Community Endorsement Statements

"As a past member of the Claremont Unified Board of Education, and as a long time resident of Claremont, I am in awe of all Laura has done and continues to do in the community.  But to me what I value most about Laura is her straightforward, honest, communication.  We have sometimes disagreed on how problems might be solved, or which approach is better, but she listens!  She listens to new ideas and I can see her thinking through.  She is more concerned about doing right than being right and that, in these days is a gift. She is  such a strong advocate for education and has spoken so often of the way Citrus was the core of her training to be so engaged in the community. In other words, I am proud to endorse her to serve on the Citrus College Board of Trustees representing Claremont.  She brings strength to the board and a gift to Claremont."

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Beth Bingham

Former CUSD Board Member

"I am a former student and former instructor at Citrus, and Citrus afforded me access to quality education and helped me achieve success. Today, my son is a current Citrus student and is benefiting from the school’s many opportunities aimed at helping students achieve academic success.  I know and trust that as Trustee, Laura will encourage policies that provide opportunities for the diverse student population and support ways to improve the opportunity gap at Citrus. "
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Sam Pedroza
Former Mayor, City of Claremont

"As a former CUSD trustee, I firmly believe that Laura has all the attributes to be an effective board member of higher education, and that she is up to making the difficult decisions that will impact the Citrus College community. In working with Laura on past boards, I witnessed first hand her dynamic approach to solving problems and her ability to build plans and partnerships to achieve results. Through her years of service and advocacy, Laura’s passion for educational equity and for the Citrus College community is clear. I am confident that with her combined skills and experience, Laura is the right choice for Citrus College Board of Trustees. "

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Jeff Stark,

Former,  Claremont USD Board of Trustees Member

"Please join me in supporting Laura Bollinger in her campaign for the Claremont area representative on the Citrus College Board of Trustees. For me, Citrus College was the stable bridge that I needed to help me achieve my educational goals. Coming from the Marine Corps, I was used to a certain kind of structure and regimented lifestyle, but as college students know, there is little structure outside of the classroom, and that experience often leaves military veterans feeling unmoored and anxious. However, thanks to the robust and supportive Citrus Veterans' Center, I was able to draw on the knowledge and experience of other veterans who helped me create my own structure and mentored me throughout my time at Citrus. Additionally, we had dedicated academic counselors who assisted with course registration and veteran education benefits certification. Citrus College prioritizes military veterans, and goes above and beyond to ensure that we are successful once we leave their campus. Without this program, I would have had a significantly more difficult time adapting to civilian life, and definitely would not have been able to transfer to such a prestigious school as Pomona College.  The person who is elected to represent the Claremont area on the Citrus Board of Trustees should be well-versed on the contributions that Citrus already makes to the veteran community on campus, appreciative of Citrus's reputation as a military-friendly campus, and eager to work with existing leadership to maintain and improve access to current programming.  I believe that Laura Bollinger, with her many years of experience and strong community ties, is the person Citrus needs to represent the interests of Citrus College constituents in the Claremont area."

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Mo Dyson

Veteran (USMC) and Citrus College Alumnus, Class of 2016

"Please join me in voting for Laura. She is eager to continue her service to our community and to support the wider population of her alma mater. For over a decade I have worked with Laura and I have the upmost confidence in her ability to address difficult issues, promote learning and opportunities for learners, and focus on her responsibilities and duties as a Trustee."
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Hilary LaConte
Claremont Community Member

"Having known Laura for many years in Claremont, we cannot imagine a better person to represent Claremont on the Citrus College Board of Trustees. We have seen her involved in so many community and area-wide, enriching non-profits. Laura has been incredibly giving of her time and talents to the organizations in which she has been involved.  It is obvious she understands (because she has made it a point to know) what Claremont students need and by extension, what ALL Citrus College students need to be productive citizens in their chosen fields. Laura’s vision, creative problem solving and work ethic will benefit Citrus College and Claremont!"

