Alumni Association Awards

Pitzer College produces engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world through an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts education emphasizing social justice, intercultural understanding, and environmental sensitivity.

On an annual basis, the Pitzer College Alumni Association recognizes one alumna/us and one recent graduate who embodies the values of the College and our community.

This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Susan Feniger ’76, and Young Alumni Achievement Award winner, Adrian Brandon ’15, will be honored during our virtual Reunion Celebration 2021. Due to the postponement of Alumni Weekend 2020, last year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Romarilyn Ralston ’14, and Young Alumni Achievement Award winner Steven Liang ’10 will also be honored during Reunion Celebration 2021.

Please read more about Susan’s remarkable accomplishments by clicking here. To learn more about Adrian’s achievements, please click here.

The awards are as follows:

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a graduate who boldly puts the spirit of a Pitzer education into action. This person’s professional and/or personal achievements demonstrate an unwavering commitment to making impactful changes in their community. The recipient demonstrates how a Pitzer education truly prepares graduates to transform the world.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes a graduate of the last ten years under the age of 35 who relentlessly applies Pitzer’s unique educational experience to their new professional life. The recipient finds creative and innovative ways to make impactful changes in the community.

View past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

View past Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients