The Association of Black Employees at PCC Awards Five Scholarships at 41st Annual Scholarship Celebration

Yeab Guracha is all smiles as he receives the T.A.B.E. 1st place scholarship during the 41st Annual T.A.B.E. Scholarship Breakfast & celebration at Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College.The 41st Annual T.A.B.E. Scholarship Breakfast & Celebration at Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College.Esther Moore is all smiles as she receive 3rd place scholarship during the 41st Annual T.A.B.E. Scholarship Breakfast & Celebration at Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College.Pasadena Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton is a guest for the 41st Annual T.A.B.E. Scholarship Breakfast & Celebration at Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College.Michael Harris receives the Champion Award.Justin Campbell receives the Champion Award.The 41st Annual T.A.B.E. Scholarship Breakfast & Celebration at Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College.Dr. Christopher West, the President of T.A.B.E., left, Victoria Williams, T.A.B.E. Scholarship Co-Chair, and Tyron Hampton Vice Mayor of Pasadena, all pose for a picture during the 41st Annual T.A.B.E. Scholarship Breakfast & Celebration at Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College.Marilyn Johnson receives the Jacqueline Dodds Memorial Award. Tameka Alexander receives the TED James Footsteps Award.

STAFF REPORT | Photography by JAMES CARBONE

7:20 pm | June 17, 2019


The Association of Black Employees (T.A.B.E.) awarded five scholarships as Pasadena City College recently held its 41st Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration to honor some of the best and the brightest.

T.A.B.E. awarded five scholarships to Yaeb Guracha, Randall Jones, Esther Moore, Justen Campbell and Michael Harris. The celebration was chaired by Victoria Williams and Audrey E. Joseph.

“The scholarship recipients inspired the audience with their various career pursuits, and stories of perseverance in starting a new life on the west coast without familial support,” said Williams.

Williams said: “The recipients redefined a positive definition of FEAR: Face Everything And Rise.”

Marilyn Johnson was honored with the Jacqueline Dodds Memorial Award; Tameka Alexander was presented with the Ted James Footsteps Award; Bradley Miles received Outstanding Alumni award; and Assemblymember Chris Holden was given the Community Award.

Castle’s Catering provided breakfast as the group was treated to music and a photo presentation of the group’s growth over the years. Guests created new memories in the fun photo booth.

Pasadena City College Trustees and Executive Committee members were also on hand.

Local dignitaries and/or their representatives in attendance included Pasadena Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton; Pasadena Councilmember John J. Kennedy; Assemblymember Chris Holden; Senator Anthony Portantino; LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Congresswoman Judy Chu. T.A.B.E. Community partners in attendance were: YWCA Pasadena; Pasadena NAACP; Pasadena AKAs; Pasadena Deltas; Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley; PCC President’s African American Advisory Committee and the PCC Foundation.

T.A.B.E. looks forward to continuing to support, advocate, mentor and provide a system of growth and development for Black employees and students while strengthening its community partnerships. Dr. Christopher West serves as the 2018-2020 T.A.B.E. President.

To connect with T.A.B.E. email pcctabe@pasadena.edu or visit https://pasadena.edu/faculty-and-staff/tabe