Claire Bacon-Brenes swims in a recent meet against Pomona-Pitzer.

All four of CMS’ winter sports teams (women’s basketball, women’s swimming & diving, men’s swimming & diving and men’s basketball) had a tremendous amount of success this season. Combined, the Athenas and Stags won four SCIAC championships, and two SCIAC Tournament titles. Every winter team this year represented CMS at its respective NCAA Division III Championships in March. Below is an update on each team's results at the NCAA Championships.

Swimming & Diving

Individuals gather to cut the ribbon at the Soll Center dedication.

For Claremont McKenna College alumnus Bruce Soll ’79 P’12, P’15, P’17, “CMC was the land of opportunity.” Over the years, CMC has continued to strengthen opportunities for students, most recently with the Soll Center for Student Opportunity now available as a resource for students' personal and professional development

CMS representatives at the APPLE Conference

In an effort to increase student awareness on campus regarding substance abuse prevention and health promotion, five individuals (three current students and two administrators) represented Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics at the APPLE Institute from Jan. 20-22 in Nashville, Tenn.

Sheena Hui plays the piano.

One of the many benefits for students attending Claremont McKenna College is having the ability to take classes at the other Claremont Colleges. For Sheena Hui ’20, a 3/2 management and engineering major at CMC, and music and piano performance major at Scripps College, taking classes at the two colleges has been emotionally and intellectually fulfilling.

By Lindsay Burton ’19

An aerial view of the Chicago skyline.

The Student Opportunity Center at Claremont McKenna College has planned its first-ever Health Services and Sciences-focused networking trip to Chicago, an up-and-coming area in the industry.

Students walking on the CMC campus

In the next few weeks, high school seniors contemplating which college or university to attend next fall will have some exciting decisions to make. And for a select group of outstanding seniors who will be matriculating at CMC and make up the Class of 2021, it was a decision best made early.

According to Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs, Assistant Vice President and Director of Admission at CMC, the College offered admission to 155 first-year students during Early Decision I (the first application period, which had a deadline of Nov. 1) and no doubt that was a load off their minds.

Becky Chung at UN conference in Morocco

Given how far she’s come, it’s hard to believe that Becky Chung ’20 didn’t make the Model UN team as a high school freshman.

But it’s there, in black and white, in the journal Chung has faithfully kept for years: I was rejected today for the Model UN.

“I thought to myself, ‘You can reject me now, but I’m going to go much farther and effect actual change,’” Chung said. “It’s funny to think about that now that I’ve done work with the UN.

Claire Donnelly

Claire Donnelly ’17 stands head and shoulders above most of the rest of her class at CMC – literally.

At 6 feet tall, Donnelly has played center for the CMS Athenas women's basketball team since her freshman year at CMC. The Athenas have won the conference championship and played in the postseason three years in a row. Last year, Donnelly led the conference in blocked shots and the team in field-goal percentage. What’s more, she comes by that talent naturally.

Visiting professor Wendy Guerra with CMC students

Educating its students to live thoughtful and productive lives as responsible leaders on a global scale constitutes a major principle of Claremont McKenna College’s mission. By bringing internationally renowned scholars to campus, CMC’s Visiting Scholars Program offers students an avenue for attaining a global education, right here in Claremont.