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Student Projects Honoring Indigenous Learning and Memory Receive Projects for Peace Awards

Taeya Boi-Doku’s ’24 work on Afroecology and an oral history project developed by Jansikwe Medina-Tayac ’25 and Alexander Rodriguez ’24 have been awarded 2024 Projects for Peace awards in recognition of their efforts to promote peace and understanding. Each award includes $10,000 in support of their efforts to implement and complete the projects. The Projects [Read More...]
May 15, 2024
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The Magnificent Nine: Pitzer Announces 2023 Fulbright Recipients

Claremont, Calif. (May 5, 2023)—Nine members of the Class of 2023 have been offered 2023–24 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants so far this year. “We’re thrilled to have another outstanding Fulbright performance by our students this year,” said Professor of Political Studies Nigel Boyle, who oversees Pitzer’s Office of Fellowships, “and we’re not done yet.” [Read More...]
May 5, 2023
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Two Students Receive 2023 Watson Fellowships to Study Climate-Resilient Food Systems and Changing Water Resources

Claremont, Calif. (April 5, 2023)—To pursue their studies of vulnerable populations around the world, Thomas Martinez ’23 and Ella Meyer ’23 have been awarded the 2023 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The $40,000 one-year fellowship is awarded to undergraduates in their senior year so that they can conduct independent study projects outside of the U.S. An [Read More...]
April 5, 2023
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Sanya Dhama ’24 Wins Projects for Peace Award to Empower Youth in Public Health Education

Sanya Dhama has long straight dark hair and wears two thin gold necklaces and a green top.Sanya Dhama ’24 has been awarded $10,000 by Projects for Peace to create an educational task force and develop a curriculum to improve public health decision-making for students in Inland Empire school districts. Dhama’s project, “Youth Health Education to Empower and Protect,” will bring together health professionals, epidemiologists, pedagogists, and stakeholders including teachers and students. [Read More...]
March 10, 2023
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2023 Napier Fellows Empower Communities as Social Change Agents

Gang violence, eco-friendly environments, and support for trans communities—four Pitzer seniors have been named 2023 Napier Fellows for developing projects that address the needs and challenges connected with each of these issues. Danny Camarena ’23, Jorge Angel Lizarraga ’23, Michelle Muturi ’23, and Sergio Quechol ’23 are among this year’s 12 Napier Fellows, a program [Read More...]
February 16, 2023
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Pitzer Students Awarded for Exceptional Community Engagement

Danika Petit has long straight maroon red hair and poses with a large black dog with pointy ears and a small brown dog with floppy ears.Pitzer College’s Community Engagement Center has recognized nine students with the Fall 2022 Kallick Community Service Award. Provided by Pitzer alum Deborah Kallick ’78, the $500 award goes to students who have completed 100 or more community engagement hours during the academic year. From mental health care, to composting, to voter engagement, to partnerships with Indigenous communities, these Pitzer students exude passion for social change no matter where they work.
January 20, 2023
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Pitzer Alumnus and Inside-Out Graduate Freddy Cisneros ’21 Receives Executive Fellowship

Freddy Cisneros '21Pitzer College alumnus Freddy Cisneros ’21, who graduated last year with a degree in organizational studies, has been accepted to the Executive Fellowship Program, a 10-month public policy fellowship offered through Sacramento State University’s Capital Fellows Programs. Cisneros is one of eight members of an initial cohort of students from the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) who have graduated from Pitzer through the Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program.
May 24, 2022
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Pitzer College Seniors Kenneth Butler ’22 and Benjamin Sievers ’22 Win Napier Awards to Support Social Change Initiatives

Pitzer College seniors Kenneth Butler ’22 and Benjamin Sievers ’22 both aspire to use their Pitzer educations and personal experiences to help create a more just world. On April 9, they each received a Napier Award for Creative Leadership to do exactly that. The awards are part of the Napier Initiative, an intergenerational mentoring program born from a partnership between Pilgrim Place senior community and The Claremont Colleges.
April 14, 2022