The heart of a Pomona College education is the connection between students and professors. Each spring, juniors and seniors honor a group of outstanding and influential professors, recognizing their excellence in teaching.
The Faculty Alumni Service Award honors faculty "in recognition of exemplary service to the alumni association over a period of years." This year, the award honors William Polk Russell Professor of Mathematics Shahriar Shahriari.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz ’94 (D-Hawaii) will deliver the principal address at Pomona College’s 124th Commencement Exercises on May 14, 2017. Approximately 390 students from the Class of 2017 will receive their undergraduate degrees.