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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
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The Healing Arts

Marcus Jackson ’22 combined premed classes with art and Asian American studies during his Pitzer journey. “I have this odd tendency to go into fields where I’m least represented." Jackson’s advice to current and future students is to never let anyone else steer your career as a student and beyond and to seek help when you need it.  
June 29, 2022
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Namlhun Jachung ’24 Makes a Splash in Sagehens Water Polo

Namlhum Jachung '24In her first season on the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Water Polo team, Pitzer student-athlete Namlhun Jachung ’24 has enjoyed individual and team victories alike. But her real joy is her teammates. “I can trust every single one of the girls and the coaching staff. It feels like a family.” 
June 24, 2022
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A Walk Through the Senior Thesis Art Exhibition: Shift + Ground

In Shift + Ground, Pitzer College’s senior thesis art exhibition, students explore humanity, identity, and the environment while constructing (or deconstructing) the world as they know it. Presented by the Pitzer Art Galleries in several locations around the campus, these students’ artwork touches every sense through a myriad of mediums that immerse the viewer in a new perspective that is both transformative and evocative. Take a walk with us through the exhibition, which is open now until May 14, when it closes at 2 p.m. Reservations required.
May 6, 2022
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Building the Science of Tomorrow

Pitzer College Trustee Jonathan Graham ’82 and his wife, Elizabeth Ulmer, see science as a crucial component of a liberal arts education today. “It is difficult to say you are well-educated in the 21st century if you have not studied one or more of the sciences,” says Graham, who is the executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Amgen, Inc.
May 6, 2022
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Senior Spotlight: Dasani Watkins ’22

Dasani Watkins '22Meet Pitzer senior Dasani Watkins ’22, a mathematics major, student leader, and an aspiring astronaut! She says: "I go by this quote: 'Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land on the stars.' If I keep trying to reach bigger heights and go forward, eventually I’ll reach something that is really great." Learn more about her educational journey and future career aspirations in our Q&A.
May 6, 2022