Three CMC students (Sofi Cullen ’16, Jessica Jin ’16, and Annika Deurlington ’16) have been selected to participate in the Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies in Sacramento.
The Center administers four nationally recognized fellowship programs, collectively known as the Capital Fellows Programs. Three programs select 18 fellows each, and the other 10 from an annual pool of applicants that typically numbers about 500 for each program.
Dylan Hoey ’17, a Government and History dual major at CMC, has accepted one of this year’s 10 undergraduate Thomas R. Pickering Fellowships, which provide recipients with financial support, mentoring services, and professional development opportunities in order to prepare them for a career with the U.S. Foreign Service.
Hoey follows in the footsteps of Dante Toppo ’15, who received the same award in 2014.
At CMC, it’s a term that may be measured by the number of prestigious academic fellowships and national awards students win each year — often with a regularity that belies the hard work necessary to achieve those honors.
CMC’s World Model UN (WorldMUN) team won Best Small Delegation at the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference from March 14-18 in Rome. This establishes CMC as a back-to-back world champion at what is considered to be the “Olympics of MUN,” after the team’s victory in the same category last year in Seoul, South Korea.
In the Small Delegation category, CMC competed against some of the best teams from the U.S., including West Point, Yale, Georgetown, and Berkeley.
CMC literature Prof. Henri Cole has been honored with the Award of Merit Medal by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, putting him in the company of the finest American writers and artists of the past century.
The Award of Merit has been given each year since 1942 to an outstanding person in America representing painting, the short story, sculpture, the novel, poetry, or drama in rotation. Previous medalists include Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann, Vladimir Nabokov, Hilda Doolittle, and Andrew Wyeth.
Aaron Leconte, assistant professor of chemistry at the W.M. Keck Science Department, a collaboration between Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, has been awarded a three-year early career grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. The $100,000 Cottrell Award will support Leconte’s research on the protein luciferase, a luminescent material produced by the North American firefly that can be used to track and record biological events and processes to better understand cancer, bacterial infections, and more.
On April 23, the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) and the Kravis Prize celebrated their 20th and 10th Anniversaries, respectively, with a jam-packed schedule of multiple events that took place over the morning, afternoon and evening.
Diligence and hard work don’t go unnoticed at CMC. At the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, the School recognizes students selected into the Robert Day Scholars Program by hosting an annual dinner to celebrate their accomplishments – the latest held at the California Club in Los Angeles on April 16.
Among the many traditions at CMC is its enviable track record in the number of students who win scholarships and fellowships among a nationwide (sometimes worldwide) field of highly competitive applicants. And this year is no different with CMCers finishing in the top rank of some of the most prestigious academic awards programs in the U.S. To date, 21 students from CMC have received grant awards this year from some of the world’s leading academic institutions.