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News: PCC's Harold "Doc" Martin Featured Speaker At City of Pasadena's Veterans Day Observance


Pasadena, Calif. - Harold "Doc" Martin, Pasadena City College's veterans club advisor and adjunct associate professor will be the featured speaker at the City of Pasadena's Veterans Day observance on Monday, November 11, 2013.  The event will take place in front of Pasadena City Hall at Centennial Square, 100 North Garfield Avenue from 10:00am to 11:11am.  The observance is co-sponsored by the Pasadena Veterans Day Committee and the City of Pasadena.  

This year's event will recognize the contributions of all veterans and will highlight PCC's Veterans Program.  Harold "Doc" Martin, the featured speaker is an Army veteran with 20 years of military experience.  Martin teaches "Boots to Books," a PCC class that helps veterans adjust to being college students, providing academic and psychological support.

The Military Times has ranked PCC's Veterans Program eighth in the nation as a veterans friendly 2-year college.  PCC has also been designated as a "military friendly school," according to G.I. Jobs magazine.  The magazine recognizes PCC as one of the leading colleges in the country doing the most to embrace America's service members and veterans as students.  Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President expressed gratitude to the Board of Trustees for their support in making "our veteran students a top priority.  The resources the Board has provided has enabled PCC to serve hundreds of veterans and to become a model for the nation."

Scheduled speakers include Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, and Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca. For additional information on the City of Pasadena Veterans Day observance, visit

Release Date: 11/10/2013
Contact: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw , Interim Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7468

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