The mission of the President’s Latino Advisory Committee is to help enhance the educational success of Latino students at PCC.

PLAC was formed for the purpose of providing input directly to PCC’s president on the needs of the large Latino community served by PCC. It is comprised of both community members and PCC faculty and staff. We welcome involvement from the local business and the civic community.

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Donate to the PLAC Scholarship Fund

PLAC also raises funds for scholarships. We have awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to qualified students. The recipients excel academically, are student leaders and volunteer in the community. The funds for the scholarships were raised from PLAC committee members, PCC faculty and staff, local businesses and community members who want to support the educational achievements of students who attend PCC.

“I realized that as a non-traditional student, I have the wisdom to change because it is never too late for positive change." This scholarship recipient graduated from a local high school in 1996 and worked for 15 years before being laid-off. Faced with unemployment and raising two children on their own, they decided to take the leap and return to school and pursue a degree that would allow them “to flourish in the future”. Here at PCC, they developed a love for environmental causes and completed an Associate degree in business administration. They are now at a local university and that much closer to their ultimate career goal of developing sustainable community housing.

Our PLAC Scholarship DInner will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:00pm in Creveling Lounge, here at Pasadena City College. For tickets and/or to support a student scholarship, please click below.

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  • Community Members
  • Vania De La Cuba, Co-Chair
  • Stella Murga, Co-Chair
  • Henry "Hank" Guerrero
  • Darlene Leyba
  • Kristi Lopez
  • Roberta H. Martínez
  • Yuny Parada
  • Isabel Ramírez
  • College Members
  • Dr. Erika Endrijonas, Co-Chair
  • Carlos “Tito” Altamirano
  • Melva G. Alvarez
  • Juan Pablo Carreón
  • Yajaira De La Paz
  • Dr. Michaela J. Mares-Tamayo
  • Dr. Cynthia D. Olivo