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The mission of the President’s Latino Advisory Committee is to enhance the educational success of Latino students at PCC.

The PLAC seeks to accomplish its mission by uniting the Latino community to provide support to Latino and Latina students at PCC. The PLAC is comprised of both community members and PCC faculty and staff. The PLAC welcomes involvement from the local business and civic community.

The PLAC also raises funds for scholarships. PLAC awarded five $1,000 scholarships to qualified deserving students in 2009. The funds for the scholarships were raised from PLAC committee members, PCC faculty and staff, and local businesses and friends of PCC. The PLAC plans to establish an endowment for scholarships.

For information about joining the President's Latino Advisory Committee, or to make a donation to the scholarship fund, please call (626) 585-7201.



Donate to the PLAC Scholarship Fund

PLAC is composed of community members and PCC employees whose mission is to enhance the educational success of Latino Students at PCC. Since 2005, over $65,000 in scholarships has been awarded. Our honorees have faced tremendous barriers including poverty, personal tragedies and being the first in their family to go to college. Despite these challenges, they volunteer in the community, excel academically and are student leaders. Last year, Maria Camacho was one of our scholarship recipients. Maria's mother took what little savings she had so her daughter could enroll at PCC; it was enough for 3 units. Maria said "I do have faith on the risks I'm taking towards my career... If I take it I will learn something from it and if I let it go I would never know what could have happened." Please consider helping more students, like Maria, through a sponsorship.

Community Members College Members
Armando Gonzalez, Co-Chair Dr. Mark Rocha, Co-Chair
Vannia De La Cuba James Aragon
Randy Jurado Ertll Alice Araiza
Rose Garris Berlinda Brown
Henry "Hank" Guerrero Juan Gutierrez
Juan Francisco Lara Blanca Hernandez-Henderson
Felix Loya Sara Miranda
Roberta Martinez Dr. Cynthia Olivo
Leticia Montanez  
Joyce Roys-Aguilar  
Kristi Lopez  
Matilde Restrepo  
Stella Murga  
Victor Griego  
Teresa Lamb Simpson  
Yuny Parada