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.
Rose Portillo '75, a lecturer in the Pomona College theatre department, played the role of Della Barrios in the 1978 groundbreaking play "Zoot Suit," and she returns to the revival of the play nearly four decades later.
"I’ve seen how summer research allows students to gain command of an area in their chosen discipline, and carry the confidence and excitement from that experience forward in their undergraduate careers and beyond."