Pomona College News
Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer ’92 has been named NBA Coach of the Year. In announcing the choice, the NBA noted that Budenholzer led the team to its best regular season in franchise history, with a 60-22 record. Compared to the previous season, that was a “22-win improvement rooted in balance on offense and teamwork on defense.”
3:00 pm April 21, 2015Media Mention
Writes President Oxtoby: "... even as our knowledge has grown and the environmental movement has matured, I believe we have lost something essential over the past 45 years — the ability to come together, build coalitions and take effective action. We will need to rekindle some of that early ’70s idealism if we are to effectively confront today’s environmental crises, including the looming reality of climate change."
12:00 pm April 21, 2015Students
Pomona College senior Joyce Nimocks has fond childhood memories of her grandmother teaching her to make body butter out of olive oil and using natural, homemade concoctions on her granddaughter’s curly hair.
Writes Pacific Standard: "Kizzann Ashana Ramsook '12 discovered her passion when she took her first psychology course as an undergraduate at Pomona College. Her thesis examined the linguistics of how mothers and children discuss emotions and relationships. It won the sought-after Robert L. Solso Award at the Western Psychological Association’s conference. Today, Ramsook is a doctoral student at Penn State and hopes to become involved with public policy and larger scale mental health institutions in the future."
Every year, actress Rose Portillo (“Zoot Suit”) directs students from a local public school in a unique creative venture that culminates in a spring theatre production at Pomona College in Claremont. Theatre for Young Audiences started eight years ago with a dozen participants from Pomona Unified’s Fremont Academy (grades 7-12). But interest keeps growing. For 2014-15, about 100 Fremont students signed on, with a final cut of 40.
9:00 am April 20, 2015Students
Ciaran Evans ’16 has won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious award of $7,500 per year for educational expenses to college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
On April 22, 2015, Pomona College will celebrate Earth Day with activities designed to engage the campus community more closely with the College’s everyday sustainability efforts, and to challenge students, faculty and staff to think about conservation on both a personal and institutional level.
Pomona College has been named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Green Colleges” by The Princeton Review. At No. 15 on the list, Pomona is one of four Southern California institutions in the top 50, with the others being UC Santa Barbara (No. 3), UC Irvine (No. 16) and Cal Poly Pomona (No. 30).
La hija de inmigrantes de México, Ahtziri Fonseca, clase 2015, recibió una beca de Univisión/JC Penney por $50,000 hace cuatro años para ayudarla a asistir a Pomona College y obtener un diploma en neurociencias, todo ello en su camino para llegar a ser cirujana. Ella está encaminada a recibir ese diploma en mayo – la primera en su familia en lograrlo – completando ese enorme paso hacia su sueño de tanto tiempo, de poder estudiar medicina y servir a la comunidad latina.
The daughter of immigrants from Mexico, Ahtziri Fonseca landed a $50,000 Univision/JC Penney scholarship four years ago to help her come to Pomona College and earn a neuroscience degree, all on the way to becoming a surgeon. In May, she is scheduled to proudly receive that diploma—the first in her family to do so—completing the next big step toward her long-held dream of going into medicine and serving the Latino community.
This weekend, 112 students will perform Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, K.427 and Fauré’s Pavane and Les Djinns with the Pomona College Choir and Orchestra. The choir and orchestra perform together twice each academic year on campus.