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Pitzer Students Win 2018 Letters to an Elected Official Competition

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (June 22, 2018)—Pitzer College students Amber Burkhart ’20 and Blake Clement ’20 along with three of their “Inside-Out Prison Exchange” (incarcerated) classmates formed one of five winning teams of the national 2018 D4D Letters to an Elected Official Competition sponsored by the nonprofit Project Pericles. Each winning team receives $500 to support their [Read More...]
June 22, 2018
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Exceptional Ambassadors: Pitzer’s Royal Thai Scholars

Royal Thai Scholars  When Kanyarat “Kate” Jitmana ’18, Supasiri “Mos” Rittiron ’18 and Chanchanok “Saw” Sudta ’18 join the procession to Commencement Plaza on Saturday, the three young women will be celebrating a journey that began more than 8,000 miles away in Thailand. All three Pitzer seniors came to the College on Royal Thai Scholarships, highly competitive [Read More...]
May 9, 2018
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Science Student Lillian Horin ’17 Earns Exceptional Research Opportunity

Claremont, Calif. (February 10, 2016)— Pitzer College student Lillian Horin ’17 has been selected as one of 70 undergraduates from across the US to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP). The program provides college students from groups underrepresented in the sciences with an opportunity to conduct research under the [Read More...]
February 10, 2016
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Pitzer Student Sizes up Seismic Safety in Nepal and California

Sumesh Shiwakoty ’18 thinks big. An international student from Nepal, Shiwakoty wants to change the world through global initiatives that tackle issues ranging from climate change to nuclear proliferation. This summer, he took on a problem close to home—8,000 miles from Claremont. After receiving a 2015 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Environmental Analysis Fellowship for Summer [Read More...]
December 1, 2015
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Pitzer Student Karl Kiser Sets Sail to Explore the Pacific

Claremont, Calif. (July 28, 2015)—Pitzer College student Karl Kiser ’16 is spending the summer sailing on one of the first scientific research voyages to the Phoenix Islands, a largely unexplored region of the Pacific Ocean. Through an eight-week Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester summer program, Kiser and 21 classmates are gathering data that will help scientists [Read More...]
July 28, 2015
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Pitzer Student-Athletes Wow the Water Polo World

Claremont, Calif. (May 6, 2015)—Pitzer College student Alyssa Woodward ’15 is officially SCIAC Women’s Water Polo Athlete of the Year and Ahsha Earwood ’17 now belongs to the All-SCIAC first team. Woodward, a three-time Division III All-American, led the Sagehens in scoring for the fourth year in a row with 65 goals, finishing her four-year career [Read More...]
May 6, 2015
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Pitzer students Gabriela Ornelas ’17 and Sara Roschdi ’17 Selected as Mellon Mays Fellows

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship logoClaremont, Calif. (May 4, 2015)—Pitzer College students Gabriela Ornelas ’17 and Sara Roschdi ’17 have been selected as Pitzer’s first Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program fellows. An initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MMUF aims to increase faculty diversity by supporting underrepresented students who want to pursue careers as professors. Ornelas and Roschdi [Read More...]
May 4, 2015
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Pitzer Student Braden Bernards ’15 Wins DAAD Scholarship for Research in Germany

Claremont, Calif. (April 23, 2015)—Pitzer College student Braden Bernards ’15 has been awarded a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) undergraduate scholarship. The scholarship supports highly-qualified undergraduate students who have well-defined plans to study, conduct research or complete an internship in Germany. Bernards’ proposed research project would examine how growth-oriented local politics and city-branding has impacted [Read More...]
April 23, 2015