The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Pasadena City College as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges.
Graduating students from Pasadena City College will hear remarks from Simón Silva, an artist whose vibrant works illustrate his Mexican-American upbringing, at the college’s 94th Commencement Ceremony June 14.
Twelve students from Pasadena City College competed in the 2019 National Collegiate Speech and Debate. The team not only took home the national title they were looking for – a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by any previous PCC team in at least the past three decades – but as a byproduct of their historic results, they also took home an award that PCC has never won. It’s called the Perpetual Sweepstakes Award.
Under an agreement approved this week between Pasadena City College and the La Cañada Unified School District, students attending a LCUSD school will be able to earn college credit while still in high school. The dual enrollment agreement mirrors similar arrangements PCC has established with the school districts in Pasadena and Temple City.
PCC was one of ten finalists recognized in the Instructional Programs and Services category for the “Pathways to Completion” program. The honor recognizes achievement in community college program administration in three fields – workforce development, instructional programs and services, and planning governance and finance.
Students at Pasadena City College save more money on textbooks than students at any other college or university in the United States. This announcement was made by Rice University-based publisher OpenStax, as it listed the top 10 schools that have served the most students with the adoption of its free college textbooks in the 2017-18 school year.
Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas's first day was Jan. 22, and she hit the ground running. In this interview, she opens up on her vision for the college, her attraction to coming to PCC, and her thoughts on higher education in California.