Monday, April 22, 2013

President's Latino Advisory Committee Scholarship Breakfast

Although it is known as Pasadena City College, our local community college serves an area that is much greater than the city proper.  

The Pasadena City College Area District includes the cities of: Arcadia, a portion of El Monte, La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, and Temple City.  There are also students to who attend that come from Los Angeles and parts of Unicorporated Los Angeles County.  

Tomorrow the President's Latino Advisory Committee will hold its annual Scholarship Breakfast.  I'm hoping that one of our news organizations will highlight the event, for there will be a dozen scholarships given; with ten of them being $1,000 scholarships.  

This competitive process is detailed, involves members of the community as well as staff at PCC, and includes biographies are filled with a commitment to excel despite situations that would most of the rest of us.  
Tomorrow we will recognized students who will use their scholarships as they study in the following majors:
Cognitive Science
Business Administration
Environmental Science
Cultural Anthropology
Civil Engineering

The Keynote speaker will be Elsa Bolado.  Ms. Bolado was one of the students who attended Garfield High School and was a student of Mr. Jaime Escalante.  If you've seen the movie Stand and Deliver you'll be familiar with his work.  
What you might not know is that Mr. Escalante attended PCC.  
I'm sure that many of the students that will be recognized tomorrow will become a part of the proud history of PCC.  Who knows one of them might come back and be a keynote speaker sometime in the not too distant future.

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