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Retiring PCC Superintendent/President Rajen Vurdien Reflects
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Retiring PCC Superintendent/President Rajen Vurdien Reflects

With the conclusion of the fall semester at Pasadena City College (PCC), and with the selection of Dr. Erika Endrijonas as the college’s 16th superintendent/president announced earlier this month, outgoing chief executive Rajen Vurdien, Ph.D., is sharing his reflections on his tenure at PCC. Dr. Vurdien will retire from California’s community college system in mid-January. “In this time…

La Salle Academic Decathlon Team Wins Big at International Tournament
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La Salle Academic Decathlon Team Wins Big at International Tournament

Six students from La Salle College Preparatory Academic Decathlon team garnered 39 medals in the World Scholars Cup (WSC) Tournament of Champions at Yale University. Two Lancer trios competed against over 400 other teams from 58 other countries. The WSC competition is comprised of four separate events: a Scholars Challenge which is an arduous 120-question…

Pasadena’s Maranatha High Partners With APU to Offer Guaranteed Admission and $10K Scholarships
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Pasadena’s Maranatha High Partners With APU to Offer Guaranteed Admission and $10K Scholarships

Maranatha High School in Pasadena is partnering with Azusa Pacific University (APU) to create a pathway to college for its students. The two schools signed a memorandum of understanding during convocation at Maranatha High School on Nov. 26. This agreement provides Maranatha High School students who meet admissions requirements with guaranteed admittance to APU, a $10,000…

PCC Names New Superintendent/President
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PCC Names New Superintendent/President

In the culmination of an exhaustive nationwide search, the Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District has selected Erika A. Endrijonas, Ph.D., as the district’s next superintendent/president. Endrijonas, who is currently president of Los Angeles Valley College, will assume the leadership of Pasadena City College (PCC) in January 2019. Her hire is…

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We finally got measurable rain, which is a blessing in drought-ridden Southern California. We’re beginning to feel the Southland version of winter with cooler temperatures in the morning and at night. Christmas tree lots beckon with fragrant firs and mall stores entice with all kinds of sales…

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Community Engagement & Advocacy Committee Meeting

  Friday, November 30, 2018 at 9:00am – 351 South Hudson – Room 240 —— Agenda —— Introductions and Welcome Meeting Facilitator, Felita Kealing, PEF CEA Chairperson PUSD updates – Monica Lopez on behalf of Hilda Ramirez, PUSD PEF updates and information – Monica Lopez, PEF Updates on the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors – PUSD…

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