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Pitzer Student Victoria Hernandez ’18 Wins Gilman Scholarship

Claremont, Calif. (May 10, 2017)—Pitzer College student Victoria Hernandez ’18 has been awarded a 2017 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this spring semester at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. The Gilman Scholarship seeks to strengthen intercultural understanding and prepare undergraduates for a global economy by increasing the number of students who can [Read More...]
May 9, 2017
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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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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
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Pitzer Student Roberto Cabrales ’20 Receives Leadership Award for Environmental and Social Justice Work

Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2016)—Pitzer College student Roberto Cabrales ’20 has been selected as a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow. An initiative of Campus Compact, the Newman Civic Fellows Award honors college students who are dedicated to finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Before coming to Pitzer as a New Resources student in [Read More...]
April 28, 2016
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Four Pitzer Students Recognized for Outstanding Athletic Achievement

Claremont, Calif. (April 20, 2016)—Pitzer College congratulates student-athletes Ying Fry ’16, Sarah Markowitz ’16, Will Thorson ’16 and Andy Wright ’16, whose outstanding athletic performance and leadership were recognized at the 2015-16 Student Athlete Awards dinner on April 12 at Pitzer College. Ying Fry, who is a two-sport threat in both soccer and lacrosse, won [Read More...]
April 20, 2016
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Pitzer Student Eli Erlick ’17 to Found Trans Youth Leadership Program with Davis Projects for Peace Award

Claremont, Calif. (April 6, 2016)—Pitzer College student Eli Erlick ’17 has been awarded $10,000 by Davis Projects for Peace to establish the Trans Youth Leadership Summit, a Los Angeles-based leadership institute for young transgender people. Erlick’s initiative is one of 120 proposals from across the country selected for the award, which supports college students who [Read More...]
April 6, 2016
Spotlights

Talking Writing: Peer Tutors Share Their Craft at Conference

Pitzer Writing Center Fellow Tessa Tweet ’16 knew she was speaking to an audience of her peers when she joked about helping undergraduate students understand the labyrinthine language of the French philosopher Michel Foucault—and everyone laughed. Tweet riffed on Foucault at the keynote panel at the 2016 Southern California Writing Centers Association Tutor Conference, which [Read More...]
March 16, 2016
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Pitzer College Ranks #1 in Student Fulbright Fellowships for Sixth Straight Year

Claremont, Calif. (February 22, 2016)—For the sixth consecutive year, Pitzer College is the top producer of student Fulbright Fellows among all US colleges in the “bachelor’s institutions” category, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Pitzer’s 21 2015-16 student Fulbright Fellows topped the Chronicle’s top-producer list, which included Smith College, Williams College and Amherst College. [Read More...]
February 22, 2016
Spotlights

Pitzer College Students Receive Life-Changing STEM Scholarships

Claremont, Calif. (January 28, 2016)—Five Pitzer College students are one step closer to becoming physicians because of life-changing Rose Hills Foundation STEM scholarships. The scholarships are part of a four-year $750,000 grant from the Rose Hills Foundation to Pitzer College, beginning this academic year. They are awarded to high-achieving students from Southern California who show [Read More...]
January 28, 2016