Dr. Carol Brown, described as a warrior, an advocate and a voice for the voiceless, has died at the age of 67 after more than a decade of service in the PCC community.
PCC’s “BRO” unveils plans to grow
Brothers Reaching Out (BRO), a support network led by six counselors and campus staff, announced their plans designed to improve equity gaps faced by PCC’s male students of color, while seeking added collaboration with the faculty to get involved during a presentation to the Academic Senate (AS) on Sept. 23.
EOP&S: Helping students go above and beyond
The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) at PCC, has been helping socially and economically disadvantaged students achieve their education goals since it was first implemented in state colleges in the spring of 1970.
The world’s first LGBTQ mariachi group welcomes PCC student
When Pasadena City College student Leandro Orozco was contacted to join as a bassist for Mariachi Arcoíris, the first LGBTQ mariachi band in the world, he was hesitant. “A straight 24-year-old man from a traditional Mexican family, joining a gay mariachi band?” he thought to himself. He would soon realize it would change his life for the better.
Courier Chat: EOP&S with Alyssa Hernandez
This week, Sam and Grace talk to former Courier writer Alyssa Hernandez about the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, or EOP&S for short, on campus and about how it has helped and how it has hindered her college career. Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest or have your story told? Email us!: email@example.com
Lack of counselors hinder low income student success
Although created to help low income students, the influx of new admittances into EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) has caused the program to become a burden on students and in some cases even hinder their success.
Holiday Angels celebration grants wishes to children of students
Associated Students (AS) is giving back to children of student parents this holiday season through their Holiday Angels benefit. The Holiday Angels tree, located in the Office of Student Life, boasts 100 cards with wishes on them from the children of students in PCC’s EOP&S, CALWORKS and PASS programs. There are three gift wishes on each card, along with the child’s first name, age and gender. All wishes are items between $10 and $25. The gift requests range from warm clothes and learning activities for …
Students’ guide to first-year social success
Within the spacious and diverse walls of the Center for the Arts, lies a stage imprinted with the birth of confidence. The stage sits bare, its focal point a young woman, glamorously donned in street attire, wearing nerves as her accessories. Though only two sit in the audience, this is her most significant performance yet. As she opens her mouth to sing,her attention is not on the empty seats or her own two feet. Instead, she settles her gaze on one set of eyes. Their …
Foster youth programs give students a place to heal and grow
As overwhelming as college can be, students in foster care with no family support can find an exclusive community at PCC where their different challenges share a common thread.. Scholars Transitioning and Realizing Success (STARS) and Careregivers of Foster Youth (CAFYES) are two foster youth programs that aim to serve as a safe haven for previous and current foster youth students, helping them reach their dreams, goals, and potential.
EOP&S providing over and above services
The Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S) program here at PCC is a major resource for those in need of academic and financial assistance who may not be familiar with its existence.