Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

Distinguished Alumni Awards


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NICK NOLTE - PCC 1961 Two-time Academy Award nominated actor.
IRV NOREN - PJC 1942-1945,1945 Basketball State Championships, Player of the Year; Baseball - All Western State Conference First Team; Major League Baseball player and coach for 16 years.
HOWARD PACKARD - PHS 1929 Former President of Johnson's Wax. [OMD]
CHARLES PADDOCK - PHS - 1915-1918 "The World's Fastest Human" 1916-1924; Olympic Games 1920, 2 gold and I Silver Medal; Olympic Games 1924, Silver Medal; Managed the Star News; WWII Marine Officer, killed in 1943 at age 42.
ANNE W. PURSEL - PCC AA 1954 Retired PUSD Elementary School Teacher. Community Volunteer - exemplary service to Pasadena Community organizations and agencies.
DICK RATLIFF - PCC AA 1957 Pasadena Community Volunteer; leader in developing PCC Foundation. President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.
GEORGE REEVES - PJC 1934 Actor; portrayed "Superman" on television series; appeared in many movies including "Gone with the Wind".
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.
NATHANIEL ROSEN - PCC 1965-1967 Award winning cellist; only American to have won Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky International Competition.
DAVID RUST - PCC -1974-1976 CNN Photographer.
BETYE SAAR - PCC 1946/ 1947 Internationally renowned artist; works are primarily mixed media; exhibits in galleries and museums nationwide.
FRANK SATA - PCC 1952 Architect; Sata Collaborates, Inc.; community volunteer.
BETTIE MAE SCOTT - PJC 1944 Among first crew of Women in Service Airforce Pilots; She was killed while flight testing a BT-13 on July 8, 1944.
WALTER SHATFORD- PJC 1931-1934 39 years of service as elected school and college trustee; NAACP Ruby McKnight Williams Award.

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