Staff members from PCC attended this years Super Education Sunday in an effort to spread the word about higher education. The event took place on March 18 and March 25.
Super Education Sunday visited many local churches. Including Victory Bible Church, First AME or First African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Metropolitan Baptist Church. Staff members from PCC attended this years “Super Education Sunday” in an effort spread the word about the benefits of higher education.
Super Education Sunday, is a program, coordinated by the President’s African-American Advisory Committee and the ministerial staff of churches in the Pasadena/Altadena area. Said Tameka Alexander, a member of the school relations office. “[The event] informed K-12 students, parents, and the community about the economic, educational, and career benefits of higher education.”
“The Super Sunday event was awesome.” said Church Liason Rita Turner of the New Revelations Church. “Education is very important to us.” Turner said. She said the church is a PCC church, where a majority of the members there attended PCC at one time or another. “We have members who are graduating [high school] early.” she said.
Counselor Turner added that the program was great for incoming students, so they could know who to talk to get better information.
“People are comfortable when they know somebody.” said Turner.
However, according to Turner, students weren’t the only ones getting information. Grandparents were among those who were asking questions about PCC. Even parents with children in second grade were interested in what PCC has to offer, she said.
The African-American Advisory Committee “Is comprised of PCC faculty and staff, as well as community members dedicated to increase the enrollment, retention, and transfer of African American students.” said Alexander, who added that, staff from the financial aid office, the Transfer Center, student ambassadors as well as members of the board of trustees and many participated in the event.