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New Pitzer College Graduate Selected for Teach For America

Brendan Nwankwo '16

Claremont, Calif. (June 22, 2016)—Pitzer College congratulates Brendan Nwankwo ’16, who has been awarded a position with Teach For America. A combined anthropology/English and world literature major, Nwankwo will teach in a low-income community in Chicago, IL, for two years. Nwankwo is passionate about increasing educational equity and inspiring young people of color to pursue [Read More…]

June 22, 2016
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Pitzer Professor Honored for LGBTI Advocacy Work in Central America

Claremont, Calif. (June 17, 2016)—Pitzer College Assistant Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was recognized for her LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) advocacy work with the Handkerchief “Color of Freedom” award from Cattrachas, a Central American nonprofit LGBTI organization. Portillo Villeda, who teaches Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies at Pitzer, is the author of Honduras LGBT [Read More…]

June 17, 2016
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Pitzer Students Win 2016 Letter Writing Competition by Advocating for Medicaid-funded Mental Health Treatment

Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2016)—Pitzer College students Amina Farias ’18 and Eleanor Neal ’18 formed one of five winning teams of Debating for Democracy’s national 2016 Letters to an Elected Official competition, which is sponsored by Project Pericles, a consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education.  Farias and Neal wrote [Read More…]

June 14, 2016
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Pitzer College Names Yvonne Berumen Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid

Yvonne Berumen '97

Claremont, Calif. (June 09, 2016)—Pitzer College has named alumna Yvonne Berumen ‘97, a leading advocate of first-generation and underrepresented college students, as its new vice president for admission and financial aid. She assumes office July 5, 2016. A first-generation college student, Berumen is currently the vice president of scholarships and academic support services at the [Read More…]

June 9, 2016
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Grant Will Boost Sagehen Athletics and Promote Culture of Excellence

Claremont, Calif. (May 17, 2016) — A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help promote athletic excellence at Pomona and Pitzer colleges, highly-regarded neighboring institutions in Claremont, California. The grant funds, totaling $2 million, will support additional team travel and recruiting, improved apparel including a full gear rebrand, upgrades to facilities such [Read More…]

May 17, 2016
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Pitzer College Is Named the 2016 California “Hidden Gem” College for Second Year

Claremont, Calif. (May 12, 2016) — For the second consecutive year, Pitzer College is named the “hidden gem” among 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, [Read More…]

May 12, 2016
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Two Pitzer College Professors Selected as Getty Scholars

Claremont, Calif. (May 10, 2016)—Susan Phillips, associate professor of environmental analysis, and Ruti Talmor, assistant professor of media studies, will be among the 40 or more scholars selected from around the world to participate in the 2016-17 Getty Scholars program at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, beginning this fall for three months. While at [Read More…]

May 10, 2016