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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

Linda Burnes Bolton

PCC To Host The American Nurses Association of California

Pasadena, Calif., - The American Nurses Association of California will host the ANA/California 2014 General Assembly, September 5 -7, 2014 on the campus of Pasadena City College.

8/22/14 ... Full Story 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PCC Gets Soaked for ALS and Challenges Others to Donate

Pasadena, Calif., - Pasadena City College and the PCC Foundation donated today to the ALS Ice Bucket Campaign that is sweeping the nation.  Trustee Ross Selvidge led the exhilrating experience in front of the mirror pool along with staff members Bobbi Abram, Valerie Wardlaw, Kris McPeak, Jeff Wojcik, Richard Beyer, Jeannie Sullivan, Anna Davis, Mei Cheng, and Carlos Altamirano.  

8/15/14 ... Full Story 

Statement by Dr. Fellow in Response to Press Inquiries

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District announced a week ago that Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President of the District and Pasadena City College, would retire from his position effective August 31, 2014. Dr. Anthony R. Fellow, President of the PACCD Board of Trustees, had the following comment regarding the terms of agreement between Dr. Rocha and the Board of Trustees:

“The terms of the severance package are in the best interests of all parties. The financial and other components are consistent with severance terms for U.S. chief executive officers overseeing organizations with budgets of over a hundred million dollars.

Dr. Rocha was hired at a time when strong leadership was needed for the District. The College had had three presidents in as many years, infrastructure progress had stalled, and the state was suffering a severe financial crisis.

Dr. Rocha completed long-stalled construction projects, saw reaffirmation of the College’s accreditation and won agreement on an educational master plan through shared governance.  Despite challenges and concerns that Dr. Rocha faced from various College constituent groups, with the support of the Board, he continued in his mission to improve the College.

8/14/14 ... Full Story 

Real Change Movement

PCC Dancers Featured in Real Change Movement PSA

Pasadena, Calif., The Real Change Movement, an initiative that helps provide homes for the homeless through small change and credit card donations officially launched its first donation meter in Pasadena on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  Pasadena City College (one of the community partners) collaborated with the City of Pasadena and the Flintridge Center to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the campaign.

8/14/14 ... Full Story 

Calendar of Events

Exhibit: "Localized Urban Environments of the Post Globalized World: Recent projects by the students of the Pasadena City College Architecture Program."

"Localized Urban Environments of the Post Globalized World: Recent projects ...

Monday, Aug. 25 to Friday, Sep. 19 , 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

The Boone Family Art Gallery

Open To: Public

Art Gallery: 'Localized Urban Environments of the Post Globalized World' (August 25 - September 19)

'Localized Urban Environments of the Post Globalized World'

Recent projects by the students of the PCC Architecture Department

Reception: Thursdady, September 4th, noon - 1pm

Gallery hours ...

Friday, Aug. 29 , 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boone Family Art Gallery, Center for the Arts

Open To: Public

Women's Volleyball: at Mt. San Jacinto (Season Opener)

Mt. San Jacinto 

Friday, Aug. 29 , 5:00 PM - AM

Mt. San Jacinto College

Women's Soccer: v. San Diego Miramar at Ventura Showcase Tournament (Season Opener)

Ventura Showcase: San Diego Miramar (season opener)

Friday, Aug. 29 , 5:45 PM - AM

Ventura College