Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Glendora, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2017) - Citrus College has beenchoices. As an honoree, Citrus College will appear on 
named a 2018 Military Friendly School by Victory Media,Victory Media’s website, It will 
publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spousealso be included in the “2018 Guide to Military Friendly 
magazines.Schools,” which is published in G.I. Jobs and Military 

This is the college’s eighth consecutive appearanceSpouse magazines.
on the Military Friendly Schools list, which honors the“Citrus College is proud to receive this outstandingtop 15 percent of the nation’s colleges, universities andrecognition for the eighth year in a row,” said Dr. Barbaratrade schools that have demonstrated a commitment to R. Dickerson, president of the Citrus Community Collegeembracing military students by providing them with theDistrict Board of Trustees. “Thanks to the great work ofresources needed to ensure success. the Citrus College Veterans Success Center, our student

“Citrus College is deeply committed to helping studentveterans are receiving specialized support services thatveterans. To once again be included on Victory Media’s listare empowering them to succeed in the classroom andof Military Friendly Schools affirms all the college has donebeyond.”
to create an environment in which members of the militaryApproximately 500 students are served by the Citruscan thrive,” said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/College Veterans Success Center annually. In addition topresident of Citrus College. “Our veterans have made manyproviding students with computers and quiet rooms forsacrifices in the service of our country, and it is an honorstudying, the Veterans Success Center offers academicand privilege to assist them as they pursue their academiccounseling, financial aid assistance, mental health servicesand professional goals.” and more. 

According to Victory Media, the Military Friendly“Those students who have served in the military andSchools list is compiled using public data sources, responsesare transitioning back to civilian life often face uniqueto the organization’s data-driven survey and personal datachallenges. However, they also have a lot to contribute tofrom veterans themselves. Final ratings are determinedthe college community,” said Dr. Martha McDonald, vice 
by combining the institution’s survey scores with anpresident of Student Services. “Being named a Militaryassessment of its ability to meet academic thresholds, suchFriendly School shows that Citrus College understandsas student retention, persistence and graduation rates.the magnitude of the responsibility it has in serving this

Published every year since 2003, the purpose of the important group, and that it is working to serve theselist is to assist veterans in making wise educational students as effectively and efficiently as possible.” 


Dr. Dan’s College Corner 


From giant mega-universities public and private to smaller,honorific designation 
more intimate institutions, colleges come in many shapes andbased on inbound 
sizes. What’s right for you?GPA to preferential 

As I’ve suggested in this column in the past, no matter theor blocked courses, 
size of institution you choose to attend, you’ll likely follow whatto a more inclusive 
one Dean called “the rule of 95,” which was her way of sayingresidential model that 
that a typical college student will assemble slightly under 100includes cluster housing,
friends of significance during a four-year enrollment. Theteaching by professors in the dorms and other amenities.
sooner you make a start on accruing this group of allies, theIf you want a big school but want a better chance at engagedmore connected you’ll be to your school, and, most likely,learning, you could explore the many larger institutions withthe more engaged you’ll be with its resources and your owndistinguished honors college programs. Two regional choiceslearning.come to mind, the Clark Honors College at U Oregon and the

Engaged? This is a buzz word in the evaluation of higherBarrett Honors College at Arizona State University.
education outcomes, and you might want to learn howBarrett enrollment would mean you’d have a cohort of 
institutions try to measure their success. There is a National approximately 3000 other Honors designees from all majorSurvey of Student Engagement that actually gets administeredacademic areas, with curricular and housing enrichments, allat most 4-year institutions (see fortucked into a big major university with the cultural, sport andmore information).other lifestyle amenities that are so alluring to high schoolers.

The data tell us that it’s clearly easier to be both ‘connected’Same goes for the Clark program.
and ‘engaged’ at smaller colleges, where you’re more likelyThe book Inside Honors profiles over 60 large publicto be taught by full-time faculty, get earlier opportunities forinstitutions with honors tracks, but big privates are fast-
research partnerships with these professors, and have moredeveloping strong honors programs (SMU, NYU, Northeasternfrequent and in-depth advisement, not only on your path ofand George Washington, to name a few).
study, but also on career and graduate school topics, too.If you have worked hard to develop a strong GPA (3.5 and

But you may be set on the big schools as your target group ofup) as you launch your college search, and you want to getinstitutions, and you should know that these kinds of schoolsthe meld of big school energy with small school intimacy, therecognize they need to do a better job of engagement, andHonors College path could be for you. 
have, over the past 20 years, addressed this shortcoming bydevising the school-within-school model of Honors CollegesDr. Dan Golden was the founding director of Life Planning atembedded in the larger university.the Vistamar School in El Segundo. He was a professor, program

Barbara Geller writes a very useful blog on collegedirector and Dean for Work & Service-Learning at Wheatonissues, “The College Counselor for Gifted Kids,” http:// College (MA), and now consults with individuals, schools and has something to say ineducational districts on college access, post-graduate study andthis link about honors programs, which can range from a mere career planning issues. 

Alverno Heights Academy200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. FanaraE-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 
Arroyo Pacific Academy41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 
(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 
240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 446-5588 Head of School: EthanWilliamson 
Kindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 
Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 
Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 
Foothill Oaks Academy822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 
(626) 301-9809Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane 
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The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-2410Head of School, Carl Parke 
High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 
La Salle High School3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
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Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 
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St. Rita Catholic School 
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(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LewisE-mail address: 
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Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
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(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
Wilson Middle School 
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