Spotlights

Introducing Pitzer’s New Tenure-Track Professors

Pitzer College has welcomed exceptional new faculty members since the 2020–21 academic year. As the College embarks on the 2022-23 academic year, we wanted to offer a brief overview of the tenure-track professors who have joined our community.
August 30, 2022
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New Community, New Adventure: Pitzer Move-in Day 2022

Interim President Jill A. Klein greets Pitzer families alongside students holding up welcome to Pitzer signs.Families helped Pitzer first-year and transfer students settle into residence halls and their new life. Upon arriving on campus on August 20, they were greeted by students waving signs that said, “Welcome Class of 2026,” “Sagehen Pride,” and “Honk if you love Pitzer!”
August 24, 2022
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Celebrate National Wellness Month With Pitzer’s Strive2Thrive Staff

Kristin Williams and Stephanie Hannant sit in Grove House patio with Pitzer mugs on a table.Wellness is as unique to a person as a fingerprint. In honor of National Wellness Month, Strive2Thrive staff members Kristin Williams and Stephanie Hannant share health tips and how Pitzer students can access self-care that is tailor-made for their needs. “We don’t just want you to survive, we want you to thrive. Strive2Thrive looks at the whole student in a holistic manner.”
August 18, 2022
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Pitzer Alumna Abigail Biddle ’20: Advocate in the Gym, the Law, and Beyond

Abigail Biddle '20 in a light gray T-shirt and with long brown hair.“Your arms were the talk of graduation.” This is what Pitzer alumna Abigail Biddle ’20 heard from a fellow graduate after their long-awaited Class of 2020 commencement ceremony. Indeed, Biddle’s biceps belong in a superhero movie. A competitive bodybuilder and soon-to-be Duke Law School student, Biddle says the first time she took the stage in a body-building competition, she was hooked. "I loved it because for most of my life, even though I was an athlete, as a woman I was told I should take up less space physically. When I was on stage, I was surrounded by women who were so buff and by people who were cheering for us.”
August 8, 2022
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Student Spotlight: Carlos Gomez ’24 Mentors New Students

Carlos Gomez '24 stands in front of a green bush backdrop.Pitzer College junior Carlos Gomez ’24 learned a hard lesson about burnout when he juggled a full-time job while he had to attend college remotely during the 2020–21 academic year due to the pandemic. Now that he understands the importance of self-care and asking for help, he looks for different ways to support incoming students. Almost nothing makes Gomez more excited than mentoring them. “Things may be very overwhelming in your first semester, so make sure that you’re doing daily check-ins with yourself and that you’re seeking help if you need it."
August 1, 2022
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Paging the Tree Doctor: Pitzer Alumnus Joey Sulpizio ’22

Joey Sulpizio '22 wearing dark green shirt with Davey Tree logo and trees in the background.If the trees in your backyard are looking under the weather, Pitzer College alumnus Joey Sulpizio ’22 wants to be the man you call. A plant health care technician at the Davey Tree Expert Company, Sulpizio is training and studying to become an arborist. “Mother Nature is so strong, but at the same time, we’re planting trees that don’t belong in certain areas because we like the look of it. The more trees there are, the better, especially in urban areas with the heat island effect. Protecting trees has a direct impact on the environment.”
July 28, 2022
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Pitzer Alumni & Family Book Club Presents Living the Secular Life With Professor Phil Zuckerman

Phil Zuckerman, Professor of Sociology and Secular StudiesThe Pitzer College Alumni & Family Book Club hosted a virtual conversation in June between alumna Janet Alexander ’11 and Professor of Sociology and Secular Studies Phil Zuckerman about his book Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions. Zuckerman studied the lives of the nonreligious for years before founding Pitzer’s Secular Studies program—the [Read More...]
July 28, 2022
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Pitzer’s Diana Vicezar ’24 Develops Career Platform for Other International Students

Diana Vicezar '24 with an iPad demonstrating the Mapis platform.When the pandemic prevented Diana Vicezar ’24, an international student from Paraguay, from coming to Pitzer's campus, she was not deterred. Vicezar began connecting with over 100 international students from all over the world and discovered the unique challenge that they face in starting their careers. "Some international students have no knowledge of how to write a resume or a cover letter, and some are not even aware of the work authorization programs until their last years of college." This inspired Vicezar to develop a new career platform: Mapis.
July 5, 2022