Reunion Celebration 2021

What can you say about Pitzer’s virtual Reunion Celebration 2021? It was #SoPitzer—even if it wasn’t in person. Pitzer’s Office of Alumni & Family Engagement hosted a series of socials, faculty talks, and panel discussions. Community members came together virtually to celebrate Pitzer’s 2021 and 2020 Alumni Award winners and OBSA & CLSA’s 50th anniversaries. Professors zoomed in for seminar-style talks, exploring everything from the study of friendships to the history of the Grove House, and the engagement office held the third part of its True Equity series: Pitzer’s Inaugural Black Alumni Caucus.

Whether you couldn’t make it or just want to re-live it, we hope you click on some highlights from Pitzer’s Reunion Celebration 2021 below and visit our Pitzer College Alumni Awards Ceremony post. You can also go to [email protected]’s video page to view more recorded events from the two-day Reunion Celebration.

P.S. Speaking of reunions, don’t forget to mark your calendar for Alumni Weekend, April 29–May 1, 2022!


Core Values in Action: Engagement for Systemic/Structural Change
With José Z. Calderón, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Chicano/a-Latino/a Studies


Core Values in Action: The Study of Friendships
With Peter Nardi, Professor Emeritus of Sociology


Core Values in Action: The Grove House:
A Hand-Made Tale
With Barry Sanders, Professor Emeritus of History of Creative Ideas


Core Values in Action: Many Cultures Create Mathematics: A Cool Example and a Pitzer Perspective
With Judy Grabiner, Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor Emerita of Mathematics


Embracing Our Activist Past and Exploring Our Present: OBSA & CLSA Celebrating Over 50 Years of Building Community
With Xochitl Casillas, interim dean of students, Chicano Latino Student Affairs; Lydia Middleton, dean and director, Office of Black Student Affairs; Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96, Pitzer College associate professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies and Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx Latinx Studies; Maryan Soliman, Scripps College assistant professor of Africana studies and Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies.