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January 20, 2015


Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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For Immediate Release


(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Chaffey College student and U.S. veteran, Crystal Tettenhorst will be attending the 2015 State of the Union address tonight in Washington, D.C. Tettenhorst was invited by Congresswoman NormaTorres, representative for the 35th District of California. This is Torres’ first State of the Union and is honored to be joined by an amazing student.

Below is the news release from Representative Torres’ office.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Contact:  Anna Gonzalez
January 16, 2015                                                                                   Phone: (202) 225 - 6161

ONTARIO, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) will be joined by local veteran and Chaffey College student Crystal Tettenhorst at next week’s State of the Union address.

“I invited Crystal to join me at the State of the Union, because she gives hope to the countless veterans and Inland Empire residents forging a new path in their careers and working to adapt to the economic challenges facing our region,” Torres said.  “On the heels of the President’s announcement to vastly expand access to community college, Crystal reminds us of the need to invest in training and higher education and of the transformative role community colleges play in the lives of so many.”

Born into a military family as one of five siblings, Crystal Tettenhorst saw joining the U.S. Navy as an opportunity to serve her country and get the funding necessary to attend college.  She served six years in the Navy, most of which was spent aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise as a Nuclear Machinist, and is studying to become a pharmacist, majoring in biochemistry at Chaffey College with plans to transfer to California State University, San Bernardino in the fall.  She and her husband, also a Navy veteran, live in Fontana.

“Crystal served our country honorably.  Now, it is our responsibility to ensure she has the tools she needs to lead a successful life beyond the military,” Torres continued.  “I am honored she is able to come as my guest to my first State of the Union, and I hope that as my colleagues get the opportunity to meet her, they remember the impact our decisions in Congress have on the lives of Americans just like her.”

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