PCC honored with state award for student success

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 …

Road to success starts with Pathways

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 …