WINTER/SPRING 2010 WWW.PASADENA.EDU PASADENA CITY COLLEGE Campus ReportCover: Everything old is new at the Pasadena City College Flea Market 1 • PCC Dr. Lisa A. Sugimoto Comes Full Circle President’s Message It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as the president of Pasadena City College. Not only do I get to serve as the superintendent of one of the finest colleges in the nation, but I also head the institution where I started my educational journey. As a Pasadena native, a student, and later, as a part-time support staff member and counselor at the college, I understand how PCC and the San Gabriel Valley community are intertwined, drawing strength and support from the other to create opportunities for those who wish to better themselves. This community support was strongly evident during the Education 2020 town hall meetings held throughout the Pasadena Area Community College District. The ideas and suggestions that were shared by the community will be instrumental in creating an educational master plan for PCC and serve as a roadmap that will guide the growth and development of the institution into the next decade and beyond. The support has often been monetary as well. Thanks to voter-approved Measure P Bond funds, PCC and the community celebrated the groundbreaking of our new Center for the Arts and the ribbon-cutting of the college’s Campus Center, Bookstore, and Industrial Technologies Building. Also instrumental in the creation of our Center for the Arts is the generosity of our donors who have given selflessly to the project through the PCC Foundation to ensure our students have the resources they need to succeed. There have also been many challenges at PCC, chief among them the state of California’s economy and the consequences posed to higher education. The PACCD Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students are working to ensure any funding shortfalls from the state to the college remain, to the greatest extent possible, isolated from classroom instruction. PCC’s financial position and continued robust class offerings are due to prudent fiscal planning, allowing our institution to weather these turbulent times better than most other California colleges. With your help, I look forward to working with the exceptional faculty, staff, and students of PCC as we come together to build on the institution’s legacy as a leader in innovation and quality programs and services for our students. Dr. Lisa A. Sugimoto President Getting to Know the President Dr. Lisa A. Sugimoto was appointed by the Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees as president of Pasadena City College on Sept. 16, 2009. Sugimoto served as vice president of Student and Learning Services since 2003, overseeing the areas of Admissions and Records; Counseling and Career Services; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services; the Learning Assistance Center; the New Media Center; Outreach, Degree and Transfer Services; Scholarships and Financial Aid; and Special Services. Sugimoto was born and raised in Pasadena and is proud to have been a student at PCC. She started her 33-year career in community colleges at PCC in 1976 as a parttime support staff member and became a counselor in 1977. During this span, Sugimoto taught the peer advising course, accounting/ bookkeeping, and finite business mathematics. Before returning to PCC as V.P., Sugimoto spent 14 years as dean of Counseling, Student Development, and Support Services at Long Beach City College. From 1985 to 1989, she coordinated the Transfer Center programs at Cerritos Community College. Sugimoto has also served as president of the Association of California Community College Administrators and currently serves on the association’s board. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles; M.B.A. and M.S.Ed. from the University of Southern California; and a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. College Rolls Out Educational Master Plan Process The Pasadena Area Community College District unveiled its Education 2020/Educational Master Plan process and launched an accompanying website, www.pasadenavision2020.org. Pasadena City College provides high-quality educational opportunities for the entire community, inclusive of language, culture, interests, and goals. The EMP is an essential component of the district’s long-range plan to meet the changing needs of current and future PCC students and the many diverse communities it serves. The EMP will aid in identifying new programs and services as well as delivery modes to ensure that PCC provides its students a state-of-the-art education. The Education 2020 planning process will include a variety of opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community and industry leaders to participate in developing the plan. The district hosted town hall meetings in September and October to solicit community input and opinions. Current economic conditions demand that the district uses its resources wisely. The EMP will direct investment and help set a strategy for how PCC can best leverage its resources to accommodate projected enrollment for the year 2020. Jobs requiring at least an associate degree are projected to grow twice as fast as jobs requiring no college experience. According to President Barack Obama, ―We will not fill those jobs—or even keep those jobs here in America—without the training offered by community colleges.‖ The EMP process is designed to ensure PCC can meet this challenge. The Education 2020 website allows people to sign up for ongoing updates and will serve as an important resource for interested parties to learn about ways to get involved, review draft plan documents, and share their thoughts and ideas about priority education programs and services. The EMP is a requirement for maintaining PCC’s status as an accredited community college in the state of California, and helps ensure that student achievement and graduation from PCC is formally recognized by the state, employers, and higher education institutions. Daniel S. Iacofano of the firm MIG delivers his presentation on Pasadena City College’s Education 2020/Educational Master Plan at a recent town hall meeting in Temple City. Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees William E. Thomson Vice President, Area 4 Berlinda Brown Member, Area 3 Dr. Jeanette Mann Member, Area 2 John H. Martin Member, Area 6 Dr. Anthony R. Fellow Member, Area 7 Brian Abadia Student Trustee Geoffrey L. Baum Clerk, Area 1 Dr. Hilary Bradbury-Huang President, Area 5 MAY 3 • PCC General Info/Features Enroll NOW! Classes Fill Quickly! Admissions and Records Room L113 (626) 585-7395 If you did not attend PCC in Fall 2009, you must apply for admission for Winter and/or Spring 2010. You may apply online at www.pasadena.edu. Counseling Services Room L104 (626) 585-7251 See a counselor for help with choosing classes and getting an orientation to the college. Also provided are counseling for personal problems and specialized counseling for reentry students, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Testing/Assessment Room D205 (626) 585-7272 Some of your classes may require an assessment test before you can register. Check in the Assessment Office, room D205. Registration Room L113 (626) 585-7575 Register and pay your fees on the website or by phone at your assigned time. To register online, go to www.pasadena.edu. Class Schedules You can purchase a schedule at the PCC Campus Bookstore for $2, or by mail by sending $4 (check or money order) to: Pasadena City College Bookstore, 1580 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; or Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. The schedule is also available online at www.pasadena.edu. Cost of Attending PCC California residents: $26 per unit Out-of-state tuition: additional $190 per unit (Winter/Spring) International student tuition: additional $190 per unit* (Winter/Spring) All students pay a health fee: $10 (Winter)/$13 (Spring) *Plus capital outlay fee of $35 per unit For help with enrollment fees and other costs of attending PCC, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at (626) 585-7401. PCC General Information: (626) 585-7123 PCC on the Internet: www.pasadena.edu Twitter: twitter.com/PCCLancer Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Pasadena-CA/ Pasadena-City-College/170946228956 PCC OFFERS AA and AS Degrees You can earn a two-year Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree while taking courses in any of PCC’s 60 academic program areas. College Transfer At PCC, students can complete the lower-division requirements for almost any major offered by a four-year institution. PCC is noted for its exceptionally high student transfer rate to junior-level status at local and national public and private four-year colleges. Call Outreach, Degree and Transfer Services at (626) 585-7287 for more information. Scholars Program Motivated PCC students can take a challenging, courseenrichment option to complete this program and be guaranteed priority transfer admission to seven top local colleges and universities. Call (626) 585-7428 for more information. Career and Technical Education Day and evening certificate programs in more than 70 oneand two-year Career and Technical Education curricula are available for students who seek a career in a CTE field. Call the Career and Technical Education Office at (626) 585-7301. Online Courses PCC offers a number of classes each semester in which part or all of the time ordinarily spent in a classroom with other students is spent accessing the course via the Internet. For more information see the Schedule of Classes or the Online Class website at pcc.blackboard.com. Telecourses/Distance Learning PCC offers a number of transfer credit telecourses each semester as an alternative to classes in a traditional, oncampus setting. For more information, call (626) 585-7575. Study Abroad Programs Full-credit, semester-length study/travel programs are offered in Mexico, England, and Italy. In addition, PCC offers a winter trip to Costa Rica. For more information, call the Study Abroad Office at (626) 585-7203 or visit the C Building, Room 223. Courses at Local High Schools Can’t take the class you need on campus? A number of sections of regular PCC full-credit course offerings are held at local high schools. These classes are open to both PCC students and high school students. See the Schedule of Classes online at www.pasadena.edu/schedule for more information or call (626) 585-7575. Community Education Center The CEC offers a wide variety of credit and noncredit learning opportunities in general education, CTE, developmental, basic skills, and recreational courses and programs. The Community Education Center is located at 3035 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 585-3000. Fee-Based Programs A wide variety of classroom and online courses are offered for self-interest; not for credit or grade. Youth classes are also available. For more information, call the Extended Learning area at (626) 585-7608 or visit www.pasadena.edu/extendedlearning. Child Development Center Located adjacent to the campus at 1324 E. Green St., the CDC provides quality child care and an enriched educational program for children of PCC and CEC students, as well as for children of faculty and staff and community families. For more information, call (626) 585-3180. Public Relations, Publications Offices Collect Four NCMPR Awards For Excellence Pasadena City College’s Public Relations and Publications offices won four awards for outstanding achievement in communications at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations District 6 conference, held Sept. 23-25 in Carlsbad. PCC’s Public Relations and Publications offices won a gold medallion in the newsletter category for Campus Report, a bi-annual publication containing news, features, and highlights of student/staff/faculty achievements. The publication is mailed to 160,000 homes in the Pasadena Area Community College District. In the sports brochure category, the offices garnered a silver and bronze award, respectively, for its 2008 football media guide and its 2009 women’s basketball media guide. Both guides had already received recognition from the state for the same category at the Community College Public Relations Organization conference earlier this year. Public Relations and Publications also won a silver medallion for banners and outdoor media for its ―Student Success‖ banners, which are currently being displayed outside the college’s new Industrial Technologies Building. DATES TO REMEMBER WINTER 2010 OPEN REGISTRATION 12/01/09 - 01/10/10 INTERSESSION BEGINS 01/11/10 SPRING 2010 NEW & RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS 01/16/10 OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS 01/26/10 SEMESTER BEGINS 02/22/10 DID YOU KNOW? “FAME” REMAKE FEATURES PCC GOSPEL CHOIR Fifteen singers from the Pasadena