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Class Notes

Alumni Weekend 2006

Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends celebrated Pitzer College’s 2006 Alumni Weekend. Highlights from the weekend included the Welcome Back Dinner hosted by President Laura Skandera Trombley and her family, the Presentation of the Third Annual Distinguished Alumni Award to Jenniphr Goodman ’84, the Twelfth Annual Alumni College, a special breakfast with Professor Emerita Agnes Moreland Jackson and a 3-College wine tasting with Scripps and Harvey Mudd alumni.

Alumni Weekend 2006
Alumni Weekend Planning Committee Class of 1981
Alumni Weekend Planning Committee Co-Chairs Ruett Foster ’81 and Lee Kleinman ’81 cheer the success of Alumni Weekend with Alumni Association President Ella Pennington ’81 (center). 1981 graduates celebrate their 25th reunion at the All Class Reunion Dinner
Alumni Breakfast
Pitzer alumni with Professor Emerita Agnes Moreland Jackson at her special breakfast
Welcome Back Dinner
Squeakin' Wheels

Claremont Alumni Network Speaker Series

CANThe Claremont Alumni Network (CAN) hosted a Speaker Series in April featuring famed Hollywood producer and Pitzer College parent Lynda Obst P’02. The event was a tremendous success with alumni from the Claremont Colleges gathering to network and hear the “inside scoop” from one of Hollywood’s top producers. The CAN is a network of alumni from the Claremont Colleges who share business referrals, resources and information. For information: www.claremontbusiness.com


Alumni may apply for Fulbrights through the ‘at-large’ pool or through Pitzer College. It is advantageous to apply through Pitzer as their proposal will have been reviewed and nominated by the Pitzer Fulbright Committee. Nominees will be phone-interviewed by the Pitzer Fulbright Committee as part of the review process. The proposal must be submitted through Pitzer to be officially recognized by the Fulbright foundation as an award associated with the College. Alumni wishing to apply should contact Fulbright Adviser Nigel Boyle nboyle@pitzer.edu.

CAPAS Dinner

Grant Chang '93 of the Korea Times spoke at the Fourth Annual Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS) Student and Alumni Dinner on April 7. The CAPAS Dinner honors the accomplishments of our graduating Asian Pacific American seniors.

Dean of Faculty Alan Jones, Economic Professor Linus Yamane and Grant Chang '93  
CSLA Dinner  

Michele Siqueiros '95, associate director of the Campaign for College Opportunity, was the keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual Chicano/Latino Student and Alumni (CLSA) Dinner on April 25. The CLSA Dinner celebrates the achievements of our Chicano/Latino community at Pitzer.


Poseidon Film Benefit

Members of the Pitzer community enjoyed a special pre-premiere screening of the film Poseidon on May 11. All proceeds from the film benefit went toward the Pitzer College Annual Fund. A special thanks to the Pitzer College Board of Trustees for donating their tickets to members of the Claremont community, including Claremont High School, Claremont City Hall, and Mt. San Antonio Gardens. Many thanks to Marc Broidy ’95 and Bruce Corwin for their involvement with this event.


100% Participation in the Senior Gift

The entire graduating class of 2006 at Pitzer College, that’s right, 100 percent, contributed to the senior gift, the highest number in the College’s history. The feat brought the coveted “pig” from the Claremont Colleges for attaining the most participation among the 5-Colleges.

Jim Marchant

At left, Dean of Students Jim Marchant pledged that if the seniors reached 98 percent participation he would get a tattoo of the Pitzer tree. True to his word, Dean Marchant got his permanent memento on his upper left arm on May 11.

Senior Gift

Senior Gift Committee members included, from left, Tim Russell, Gracie Vargas, Matt Turzo, Portia Boni, Assistant Director of Annual Giving Molly Weinstein ’04, Miri Plowman and Kat Rorke.

Class Notes
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