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Free, Noncredit Courses: PCCs Best-Kept Secret

Release Date: 08/11/2015

Leah Whetstone and her grandchildren

Two years ago, when the Rose Bowl Stadium was nearing the tail end of a $182 million makeover, Leah Whetstone witnessed the large-scale construction firsthand, affording the Pasadena resident a newfound perspective that would change the course of her life.

Pasadena City College Professor to Promote Excellence in Geoscience Teaching and Programs

Release Date: 08/07/2015

Dr. Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, associate professor of Geology at Pasadena City College, has been chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Faculty as Change Agents: Transforming Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges projectThe four-year project, part of NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education portfolio, will provide a series of professional development activities designed to help community college geoscience faculty improve the success of their students. 

Willkommen Deutschland: PCC German Club Serves as Interpreters for Special Olympics Athletes

Release Date: 07/24/2015

German athletes with PCC students

Los Angeles – The boom of the drumline and blare of the brass section reverberated across the gymnasium as a hundred or so Special Olympics athletes from across the Atlantic – all decked in red and dark blue – paraded in scattered lines through double doors. Somewhere in the middle of all the commotion, Kateland Reynante stood and breathed in the stirring moment. 

Speech and Debate Students Prize Winners in Online Video Contest

Release Date: 07/15/2015

Members of the PCC Speech and Debate team

Pasadena City College students Shannon Yong, Alicia Batice, and Thomas Morgenroth won $500 each in prize money for entering an online Speech Video Contest hosted by a well-renowned textbook company, Cengage Publishing. All three are members of PCC’s Speech and Debate team.

Pasadena City Colleges Anesthesia Technology Program Continues Perfect Run

Release Date: 07/07/2015

Since its inception five years ago, Pasadena City College's Anesthesiology Technology program has managed to accomplish what only a few academic programs of its kind can boast: a perfect record.

"Setting Forth" Annual Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition Opens Aug. 17

Release Date: 07/02/2015

The art galleries at Pasadena City College are proud to present the Annual Faculty Show in the Boone Family Gallery from Aug. 17 to Sept. 11. 

Professor Emeritus Norman Abbey Artwork to go on Display

Release Date: 07/02/2015

From Aug. 3 to Sept. 11, Pasadena City College presents a sampling of the varied and skillfull works of professor emeritus Norman Abbey. An opening reception will be held Aug. 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Outdoor Education Offered This Summer Through Steinbeck Country Program

Release Date: 06/16/2015

Steinbeck Country Campers

Author John Steinbeck lauded the lush, Central California coastal lands as the “valley of the world.” And this summer, Pasadena City College students will have the chance to experience them firsthand and at the same time gain academic credit.

Spoon River Anthology to be Longtime Theater Arts Instructor's Farewell Production

Release Date: 06/12/2015

Whitney Rydbeck with students

When it arrives June 19, Pasadena City College’s latest summer theater production –Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology – will land on the centennial of the 1915 collection of poems it was based on. It will also mark another occasion: the final production of director Whitney Rydbeck as a full-time PCC instructor.

PCC Restructures Women's Basketball Program

Release Date: 06/04/2015

Pasadena City College (PCC) Assistant Superintendent/Senior Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Robert H. Bell, announced that the decision has been made to make changes to the coaching structure for the women’s basketball program for the 2015-2016 academic year. A head coach will be named in the near future to serve for the 2015-2016 academic year in place of Coach Joe Peron while the College evaluates its current coaching structure.