January 2012

CMC Philosophy Professor Suzanne Obdrzalek recently received a high honor from the Journal of the History of Philosophy. The Journal cited Obdrzalek's article, "Moral Transformation and the Love of Beauty in Plato's Symposium", as the year's best contribution to the Articles section of the publication. The award carries a $1,500 prize.

The CMS men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been on a dominating run through January, losing only one event in meets against both Whittier and La Verne.
On Saturday, January 21, the Stags and Athenas swam at home against Occidental, now coached by former CMS swimmer and assistant coach Shea Manning.

CMC student-athlete Kristin Lim has been selected as the Honda Award nominee in NCAA Division III tennis by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program. Lim is the first CMS/CMC student athlete to receive this recognition which was given for her outstanding athletic achievements as well as her excellent example of leadership, academic excellence and community involvement.

This fall, a group of CMC students will learn what it's like to work for some of Silicon Valley's leading tech companies.
The Claremont Colleges Silicon Valley Program, modeled on CMC's academic and internship program in Washington, D.C., will place students in full-time internships with leading Silicon Valley companies and provide them with two tech-focused business seminar courses.

CMC alums Scott Ochoa '93 and Colin Tudor '05 have become the City of Glendale's new city manager and City of Claremont's interim assistant city manager, respectively.

Thanks to a grant from the Annenberg Foundation, CMC's Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) opened its doors in September 2011, with the goal of providing an umbrella for the community service activities at CMC, and expanding the reach of those activities. CCE is headed by Amy Bibbens, formerly of CMC's Office of Public Affairs.

While many students spent the holidays at home, a certain group of CMC students learned what it takes to succeed in New York's highly competitive finance industry by honing their networking skills.

CMC alum Brett Hoebel '93 will be featured as a regular trainer and health guru on a new Food Network series called Fat Chef, premiering January 26. Hoebel will join a crew of other fitness experts and nutritionists as they work one-on-one with professional chefs who have an unhealthy relationship with the one thing that has brought them a successful career -- food.

The Princeton Review recently assigned CMC's Career Services Center a #6 placement in their ranking of Schools with Best Career Services. In past years CMC has achieved a ranking of #2 and #7 in the Review.

After over three decades of coaching Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's basketball, on January 7, 2012 head coach Jodie Burton won her 500th game for the Athenas. Burton's career record of 500 wins and 293 losses (.631) make her the winningest coach in the history of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).