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Pasadena City College Foundation Announces Top Westerbeck Scholarship Winners

Release date: 11-24-2014

Winners are among 255 PCC students to receive more than $230,000 in scholarships at December 3 scholarship awards ceremony

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LATE SCHEDULE CHANGE--Women's Basketball Game Tuesday, Nov. 25 Canceled

Release date: 11-24-2014

The regularly-scheduled contest to be hosted by the Pasadena City College women's basketball game against Pierce on Tuesday, Nov. 25 has been canceled. The game will not be made up.

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PCC Partners with USC to Enhance Chinese Language Program

Release date: 11-21-2014

Pasadena City College has formed a broad, long-term partnership with the University of Southern California to enhance PCC’s burgeoning Chinese Language Program and encourage its students to seek careers as Chinese language teachers.

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Eight Students Named Winners of Annual Juried Exhibition of PCC Student Art and Design

Release date: 11-21-2014

Eight Pasadena City College students were recognized on Nov. 18 as winners of this year’s Juried Exhibition of PCC Student Art and Design, an annual competition that showcases the college’s most talented student-artists.

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Indian Author Vimla Kapoor to Speak on Tuesday, Nov. 25

Release date: 11-20-2014

The Pasadena City College School of Humanities and Social Sciences will be hosting Vimla Kapoor, a teacher, writer, and inspirational speaker who will be discussing her memoir, “For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow,” on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at noon in the PCC Circadian.

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Pasadena City College Foundation to Announce 2014-2015 Scholarship Winners

Release date: 11-17-2014

The Pasadena City College Foundation will award more than $230,000 in scholarships to 225 PCC students during its annual scholarship awards ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, at the Pasadena Hilton.

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Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians Film Screening Nov. 20

Release date: 11-14-2014

Pasadena City College will be presenting a screening of the acclaimed documentary Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Harbeson Hall.

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Public Invited to Open Forum on Presidential Search

Release date: 11-13-2014

The public is invited to participate in an open forum on Monday, Nov. 17, to discuss the college's search for its next superintendent-president, the 15th in its storied history.

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PCC to Host Author Susana Chávez-Silverman

Release date: 11-12-2014

The Pasadena City College School of Humanities and Social Sciences will be hosting a reading by acclaimed author Susana Chávez-Silverman on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the PCC Circadian.

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Living Indigenous Epistemologies Dialogue with Dr. Robert Cintli Rodriguez

Release date: 11-12-2014

Pasadena City College will be hosting a presentation titled "Living Indigenous Epistemologies Dialogue with Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodriguez" on Thursday, Nov. 13, at noon in the PCC Circadian.

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A Tribute to Count Basie Concert Set for Nov. 21

Release date: 11-07-2014

Renditions of Count Basie’s most famous recordings will reverberate across Westerbeck Recital Hall as Pasadena City College’s Jazz Department presents an evening concert on Friday, Nov. 21 in honor of the legendary music icon.

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U2 Tribute Band to Perform Live at Million Meals Marathon Event

Release date: 11-07-2014

Saturday, Nov. 22, just got a little more beautiful.

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Military Veterans To Be Admitted Free At Football Finale Nov. 8

Release date: 11-07-2014

Pasadena City College Athletics and Athletic Director Tony Barbone announced that all U.S. military veterans, active or inactive, will be admitted free to Saturday's Homecoming football game between the Lancers and visiting Bakersfield College. Kickoff at Robinson Stadium is 4 p.m.

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Dental Lab Tech To Hold Comedy Night Fundraiser

Release date: 10-31-2014

The Pasadena City College Dental Laboratory Technology program will be hosting a “Comedy Relief From Midterms Night” on Nov. 12 to help raise funds for its students.

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Veterans Cohort Camping Trip: Building Camaraderie, Easing the Transition to College Life

Release date: 10-29-2014

What happens when you put together more than a dozen Pasadena City College student-veterans – complete strangers to each other – and drive them off to a three-day camping trip some 100 miles away from Pasadena?

