On Sept. 30, a virtual ceremony was held to celebrate Pasadena City College receiving the Dr. John W. Rice Student Success Award. Mrs. Clara Rice, Dr. Rice’s widow and Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and Dr. Rice’s only child, spoke at the ceremony which honored Dr. Rice’s legacy and detailed the origin of the award. During the ceremony, Mackenzie Rivera, president of Associated Students, accepted the award on behalf of PCC. “I am proud to say that PCC has always put students first,” said …
Risser Award honors outstanding professors and faculty members
The PCC Foundation is taking nominations for the annual Risser Outstanding Teacher Award. The cash award is presented annually to a nominated faculty member who has given outstanding service and contributions to the PCC community. The award was created by Jay Risser who was the chairman of Social Sciences in the 40s and passed away at 92 in 1986. He was adamant about giving teachers and faculty members the recognition they deserve and felt that they should be awarded for their hard work. In 1977, …
Annual Risser award to recognize PCC’s finest faculty
PCC is approaching its March 28 deadline to nominate faculty and staff for the Risser awards given to outstanding faculty and staff.
Facilities supervisor receives much due recognition
A hard worker his whole life Don Eckmann, facilities services supervisor, has come a long way since he first started working construction for a family friend at the age of 12. â€œI started around my dadâ€™s house with a contractor he knew and then worked for his company,â€ said Eckmann.