City College Gospel Choir, as well as choir director Betty Griffin-Keller and choir accompanist Dion Johnston, are featured in the recent remake of the 1980 movie Fame. John Houlihan, the film’s musical director, searched for musical talent in the Pasadena area and found everything he needed on PCC’s campus. ―My greatest experience working on Fame was not only being asked to re-arrange one of the songs and provide background choral for a second song, but to have an acting role as an orchestra conductor,‖ Griffin-Keller said. The Pasadena City College Gospel Choir performs during the college’s commencement ceremony. BIOTECH INSTRUCTOR HONORED AT L.A. COUNTY TECH WEEK Pasadena City College biotech instructor Dr. Pam Eversole-Cire was recognized for her ―Leadership in Technology Education‖ at the 8th annual L.A. County Tech Week, which was held at the Business Technology Center in Altadena. The award recognizes both companies and individuals from Los Angeles County for their contributions to science, technology, and business. The awards encourage more Los Angeles-area companies and organizations to initiate or increase their technology activities, publicize these activities, and reinforce the region’s reputation for commitment to technology leadership. Excelencia in Education Recognizes .XL Program Pasadena City College’s .XL program was recently honored by Excelencia in Education, a research and public policy organization focusing on Latinos in higher education. PCC was named a finalist at the Associate Level for its efforts in increasing success in higher education among Latino students through the .XL program, which seeks to help first-year students at PCC make a smooth and successful transition from high school to college. For more information, contact Brock Klein at (626) 585-3049 or visit www.EdExcelencia.org. PCC • 2 Cover Story Pasadena City College Flea Market Everything old is new at the... Wandering through the Pasadena City College Flea Market on a bustling Sunday morning, it’s hard to imagine that it all began more than 30 years ago with two students, Tom and Tim Selinske, auctioning off goods to raise money for scholarships. What initially started as a grassroots effort to raise funds for the college has grown into a vibrant community event with hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers. On the first Sunday of every month, bargain hunters and antique seekers descend upon the PCC campus in search of unique pieces that cannot be found anywhere else in town. From vintage aprons to kitschy tiki mugs, everything old is new again at the PCC Flea Market. The thrill of the chase keeps the regulars coming back month after month, including such famous faces as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Diane Keaton, and Daryl Hannah. Another Man’s Treasure ―What I like about the Flea Market is the basic rule that stuff shouldn’t be brand new,‖ said Larry Bivens, PCC Spanish instructor and decade-long silver and crystal vendor. ―I’ve been to a lot of flea markets and they don’t have the kind of regulations that we do here. You’ll only find high-quality antiques and collectibles at PCC.‖ ―It’s always been kind of an unspoken rule that we are a traditional flea market,‖ said Nick Szamet, who currently serves as the Flea Market’s coordinator. ―There are no vendors who sell mass-produced, wholesale type goods. We are the greater Los Angeles area’s last remaining traditional flea market.‖ The Flea Market’s unflinching commitment to only offering used items has garnered a legion of dedicated shoppers. Los Angeles resident Zaib Tariq has been shopping at the Market for the past 15 years. ―I come for the whole gamut—antiques, glass, Oriental and Navajo rugs, furniture, music albums, and even old toys.‖ Tariq can be found carefully perusing each vendor’s wares nearly every month. Lana Fields, coordinator of the PCC CalWORKs Program and Flea Market coordinator from 1994 to 1997, recalls a legendary transaction involving a genuine Oscar statuette. ―Supposedly, the maid who worked for child star Margaret O’Brien’s family took the Oscar and the silver home to polish. Well, needless to say, the maid did not return to work the next day. Some 50 years later, the Oscar surfaced at the PCC Flea Market. The statue was later returned to Margaret.‖ ―I am always fascinated by what I find at the flea market,‖ Szamet commented. ―Once, I saw a banner that was carried by Benito Mussolini’s Black Shirts during their famous March on Rome to seize power.‖ Everything Goes Back To Students Much has changed since the Flea Market’s inception in 1977, but the mission to provide funding for student scholarships and activities has remained the same. In 2008, the Flea Market grossed $155,000 from vendor rents, which made quintessential programs like the pep squad and the Cross Cultural Center possible. ―A unique and outstanding aspect of the market is that the proceeds go directly to benefit students. Everything from band uniforms, robes for the gospel choir, guest speakers, student leadership activities, cross-cultural and diversity activities, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships are made possible by the Flea Market,‖ Fields said. ―I am a past recipient of two Flea Market scholarships, so I can attest to how important receiving financial assistance from the Flea Market is!‖ ‖The vision and leadership of Tom and Tim Selinske laid the foundation for the PCC Flea Market to support student life on campus,‖ said Scott Thayer, assistant dean of Student Affairs. ―Those ideals continue to this day in the events and activities that are supported by the Flea Market Board of Directors. They have left a lasting imprint on the community and the college.‖ Looking To The Future From its humble inception three decades ago, the Flea Market has become a model of success that community colleges across the state have strived to emulate. The market is also regarded as one of California’s premier venues for antiques and collectibles. ―I’d like for the Flea Market to grow as much as possible,‖ Szamet said. ―The more vendors we have, the more money there will be for students. However, I want to make sure that growth is managed carefully and properly.‖ In the future, Szamet hopes to incorporate a community health component to the Flea Market. ―I’d like to have a booth where members of the community can come to learn about affordable health services in Pasadena. For example, we could have an optometrist on site that could perform screenings or provide referrals.