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Pitzer College Names Social Justice Advocates Angela Sanbrano ’75 and Mere Abrams ’10 its 2019 Alumni Award Winners

Angela Sambrano '75 and Mere Abrams '10Pitzer College has selected two graduates who are dedicated to creating a more just world as its 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Angela Sanbrano ’75, a champion of immigrant and refugee rights, is Pitzer’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Mere Abrams ’10, a gender specialist and consultant, is the College’s Young Alumni Achievement Award winner.
March 13, 2019
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Pitzer College Alumnus Alfredo Valencia ’14 Explores Groundbreaking Cancer Research in New Article

Alfredo "Freddy" Valencia '14Claremont, Calif. (January 23, 2019)—Pitzer College alumnus and Harvard University graduate student Alfredo “Freddy” Valencia ’14 co-authored a review article for the 20th anniversary edition of the journal Nature Cell Biology. Valencia’s article, “Chromatin regulatory mechanisms and therapeutic opportunities in cancer,” was commissioned by Nature Cell Biology, which is published by the same company that [Read More...]
January 23, 2019
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Pitzer Professor and Alumna Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Wins Diversity Teaching Award

Suyapa Portillo VilledaClaremont, Calif. (March 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was awarded a 2018 Claremont Colleges Diversity Teaching Award, which honors innovative educational activities and programs that address issues related to diversity and inclusion both inside and outside college classrooms. Portillo’s contributions to teaching and learning, along with those of Pomona College Professor Sara [Read More...]
March 8, 2018
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Pitzer Alumnus Enrique Romero ’16 Builds Intercultural Understanding as a Fulbright Program Officer in Mexico

Enrique Romero '16Claremont, Calif. (September 15, 2017)—Pitzer College alumnus Enrique Romero ’16, who taught English in Mexico as a 2016-17 Fulbright Fellow, is continuing his efforts to promote international understanding as a program officer for the Fulbright Commission in Mexico City. In his new role with the United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), Romero [Read More...]
September 15, 2017
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Pitzer Alumnus Alfredo Valencia ’14 Wins HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Exceptional Graduate Students

Alfredo (Freddy) Valencia '14 working in the labClaremont, Calif. (August 22, 2017)—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Pitzer College alumnus Alfredo “Freddy” Valencia ’14 as one of its 39 new Gilliam fellows. HHMI awards Gilliam Fellowships to “exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the [Read More...]
August 22, 2017
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Pitzer College Senior and Three Alumni Named 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Claremont, Calif. (April 18, 2017)—Pitzer College senior Lillian Horin ’17 and alumni Brian Cohn ’15, Kristin Dobbin ’13 and Samuel “Yoni” Rubin ’15 have been awarded 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program selects outstanding college seniors or recent graduates who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, [Read More...]
April 18, 2017
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Pitzer Alumna Kimberli Gant ’02 Appointed Modern and Contemporary Art Curator at the Chrysler Museum

Kimberli Gant '02, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art in Detroit, MichiganClaremont, Calif. (January 17, 2017)—Pitzer College alumna Kimberli Gant ’02, a curator, art historian and expert on the African diaspora, has been named the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. Charged with overseeing the museum’s art collection from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, Gant [Read More...]
January 17, 2017