Tag: Pasadena City College

PCC Recognized as a Top 2-Year College for Latinx Students
Education

PCC Recognized as a Top 2-Year College for Latinx Students

Less than a week after the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month, Pasadena City College is being recognized as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges for Latinx students. In the annual survey of federal data published by “Hispanic Outlook in Education Magazine,” PCC ranks as California’s No. 1 college in granting associate degrees to Latina/o/x students (No. 3 nationally),…

Local Opera Virtuoso Leads the Verdi Chorus
Arts & Entertainment

Local Opera Virtuoso Leads the Verdi Chorus

By May S. Ruiz It might surprise some people to know that the Pasadena City College (PCC) has an opera music program. In fact, PCC’s administrators themselves didn’t think to offer the course until Anne Marie Ketchum, a full-time faculty teacher, established it. Ketchum, a South Pasadena resident, is also the master behind the Santa…

Final Three Candidates Chosen in PCC Presidential Search
Education

Final Three Candidates Chosen in PCC Presidential Search

Community forums slated for Nov. 27-29 The Pasadena Community College (PCC) Board of Trustees has enlisted the help of a management consultant, PPL, Inc., and a Campus Screening Committee made up of a cross-section of members of campus constituent organizations. Last week, the Board interviewed five candidates for the position, and they have selected the…

Two PCC Dental Assisting Faculty Named to National Boards
Education

Two PCC Dental Assisting Faculty Named to National Boards

By Alex Boekelheide Two members of PCC’s dental assisting faculty have been named to positions on the boards of national organizations. The Dental Assisting National Board has elected Denise Romero, an associate professor of dental assisting at PCC, as the Secretary-Treasurer of its Board of Directors. Lori Gagliardi, dental assisting program director and a professor in…

Free, Noncredit Courses: PCC’s Best-Kept Secret
Education

Free, Noncredit Courses: PCC’s Best-Kept Secret

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. “The construction trucks rolled in and out and all of the rebar was being put…

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