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News: PASADENA CITY COLLEGE President Mark W. Rocha's Statement on the Loss of Student Irais Acosta

PCC Student Irais Acosta

February 18, 2014 – It with deep sadness that I share with you the news of the death of one of our students, Irais Acosta.  Irais was a first year student who dreamed of becoming a registered nurse.  Irais died tragically on Sunday, February 16, 2014.  At this time, her death is under investigation. 

The College extends its deepest sympathy to the Acosta family, friends, and the entire PCC community in this time of loss.  Pasadena City College is a family and this impacts us all.  Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the campus resources available to aid in this time of grief.  Counseling services are available through Psychological Services located in L108, at 626.585.7273. 

Please keep the Acosta family in your thoughts and prayers.   

Release Date: 02/18/2014
Contact: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw , Interim Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7468
Email: vxwardlaw@pasadena.edu