To address any concerns students had with PCC, President-Superintendent Rajen Vurdien held his 23rd monthly open student forum at the Creveling Lounge on Monday, May 22.
To the left, posters on slavery and racism. To the right, students discussing time traveling concepts. Everywhere one looked at the quad of the PCC campus, students engaged in various discussions brought on by hundreds of first-year Pathways students.
The futures of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students at PCC are looking bright with the recent awarding of a $6 million grant that will be used to recruit and support students who wish to be a part of the field.
PCC has just been awarded $2.5 million through the Title V Grant for the next five years, with the first year of funds received earlier this month enabling the Pathways program to move forward with their second year program.
Pasadena City College’s Asian Pacific Islander Advisory Committee hosted the “Paving a Successful Pathway: From High School to College, Career and Beyond” seminar for prospective college students in the Craveling Lounge on Saturday.
It’s a paradox. A majority of students attend Pasadena City College to get out of it. Unfortunately, many students do not escape quickly enough as it is not uncommon to spend three years or more transferring.
For many college freshmen, the transition from high school to college serves as the start of a new chapter in their life. Navigating the difficulties of college can pose an overwhelming threat to their educational career. One program seeks to resolve these issues and create a smoother first-year experience for freshmen. The Pathways program, created by Brock Klein, aids first time college students by guaranteeing core classes such as math and English, granting access to a Pathways-only learning center, and introducing students to the campus …
Students in the College 1 Class gathered in Creveling Lounge and the Sexson Auditorium on Nov. 16 for the second Pathways Student Conference.
The First Year Pathways program will receive the Chancellors Student Success award given out by Chancellor Brice W. Harris, as part of the Community College League of Californiaâ€™s annual conference on Nov. 9.
Math Jam, created at PCC seven years ago, won its second national award in a year when Excelencia in Education honored it on October 2. Math Jam also won the prestigious Bellweather award in January.