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Pitzer College Student Tiffany Ortamond ’17 Wins 2017 Napier Award

Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2017)—Pitzer College student Tiffany Ortamond ’17 was awarded a $15,000 2017 Napier Award to implement her work with Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia, Canada. Pitzer seniors Eli Erlick ’17 and Nick Necochea-Flores ’17 were named 2017 Napier Fellows, with Erlick being selected as a Napier Award alternate. With this award, Ortamond [Read More...]
April 28, 2017
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Pitzer Student Brendan Schultz ’20 Wins Davis Projects for Peace Award to Create Macedonian Youth Conference

Claremont, Calif. (April 26, 2017)—Pitzer College student Brendan Schultz ’20 has been awarded $10,000 by Davis Projects for Peace to organize a youth conference this summer in Macedonia. Schultz’s project, “Bridging Backgrounds: A Macedonian Inter-Ethnic Conference for Cultivating Mutual Understanding and Tolerance,” will bring together Macedonian participants from all ethnic backgrounds with the goal of [Read More...]
April 26, 2017
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Pitzer College Student Sydney Warren ’18 Awarded Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (April 26, 2017)—Pitzer College student Sydney Warren ’18 has been awarded a 2017 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship to participate in an intensive seven-week academic program this summer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. With the PPIA Fellowship, Warren will hone her skills as a leader, [Read More...]
April 26, 2017
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Pitzer College Student and Alumnus Win 2017 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Lilllian Horin '17 and Alfredo '14Claremont, Calif. (April 14, 2017)—Pitzer College senior Lillian Horin ’17 and alumnus Alfredo “Freddy” Valencia ’14 have been awarded 2017 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships. These national awards provide three years of support for graduate work by individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or [Read More...]
April 14, 2017
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Pitzer Student Jacqueline Composanto ’17 to Serve as German Academic Exchange Ambassador

Jacqueline Composanto '17Claremont, Calif. (September 7, 2016)—Pitzer College student Jacqueline Composanto ’17 has been selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as one of its 2016 Young Ambassadors. The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program chooses outstanding undergraduates from across North America who have studied or interned in Germany as liaisons who promote study and research in the [Read More...]
September 7, 2016
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Pitzer Graduate Marie Fleming ’16 Joins Peace Corps to Improve Food Security in Madagascar

Marie Fleming '16Claremont, Calif. (July 13, 2016)—Pitzer College recent graduate Marie Fleming ’16 will serve with the Peace Corps as an agriculture extension agent in Madagascar. For the next two years, she will work with community members on issues related to sustainable agriculture and food security, bolstering local harvests while reducing destruction of forest buffer zones. Fleming [Read More...]
July 13, 2016
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New Pitzer College Graduate Selected for Teach For America

Brendan Nwankwo '16Claremont, Calif. (June 22, 2016)—Pitzer College congratulates Brendan Nwankwo ’16, who has been awarded a position with Teach For America. A combined anthropology/English and world literature major, Nwankwo will teach in a low-income community in Chicago, IL, for two years. Nwankwo is passionate about increasing educational equity and inspiring young people of color to pursue [Read More...]
June 22, 2016
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Pitzer First-year Student Crystal Sin ’19 Wins Two International Scholarships to Study in China

Claremont, Calif. (May 2, 2016)—Pitzer College student Crystal Sin ’19 received two scholarships to study in China this summer: a Freeman-ASIA award and a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The programs, administered by the Institute of International Education, seek to strengthen intercultural understanding and prepare students for a global economy by increasing the number of [Read More...]
May 2, 2016