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Sonja Stump and Bob Fagg

Local Business Owners and Community Volunteers

"The Citrus College Recording Technology Program is very extensive and challenging, and we can certainly attest to that. We are working hard to earn that lucrative certificate from a program that has one of the best reputations in the industry.  It is programs like the Recording Technology that Laura Bollinger will work hard to maintain and enhance. We support Laura!"
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Zachary Pedroza and Dayna Murri
Current Citrus College Students

"I am proud to endorse Laura Bollinger as a candidate for the Board of Trustees.  She has been a very loyal supporter of the College for decades, both with the Foundation and the entire campus of students and faculty.  She is dedicated to the learning experience for all students. She is the crown jewel to represent CLAREMONT well and keep the Citrus College Board of Trustees moving forward."

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Brian Bowcock

Past President & Current Board Member, Citrus College Foundation

"Laura is a proven leader with a track record of achievement for youth.  She relishes rolling up her sleeves, drilling down into detail, and giving everything she’s got to see a project’s vision through to completion. Working closely with Laura on the Friends of the Claremont Library Board, I saw firsthand her deftness and skill in renovating the Claremont Public Library’s Children’s Room. Laura’s an individual of substance, not mere rhetoric.”

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Rose Ash
Community Volunteer

"I know that Laura understands the role of a board member based upon her long history of achieving results for numerous community boards.  As a Citrus Trustee, she will represent the interests of Claremont’s district by constructively working with the four other representatives to develop policy and goals for the Citrus community as a whole.  That is why I am endorsing Laura for Citrus College Board of Trustees."
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Diann Ring

Former Mayor, City of Claremont

"As a 2020 STEM graduate of Citrus College, the campus means the world to me since it's where I truly found myself and my passion for the Biological Sciences. And I know Citrus College means the world to Laura Bollinger.  With her passion, drive and love for the campus and student body I am certain that she will be the perfect addition to the Citrus College Board of Trustees. Join me in supporting Laura Bollinger for Citrus College."

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Jocelyn Gonzalez

Former Citrus College Student

"I can confidently recommend Laura Bollinger, who has has shown both skill and dedication in her support of local not-for-profit institutions. I enjoyed working with Laura as part of the Friends of the Claremont Library, both as a volunteer and board member. I found her to be reliable, dependable, and thorough. I encourage you to use your vote to support Laura Bollinger."
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Judith Tanenbaum
Community Volunteer

"I have known Laura over 20 years, and in all of our conversations, she understands that education is the foundation for a more progressive community. Laura is collaborative and open to various points of view when making decisions, which is reflected in her years of service. I believe she has the leadership to assist in promoting responsible policies for the Citrus community, students, and faculty. As a proud Citrus Alum, Laura has my vote for Citrus College Board of Trustees."

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Kathy Zetterberg

Teacher, Claremont USD

"When it is time for mid-term and final exams at Citrus College, you can often find my Certified Therapy Dog Tache on-the-job in the Library. As test-weary students hug and talk to her, they relax, preparing them for their next exam. Tache works hard for Citrus College, and I believe that Laura Bollinger will also work hard for Citrus. This is why I support her for Citrus College Trustee."
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Lee Jackman
Community Volunteer

Citrus Faculty Member, Retired

"This is personal for me. Citrus College is where, as a student, I fell in love with literature and teaching. It is where I enjoyed many years of service as a faculty member with wonderful colleagues and students who made work a challenging joy. Citrus College is a unique and effective institution, and this doesn’t happen without key leadership among the Board of Trustees. Claremont will benefit from having a trustee who understands the dynamic roles of students, staff, administrators, and faculty.

I trust Laura Bollinger to promote the mission of the college because of her apt appreciation for its history and her vision for its future."