‖ Currently, a green recycling program for used electronics is available in the parking lot located at Hill Street and Del Mar Boulevard on the first Sunday of every month during market hours. For more information about the PCC Flea Market, visit the official website at www.pasadena.edu/fleamarket/ or contact Szamet at (626) 585-7972. The Pasadena City College Flea Market each month draws thousands of shoppers, from antique seekers to the occasional celebrity such as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. ―We are the greater Los Angeles area’s last remaining traditional flea market.‖ -Nick Szamet, Flea Market Coordinator Quick Flea Market Facts • The Flea Market is open 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month. • Established in 1977. • The market houses more than 500 vendors, including more than 70 record vendors. • Admission is free. • The Flea Market also has an e-waste recycling drop point stationed in the parking lot on corner of Hill and Del Mar. • Voted ―Best Used Vinyl‖ in Los Angeles by L.A. Weekly 2009. PCC • 4 Measure P Update Measure P Update CITIZEN’S OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY About Measure P: In March 2002, the voters in the Pasadena Area Community College District approved Measure P, a $150,000,000 General Obligation Bond measure to fund facilities replacement, reconstruction, and modernization of existing campus facilities. These facilities needs are identified in the Pasadena City College Facilities Master Plan 2010. This 10-year facilities master plan specifically identifies the projects funded by Measure P. The past few months have seen remarkable progress in Pasadena City College’s campus development. As promised, the Industrial Technologies Building, the Bookstore Building, and the completely rejuvenated Campus Center have been completed and are now in use—on time and on budget. These buildings are the latest in the overall Facilities Master Plan, funded by the voter approved general obligation bond Measure ―P,‖ which was approved by the voters in the Pasadena Area Community College District in March 2002. The new Industrial Technologies Building offers students state-of-the-art facilities in a wide variety of subjects, including building construction, welding, machine-assisted fabrication, automotive, drafting, electronic maintenance, and electricity. While a portion of the building was placed into service during the summer, the entire building came online when the college’s fall semester began on Aug. 31. Alongside the building are six new tennis courts that are used for academic instruction and recreation. Likewise, the new Bookstore Building was in operation when classes resumed. The first occupants of the building—the Bookstore and Student Business Services—were moved from their temporary location in one of the campus gymnasiums in time for the fall rush period. The Bookstore location has doubled the space of the old bookstore, which allows for many more student-centered services to be provided. Campus Police and Safety Services recently completed their move from their temporary facilities in the college’s former Print Shop. They had been in their interim quarters for the past two years, as their original location— like the Bookstore and Student Business Services—was demolished to make room for their new home. The third project was the complete renovation of the Campus Center. The previous version of the building was functionally obsolete. The new building houses a totally redone commercial kitchen, along with modern culinary arts instructional facilities. One of its most unique features is ―The Piazza,‖ a new student dining room that is the PCC version of an Italian town square. It is a space where students can not only eat, but also gather and socialize. New Student Affairs office space was situated next to a student lounge that partially captured space that was previously outdoors. A large, multi-functional space was built to house the Journalism program and the student newspaper, The Courier. New meeting rooms and faculty offices round out the building. The summer proved to be a beehive of activity, with literally dozens of projects being completed simultaneously. Moving into three new buildings in a summer that lasted a mere 10 weeks would have been a daunting challenge by itself, but many other projects had to be finished as well. The next major project will be the construction of the new Center for the Arts, but prior to beginning construction, two buildings have to be demolished. Those two buildings —the K (housing the music programs) and T (housing the architecture, screen printing, digital imaging, building construction, and automotive technologies programs) buildings—had to be vacated ahead of the demolition. That in turn meant finding and building new spaces for those programs to operate. Two of the programs were moved into the new Industrial Technologies Building; however, the other three had to be moved into the building next door. The old drafting lab was converted into the temporary architecture instructional space. The old machine shop was split and turned into a space that houses both the digital imaging and screen-printing facilities. The temporary Bookstore and Student Business Services space in the old W Building gymnasium had to be reconverted to its original use in time for the Kinesiology, Health and Athletics Division classes that were scheduled for the fall semester. There were many other smaller projects that were undertaken and completed. Despite some major challenges, all projects were finished to the point that classes could take place, although there are numerous details that continue to be finished. The campus continues to modernize technologically. Campus Police and Safety Services is now upgrading its closed-circuit video capabilities to enhance the safety and security of campus users and visitors. With the completion of the campus technology infrastructure, additional enhancements that rely on the new technology backbone are possible. Continual upgrades to the overall technology that has become such a central part of campus learning and support are now possible as a result of Measure ―P.