Advanced Math Class at LCHS Takes Step Forward

An advanced math course at La Cañada High School is a step closer to reality as the La Cañada Unified School District and Pasadena City College are making plans to collaborate.
“We are excited at the possibility of partnering with Pasadena City College to offer advanced math classes as well as possibly other subjects at La Cañada High School,” said LCUSD Governing Board President Brent Kuszyk in an email. “This will come before the board for discussion at our March meeting and we will be considering a MOU [memorandum of understanding] with Pasadena City College.” Continue reading “Advanced Math Class at LCHS Takes Step Forward”

A Reason to Give Thanks: Pantry Sustains PCC Students

OUTLOOK photo Pasadena City College’s Lancer Pantry supplies food to students in need so that more of them can enjoy good nutrition. Student worker Xavier DuBose and food pantry coordinator Nick Tobin keep the shelves stocked.
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Pasadena City College’s Lancer Pantry supplies food to students in need so that more of them can enjoy good nutrition. Student worker Xavier DuBose and food pantry coordinator Nick Tobin keep the shelves stocked.

As families prepare for their abundant Thanksgiving feasts, Pasadena City College’s Lancer Pantry is again calling attention to an overlooked population it has discreetly served for nearly two years on campus: Students who suffer food insecurity.
Citing recent studies that show that up to 14% of local college students are homeless, and another 22% do not have enough food to sustain a healthy life, the campus has created a program to directly help those on campus with a food pantry that provides bags of groceries and consistent, healthful snacks. Continue reading “A Reason to Give Thanks: Pantry Sustains PCC Students”

PCC to Offer Courses at John Muir High School

Photo courtesy Pasadena City College Pasadena City College Superintendent/President Rajen Vurdien meets with Pasadena Unified School District trustee Berlinda Brown.
Photo courtesy Pasadena City College
Pasadena City College Superintendent/President Rajen Vurdien meets with Pasadena Unified School District trustee Berlinda Brown.

In a bold move designed to bring services directly to the heart of one of its most supportive communities, Pasadena City College will establish a satellite campus this fall at John Muir High School in Northwest Pasadena.
The agreement with the Pasadena Unified School District, which received final approval by the PCC board of trustees, gives the college permission to establish full-time operations in Building D on Muir’s campus. The 53,000-square-foot facility will allow the college to offer courses, academic support and career guidance directly in Northwest Pasadena, bringing college that much closer to local residents.
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PCC Hospitality Pilot Program Trains for Singpoli Group Jobs

Photo courtesy PCC Pasadena City College Hospitality Management Program students recently graduated, following a unique collaboration with Singpoli and Hotel Constance. Robert Soriano and Ivy Frazier played key roles in the program’s success.
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Pasadena City College Hospitality Management Program students recently graduated, following a unique collaboration with Singpoli and Hotel Constance. Robert Soriano and Ivy Frazier played key roles in the program’s success.

A unique partnership between Pasadena City College and Singpoli Group has been designed to help students enter the hospitality industry.
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CAP Offers Scholarships to Local Students

The Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals of Assistance League of Flintridge, known as CAP, is offering $2,000 scholarships for a two-year or occupational program to further the education of La Cañada Flintridge area students.
To qualify for the scholarship, the applicants must attend a school in the La Cañada Flintridge area, or Verdugo Hills High School, Crescenta Valley High School, Pasadena City College or Glendale Community College.
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Leadership Pasadena: Battlefield to Community, Veterans Should Lead

Photo courtesy Dennis Lowe Army Capt. Dennis Lowe participates in a field training exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado, during his last year in the Army. Lowe, currently enrolled at USC Marshall School of Business, hopes to be a part of Leadership Pasadena’s efforts to train veterans as community leaders.
Photo courtesy Dennis Lowe
Army Capt. Dennis Lowe participates in a field training exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado, during his last year in the Army. Lowe, currently enrolled at USC Marshall School of Business, hopes to be a part of Leadership Pasadena’s efforts to train veterans as community leaders.

Like a lot of young people, it’s taken some time for National Guard veteran Giselle Ashook to find her professional calling.
After serving in the armed forces, including a deployment to Afghanistan, she stayed on in the reserves, working a lot of odd jobs along the way.
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New Leadership at Pasadena’s Collaborative

Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard (left) is joined by Bruce Blomstrom and Robert “Bud” Bishop, the incoming president of the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator.
Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK
Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard (left) is joined by Bruce Blomstrom and Robert “Bud” Bishop, the incoming president of the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator.

As the new president of the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator, Robert “Bud” Bishop will have some pretty big shoes to fill.
Recently named the new top executive at a ceremony at the organization’s headquarters on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena, Bishop will be taking over from longtime chief Bruce Blomstrom. Continue reading “New Leadership at Pasadena’s Collaborative”