One Week. One Pitzer

April 24-30, 2017

One Week. One Pitzer. is a weeklong celebration of community, Pitzer pride, and philanthropy. In support of our students, One Week. One Pitzer. will incorporate a giving campaign and surprise giving challenges. It also coincides with the final week of the Senior Class Gift Campaign and the Faculty & Staff Gift Campaign, both of which are well underway to bring increased resources and opportunities to our students! The week culminates with Alumni Weekend April 28–30.

All members of the Pitzer community—faculty, emeriti faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, friends, and trustees—are invited and encouraged to participate in the One Week. One Pitzer. activities taking place all week long!

One Week. One Pitzer. Schedule of Events

Weeklong Activities

“I love Pitzer” Appreciation Wall and Info Table
11:00 a.m.–1 p.m.
Various Locations
Stop by the One Week. One Pitzer. info table to share why you love being a part of the Pitzer community, decorate a get well card for a hospitalized child, sign up for the faculty, staff, and student dodge ball tournament, and learn more about activities taking place all week long!

Greeting Cards for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
Various Locations
Express your care and your artistic side and decorate a get well card for a CHLA patient. Taking place all week long at the One Week. One Pitzer. table.

“Pitzer Gives Back” Social Media Challenge
Post a photo of how you and your peers give back to others and hashtag #onepitzer. If we reach 100 un-selfies, a star will be named after Pitzer!

Monday, April 24

“Pitzer Pays it Forward” Booth
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Scott Courtyard
Grab a coffee or pastry for a friend, write a kind note to your favorite professor or staff member, and “Pack Out” a meal to help feed our College community during the faculty, staff, and student dodge ball game!

Blood Drive
11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
GSC Multipurpose Room
Donate blood to the Red Cross and show you bleed Pitzer Orange! Visit the American Red Cross website and enter code “Pitzer” to pre-register and reserve your timeslot. Or, feel free to drop in the day-of.

Tuesday, April 25

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
Noon–1 p.m.
Broad Performance Space
Bring your lunch and join Professor Paul Faulstich for a talk on animals in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains of Southern California. Using motion-triggered trail cameras, Professor Faulstich presents photos and video clips of wildlife, introduces us to environmental art based on his research, and offers an unexpected take on philanthropy.

Pitzer Community Support Game
6:45 p.m.
Pre-game gathering at The Mounds
Head over to cheer on the Pitzer-Pomona Lacrosse team with your fellow Sagehens. First 50 fans receive free pom-poms from the Alumni Association and all attendees will be entered in an opportunity drawing to win Pomona-Pitzer Nike gear!

Latinx Student Union Snackie Snack
10 p.m.
GSC Multipurpose Room
Enjoy churros, ice cream, and a little sneak peak of the 10th Annual Rockabilly Festival brought to you by PAct and the Latinx Student Union. Don’t forget to check out the Rockabilly PITZfunder to help make this year’s festival the best to date!

Wednesday, April 26

Senior Soiree with the President
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
The President’s Residence
President Melvin L. Oliver and Suzanne Oliver are hosting an exclusive event for the Class of 2017 to honor and celebrate the graduating class’ last few weeks at Pitzer. Substantive appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Seniors, come and enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars with your classmates.

Thursday, April 27

Spirit Day Dress Up
All day
Show your Pitzer pride by wearing your favorite orange or Sagehen gear!

Faculty, Staff, and Student Dodge Ball Tournament
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Pitzer Basketball Court and Commencement Plaza
Join us for a friendly game of dodge ball while enjoying some game grub! Register to play at the One Week. One Pitzer. table and get in on the fun!

Empty Bowls 2017
5:30–8:30 p.m.
GSC Multipurpose Room
Come support local food, art, and community with Pitzer’s Ceramic Students. A $10 ticket will not only get you a delicious meal and handmade ceramic bowl, but all your proceeds will benefit the Huerta Del Valle Community Garden in Ontario, California. Cash and Venmo payments will be accepted at the door, and all food is graciously sponsored by the Grove House and Shakedown Café.

Friday, April 28

Philanthropy discussion with alumnus Brian Christiansen ’93, president of the Alumni Board
Noon–1 p.m.
McConnell Private Dining Room
Hear how Pitzer alumnus Brian Christiansen made paying it forward a full-time profession with the Nike Foundation.

Pitzer in the Pool
Noon–3 p.m.
Gold Student Center Patio and Pitzer
Bring your sunscreen and appetite for a fun day at the pool. Free pool toys and BBQ food sponsored by PAct and Alumni Relations.

Steering Committee

Honorary Co-chairs
President Melvin L. Oliver
Suzanne Oliver

Volunteer Boards
Mitchell Felton ’13, Alumni Board, Development Pillar Chair
Jon Rice ’13, Alumni Board
Gary Carson P’17, Parent Leadership Council, Fundraising Committee Chair

Angelise Slifkin ’18
Carter Stripp ’19
Claire Davis Wengrod ’19
Clint Isom ’20
Gabe Madrid ’17
Hajar Hammado ’18
Joel Fernandez ’19
Josue Pasillas ’17
Kyle Dalrymple ’17
Marco Abbruzzese ’18
Marley Reifert ’17
Paul Messana ’17
Shivani Kavuluru ’19

Michelle Berenfeld, Professor of Classics
Paul Faulstich ’79, P’15, Professor of Environmental Analysis

Valerie Mrotek, Director of Annual and Leadership Giving
Jason Engel ’13, Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Kamalei Lee, Annual Giving Coordinator
Pamela Jones-Tintle, Assistant Vice President for Development
Brenda Bolinger, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Communications
Nancy Treser-Osgood, Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Jenna Gough, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Victoria Martinsen, Senior Director of Parent Relations
Dan Hirsch, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life
Alayna Session-Goins, Director of Student Activities and Orientation
Kirsten Carrier, Director of Residence Life and Summer Programs
Valerie Schiro, Residence Director
Brad Tharpe, Director of Career Services
Teresa Flores Roberts, Assistant Director of Career Services
Alex Cromidas ’15, Interim Admission Counselor
Laurie Babcock, Web Architect

Page last updated on April 24, 2017