There are many, many great candidates: JFK, Toni Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, John Stewart, to name just a few. But this one by the great contemporary American writer George Saunders remains in your memory like advice from your closest friend. His soft-spoken humane message is a great uplift at a time when we so dearly need it.
PCC Alumnus Robert Westerbeck Estate, PCC donated 4 million dollars to the Pasadena City College Foundation. The gift, which will be used to establish the Robert Westerbeck Scholarship Endowment, is also to be believed one of the largest single bequests to a community college. This video took place May 3, 2011 to announce the gift.
Our speaker at Pasadena City College’s 2012 Commencement was none other than Dean Karen Symms Gallagher herself. In addressing our nearly 2,000 community college graduates, Dean Gallagher stood as both a role model and as a symbol of an energetic and expanding public-private partnership that is paving a new path to the American Dream for the 21st century.