‖ Attention is now being focused on the new Center for the Arts. This remarkably beautiful building will house the Visual Arts and Media Studies and Performing and Communication Arts divisions for decades to come. While the two divisions are now housed in a number of separate locations, this will not only allow for the combining of the divisions themselves, but will also allow for the synergy of two artistic divisions to work alongside each other. Common spaces for students to interact are central to the building, both indoors and outdoors. The striking building will span the space between the Boone Sculpture Garden and the Alumni Commons—two key areas of the campus. A new Art Gallery will anchor the western side of the building, allowing for the showcasing of art in a modern facility. During the course of the past few years, PCC has taken a central role in the visual arts stage within the city of Pasadena. The new gallery will create a space that facilitates that role. The eastern side of the building will feature another beautiful component: a Recital Hall that will provide tripleduty space. The hall will be used from early in the morning until late at night for lectures, music lab instruction, rehearsal, and student/faculty recital space. During those rare times that the space is not being used, it will allow for non-campus uses. Construction on the Center for the Arts will begin early in 2010, with completion estimated at two years later. The final, relatively minor Measure ―P‖ projects will be finished about a year thereafter. This year was a turning point in the physical development of PCC. The western edge of the campus has been totally transformed. All of the work that has been completed will allow the college to continue in its educational leadership role that has served the communities within the district for the past decades, and will continue to serve for decades to come. Photo captions: Clockwise, from left: The new Bookstore doubles the space of the old facility and houses both Police and Safety Services and Student Business Services. Six new tennis courts were also added on the west end of the campus. With the addition of the new Industrial Technologies Building, PCC greatly enhances its automotive, building construction, drafting, electronics, electricity, and welding programs for decades into the future. Located in the Campus Center, ―The Piazza‖ is PCC’s version of an Italian town square, where students can both dine and socialize. The newly remodeled Campus Center features a 52-foot tall clock tower/elevator that overlooks the campus Quad. It also houses a student lounge with Wi-Fi access, Student Affairs offices, and the Journalism Department. Several dignitaries were in attendance at the Center for the Arts groundbreaking ceremony, which was held in August between the campus’ T and V Buildings. Above, from left: Brian Abadia, Pasadena Area Community College District Student Trustee; John H. Martin, PACCD Board of Trustees member; William E. Thomson, PACCD Board of Trustees member; Geoffrey L. Baum, PACCD Board of Trustees member; Dr. Jeanette Mann, PACCD Board of Trustees President; Dr. Lisa Sugimoto, PCC President; Bill Bogaard, Mayor of the City of Pasadena; Anthony Portantino, California Assembly Member, 44th District; Dr. Hilary Bradbury-Huang, PACCD Board of Trustees Vice President; and Dr. Consuelo Rey Castro, PACCD Board of Trustees Clerk. 5 • PCC Measure P Citizen’s Oversight Committee Measure P was approved by the voters under the legal requirements of Proposition 39, the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act, with a majority of 69.84 percent. As a condition of voter approval of the measure by 55 percent or more, Proposition 39 requires the appointment of an independent committee of citizens to oversee the expenditure of voter-approved bond funds. The PCC Citizen’s Oversight Committee includes not only the statutorily required minimum membership of five prescribed positions, but an additional seven citizens nominated/appointed by the PACCD Board of Trustees. The Committee includes a representative from students, senior citizens’ organizations, taxpayer groups, business and industry, an active member from either PCC’s Parent Teacher Student Association or the Foundation, in addition to the seven trustee nominations/appointments. The Citizen’s Oversight Committee began meeting on Oct. 30, 2002, and has been meeting quarterly since. The committee’s charge is to ensure the prudent use of taxpayers’ dollars and that the expenditure of Measure P funds is only for those projects identified in PCC’s Facilities Master Plan 2010 and the Measure P Projects List approved by the voters. Measure P Citizen’s Oversight Committee Warren Weber (Chair) Taxpayers’ Organization Brian Abadia Student Trustee David Jacobs Local Business Organization Angie Mont-O’Brien Senior Citizens’ Organization Roberta Moon Foundation/PTSA Laura Olhasso Trustee Area #1 Representative Larry Fugal Trustee Area #2 Representative Charles Nelson Trustee Area #3 Representative Rita Elshout Trustee Area #4 Representative Annie Yu Song Trustee Area #5 Representative Jay Lammers Trustee Area #6 Representative George Fasching Trustee Area #7 Representative Bond Expenditure Update The accountancy firm of Vavrinek, Trine, and Day conducted an independent audit of the Measure P Bond fund for the year 2008-2009. The auditors tested internal controls, disbursement of bond funds, and reviewed compliance and expenditure allowances under the Measure P initiative and projects list. The auditors tested expenditures charged to the Measure P bond funds. No exceptions were noted. MEASURE P PROJECTS BUDGET AMOUNT EXPENDED As of June 30, 2009 Parking Structure $23,361,600 $22,911,856 –Completed Industrial Technologies $24,309,200 $24,448,790 Bookstore/Campus Center $27,359,600 $29,415,843 Center for the Arts $46,598,200 $2,379,079 Reconstruction/Upgrades $24,241,000 $7,395,046 Construction Management $3,970,400 $2,526,685 Environmental Impact $160,000 $154,994 Report–Completed TOTAL $150,000,000 $89,232,293 As of June 30, 2009 INCOME $33,000,000 Series A $65,000,000 Series B $7,300,000 Series C $28,350 Series B US Bank Reimbursement (COI) $5,712 Series C US Bank Reimbursement (COI) $10,235,631 Interest Income $191,445 Local Revenue TOTAL INCOME $115,761,138 EXPENDITURES $1,335,054 2002-03 $14,996,725 2003-04 $8,118,688 2004-05 $1,672,599 2005-06 $2,706,243 2006-07 $19,854,239 2007-08 $40,548,745 2008-09 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $89,232,293 BALANCE AVAILABLE $26,528,845 Note: The Budget and Expense section is based on the initial $150M General Obligation Measure ―P‖ bond amount. The Income section deals with additional funding that has been gained—through interest income and refinancing proceeds. Therefore, the initial $150M budget has been increased, allowing for increases to construction costs to be absorbed without curtailing or eliminating any projects. Message From the Committee Chair I am pleased to report on behalf of the Citizen’s Oversight Committee that we have completed our most recent construction activity. These projects are what I call ―The Great Middle of Measure P.