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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

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 is joining forces with the USC Marshall School of Business’ Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies for a 10-week accelerator program 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 Greif Center offers instructions for business models including growth strategies, branding and marketing and financial strategies. 

The PCC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has partnered with the Greif Center to provide one-on-one training on managing the non-technical side of the business, the "back room" activities.  "Many samll 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 

Dr. Cynthia Olivo

PCC In The News: Build A Network on Campus as a Community College Student (Featured In: US News & World Report)

Reprinted From US News & World Report, June 26, 2014; By:  Delece Smith-Barrow

For many community college students, finding a sense of community on campus can be challenging.

They fall into a routine that Dave Leenhouts, vice president of student services at Wharton County Junior College in Texas, calls "PCP": parking lot, class and then back to the parking lot where they drive off.

"Community college students are historically commuters," he says. Many of these schools do not have residence halls, which help students engage with their campus, professors and peers outside of class hours, Leenhouts says. Community college students often don't spend extra hours at school.

6/27/14 ... Full Story 

Calendar of Events

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

Get your PCC LancerCard (student ID card)

Your PCC LancerCard is your Student photo identity card and it is your "passport to services at PCC.

Get your LancerCard in the CC Building (Campus Center)

There is no fee for your first LancerCard ID, and it is easy ...

Friday, Aug. 22 , 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Campus Center Lounge, CC Bldg., upper level

Open To: Student