Student-athlete Olivia Campion ’20, recipient of the Jeffery Robert Frum ’12 Endowed Scholarship, talks about how Pitzer College creates a sense of community both on and off the softball field.
Pitzer has empowered me by allowing me to pursue my goals in academics and athletics. That was a huge focal point of what I wanted to accomplish in college and the resources provided through Pomona-Pitzer athletics, as well as Pitzer, have really sustained my development within that time. Hi. My name is Olivia Campion and I am an organizational studies and psychology major at Pitzer College.
The main reason why I came Pitzer was because I saw that the
resources available really facilitated growth within students through the
people that I encountered on campus. Everyone that I spoke to regarding Pitzer,
they were really able to identify ways that Pitzer empowered them and allowed
them to become the best version of themselves. I think the main challenge as a
student-athlete, especially at the DIII level, is time management. Time
management is a factor for every college student, but just learning how to
manage your academic and athletic schedule in the beginning can seem like a lot
to take on, but there are plenty of resources provided by Pitzer. Pitzer has facilitated so much of my own
personal growth through my scholarship, through my athletic experience and
through the support that I have received academically.
I am a recipient of the Jeffrey Frum scholarship. The
scholarship has really enlightened my experience here. The Frums always come to
my softball games and it just feels so great seeming them in the stands and
having that connection with them. There is a mural of Jeff that’s located just
outside of my dorm and I’m able to see it on a daily basis. Seeing that mural
every day is super empowering because it lets me know that I have support here
at Pitzer. Jeff has his arms spread wide in the mural, and it just really
embodies all of the support that is found at this institution. I know that I’m
not just here for myself, I’m here for the people who support me. Having that
connection with the Frum family; that goes beyond Pitzer. It’s a very personal
connection and it just means so much to me.
If you would like to support scholarships for students like Oliva, you can donate at www.pitzer.edu/give
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