PCC seeks former students who were in internment camps during WWII

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Pasadena City College hopes to identify former Japanese American students who were forced into internment camps during World War II so that they may be honored during the college’s commencement exercises next June.

The search is being done in coordination with the California Nisei College Diploma Project, which aims to bestow honorary degrees to those who are eligible to benefit from AB 37, a bill introduced by Assemblyman Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach) and signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

According to PCC officials, it is estimated that 123 of its former students (at the time the school was known as Pasadena Junior College) are eligible to benefit from AB 37.

The California Community College, California State University and University of California systems are all involved in the project.

For more information, go online to www.pasadena.edu/pccnisei or call (626) 585-7315.

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Written by Carol Cormaci

December 24, 2009 at 12:55 pm

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