One word, so frequently spoken at Claremont McKenna College—a virtuous cycle in which CMC impacts and improves the lives of generations of students, and all those whose lives they touch.
One word, blossoming into limitless stories. The roots of these stories are deep—beginning perhaps with the trajectory of a student’s life altered after a favorite professor’s class or conversation; the engagement of a different viewpoint at the Athenaeum; the intersection of an unfamiliar discipline in the liberal arts; or the forging of lifelong relationships over tables at Collins.
These are the stories, and the storytelling, we treasure most—from a young alumna helping the environment absorb more carbon dioxide through genetically engineered pines and poplars; to a grandparent and grandchild sharing the CMC experience despite six decades between them; or lifelong pals banding together to start an endowed scholarship—stories like these enrich and define us.
Robin Peterson '22
Claremont McKenna's once-a-year surf-ski day was a compelling bonus to Robin Peterson's list of pros for the College.
Rachana Muvvala '24
When Rachana Muvvala ’24 played the stock market game in a high school economics class, she was hooked.
Brooklyn Button '22
After attending high schools in the Netherlands, Iowa, and California because of family moves, Brooklyn Button ’22 knew what to look for in a college.
On the Frontlines of National Security
In his work as a policymaker, Richard Johnson ’01 draws upon skills he learned at CMC
Their CMC Bond Spans Decades
A grandfather and his grandson share an affinity for their shared alma mater
A Bond Stronger than Time
As CMC has grown over the past six-plus decades, so has the friendship of Bob McCrary ’58 P’92 and John Poer ’58 P’90.
CMC as Launchpad
Hugh Hallman ’84 served two terms as mayor of Tempe, Arizona
Christine Wight Huddleson ’91 served as first female president of CMC student government
Optimism for Empathy
Neuroscience major Allie Gould ’20 fell in love with philosophy and won a best paper award
Inside the Pandemic Moment
Via their summer research projects, students explored what they were living through
Bridging the Political Divide
Alumni on both sides of the aisle offer solutions
Advancing Inquiry and Debate
CMC wins Institutional Excellence Award from Heterodox Academy
For John Snider ’77, a CMC education brought a lifetime of contentment and professional success
Scott Akasaki ’98 landed a dream job with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Kate Parrish ’21 developed a work ethic and made lasting friendships at CMC
His Films Transport Us
Netflix VP Tendo Nagenda ’97 sees limitless possibilities in storytelling
The Next 60 Years
Tony Sidhom ’17 started giving back as a student, and never stopped
A Community That CAREs
CARE Center Director Vince Greer on how diversity and inclusion work starts with each of us
Once in a Lifetime
CMC student movie about study abroad wins grand prize
The Open Academy
CMC’s strategy to promote expression, viewpoint diversity, and dialogue
After 40 years on campus, Prof. Nicholas Warner extols the CMC culture
Definitely an Asset
For Prof. Marc Massoud P’89, four decades at CMC add up to a significant impact
Tori Johnson ’21 made a social media fashion statement
A Passion for Innovation
CMC’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship bears Randall Lewis’ name to honor the real estate leader
A Voice of Reason and Trust
Public health expert Katya Calvo Corado ’01 researches COVID-19
Fueled Up for Success
Lydia Li ’13, a Forbes 30 Under 30 changemaker for energy, specializes in environmental impact investing
A Systems Thinker
Harriet Nembhard ’91, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa, couples efficiency with imagination
Empowered by Science
Kelly Watanabe’s ’20 science education has prepared her to help others and achieve breakthroughs
Major Psychology Grants
Four faculty celebrate grants for research in emotions, memory, body language, and preparing undergrads for STEM research
Environmental chemistry students collaborate on research overseas to revive Bangkok canals
The 3-2 Program
In the 1950s, CMC started a dual-degree program in management and engineering with Stanford
CMC Names Founding Chair for Integrated Sciences
Dr. Ran (“Ron”) Libeskind-Hadas will lead a next-generation interdisciplinary curriculum for the College.
An Ardor for Arbor
Maddie Hall ’14, recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 for science, uses her interdisciplinary skills to create super trees
Timothy Gallagher ’19 has great plans for his scientific journey, including a PhD from Scripps Research
CMC's Scientific Method
Professor of Biology Emily Wiley shares CMC’s plan for teaching the integrated sciences
Tanya Remer Altmann ’94 has a breakneck schedule as a pediatrician, writer, and TV personality
Carson Stubstad ’22
Sometimes when Carson Stubstad walks around campus at a quiet moment, he’s transported back to when he visited Claremont McKenna College for the first time...
Desmond Mantle ’23
Desmond Mantle ’23 chose to attend Claremont McKenna College for many reasons.
Nicolas De Mello ’23
As captain of the Claremont Club Soccer team, Nicholas De Mello ’23 found a way to further his engagement with the sport through his Appel Fellowship writing project.
She Saw Herself at CMC
Now Courtney Hooks ’23 thrives in small, liberal arts college environment
Where Trust Is Natural
At CMC, Adhitya Venkatraman ’22 has found a place to grow academically and experientially.
Two Brothers, Two Paths
Amjad Khan ’01 and Ata Khan ’08 talk about their time at CMC and what they’ve accomplished since then
Jimena Landa ’22 created her own internship with the Mexican delegation to the U.N. and joined the Model U.N. team
A World of Opportunities
Global internships got Jefferson Chang ’22 out of his bubble for life-changing experiences
Here and Abroad
JaDa Johnson ’21 found the right community at CMC, and study abroad solidified her career aspirations
An Uplifting Community
Jeffrey Kim ’23 is developing academically, personally, and professionally at CMC
Kravis Leadership Institute celebrates 25 years of courage, creativity, and collaboration
Shaw Wagener ’81 reflects on the value of personal connections for Wagener Family Global Scholars