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Pasadena City College to Inaugurate New Facilities on Aug. 28

Pasadena City College will be inaugurating the brand new Industrial Technologies Building and Campus Center/Bookstore, as well as breaking ground on the Center for the Arts on Aug. 28. Festivities begin at 7 a.m. and will include a number of speeches by elected officials and PCC representatives.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place first outside the location for the Center for the Arts, between T and V buildings. The 69,000-square-foot building will encompass studios, classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, rehearsal halls, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, and offices.

The ceremony will feature a series of remarks by Dr. Jeanette Mann, president of the Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees; state Sen. Carol Liu (21st District); Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (44th District); City of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard; and PCC officials.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Industrial Technologies Building and Campus Center/Bookstore will follow in the PCC Quad. The ceremony will include remarks from Warren Weber, chair of the Measure P Oversight Committee, and Allen Tsay, PCC Associated Students president.

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. All of the latest technologies are featured in order to make the learning experience relevant in the modern world. It has 15 new laboratories and classrooms, along with faculty and administrative offices, on two stories. The building measures 66,558 square feet.

The new Bookstore will be almost double the size of the previous store. It will also be a two-story building, with the Bookstore occupying the entire first floor, along with about half of the second floor. The remainder of the second floor will house Campus Police and Student Business Services.

The new Campus Center greatly improves Food Services on campus through the completion of a modern instructional and functional kitchen. The new servery and dining facilities provide students with an up-to-date, inviting area to eat, study, and socialize. Wireless computer access will be present in all areas.

Associated Student Body offices and workrooms are key features, along with the Student Affairs offices. The Journalism Department will be able to better serve the needs of the students in its modern, second-floor suite.

Funding for the new facilities was made possible through Measure P, the general obligation bond approved by the voters of the PACCD in 2002.

For more information about Measure P or the groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting event, call (626) 585-7264.


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