it might not be a word most Sagehens are familiar with, young alumni in
Southern California know its a code word for Pomona-inspired fun.
Short for Pomona College Southern California Young Alumni Community, PCSCYAC
(pronounced puh-SKY-ack) is made up of Southern California
alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years.
Headed up by Jordan Snedcof 99, PCSCYAC hosts four to six events
each year for more than 2,000 just out of the nest Sagehens.
Popular events have been Young Alumni Happy Hours, local museum visits
with Pomona faculty and community service days.
The PCSCYAC committee works hard to create unique events that draw on
what the region has to offer. Alumni in the L.A. area take advantage of
access to Pomona faculty, staff and students more often than other alumni
communities can. In fact, recent visits to the Getty Museum and the Natural
History Museum of Los Angeles County have been hosted by Pomona faculty
PCSCYAC even offers current students a chance to get off campus and hobnob
with young alumni. We usually plan one event a year that focuses
on the class thats just graduated to try and get them involved,
says Snedcof. Last September they hosted a happy hour in Pasadena, complete
with live music from Think of England, a rock band made up of Pomona graduates
and Dean of Campus Life Matt Taylor.
Overall, says Snedcof, its difficult to bring Pomona back to those
who have just left it behind. Right after people graduate, they
want to get away from college as much as possible, he says. So PCSCYAC
is always looking for ways to find the right tone and blend of events
that allows graduates to feel they have moved on, but are still connected
Jessica Drenk '02