Press Releases

Pitzer College Alumnus Authors The Gravedigger

Claremont, Calif. (November 2, 2010) — Rob Smith’91 has authored a new book entitled The Gravedigger published by University of New Orleans Press. Smith majored in philosophy and psychology while at Pitzer. The Gravedigger, which won the Gold Medal for Novel in the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner-Wisdom Competition, is Smith’s debut novel. He is the 2009-10 [Read More...]
November 2, 2010
Press Releases

Pitzer College Alumna Receives Richard Beckhard Practice Award

Claremont, Calif. ( November 2, 2010) — Pitzer College congratulates Leslie Dashew ’70, recipient of the Family Firm Institute Richard Beckhard Practice Award in recognition for her work and mentorship to families in business. Dashew, who majored in psychology at Pitzer, is the founder of the Human Side of Enterprise and serves on the board [Read More...]
November 2, 2010
Sagehen Athletics

Jose Cortez Named to 2000’s All-Decade Team

Claremont, Calif. (October 25, 2010) — Former Sagehen Jose Cortez ’09 has been named to the 2000’s All-Decade Team. Cortez was unanimously selected as the First Team designated hitter. Cortez, who majored in organizational studies, played for the Sagehens from 2000-2003 and was a member of two SCIAC Championship teams (2002, 2003.) He was [Read More...]
October 25, 2010
Press Releases

Pitzer College Alumnus Selected as a 2010-11 Capital Fellow

Claremont, Calif. (September 16, 2010) — Pitzer College congratulates Benjamin Rubin ’10, recipient of an Executive Fellowship in the 2010-11 Capital Fellows Program. Rubin was an urban planning major and anthropology minor at Pitzer College. “I am excited to begin the Capital Fellowship because the program combines graduate classroom learning with professional work. I think [Read More...]
September 16, 2010
Press Releases

Pitzer College Alum Receives Kiva Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (September 14, 2010) — Pitzer College congratulates Charlie Wood ’07, recipient of a 2010 Kiva Fellowship to Kyrgyzstan to work with a microfinance organization on media, program deliverables and governance. “Kiva is one of the most prescient examples of intelligent motivated young professionals applying their training and acumen to a conscious based project [Read More...]
September 14, 2010
Press Releases

Casey Scieszka ’06 Co-Authors To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story

Claremont, Calif. (August 26, 2010) — Casey Scieszka ’06 co-authored To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story to be published by Roaring Brook Press in March 2011. To Timbuktu chronicles Scieszka’s and illustrator Steven Weinberg’s first two years out of college teaching English, making friends across language barriers, researching and painting while traveling [Read More...]
August 26, 2010
Press Releases

Pitzer College Alumnus Nominated for Two 2010 Emmy Awards

Claremont, Calif. (April 1, 2010) — Pitzer College alumnus Len Davis ’97 was nominated for two 2010 Northwest Regional Emmy Awards for his documentaries The Little Lama in the Human Interest, Feature/Segment category and The Refugee Journey: Bhutan to America in the Historic/Cultural, Feature/Segment category. The Little Lama and The Refugee Journey were part of a three-part series connecting Seattle and Nepal [Read More...]
April 1, 2010