2003-2004 Academic Year

Professor Jose Calderon Honored for Cultivating Community Partnerships

Award from California Campus Compact cites excellence and leadership

Claremont, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2004) - Pitzer College proudly announces that Jose Calderon, professor of sociology and Chicano studies, is the recipient of the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education.

Jose CalderonCalifornia Campus Compact (CACC) presents the award to individuals who demonstrate excellence in building partnerships between communities and higher education. CACC is a membership organization of college and university presidents leading California institutions of higher education in building a statewide collaboration to promote service as a critical component of higher education.

Pitzer College shares CACC's belief in Professor Calderon's work connecting Pitzer students to the community through his longstanding relationships with various community organizations and outreach programs. His efforts enable a culture of action, participation, learning, engaged citizenship and reciprocity among faculty, staff, students and the community.

"This award belongs to all of the individuals at Pitzer who have helped make our work with the day laborers at the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center an exemplary partnership," Calderon said.

Calderon joined the faculty of Pitzer College in 1991. He earned his B.A. at the University of Colorado and his M.A. and Ph.D. at UCLA.

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