or via email at dschultz@citruscollege.edu.

 

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