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PCC Student Chapter Wins Green Chemistry, Outstanding Awards

Release date: 10-27-2014

The American Chemical Society recently awarded Pasadena City College’s ACS student chapter with Green Chemistry and Outstanding awards for its active engagement in environmentally sustainable practices.

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Dia de los Muertos Scholarship Fundraiser Set for Nov. 1 at CEC

Release date: 10-24-2014

The Pasadena City College Noncredit Division will be hosting its inaugural Dia de los Muertos Cultural Celebration and Fundraiser at the Community Education Center on Nov. 1.

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PCC Courier Hauls in 20 Awards at SoCal Journalism Conference

Release date: 10-22-2014

The Courier, Pasadena City College’s student-run weekly newspaper, recently garnered 20 individual and group awards – including a rare sweep of the prestigious General Excellence awards category – at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges annual SoCal Conference.

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Microsoft Program Allows Students to Download Office 365 ProPlus for Free

Release date: 10-16-2014

Thanks to an agreement between Pasadena City College and Microsoft, PCC students can now download and install the software giant’s flagship product, Office 365 ProPlus, on their desktops, laptops, or tablets – for free.

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PCC Students Tabbed for NASA Scholars Program

Release date: 10-15-2014

Two Pasadena City College students have been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to participate in the agency's National Community College Aerospace Scholars program.

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Two Pasadena City College Students Selected To The 2015 Tournament Of Roses Royal Court

Release date: 10-06-2014

   PASADENA, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - Pasadena City College is honored to have two of its students chosen today to the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court.  Mackenzie Joy Byers, 18, and Veronica Sara Mejia,19, were picked from a group of over 700 Pasadena-area young women to act as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and the Pasadena community at large. Rose Princesses Byers and Mejia were selected based on a number of criteria including poise, speaking ability, academic achievement, and community and school involvement. Byers and Mejia will join five other Rose Queen candidates to form the Royal Court. Royal Court members are responsible for attending as many as 100 community and media functions, culminating with the 126th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. 

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In Need of Volunteers, PCC Mentorship Program Soldiers On

Release date: 10-03-2014

Danielle Torres thought about quitting school more than once. And she had her reasons.

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Notice of 2014 Annual Clery Security Report Availability

Release date: 10-03-2014

The Pasadena City College 2014 Clery Security Report is now available to all students, staff and faculty. 

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Second Annual Million Meals Marathon Set For Nov. 22-23

Release date: 09-26-2014

In an effort to combat hunger in local communities, Pasadena City College will be holding its second annual Million Meals Marathon Food Drive on the campus Nov. 22 to 23.

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PCC Instructor, Playwright Nominated for NAACP Theatre Award

Release date: 09-23-2014

Gabrielle Pina, an award-winning novelist and longtime adjunct instructor of English at Pasadena City College, has been nominated for a 2014 NAACP Theatre Award in the Best Playwright category.

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PACCD Board of Trustees Announces Interim Superintendent/President of PCC

Release date: 09-04-2014

Dr. Robert B. Miller

Pasadena, Calif., - The PACCD Board of Trustees announced the appointment of

Dr. Robert B. Miller as Interim Superintendent-President of Pasadena City College effective September 4, 2014.  Dr. Miller brings more than 30 years of experience to his new role having previously served as Assistant Superintendent/Senior Vice President, Business and College Services.  Dr. Miller replaces Dr. Mark Rocha, who recently retired as Superintendent/President.

“We welcome the expertise and experience that Dr. Miller brings to the position.  His results-oriented approach and ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role in the future of PCC,” said Dr. Anthony Fellow, President of the PACCD Board of Trustees.  Upon being appointed, Dr. Miller stated, "it was a distinct honor and privilege to be asked to serve this great college in this transitional role.  There are many challenges and opportunities ahead, but with the help of students, faculty, staff, managers, the Board of Trustees and community members; the future of the college is indeed bright. We will rise to even greater heights as we serve our students and the communities within our District and surrounding areas."

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