Paralympic athlete. Yale graduate. Social justice warrior. Planetary geologist.
At PCC, it’s all possible.
Strength comes from the barriers we overcome. Together, we can knock down those walls, burst open the floodgates and take on this world. Every day, PCC students are dreaming, learning, creating, inventing and reinventing.
We salute you – the ones who never give up and always strive to be better. Opportunity awaits regardless of where you are on your journey. Let’s break barriers.
Before she was accepted to MIT, she was exploring ways to save our planet at PCC.
MIT Transfer, Goldwater Scholarship Recipient
Before he was a rock star professor, he was a drummer who found his rhythm at PCC.
Dave Smith, M.S.,
Cal Poly Pomona and Georgia Tech Transfer, BlackSTEM PCC Co-Lead
Before she was a best-selling author, a PCC professor nurtured her talent.
UC Santa Cruz Transfer, Best-Selling Author
Before this purple heart recipient earned his PH.D., he discovered his passion at PCC.
Nathan Kemnitz, PH.D.,
Before she broke ground as a planetary geologist, she graduated from PCC.
Dr. Adriana Ocampo Uria,
Cal State LA then, Cal State Northridge Transfer, one of Discover Magazine’s Most Important Women in Science
Before she became a Paralympic gold medalist, she was a student at PCC.
Paralympic and World Championship Athlete
Before she started her journey to a Master's, she learned English at PCC.
Cal State LA Transfer, Full-time Social Worker & Master's Student
Before she transferred to UCLA, she became a social justice warrior at PCC.
UCLA Transfer, California Community College Board of Governors Student Leadership Award Winner
Before she was an LGBTQ+ trailblazer, she traded her army boots for books at PCC.
Cal State Northridge and Clemson Transfer
Before he transferred to Yale then Oxford, he graduated from PCC.
Yale and Oxford Transfer, First-Generation Student
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