‖ On August 28, we had the ribbon-cutting for the new Campus Center, Bookstore, and Industrial Technologies Building. On the same morning, we had the groundbreaking for our new Center for the Arts, the final major project under Measure P. All of our projects to date have been ―on time‖ and at or under budget, with a minimum of change orders. The PCC administration and construction management team continues to see that this record is maintained. The Oversight Committee is charged with reporting to the community of our Fiscal Review and general project oversight. It is my hope that this report reflects the progress we have made. Warren Weber Chair, Measure P Citizen’s Oversight Committee PCC • 6 Alumni/Foundation Update Center for the Arts Campaign Continues to Gather Community Support Pasadena City College has benefited from strong support by the community and the vibrancy of the Southern California region from which it draws both extraordinary faculty, staff, and students. This combination has resulted in an institution that effectively carries out its mission of ―successful student learning‖ and activities that improve the economic condition and quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. The campaign to raise $3.5 million in support of PCC’s Center for the Arts continues, with more than $1.5 million raised to date. The 69,000 square-foot building will encompass many of the resources that our students will need to be successful. Central to the new facility is a 230-seat recital hall, the Black Box Theater, and the new PCC Art Gallery. A beautiful, functional design will make the Center for the Arts building the centerpiece of the PCC campus for decades to come. Highlights of the campaign thus far are: • a $500,000 primary naming gift; • more than 23 gifts of $10,000 or more; • more than $275,000 from the PCC faculty and staff; and • more than $1.5 million in cash and pledges. Though major progress has been made towards the goal, several naming opportunities remain and we need your help to conclude successfully. PCC has enjoyed tremendous support from the community in the past and seeks your continued support as it moves forward to serve students in the 21st century. To get involved, please call the PCC Foundation at (626) 585-7065. $25,000 Memorial Scholarship Established for Walter T. Shatford II Walter T. Shatford II’s commitment to education and community service will be honored through an endowed scholarship recently established by his beloved wife, Sara, to benefit students at PCC. Following his death earlier this year, many generous contributions from family and friends were sent to the PCC Foundation. Sara and her family felt that Shatford’s legacy would be best served by providing ongoing support to the students in the form of a scholarship. The Walter T. Shatford Memorial Scholarship will be offered to a PCC student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution and demonstrates financial need and a commitment to community involvement. Shatford himself once said, ―I have an oldfashioned belief that education is, indeed, the hope of the world.‖ Shatford was born in December 1914 in Philadelphia, moving as a child with his family to Monrovia. He attended Pasadena Junior College (now PCC) in the early 1930s. He graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After serving, he returned to Stanford University, where he completed his law degree in 1946. Shatford served on the PCC Board of Trustees for 31 years and gave service to Pasadena public schools for nearly 40 years. During this time he was a fierce advocate in the struggle for racial integration and equal access to education. Shatford was a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, where he served on the board for 43 years, and was presented with the Ruby McKnight Williams Award in 1993—the same year that the PCC Shatford Library was named in his honor. Donations to the Walter T. Shatford Memorial Scholarship can be sent to the Pasadena City College Foundation, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. All gifts will be acknowledged to the donor and recognition of all memorial gifts will be sent to the family. Alumni News and Notes Los Angeles artist and PCC alumnus Michael Amescua shared his work and interacted with students, faculty, and friends during his visit to the campus in November. Amescua is best known for his work in welded and cut metal. His metal cutouts resemble the papel picado (perforated paper) style, a traditional Mexican artistic technique that originated in pre-Columbian Aztec society. He is the artist behind the beautiful new gates at the L.A. River, the railings encircling the MTA Transit Center at Patsouras Plaza in Downtown L.A., some of the work at the Heritage Springs Sculpture Garden in Santa Fe Springs, installations for Paseo Colorado, the gate at the Gold Line Allen Station in Pasadena, and many other public art installations. He was active for many years at Self- Help Graphics in East Los Angeles, and although he has worked primarily in metal, he produced some screen prints when he was there as well. Some of his original training in metal work was done while he was a PCC student. Class Notes Arturo Gomez, PCC Business Administration alumnus — Recently highlighted in Colorado’s La Voz newspaper, Gomez is the music director at KUVO public radio in Denver, which coincidentally is on the dial there at 89.3, the same frequency as our own KPCC. Gomez has been awarded Music Director of the Year four times by Jazz Week. During his free time he likes to cook and enjoys bike riding. Tamar Agopian-Kradjian, PCC Nursing graduate — Just completed her NCLEX in August and is applying to several different hospitals for their new graduate programs, which begin in February and March. Meanwhile, she plans to volunteer at either Verdugo Hills Hospital or Glendale Adventist Hospital. You can find her and other Nursing Program grads on their PCC Nursing Group on Facebook. Grants Corner Child Development Center Awarded $569,000 Grant