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African American History

The Alumni

Mabel Duncan Class of 1948
Mabel Duncan Associate Professor at PCC/CEC

The plaza in the Sculpture Garden on the Pasadena City College campus will be named for local real estate developer Bill Galloway. He is an active member of the Pasadena City College Foundation and currently serves on the Foundation's executive board. [full story]

Michael Dorn as Lt. Cmdr. Worf of "Star Trek The Next Generation"

Pasadena City College African American Distinguished Alumni

These are some of the most renown African American PCC Alumni. We know there are many, many other talented, famous, brilliant PCC Alumnae out there. Are you one? Do you know of others? E-mail information to the Alumni Association today!

RAY BARTLETT - PJC AA 1937-1939 All American, first team & junior college hall of fame; Distinguished public service career & exemplary volunteer leader.
ROBERT BARTLETT - PCC AA 1959 The Mayor of Monrovia.
ALTON BALLARD -PJC AA 1941 WW II Captain of US Army Aircorp All Negro Mustang Fighter Group; flew 65 successful missions; awarded Air Medal for meritorious achievement.
OCTAVIA BUTLER - PCC AA 1968 Award winning science fiction author. Winner of the Nebula Award and two Hugos.
MICHAEL COOPER - PCC 1976 Head Coach of the LA Sparks; former Assistant Coach LA Lakers; LA Laker. Five World Championship Rings.
MICHAEL DORN - PCC- AA 1972 Actor famous for portrayal of "Worf" on TV series and motion pictures: Star Trek - The Next Generation
WILLIAM GALLOWAY - PCC AA 1961 Successful in real estate sales and development; Pasadena Community volunteer and philanthropist; Sculpture Garden Plaza named for Bill and his wife, Brenda.
BETTY JACKSON -PCC AA 1965 Extensive community service in nursing serving impoverished and under-served people in Africa, Mexico, and many other countries around the world.
BENNIE MAUPIN - attended 1979-1981; 1996 International Jazz, Soloist; played with John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock - toured with Hancock
JACKIE ROBINSON - PJC 1939 First African American to sign Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947; 1947 Rookie of the Year; 1949 Most Valuable Player; 1962 Baseball Hall of Fame. [OMD]
MACK ROBINSON PJC 1936-1938 Set national junior college records I 00-yard dash, 200 yard dash, broad jump; Olympic Games 193 6 - Silver Medal, 200 meters (21. 1 seconds). Pasadena Junior College and University of Oregon Hall of Fame Athlete.
BETYE SAAR - PCC 1946/ 1947 Internationally renowned artist; works are primarily mixed media; exhibits in galleries and museums nationwide.
JOHN SINGLETON - PCC 1985 Movie director; directed "Boyz in the Hood", "Higher Learning" ,"Rosewood"