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"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.


Flea Market Featuring PHOTOBOOTH and Food trucks this Sunday July 5th!

Release date: 06-29-2015

This Sunday July 5th come check out our food trucks and show off your flea market finds in our photobooth! Located by the info booth by Lot 5.
Hope to see you there!



Outdoor Education Offered This Summer Through Steinbeck Country Program

Release date: 06-16-2015

Author John Steinbeck lauded the lush, Central California coastal lands as the “valley of the world.” And this summer, Pasadena City College students will have the chance to experience them firsthand and at the same time gain academic credit.


Spoon River Anthology to be Longtime Theater Arts Instructor's Farewell Production

Release date: 06-12-2015

When it arrives June 19, Pasadena City College’s latest summer theater production –Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology – will land on the centennial of the 1915 collection of poems it was based on. It will also mark another occasion: the final production of director Whitney Rydbeck as a full-time PCC instructor.


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.


PCC Child Development Center Participates in Target's "Thanks a Billion Promotion"

Release date: 05-19-2015

Teacher Appreciation Week has passed, but the Pasadena City College Child Development Center is providing an opportunity for the public to say thank you to a CDC instructor and help raise funds for the center.


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 Names Dr. Rajen Vurdien Superintendent-President

Release date: 04-20-2015

The Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Sunday to appoint Dr. Rajen Vurdien as superintendent-president of Pasadena City College.


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. 


Dr. Stephen A. Kanter Joins Pasadena City College Foundation Board of Directors

Release date: 02-24-2015

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 – Dr. Stephen A. Kanter, a board member of numerous Los Angeles County nonprofit performing and fine arts organizations, has been elected to the board of directors of the Pasadena City College (PCC) Foundation, one of California’s largest community college foundations. He is a resident of Pasadena.

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The Courier Reaches Milestone, Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Release date: 02-20-2015

The Pasadena City College Courier, one of the oldest student-run community college newspapers in the state, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month.


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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