Renewal Pasadena City College will receive a second, four-year renewal of its Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant to enhance the quality of programs at PCC’s Child Development Center. The U.S. Department of Education grant award provides $142,331 annually for a total of $569,324 over the life of the grant. Project services include the following: coordinating CCAMPIS services by intensive intake, assessment, and evaluation; strengthening parent support services and parent involvement at the center; mentoring-coaching field practice students; strengthening nutrition services for the children; and providing additional services and resources in CDC classrooms. The aim of these efforts is to support the retention of low-income student parents in their PCC classes by offering them a program of enriched, high-quality child care. The CCAMPIS program has been in effect at the CDC since 2001. In the first grant cycle, CCAMPIS funding supported the CDC’s successful effort to earn accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Photo captions: Above: An aerial view of the 69,000 square-foot Center for the Arts, which will be situated in the middle of the campus and is scheduled to be completed in late 2011. Left: An in-house theatre will provide students a place to rehearse and perform for years to come. Foundation Notes Bobbie Moon, PCC Foundation Board President and PCC alumna, was recently honored at the 10th Annual Women in Business Legislative Update & Awards Luncheon held at the Pasadena Hilton. Moon received the Outstanding Small Businesswomen Award and was honored as one of 25 exceptional women whose professional skills and commitment to the community have made her an outstanding leader and role model. Her new store in Northwest Pasadena on Washington Boulevard is called ―New Moon Textiles.‖ She and her business partner, Dorine Niewwenhuijs, sell fabrics, patterns, and notions for quilters and offer a warm and welcoming environment for those who wish to learn to sew, quilt, or discover creative ways to use fabric. Moon is a graduate of John Muir High, Pasadena City College, UC Berkeley, and USC. She served on the Pasadena Unified School District Board in the 1980s. She and her husband, Henry, are both active volunteers and philanthropists in the community. The Annual Women in Business Awards were presented by Sen. Carol Liu (21st District), Assemblyman Paul Krekorian (43rd District), and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (44th District). Foundation Board member John Gregory recently embarked on a book-signing tour to spread the word about his new book, Making Music: Unique Ways Songs Became Hits. Written in a lively and personal style, the book reveals littleknown facts and trivia of some 700 songs from 1955 to 1999. As a lifelong music lover, Gregory said the book was in the making for a long time. ―When I was a kid growing up in Pasadena, I used to make a list of the top ten hits in my head. Much later, when I was curating an exhibit in Pasadena on entertainment, the exhibit included information about movies, actors, and music—well, the exhibit got too large and the music portion had to be dropped so this really got me started on the book because I’d already done a lot of research on it.‖ 7 • PCC Athletics Update MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Coach Silva Turns Women’s Volleyball into Conference Champion In 2006, prior to the arrival of current Pasadena City College women’s volleyball head coach Tammy Silva, the Lancers won just two matches out of 21. The program was at its lowest point. Silva was hired and no sooner had she taken the job, the young coach declared that her number one goal was to win the South Coast Conference title. Considering the Lancers have never won a conference championship in its volleyball history and the team’s stretch of losing seasons from 2003-2006, Silva’s goal seemed like an impossible dream. Yet on Nov. 18 at two-time defending state champion El Camino College, Silva completed her first mission as coach, directing the 2009 Lancers to a school record 21st consecutive victory and clinching a perfect conference season for PCC’s first SCC championship (the college entered the conference in 1987). The Lancers swept the Vikings, the 18th time this season PCC recorded a three game sweep as Pasadena has gone from regional doormat to the number-three ranked team on the State Top 25 Poll. ―We set out to do something special, and I think it’s great that it happened the same year that our women’s basketball team took home the state title,‖ Silva said. ―Our women’s sports teams are upstaging the men’s teams. I knew we had the potential to win a conference title, but to actually do it, and win the way we’ve been winning matches is especially gratifying. It’s a historic year for our college.‖ ―I wasn’t kidding when I took over this program three years ago. I really felt with our nice facilities, getting support from within our division, and bringing in a blend of talent, we could take this conference,‖ Silva added. Silva’s coaching, along with that of assistant coach Leslie Flores, also has been a big factor in PCC’s rise to volleyball power. The Lancers often have made in-match adjustments that have changed the momentum in games, and allowed the team to maintain consistency. ―We really liked the team makeup going into the season,‖ Silva said. ―We had some key returning sophomores to go with a really strong freshmen group. Obviously, the addition of the international players has been huge for us.‖ Silva was referring to the team’s freshman outside hitter Patti Blasco, from Monterrey, Mexico, and first-year setter Jessica Xu, who had just arrived in the United States from China prior to picking PCC as a place to attend school and play volleyball. Blasco is among the top 10 players in the state in hitting percentage and kills per game. Xu is the team’s assists leader and has averaged 1.5 kills while even becoming a threat at the net due to her 6-foot-3 height. The talent doesn’t end there as PCC has one of the state’s top liberos in returning All-SCC First Teamer Marissa Rangel. Sophomore opposite Galia Sotomayor and sophomore transfer outside hitter Nicole Holmes, who has brought experience and a powerful swing after being a force at Cypress College two years ago, have given the team offensive depth. Add freshman middle blockers Jessica Foley and Miranda Doing, and the Lancers have one of the top starting units in California. The team showed its pedigree when it upset long-time conference kingpin El Camino College in a four-game match before a boisterous, partisan crowd at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium on Oct.16. ―That match had so much intensity, it was like we were playing at the state tournament,‖ Silva said. ―The crowd was pumped, the players played sky high and we just felt we needed to establish that PCC can beat a team like El Camino.