Alumni Achievements

Yolanda Romanello '05 Selected for Mcnair Scholars Program

Yolanda Romanello '05

Yolanda Romanello '05 has been selected for the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program to pursue her PhD at Claremont Graduate University. The fellowship will cover full tuition costs, plus provide an additional stipend.

Dustin Tamashiro '05 Selected for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Psychology Summer Institute

Dustin Tamashiro '05

Dustin Tamashiro '05, a Queer Studies and psychology major, has been selected as one of twenty-five graduate students in psychology to participate in the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Psychology Summer Institute at the University of Michigan in August. The institute provides a unique venue for an intensive exchange of ideas among senior, junior and graduate student scholars located across LGBT psychology as well as mentorship for their professional development as emerging LGBT psychologists. Tamashiro completed a master's degree in higher and postsecondary education studies at Columbia University's Teachers College and recently finished his first year in the applied social psychology PhD program at Claremont Graduate University.

D'ror Chankin-Gould '06: Scholar Pursues Rabbinical Studies

D'ror Chankin-Gould '06

Following the Conservative Movement of Judaism's recent decision to allow for gay and lesbian rabbinical students, D'ror Chankin- Gould '06 has been accepted as the first openly gay student at the American Jewish University's Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. In addition, Chankin-Gould received the prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship from the Wexner Foundation, which provides a full scholarship for the development of Jewish professional leaders. He recently published an article in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and also produced The Hillel LGBTQ Resource Guide, a professional resource guide for working with queer Jewish students on university campuses.

Mariko Ferronato '07 Selected as Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Fellow

Mariko Ferronato '07

Mariko Ferronato ’07 has received a prestigious Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Fellowship through the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Of the twenty-four medical students who applied for the OMM Fellowship, Ferronato was among only eight who were chosen, and the first Pitzer College graduate to be named an OMM Fellow. A human biology major at Pitzer, Ferronato was also a part of the College’s seven-year linkage program with Western University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. In this program students study full-time for three years at Pitzer, and then go on to Western University’s medical school for another four before earning degrees as Doctors of Osteopathy. Read the full story.

Dinners Celebrate Achievements

Capas dinner

2008 APA/I Graduates Back Row: David Kang, Chris Tsue, Derek Nakayama, Gabriel Guerrero, Andrew Chen, Isaac Sutton and Jennifer Roth Front Row: Alumni speaker Kent Lee '02, Yuki Lin, Lan Nguyen, Sara Farooqi, Kathleen Ruland and Hannah Wei.

Chicano/Latino dinner

Betty Avila '08, Sara Hinojos '08, Liliana Sanchez '09, Angela Sanbrano '75, Melissa Macias '08 and Tim Campos '10

Black Student Union dinner

Sallam Said '10, Solamon Estin '10, Associate Dean of Students Rochelle Brown '99, Latham Williams '09 and Wynton Marsalis II '10

Black Student Union dinner

BSU Treasurer Wendnisha Williams '10, BSU President Jeanine Daniels '08 and BSU Vice President Elizabeth Williams '09

Asian Pacific American/Islander Senior & Alumni Dinner

Kent Lee '02, field supervisor for the U.S. National Medical Disaster System, spoke at the sixth annual Asian Pacific American/Islander (APA/I) Senior and Alumni Dinner on April 30. The APA/I Senior and Alumni Dinner honors the accomplishments of Pitzer's graduating Asian Pacific American/Islander seniors.

Chicano/Latino Student & Alumni Dinner

Angela Sanbrano '75 was the special guest speaker for the ninth annual Chicano/Latino Student and Alumni (CLSA) Dinner on April 14. The CLSA Dinner is co-hosted by the Latino Student Union and celebrates the achievements of Pitzer's Chicano/Latino community by bringing together current students, prospective students and alumni as well as faculty and staff.

Black Student Union Alumni Dinner

Hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU), the Office of Student Affairs and the Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies, the BSU Alumni Dinner provides the opportunity for Pitzer alumni, students, faculty and staff to gather for an evening of food and fellowship.