Construction for the Sarafian Building, otherwise known as the U Building is underway. The Natural Science and Health division has been displaced for 9 years, when the U building was considered unsafe and classes were relocated to the Science Village. “In 2012 the college received notice that the building was structurally unsound and at risk of collapse during an earthquake. It was red-tagged and had been [uninhabitable] ever since,” Alex Boekelheide, the special assistant to the superintendent/president said. The building construction will be financed by …
PCC gains grant to add more mental health services
Pasadena City College will expand its array of mental health services to students after being awarded a $400,000 grant, according to the December College Council meeting.
FAFSA filers to manually apply until next fall
The online tool students use to automatically upload family income data already filed with the government will be up running again by the opening of the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) cycle starting on Oct.1.
Grounded drones fly their way back to campus…sort of
Last year, when two professors were awarded with the large grant of $7,500 by the PCC Foundation for the purchasing of drones, there was an expectation that more drones would be seen flying around campus, but the process has been slower than expected.
Colleges move towards more online classes
Three grants, all under the student success initiative and California statewide initiatives of distance education, are going to be put into place over the next three years and were discussed during a presentation at the College Council meeting last week by Interim Director of Distance Education, Leslie Tirapelle.