The annual celebration of Donald McKenna's birthday, the Tartan Snack, will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. in Collins Dining Hall.
A linguistic scholar, savvy entrepreneur, and benevolent philanthropist, Donald McKenna played a significant role in the establishment of Claremont Men's College in 1946. As one of the first trustees, McKenna initiated support for the third member of the Claremont Colleges. He remained a generous contributor to the College for the rest of his life. The College was renamed Claremont McKenna College in 1981 to honor McKenna's role in its founding.
Following a long-established tradition, current students are encouraged to wear tartan to the snack, which will feature a birthday cake as well as the customary snack fare. Those attendees wearing tartan will be entered in a drawing to win a trip to Scotland, the homeland of Donald McKenna.
All CMC students are welcome to attend; no meal plan is required. The event is being held by the CMC Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Relations Council.