Haiku Contest

You have waited for one whole week.

Now the eagerly anticipated Haiku Contest begins.

Today we have four haikus for you, written by Angel, Justin, Jasmin and myself. Each haiku is posted anonymously. It is your job to vote for your favorite. Anyone who votes will get a point for our Where in the World is Cecil the Sagehen competition (and the competition ends at the end of December so now is the time to get your points in and win your very own Cecil).

You can also win two extra bonus point if you can correctly match each haiku to the counselor that wrote it. And I will give you another point if you can include a haiku in your answer.

Haiku #1

Organic Garden

Grassy Mounds, Murals, Fountains

Think Pitzer, Think you

Haiku #2

The Sagehen flies free

Pitzer is the place to be

Come and you will see

Haiku #3

Pitzer’s old Grove House

Full of cookies and coffee

Meet me after class.

Haiku #4

Pitzer changes world

With an eye on the future

You too can thrive here

They are in a random order, but vote for me! Votes will be tallied next Fri, December 12th. So be sure to check back.


Posted by Danny Irving, Admission Counselor

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A Few Introductions

Now that you have found our blog, you need to know how to find our office. Ent
We are located at
1050 N Mills Ave.
Claremont CA. 91711
and our phone number is 1(800)PITZER1
OR call (909) 621-8129
After entering Pitzer’s Campus, you can find our office on the bottom floor of Pitzer Hall directly North of the East Mesa Parking lot.
Meet Gabe. He is one of our fantastic tour guides.

Lets follow him inside and meet the staff.

When you enter our office the first faces you will see are Lesley Malinoski (right) and Cathy Shadowens (Left).


If you follow Gabe down the hall you can meet the counselors.

EHallwayArnaldo Rodriguez is the Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid at Pitzer College and the most important man in our office!

EArnaldoSecond comes Gloria Romo, Executive Assistant to the Vice President.

EGloriaThe next office belongs to the Director of Admission, Angel Perez.

Eangel_perezSitting next to Angel you will find Constance Perez, Assistant Director of Admission.

EConstanceAfter Constance’s office we come to Justin Voss, Associate Director of Admission. Just for a change of pace I made him juggle for you!

EJustin Juggleing EJustin reg

After Justin we come to our Operation’s Manager Donna Zinser’s office.

EDonnaRight across from Donna we have Lydia Plasencia, Admission Assitant for Data and File Management.

EIMG_1434After Donna and Lydia you will find the most important office….MINE. In case you already forgot, I am Danny Irving, Admision Counselor.

EIMG_1394Last but not least we come to the office of Jasmin Escobar, Associate Director of Admission.

EJasminSo now you know a little bit about our team. Tune in tomorrow to find out about our mascot and a fun game to play throughout the fall. (Intrigued, aren’t you?)

Posted by Danny Irving, Admission Counselor

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Welcome to Admission Unpeeled

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a college admission office? Even if you haven’t, you now have the chance to find out. Pitzer Admission Unpeeled is a brand new blog that gives you the opportunity to get to know the Pitzer Admission staff and to find out what everyday life is like for us. You can read about our travels across the country, ask us questions about Pitzer or the college admission process in general and just get to know Pitzer and our office a little better.

My name is Danny Irving and I am the newest Admission Counselor at Pitzer College as well as an alumnus. I am a proud Sagehen from the class of ’08 and double majored in Economics and Organizational Studies. I am originally from San Diego and graduated from Francis W. Parker High School. My territories for Pitzer include; the San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, the Inland Empire, Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan , Nevada, Texas and Utah.

I am going to be your guide for your blogging adventure so please come visit us frequently and join me for my travels across the country.

Posted by Danny Irving, Admission Counselor

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