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March 2024

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Name:  Emad Hamdy Abouhessein
Country: Egypt
Major: Automotive Technology

Emad was introduced to Citrus College by searching online for schools that offered a Toyota Technician Certificate. Citrus stood out due to its excellent reviews and great location. He had been to California a few times before committing to Citrus College and he couldn’t be happier with his choice. The option of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) was another major factor in his decision. CPT allowed Emad to get real, on the job, hands-on experience in his field while completing his degree. “Everyone was so helpful. The professors at Citrus have an excellent reputation with employers that gave me a leg up in finding a placement.”


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ISC News

The ISC Has so much going on this month. We have 3 events coming up, and Coe, the ISC Supervisor, is currently recruiting in Japan and Korea. Wednesday, March 13 @ 1pm, our health insurance partners want to buy you lunch and teach you how to use your health insurance! That Friday, March 15 is the annual ISC Nature Walk. We are going to Millard Falls this week to enjoy the mountains and a local waterfall. Two weeks later, the ISC Owl Hunt is on! Owls will be hiding all over campus for you to find and win prizes. Check the ISC Events page for details.

Meet the Dean! Dr. Balagi Sethu Raja!

Dr. Balaji Sethu Raja is the Dean of Math & Business and STEM Center. After completing his undergraduate engineering degree in India, he worked for Caterpillar, a U.S. based company in India that lead to his interests in graduate education. He realized these goals by receiving an MS and PhD in Ohio and Nebraska respectively. His award-winning project focus was GPS & Robotics in Agriculture. After completing his education, Dr. Balaji Sethu Raja, joined the CSU Fresno Faculty where he worked for 18 years before he made the move to Citrus. Dr Balaji Sethu Raja is happy to be at Citrus with its warm, welcoming environment and is excited to work with Citrus students. When asked for his advice, he said, “Stay focused, work in the present and soar into the heights of tomorrow.” We are proud to have Dr. Balaji Sethu Raja among our top administration at Citrus. Welcome to Citrus! 


ULV Housing

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NEW ULV Housing Agreement!

Citrus College and the University of La Verne (ULV) are initiating an exciting collaboration, offering students the opportunity to apply for conditional admission to ULV while being admitted to Citrus College. Conditionally admitted students will also have the option to reside on ULV’s campus and select a meal plan. Furthermore, by 2025, both campuses will be conveniently linked by the Metro A Line. Citrus College students already enjoy seamless transportation with easy access via the Citrus Metro Station, along with unlimited rides on Metro trains and all county bus lines. 

Important Dates
Current Students
  • Lunch & Learn - March 13

  • ISC Nature Walk- March 15

  • ISC Owl Hunt - April 1-5

  • Graduation application deadline - April 12

Future Students
  • Spring Late-Start Classes Begin - April 22

  • Summer Application Deadline – June 1

  • Summer Classes Begin - June 24

  • Fall Application Deadline - August 1