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PCC Speech and Debate Team Ranked Top in the Nation
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PCC Speech and Debate Team Ranked Top in the Nation

Right before spring break began, 12 ambitious Pasadena City College (PCC) students made the eight-hour drive to Reno, Nev., to compete at the National Collegiate Speech and Debate Tournament. Having taken second place at this same tournament last year, they came with a very elegant objective: win a national championship. They managed to exceed this…

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…

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…

Final Three Candidates Chosen in PCC Presidential Search
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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…

PUSD Expands ‘PCC Northwest’
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PUSD Expands ‘PCC Northwest’

PCC to offer all-day college courses at John Muir High School starting this fall In a bold move designed to bring services directly to the heart of one of its most supportive communities, this fall Pasadena City College (PCC) will establish a satellite campus at John Muir High School in Northwest Pasadena. The agreement with…

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Pasadena Residents Respond to a Local Day of Action on Immigration Issues

By Alex Cordero The “Zero Tolerance” immigration policy set in place by the Trump Administration back on April 6 has caused protests across the nation. The policy enforces a 100 percent prosecution rate for all those who enter the United States illegally. As a result of enforcing this policy many families are being separated. President…

Pasadena City College Graduations Highlight African-American Achievement
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Pasadena City College Graduations Highlight African-American Achievement

More African-American students graduated from Pasadena City College (PCC) this year than in the previous two years, reversing a decline in achievement and highlighting the impact felt through a number of programs targeting the student population; a new data analysis shows. The college’s 84 African-American graduates in the 2017-18 academic year represented an increase of…

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