‖ PCC ended a 41-match conference winning streak by the Warriors, winners of the previous eight SCC championships. ―The players believe in themselves, and I think that as a coach, I’m demanding they play to their potential. We want to win matches in three, and not let our opponents get into any groove. A state title is our next goal.‖ ―I knew we had the potential...‖ - Coach Silva Editor’s Note: As of time that this publication went to press, the Lancers were preparing for the state regional playoffs. Van Der Wyk Brings Cross Country Back into the Spotlight Rarely does one runner have as much impact as Tracee Van Der Wyk made for the Pasadena City College women’s cross country team at the Southern California Championships held in November. Van Der Wyk’s All-Region sixth place finish catapulted the Lancers to reach their first team appearance at the CCCAA state meet in eight years. Van Der Wyk, a freshman from Temple City High, ran the three-mile course at Mt. San Antonio College in a time of 18 minutes, 20 seconds. Despite not having another runner finish in the top half of the field, the Lancers qualified for the state meet in 17th place (18 made the cut). Van Der Wyk’s high finish allowed for PCC to make its first trip to the Fresno state championships as a team since 2001. Van Der Wyk previously took third place individually and recorded the highest finish by a Lancer in more than 10 years at the South Coast Conference Championships held at the Whittier Narrows Legg Lake course on Halloween day. In that meet, she ran a five-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 49 seconds to become the first All-SCC First Team selection for the Lancers since 2001. Her placing helped PCC take fourth place out of six teams at the conference meet, also the highest team finish in the SCC since Pasadena took third place in 2001. Freshman Tracee Van Der Wyk led the Lancers to its first team appearance at the CCCAA state meet in eight years. Defending the Pool: Hogue Exceptional for Women’s Water Polo It only took one match to show Pasadena City College women’s water polo coach Terry Stoddard what kind of goalie he was getting in freshman Hannah Hogue. Hogue, from Temple City High, made an amazing 21 saves in the team’s season-opening loss to Palomar at the Saddleback Tournament, but the total was a PCC single-match record. By season’s end, Hogue had obliterated the school record for saves in a season with 277, a mark good enough to make All-South Coast Conference. Maybe even more impressive in Hogue’s defense was the fact she also led the team in steals with 59, a statistic normally led by a field player in water polo. When Stoddard let Hogue play the field in two matches, she took advantage by scoring five goals on offense. Is there anything Hogue can’t do? ―She put on a clinic with her ability to anticipate shots and get her arms up to block attempts,‖ Stoddard said. ―Any time an offensive player let their guard down in front of her, she would just aggressively take the ball away for steals. We had our best defensive team ever here, and it’s not a coincidence that it started with having a great goalie.‖ Hogue’s goaltending talents allowed PCC to keep opponents to five goals or under in 14 of the team’s matches. In the Lancers’ 10 victories, Hogue’s goals against average was a sparkling 3.10. Keep in mind that community college water polo is known for high-scoring matches with teams often scoring in double digits. In a match against Chaffey, a team that made it far into the Southern California Regionals, Hogue scored a goal on a bomb shot from her own net and she nearly helped the Lancers upset the Panthers with 14 saves. The team lost 5-2, but most everyone in attendance was in awe of her play. ―That was a sensational individual performance,‖ Stoddard said. ―We didn’t perform well offensively, and Hannah decided to take things into her own hands and made a perfect throw to score a goal over the length of the pool. I only wish we could have had the offense to support her this year.‖ Hogue had a regular fan in her father, Charles Hogue, who is a mathematics instructor at PCC. An outstanding student-athlete, Hogue is expected back for her sophomore year in 2010. Championship Banner Unveiled The 2009 State Championship banner for women’s basketball was unveiled prior to the Lancers’ season-opening game Nov. 6 at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. It is the first state team title by a women’s program in PCC history. The Lancers, which finished their remarkable season 33-4 overall, defeated San Joaquin Delta, 74-64, to earn the championship. Non Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Pasadena, CA PERMIT No. 1794 Campus Report Pasadena City College • Public Relations Office 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, California 91106-2003 (626) 585-7315 Gold Medallion Winner, NCMPR District 6 Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees Dr. Hilary Bradbury-Huang, President William E. Thomson, Vice President Geoffrey L. Baum, Clerk Berlinda Brown, Member Dr. Anthony R. Fellow, Member Dr. Jeanette Mann, Member John H. Martin, Member Brian Abadia, Student Trustee Director of Public Relations Juan Gutierrez Publications Supervisor Gilbert Rivera Sports Information Robert Lewis Contributing Writers Irene Aguilera Cathy Danh Richard van Pelt Photography Richshell Allen Kenny Kimura Richard Quinton Graphic Artist Ray Widjaja Calendar of Events Winter/Spring 2010 FEBRUARY February 22 – March 5 Encore! The Best of the PCC Cinema Program Film & Video by PCC Students PCC Art Gallery MARCH March 15 – TBA 24th Artist in Residence Exhibition by artist and designer Gary Painter PCC Art Gallery March 15 – 19 Gary Painter, Artist in Residence Multiple events TBA PCC Art Gallery MAY May 28 – June 11 Annual PCC Scholarship Exhibition Students’ Show PCC Art Gallery Visual Arts: (626) 585-7238 PCC Art Gallery: (626) 585-3285 Performing Arts: (626) 585-7216 Join the PCC social network! 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