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Free, Noncredit Courses: PCCs Best-Kept Secret

Release date: 08-11-2015

Two years ago, when the Rose Bowl Stadium was nearing the tail end of a $182 million makeover, Leah Whetstone witnessed the large-scale construction firsthand, affording the Pasadena resident a newfound perspective that would change the course of her life.


Pasadena City College Professor to Promote Excellence in Geoscience Teaching and Programs

Release date: 08-07-2015

Dr. Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, associate professor of Geology at Pasadena City College, has been chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Faculty as Change Agents: Transforming Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges projectThe four-year project, part of NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education portfolio, will provide a series of professional development activities designed to help community college geoscience faculty improve the success of their students. 


PCC 2015-16 Sports Hall of Fame Selections Announced

Release date: 08-03-2015

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The 1938 Pasadena Junior College football team, featuring the college's greatest alumnus Jackie Robinson, is part of a 2015-16 class that includes six athletes and two coaches selected to be inducted into the PCC Sports Hall of Fame. The choices were made by the college's HOF committee. The newest class will be inducted in a special ceremony at the GM Athletics Building scheduled for January 24, 2016.


Willkommen Deutschland: PCC German Club Serves as Interpreters for Special Olympics Athletes

Release date: 07-24-2015

Los Angeles – The boom of the drumline and blare of the brass section reverberated across the gymnasium as a hundred or so Special Olympics athletes from across the Atlantic – all decked in red and dark blue – paraded in scattered lines through double doors. Somewhere in the middle of all the commotion, Kateland Reynante stood and breathed in the stirring moment. 


Speech and Debate Students Prize Winners in Online Video Contest

Release date: 07-15-2015

Pasadena City College students Shannon Yong, Alicia Batice, and Thomas Morgenroth won $500 each in prize money for entering an online Speech Video Contest hosted by a well-renowned textbook company, Cengage Publishing. All three are members of PCC’s Speech and Debate team.


Pasadena City Colleges Anesthesia Technology Program Continues Perfect Run

Release date: 07-07-2015

Since its inception five years ago, Pasadena City College's Anesthesiology Technology program has managed to accomplish what only a few academic programs of its kind can boast: a perfect record.


"Setting Forth" Annual Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition Opens Aug. 17

Release date: 07-02-2015

The art galleries at Pasadena City College are proud to present the Annual Faculty Show in the Boone Family Gallery from Aug. 17 to Sept. 11. 


Professor Emeritus Norman Abbey Artwork to go on Display

Release date: 07-02-2015

From Aug. 3 to Sept. 11, Pasadena City College presents a sampling of the varied and skillfull works of professor emeritus Norman Abbey. An opening reception will be held Aug. 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


PCC Restructures Women's Basketball Program

Release date: 06-04-2015

Pasadena City College (PCC) Assistant Superintendent/Senior Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Robert H. Bell, announced that the decision has been made to make changes to the coaching structure for the women’s basketball program for the 2015-2016 academic year. A head coach will be named in the near future to serve for the 2015-2016 academic year in place of Coach Joe Peron while the College evaluates its current coaching structure.


Thom Kaumeyer Named New PCC Football Head Coach

Release date: 06-03-2015


In a move that is expected to change the fortunes of the Pasadena City College football program, the college selected veteran defensive guru Thom Kaumeyer as its new head football coach. Kaumeyer's hiring was approved at the Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday night. He becomes the 25th head coach in the college's 90-year history playing the sport. 


Pasadena City College Foundation's First Scholarship Fundraising Gala Raises Record-Setting Net Proceeds of Nearly $1.1 Million for Student Scholarships

Release date: 05-27-2015

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PASADENA, Calif., May 19, 2015 – The Pasadena City College (PCC) Foundation’s first scholarship fundraising gala, “PCC Celebrates Student Success,” held Saturday, May 16, raised record-setting net proceeds of nearly $1.1 million for scholarships to PCC students.


Pasadena City College Foundation's May 16 Scholarship Fundraiser to Feature Computer-Generated 3D Retrospective of PCC's 90-Year History

Release date: 04-27-2015

Internationally-recognized 3D projection mapping firm to take storytelling to new heights transforming a campus structure with light, animation and sound


Pasadena City College Foundation to Hold First Scholarship Gala on May 16

Release date: 04-14-2015

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“PCC Celebrates Student Success” fundraiser already has raised net proceeds of more than $950,000 for scholarships

Gala will feature Pasadena’s first 3D projection mapping display


Football's Johnson Receives Pasadena Elks Lodge Scholarship

Release date: 03-18-2015


Student-athletes have often endured some often unfair stereotypes at the community college level, especially football players. But Pasadena City College's Anthony Johnson exemplified a different role--that of good Samaritan. 


PCC Alumnus, Coaching Great Jerry Tarkanian Passes Away At 84

Release date: 02-11-2015


Jerry Tarkanian, a legendary Pasadena City College alumnus and head coach of the Lancers' 1967 state champion men's basketball team, passed away today at the age of 84. 


Coaches vs. Cancer Night At HP Gym Wednesday, Feb. 4

Release date: 01-22-2015


Pasadena City College Athletics presents Coaches vs. Cancer Night on Wednesday, Feb. 4 as the Lancers host a basketball doubleheader against Long Beach City College at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The games begin with the men playing at 5 p.m. and the women at 7:15 p.m. A brief ceremony on cancer awareness will be held prior to the second contest. 


Pasadena City College Foundation Awards Nearly $250,000 to More Than 300 Scholarship Winners

Release date: 12-05-2014

The Pasadena City College (PCC) Foundation, the fifth-largest community college foundation in California, awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships to 303 Pasadena City College students during its annual scholarship awards ceremony, which was held December 3 at the Pasadena Hilton.


Pasadena City College Foundation Announces Top Westerbeck Scholarship Winners

Release date: 11-24-2014

Winners are among 225 PCC students to receive more than $230,000 in scholarships at December 3 scholarship awards ceremony


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.


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.


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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