2013-14 Archives - Office of Communications

Pitzer Student’s Award-Winning Paper Analyzes Bicycling Advocacy

Braden Bernards '15

Claremont, Calif. (June 24, 2014)—Pitzer College student Braden Bernards ’15 won The Claremont Colleges Library Undergraduate Research Award for his research paper “Squeaky Gears: Bicycling, Dissent, and Political Innovations.” Bernards’ paper examines the political innovations that have increased bicycling rates in cities across the country. By exploring the history of bicycling advocacy in community groups […]

Pitzer College Professor Leah Light Elected President of APA Division

Professor of Psychology Leah Light

Claremont, Calif. (June 16, 2014)—Pitzer College Professor of Psychology Leah Light has been elected president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 3: Experimental Psychology. Next year, Light will serve as president-elect before assuming her post as president. An expert in memory and aging, Light’s courses at Pitzer include Memory, Psychological Statistics and Ethical Issues in […]

Pitzer College Alumni Shiyana Gunasekara ’14 and Nicholas Romo ’14 Named Capital Fellows

Claremont, Calif. (June 13, 2014)—Pitzer College alumna Shiyana Gunasekara ’14 has been awarded a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship and alumnus Nicholas Romo ’14 received a California Senate Fellowship—two of the four fellowships administered by the Capital Fellows Programs of the Center for California Studies. These programs give outstanding college graduates the opportunity to wade […]

Pitzer College Students Win Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Claremont, Calif. (June 13, 2014)—Pitzer College students Patricia Doan ’16, Allison Donine ’16 and Anh Tran ’16 have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad. Doan is spending six weeks this summer studying in Pitzer’s Costa Rica Summer Health Program, where she will explore the health care system in a developing country […]

Pitzer College Student Allison Donine ’16 Wins Conservation Scholarship

Allison Donine '16

Claremont, Calif. (June 13, 2014)—Pitzer College student Allison Donine ’16 has been named a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar. As a Doris Duke scholar, Donine will participate in mentored research activities in conservation biology and other related disciplines, including land, water and wildlife conservation. She will spend 10 weeks in the Grand Canyon region, participating in […]

Pitzer College Recent Graduates Awarded 22 Fulbright Fellowships

Claremont, Calif. (June 17, 2014) — Pitzer College congratulates its recent graduates who have received 2014-15 Fulbright Fellowships: Alaitz Aritza ’14, Adria Arko ’10, Samantha Bromley-Coolidge ’14, Evelyn Byer ’14, Katherine Cabrera ’14, Zavi Engles ’14, Danny Feinberg ’13, Shiyana Gunasekara ’14, Mayse Jarbawi ’13, Minji Lee ’14, Benjamin Levine ’14, Zoey Martin-Lockhart ’14, Natalie […]

Pitzer Recent Graduates Awarded Teaching Fellowships to Lingnan University

Claremont, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—Pitzer College Class of 2014 graduates Sophia Baldwin ’14 and Vanessa Gonzalez ’14 have been awarded Visiting English Tutor Fellowships at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Baldwin, a political studies major, will help students develop their English writing, reading and speaking skills at the University’s Centre for English and Additional Language […]

Record Number of Recent Pitzer College Graduates Win Coro Public Affairs Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (May 26, 2014)—Five Pitzer College recent graduates—Megan Dooley ’10, Shiyana Gunasekara ’14, Aidan Lukomnik ’14, Adam Mandel-Senft ’11 and Romarilyn Ralston ’14—have been named 2014-15 Coro Fellows, setting a new College record for number of Coro Fellowships awarded in a single year. Dooley, an environmental analysis major with an anthropology minor, has been […]

Pitzer College Professor of Spanish Ethel Jorge Named AATSP Teacher of the Year

Claremont, Calif. (May 23, 2014)—Pitzer College Professor of Spanish Ethel Jorge has been named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The AATSP Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for college-level educators is given to exceptional teachers of Spanish or Portuguese who have been members of […]

Sagehen Roundup for the Week of May 12, 2014

Claremont, Calif (May 19, 2014) This week in Sagehens Athletics saw a pair of Pitzer first-year students receive major awards, while two others earned all-region accolades Paul Messana ’17 of Men’s Track and Field earned the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year award after a dominant first season that saw him go undefeated in the 800 […]

Pitzer Student Sophie Howard ’14 Awarded Princeton in Asia Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (May 16, 2014)—Pitzer College student Sophie Howard ’14 has been awarded a Princeton in Asia Fellowship to teach English to middle school students in Thailand. A psychology major with a minor in Africana studies, Howard served as peer teacher at Prototypes, interned at The Children’s School at Claremont McKenna College and taught rock […]

Pitzer College Student Autumn Pham ’14 Awarded Austrian Teaching Position

Claremont, Calif. (May 16, 2014)—Pitzer College student Autumn Pham ’14 has been awarded a US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools. A double major in European political studies and German studies, Pham served as a German tutor at Pomona College’s Oldenborg Center and speaks German, French and Vietnamese. She received German Academic Exchange Service undergraduate […]

Pitzer Student Harisimran Paton ’14 Awarded JET Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (May 16, 2014)—Pitzer College student Harisimran Paton ’14 has been awarded a one-year Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Fellowship. In Japan, Paton will team up with local educators to teach English to students in public schools. An international political economy major, Paton’s interest in East Asia developed in part through studying abroad in […]

Pitzer College Student Maria Rodriguez ’15 Tapped for 2014 Newman Civic Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (May 14, 2014)—Pitzer College student Maria Rodriguez ’15 has been named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university presidents. The Newman Civic Fellows Award recognizes college student leaders dedicated to finding solutions for challenges facing their communities. Rodriguez is an active student leader and advocate […]

Pitzer Student Emily India Richter ’14 Awarded Fellowship to Work in Pediatric AIDS Program in Botswana

Claremont, Calif. (April 30, 2014)—Pitzer student Emily India Richter ’14 was awarded a Princeton in Africa (PiAf) fellowship for 2014-15. She was selected to participate in a program based in Gaborone, Botswana where she will be working at the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative. Richter is one of approximately 50 students from across the country […]

Sagehen Roundup for the Week of May 5, 2014

Christopher Wiechert ’14 closed out his Sagehen career with a dominant doubles win against No. 1 CMS.

Claremont, Calif (May 12, 2014) This week in Sagehens athletics saw the Men’s Tennis and Women’s Teams teams pick up NCAA wins to advance to the regional finals, while Women’s Lacrosse competed in its first-ever NCAA Tournament. Men’s Tennis advanced to the NCAA regional finals with a 5-1 win over Texas-Tyler in the semis on […]

Eli and Edythe Broad Give $1 Million to Pitzer College for Anniversary Campaign, Funds to Support Scholarships

Claremont, Calif. (May 2, 2014) – Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have given $1 million to Pitzer College as part of its 50th Anniversary Campaign. The funds will support an endowed financial aid scholarship named after the couple. The Eli and Edythe Broad Endowed Scholarship, which was established in 1994, supports at least three Pitzer […]

Pitzer College Student Morissa Zuckerman ’16 Recognized for Environmental Leadership with Udall Scholarship


Claremont, Calif. (April 30, 2014)—Pitzer College student Morissa Zuckerman ’16 has been awarded a Udall Scholarship by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, recognizing her commitment to pursue a career related to environmental protection. She is one of 50 students nationwide to receive this prestigious award. Zuckerman has been an active member […]