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News: PCC Presidents Latino Advisory Committee Invites Community to Scholarship Breakfast

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The Pasadena City College President’s Latino Advisory Committee will recognize the Achievements of 12 PCC students at its annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, June 5.

The PLAC is comprised of PCC educators, staff members, and community leaders. The group was formed eight years ago for the purpose of providing input directly to PCC’s president on the needs of the large Latino community served by PCC.

One of the major duties of the PLAC is also to provide scholarships to students. To be eligible for the scholarship, one must be a full-time student, demonstrate financial need, show an understanding of Latino culture, and be involved in extracurricular activities.

“The PLAC Breakfast is a great event that provides everyone an opportunity to support hard-working students,” said Dr. Cynthia Olivo, PCC associate dean of Counseling and Student Success Services and PLAC member.  “We will award them the funding they need to continue their studies and give them energy to complete their educational goals.  I encourage everyone to purchase a ticket to come and meet the students and hear their inspiring stories.”

Noted author and professor Dr. Otto Santa Ana will serve as keynote speaker for the event.  Santa Ana is a professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCLA, and Author of “Brown Tide Rising: Metaphoric Representations of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse.”  The 2012 book focuses on ethnic and racial politics. His upcoming book, “Juan in a100: the Faces and Stories of Latinos on the Evening News” focuses on immigration as a national policy issue.

Santa Ana received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and conducted his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Arizona.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available and donors at the Gold level ($250) and above will receive two free tickets and recognition at the event.

Tickets are $35. For more information, order tickets, or become a sponsor for the event, please call (626) 585-7074.

Release Date: 05/04/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315
Email: jfgutierrez@pasadena.edu