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Public Relations for Pasadena City College

Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, Interim Director, Public Relations
Room: C145
Telephone: 626-585-7250

Valerie Wardlaw, Interim Director of Public Relations

PCC's Public Relations Office produces communications materials for both on and off-campus audiences.

To inform the community about PCC’s quality educational programs, the Public Relations Office sends news releases to local, national and international media. The area incoroprates 21st century communication techniques as well and employs social networking mediums, viewbooks, and blogs. These announcements help publicize campus events, support enrollment needs and relate interesting stories about our students and staff.

All the current news

Surviving School

Attention CARE, EOP&S and STARS students!!!  Are you equipped to survive the school year?  Not sure, then join us for Surviving School on August 11, 2014, 10am to 6pm in Creveling Lounge. To register click

7/24/14 ... Full Story 

Salvatrice Cummo

Pasadena City College Small Business Development Center Partners with USC Marshall School of Business Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Pasadena, Calif., - The Pasadena City College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is joining forces with the USC Marshall School of Business’ Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.  The partnership will offer a 10-week accelerator program (AIM) designed to push startup companies to the next level. 

AIM (Accelerate + Incubate + Mentor) - a program launched in 2012 at USC, provides entrepreneurs with the resources designed to improve the odds of success for startups.  The PCC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will provide one-on-one training focused on managing the non-technical side of the business, the "back room" activities.  "Many small businesses fail in the early years because the business was not properly managed in the back office.  The back office is the backbone of an organization and without back office support, it is almost impossible to run the core business effectively," said Salvatrice Cummo, Director of the PCC SBDC.

According to Cummo, “AIM teams will have direct access to consultants – at no cost- to help guide and align them to proper resources, including funding, accounting, graphic artists and marketing experts, to name a few.  Ultimately, this partnership will foster growth and help each company reach measurable milestones."

7/23/14 ... Full Story 

Measure P Citizens Oversight Committee Seeking New Members

The Measure P Citizens' Oversight Committee is seeking members to serve during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 fiscal years. 

7/21/14 ... Full Story 


Mack Robinson: Second to None By Cameron Turner

 Sometimes we have no idea that we’re in standing the presence of greatness.  As students at John Muir High School in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, we often saw the unassuming elderly gentleman on campus. He always had warm words of advice, encouragement and expectation for us kids. He’d ask students about homework, inquire about family members, warn them to stay away from drugs and insist that they go to class. But a lot of us had no idea that this man, Mr. Robinson, was a living legend.

7/13/14 ... Full Story 

Calendar of Events

Surviving School

Attention all CARE, EOP&S and STARS students!!

We want you to be successful in your academic journey.  Surviving School brings together campus resources, testing and study tips, stress relievers, computer tips, tutoring resources, yoga/meditation ...

Monday, Aug. 11 , 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Creveling Lounge

Open To: Student

Buy Your Books to be ready for your classes -- PCC Bookstore Open - 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Buy Your Books to be ready for your classes.
PCC Bookstore Open - 7:45 a.m. - 4>

Bring your "Schedule of Classes" printout to be sure to get the right books for your classes.

Log in to LancerPoint to get your ...

Friday, Aug. 22 , 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

PCC Bookstore - B Building

Open To: Student


We invite all new students and their families to attend PCC's Welcome Day 2014 on August 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Report to the check-in area in the Quad. 

Take a campus tour, visit information tables in the Campus Center ...

Friday, Aug. 22 , 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

QUAD and Campus Center

Open To: Public  Student  Faculty  Staff

Academic, Career and Student Services Program Information Tables

Visit Information booths for College Academic Divisions, Programs and Student Services.

Meet faculty and staff representatives who will have information to answer your questions.

Student Services booths in the Quad

Academic and ...

Friday, Aug. 22 , 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

QUAD and Campus Center

Open To: Public  Student  Alumni  Faculty  Staff