Association of Black Employees to Host Scholarship Breakfast June 14

The Association of Black Employees at Pasadena City College announced its 40th anniversary Scholarship Celebration — A breakfast, on Thursday, June 14, from 8-10 a.m. in PCC’s Creveling Lounge. This year’s Scholarship Celebration is co-chaired by Victoria Williams and Audrey Joseph.
Join TABE for a morning of fellowship, a breakfast by Castle’s Catering, photo memories and celebrating the organization’s 40th year.
TABE provides support, networking and mentoring opportunities for PCC students and employees, and has done so since 1978. TABE emerged nearly five decades ago to formalize the robust informal networks among black employees, and to organize student-focused support, including scholarships.
This year’s TABE Scholarship Breakfast will award three PCC students with scholarships. The recipients are students in great need, who have made outstanding contributions to the college.
TABE is pleased to also honor Joyce Pennie (Jacqueline Dodds Memorial Award), Richard Caldwell (Ted James Footsteps Award), Dave Smith, (Outstanding Alumni Award), Dr. Rueben Smith (Men of TABE Award) and Del Yarbrough (President Pasadena NAACP, Community Award).
Galvanizing the audience as Outstanding Alumni will be Dave Smith, lead programmer analyst in PCC’s Information Technology System department. Smith was a 2013 recipient of a scholarship, matriculating from PCC to Cal Poly Pomona where he received his undergraduate degree in computer science. He recently graduated from Georgia Tech with his master’s degree in computer science, with a specialization in interactive intelligence. Smith serves as the co-advisor for PCC’s National Society of Black Engineers Chapter, along with actively encouraging PCC students and community youth to consider careers in computer science and other STEM-related fields.
Partner with TABE by joining as a $1,000 (Gold), $750 (Silver), $500 (Bronze), $250 (Friend of TABE) or $100 (Supporter) sponsor. Breakfast tickets are $25. Funds raised benefit TABE scholarships and activities.
Purchase breakfast tickets or make a donation online at or by mail to: PCC Foundation c/o Kris McPeak, 1324 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91106. Make check payable to: Pasadena City College Foundation and write T.A.B.E in the “memo” line. Ticket purchases or donations are due by June 8.
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