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Roberta Eisel,

Citrus College Alumna and Retired Language Arts Faculty

"My wife Catherine and I have known Laura  for many years. We know that Citrus College has been, and always will be, an important part of Laura’s life. She is passionate about equity for learners and believes that everyone should have access to educational opportunities. She is committed to ensuring Citrus College continues to provide numerous and varied opportunities to its students while maintaining its status as a top-tier community college with cutting-edge ideas. Catherine and I are supporting Laura and hope you will too."
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Frank D'Emilio
Teacher, Claremont USD

"I went to Citrus College with Laura, and over the years, I have been impressed with her ongoing dedication and connection to Citrus. She’s also very connected to Claremont. I know she cares deeply about both communities and she will be a great trustee."

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Dan Solis

Citrus College Alumnus & Disney Imagineering Team Member

"I support Laura Bollinger for Citrus Trustee.  She'll gather the data to make careful decisions. She can follow through."

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Barbara Rugeley

Former Citrus College Librarian

"I attended Citrus College from 1969-1972 before transferring to Cal State Fullerton. Citrus was an awesome experience for me and I feel it is a vital asset to our community as an affordable yet academically excellent way to start a higher education pathway! I know Laura feels the same way as I do, and that is why I Support her as Trustee for Claremont!"

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Ed Leavell,

Citrus Alumnus & Claremont Community Member

"I have known Laura for over 20 years, and it has been a pleasure to work with her on a variety of projects.  Whether it was leadership in PFA, the Claremont Community Foundation, or other activities, Laura demonstrated resourcefulness, dedication, and accountability in her work, and I am confident that she will do the same as Claremont's Citrus College trustee."

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June S. Seccombe, Citrus College adjunct professor, retired

"Laura has a life long passion for Citrus College.  With an impressive background in policy development, long range planning, fund-raising and much more, I am confident Laura will represent our communities well with the challenges ahead.
Please take a look, and join me in supporting Laura Bollinger for Citrus College Trustee."
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Suzanne Hall
Community Member

"I am excited to endorse Laura Bollinger for the Citrus College Board of Trustees. She has been a tireless volunteer supporting education in this region for many years! I am confident she will represent the students, faculty, and the College well!"
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Holly Reynolds
Cal Poly Pomona, Adjunct Professor

Student

Testimonial

"I received my Associates Degree in Business Administration and Certificate for Emerging Theatre Technologies (ETT) from Citrus College. My experience at Citrus was amazing!

The equipment and technology is state-of-the-art. The professors are industry professionals and create an incredibly engaging environment for students. We are exceptionally well prepared for our chosen careers.

Much of the reason I chose Citrus was because of its connection to Claremont High School. I was able to go to Citrus on a school day with other CHS students to learn about the certificate programs, take placement exams, meet with advisors, and register for my first semester of classes.

I have no doubt that Laura Bollinger, as Citrus College Trustee, will ensure that the next generation of students will have the resources needed to become leaders in their fields and in life. Her knowledge of and passion for Claremont and Citrus make her my No. 1 choice!"
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Mark Barr

Citrus College Graduate

"Laura Bollinger, a friend and long-time community volunteer, has my support for the Citrus College Board of Trustees. She has been volunteering at Citrus for many years. Laura will be an excellent Trustee for Citrus!"

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Chuck Cable

Claremont Community Member

"I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Laura for over 20 years, and during this time, I have personally witnessed her devotion to the Claremont and Citrus College communities. The depth and breadth of her volunteerism throughout the years is indicative of Laura‘s passion to serve and make a difference. I believe her impressive work ethic, collaborative nature and her sincere desire to ensure the learning equity for all students will make her an outstanding trustee. I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically support Laura’s candidacy!"

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Cris Stark

Claremont Community Member
 

"My family enjoys a longtime connection with Citrus College. I graduated with an AA degree from Citrus College before graduating from a 4-year university. As for many families, the affordable education offered at Citrus made it possible for my parents to send their five children to college.  My son Michael began his college education at Citrus College where he received comprehensive support from faculty, academic advisors, and through his extra-curricular activities. I support Laura Bollinger because she will work to ensure that Citrus College continues to offer the highest standards of affordable quality education for all students."

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Catherine D'Emilio

Claremont Community Member &

Citrus Alumna

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