Citrus College's efforts to help Latinx students reach their academic goals have been recognized by the Campaign for College Opportunity, an organization dedicated to expanding college access and improving completion rates.
The California-based research and advocacy nonprofit presented Citrus College with an Equity Champion of Higher Education Award during its virtual celebration on Nov. 16. This is the second year that the Campaign for College Opportunity has recognized California community colleges that are leading the state in conferring associate degrees for transfer (ADT) to Black and/or Latinx students on their campus.
During the virtual ceremony, the organization honored colleges in four categories: excellence in transfer, excellence in transfer for Black and Latinx students, excellence in transfer for Black students, and excellence in transfer for Latinx students. Of California's 116 community colleges, Citrus College was one of 60 to receive the "Excellence in Transfer for Latinx Students" distinction.