This year’s cohort of transfer students at Pomona College includes four veterans of the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force. They bring with them formative life experiences and a deep sense of gratitude and purpose in being here.
The Class of 2026 has been on campus for about a month and is settling into classes and extracurricular activities. Five members of the first year class share what brought them to Pomona, how it’s been so far and what their hopes are.
At a time when California was experiencing megadrought and landscape water restrictions lay ahead, Jacob Greene ‘23 saw opportunity. He created a plan for converting more than 17,000 square feet of grass to drought-friendly landscape.
While other students scatter for jobs, internships and research opportunities, more than a dozen members of the Pomona-Pitzer baseball program usually pack up their gear to go play in collegiate summer leagues in the U.S. and Canada.
Jared Mejia '22, a computer science major and math minor, received the Rena Gurley Archibald High Scholarship Prize, served as a captain for the Pomona-Pitzer men's soccer team and placed on First Team All-SCIAC.