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Jose A. Campos '91 Jose A. Campos '91

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.

A distinguished panel of experts met at the Brookings Institution March 26th in Washington D.C. as part of the Dreier Roundtable to discuss the topic of “Bridging the Immigration Divide: Forging a Bi-Partisan Policy on Visas for STEM Graduates.”

The San Francisco Business Times recently published their annual “40 Under 40 Class of 2015.” Choosing the 40 most influential talented young professionals who are driving the Bay Area economy proved to be challenging as hundreds of nominations were submitted for consideration and the competition was fierce.  However, two Claremont McKenna alumni Nate Gross, M.D. ’06 and Gavin Teo ’03 made the list.

When Javier Okhuysen and Carlos Orellana wanted to help prevent avoidable blindness in Mexico through state-of-the art, low-cost cataract surgery and eye care, they turned to Endeavor to help develop their business, salaUno. When Leila Velez sought help to grow her afro-Brazilian hair care business, Endeavor provided her with the necessary business tools and mentoring to realize her dream. Today Beleza Natural operates a chain of 24 salons and employs over 1,000 women.

 

Songwriter Ryan McMahon ’08, who majored in economics and accounting at CMC, recently co-wrote a hit song with the band Walk The Moon. The song “Shut Up and Dance” just hit #10 on the all iTunes chart and is currently climbing Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. See the video for the song featuring a sampling of dance scenes from popular movies that itself has gone viral.

Germany’s biggest newspapers are following and reporting the recent work of Professor Jonathan Petropoulos, who has spent much of his academic career on the subject of  Nazi art looting.

The skies might have been overcast last Friday, but the financial concepts taught by a group of Robert Day School (RDS) volunteers to kids from Banning High School were anything but cloudy.

UPDATE 3/25:

CMC MUN TEAM WINS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION!

Claremont McKenna's Model UN team recently competed in the the Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) conference, winning the conference in their size division.

For a group of Scholars at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance completing their MA’s this year, the 2nd Annual RDS Pitch Day held Feb. 13th was a resounding success.

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