When Ernesto Gutiérrez Topete ’17 received his Ph.D. this past summer, he became the first Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship alumnus from the Claremont Colleges to achieve that goal. He will be teaching phonetics at Pomona.
Pomona College has received a $1 million gift from the Fletcher Jones Foundation to support refugee students. The grant will establish a fund to ensure refugee students are able to lay the educational foundation for a new life.
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.