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Pitzer’s Alyssa Woodward ’15 Scores One More: NCAA DIII Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year

Claremont, Calif. (June 29, 2015)—Pitzer College alumna Alyssa Woodward ’15 was named the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division III Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year. This is the latest in a slew of end-of-the-year and end-of-her-college-career honors for Woodward, who graduated in May with a degree in studio art. A total of five Sagehens were honored by the [Read More…]

July 8, 2015
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Pitzer College Honored for Commitment to Community Engagement

Claremont, Calif. (June 15, 2015) —Pitzer College was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service—the seventh time Pitzer has achieved this distinction. The honor roll highlights colleges and universities dedicated to fostering civic engagement and working with communities to solve problems. Pitzer College [Read More…]

June 15, 2015
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Pitzer Welcomes Emerging College Students

Claremont, Calif. (June 12, 2015)—Eighty high school students from Texas will get a taste of college life in Southern California when they visit Pitzer College and the adjoining Claremont Colleges the week of June 15. The group is from the EMERGE Fellowship, a Houston-based nonprofit that helps students from underserved communities get into, and graduate [Read More…]

June 12, 2015
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Sagehens Tennis Teams End Season in National Top 10

Grace Hruska ’18

Claremont, Calif. (June 10, 2015)—The Sagehens Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams netted top-10 standings this week and cemented their standings as two of the best NCAA Division III teams in the country. Men’s Tennis team finished the 2015 season with a No. 4 ranking in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, while Women’s Tennis finished [Read More…]

June 10, 2015
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Sagehens Score among the Best of the Best in NCAA Division III

Claremont, Calif. (June 9, 2015) — The 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup ranked the Sagehens No. 49 out of 332 NCAA Division III institutions, giving the program its best finish since 1996-97. Sponsored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the Directors’ Cup honors institutions with broad-based programs that field successful men’s and [Read More…]

June 9, 2015
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Sagehen Standout Samuel Fox Earns Academic All-America Honors

Claremont, Calif. (June 2, 2015)—And the hits just keep coming. Pitzer College alumnus and Sagehen shortstop Samuel Fox ’15 added to his postseason awards today when he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team, it was announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Academic All-America honor completes a long [Read More…]

June 2, 2015
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Pitzer College Wins Seven International Hermes Creative Awards

Claremont, Calif. (May 29, 2015) – Pitzer College Office of Communications has won seven 2015 Hermes Creative Awards – two Platinum, four Gold and one Honorable Mention. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of communications, marketing and advertising materials and programs and emerging technologies. [Read More…]

May 29, 2015
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A Gem Any Way You Look At It

Claremont, Calif. (May 29, 2015)—Pitzer College is named the “hidden gem” among small colleges in California by College Raptor, which helps students find colleges that best fit their academic, cultural and financial needs. College Raptor features a map that highlights the top hidden gem college in each state based on overall ranking, selectivity, graduation rate [Read More…]

May 29, 2015
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Pitzer College Hosts the Cactus and Succulent Society of America

Claremont, Calif. (May 28, 2015)—As California grapples with one of its worst droughts on record, the Cactus and Succulent Society of America is coming to the environmentally sustainable campus of Pitzer College. The Society will hold its biennial convention on Pitzer’s water-wise grounds June 14-19, 2015. The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) is [Read More…]

May 27, 2015
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SCIAC Recognizes Pitzer Students’ Talents on the Tennis Court

Claremont, Calif. (May 19, 2015)—Pitzer College student-athlete Jacob Yasgoor ’17 was named first-team All-SCIAC for men’s tennis, and Jonathan Kim ’16 and Graham Maassen ’17 earned second team honors in a vote of the league’s coaches. Yasgoor, who played at No. 2 singles, had the top winning percentage for the Sagehens (13-4) before being lost for the season [Read More…]

May 20, 2015
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Pitzer Student Francis Sugita ’16 Tapped for Teaching Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (May 19, 2015)—Pitzer College student Francis Sugita ’16, a political studies major, has been awarded a Breakthrough Collaborative Teaching Fellowship for summer 2015. He will be assigned to Oakland, CA, to teach low-income middle-school students and help prepare them to succeed in college. One of the most rigorous teaching experiences available to undergraduates [Read More…]

May 19, 2015
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Pitzer Students Receive Critical Language Enhancement Award

Maria Krol-Sinclair ’15

Claremont, Calif. (May 11, 2015)—Two Pitzer College students, already Fulbright fellowship recipients, have also received a Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) for language instruction prior to their fellowships. A feature of the US Student Fulbright Program, the CLEA is given to a select number of students to help promote cross-cultural exchange and dialogue. Maria Krol-Sinclair [Read More…]

May 18, 2015
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Four Pitzer College Students Awarded JET Fellowships

Claremont, Calif. (May 14, 2015)—Pitzer College congratulates Emma Hanashiro 15, Hannah Levy ’15, Jasmine Ortlieb ’15 and Kirsten Simons ’15, who have been awarded Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program fellowships to teach English in public schools in Japan for one year. The JET fellows will team-teach with Japanese teachers of English and also serve [Read More…]

May 15, 2015
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Remembering Musician and Folklorist Guy Carawan

Claremont, Calif. (May 13, 2015)—Guy Carawan, Pitzer’s folklorist-in-residence in the late ’60s and early ’70s, is being remembered around the country as the musician and activist who made “We Shall Overcome” an anthem of the civil rights movement. Carawan died on May 2 at the age of 87. Carawan started teaching at Pitzer in the [Read More…]

May 13, 2015
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Pitzer College Students and Alumni Awarded 21 Fulbright Fellowships

Claremont, Calif. (June 12, 2015)—Pitzer College congratulates its graduating seniors and alumni who have been offered 2015-16 Fulbright Fellowships so far this year: Sebastian Aguiar ’14, Tassos Bareiss ’15, Braden Bernards ’15, Adrian Brandon ’15, Andrew Buitron ’15, Nour Bundogji ’15, Casandra Campeas ’11, Laura Gabriel ’15, Lindsay Galeste ’15, Miriam Goldfarb ’15, Matthew Hollander [Read More…]

May 13, 2015