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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

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.
Vice President,
Area 4
Area 3
Dr. Jeanette
Area 2
John H.
Area 6
Dr. Anthony R.
Area 7
Geoffrey L.
Area 1
Dr. Hilary
Area 5
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.
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.
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
International student tuition: additional $190 per unit*
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/


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
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.


12/01/09 - 01/10/10



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.
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
City College Flea

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


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
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.
                                                       As of June 30, 2009
Parking Structure          $23,361,600                 $22,911,856
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
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

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
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
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


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.

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PERMIT No. 1794
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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
Richshell Allen
Kenny Kimura
Richard Quinton
Graphic Artist
Ray Widjaja

Calendar of Events Winter/Spring 2010
February 22 – March 5
Encore! The Best of the PCC Cinema Program
Film & Video by PCC Students
PCC Art Gallery
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 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

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