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Incarceration to Reintegration: Kenneth Butler ’22 Helps Pilot Program in Uganda
November 8, 2023
When Kenneth Butler ’22 was released in 2021 after 15 years of incarceration, he was on his way to a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College. However, he didn’t yet know how to rebuild his place in the community and start his career. Butler turned to the Reintegration Academy, an eight-week program that teaches formerly incarcerated individuals about life skills, career development, and vocational education. Now, Butler is helping expand the academy in Uganda as part of his Fulbright.
Pitzer Students and Alumni Recognized for Academic Excellence and Innovation
May 10, 2022
Pitzer College students and alumni have earned a multitude of awards and fellowships to conduct research, teach English, study languages, engage communities, and pursue their academic interests both virtually and around the globe.
Pitzer College Announces 14 Student Fulbright Recipients
April 27, 2022
Eleven Pitzer College seniors and one Class of 2021 graduate have been offered 2022–23 Fulbright Fellowships so far this year. Seven of the recipients will teach English in countries ranging from Mexico to Taiwan. The other five recipients will conduct research around the globe. Their self-designed projects include examining the possibility of measles elimination through self-vaccination in remote boat communities in Cambodia and environmental stress on cells at the University of Warsaw in Poland. One recipient, Kenneth Butler, who earned credits toward his Pitzer degree as an incarcerated student in Inside-Out courses, will study rehabilitation and reintegration in the Ugandan prison system.
Pitzer Senior Kenneth Butler ’22 Earns Fulbright Fellowship to Uganda after Serving 15 Years in Prison
April 27, 2022
Pitzer College student Kenneth Butler ’22, who pursued his Pitzer degree through Inside-Out courses while incarcerated in a medium-security prison, has been awarded a 2022-23 Fulbright US Student Program grant to study the lives of men released from a maximum-security prison in Uganda. Butler, one of the College’s 12 Fulbright awardees so far this year, is the first formerly incarcerated student from Pitzer to win a Fulbright. Butler served 15 years before being paroled in June 2021.
Pitzer College is a Fulbright Program Top Producer for 14th Consecutive Year
March 17, 2022
The Chronicle of Higher Education
has named Pitzer College a top producer of Fulbright US Student Program awardees among liberal arts colleges for the fourteenth time in as many years.
Pitzer College Students and Alumni Awarded 2021-22 Fulbright Fellowships
May 24, 2021
Seven Pitzer College seniors and alumni have been offered 2021-22 Fulbright Fellowships this year.
Pitzer College is a Fulbright Program Top Producer for 13th Consecutive Year
February 24, 2021
For the 13th consecutive year, Pitzer College is a top producer of 2020-21 Fulbright US Student Program awardees among liberal arts colleges, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Pitzer College is a Top Producer of Fulbright US Students for 12th Consecutive Year
February 10, 2020
For the 12th consecutive year, Pitzer College is a top producer of 2019-2020 Fulbright US Students. The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program and the lists are published annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Pitzer College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright US Students and Scholars
February 13, 2019
Pitzer College has been included on the list of US colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright US Students and Fulbright US Scholars.
Pitzer Alumnus Enrique Romero ’16 Builds Intercultural Understanding as a Fulbright Program Officer in Mexico
September 15, 2017
Claremont, Calif. (September 15, 2017)—Pitzer College alumnus Enrique Romero ’16, who taught English in Mexico as a 2016-17 Fulbright Fellow, is continuing his efforts to promote international understanding as a program officer for the Fulbright Commission in Mexico City. In his new role with the United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), Romero [Read More...]