A “passion for Armenian causes” prompted Anoush Baghdassarian ’17 and Ani Schug (PO ’17) to found the 5Cs Armenian Student Association.
That same passion took them to Armenia last summer for a project to collect stories from Syrian Armenians who fled Aleppo to escape the Syrian war. They wanted to humanize the refugees as individuals, rather than anonymous subjects of news reports. “Overall, we wanted to empower people through saving and sharing their stories,” Baghdassarian said.
For their tech company to build a clientele list that includes National Geographic, TD Bank, Gallup, and MasterCard, Ritvij Gautam ’14 and Tim Rotolo ’14 had to juggle many responsibilities.
Robert L. Emett, a member of the inaugural class of 1950 and Life Trustee of Claremont McKenna College, has agreed to give the College approximately $20 million to greatly expand programs offering loans and paid internships to students facing financial challenges.
The lights had switched off at Jalisco Stadium when Roberto Angotti ’84 finished writing an article about Team Italy’s comeback to beat Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
“It was 4 a.m.,” said Angotti, the English language reporter for Federazione Italiana Baseball e Softball. “The team shuttle had left and I was stranded on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico, without a peso in my pocket.”
Angotti hitched a ride to his hotel with Team Venezuela’s shuttle in time to work on a film grant proposal.
Lawrence Beall ’16 fell in love with origami as a wide-eyed 5-year-old folding his first paper crane. These days, his relationship with the centuries-old art form is a lot more complicated.
The 22-year-old has just published “Neo Origami: An Ancient Art Reborn,” a 129-page manifesto for transforming a creative practice nearly as old as paper itself.
The rules that define origami, Beall says, also hold it back. It is Beall’s dream to break those rules and unleash what he sees as origami’s true potential.
What do the editor-in-chief of The Forum newspaper, the president of ¡Mi Gente!, the captain of the swim team, two Kravis Leadership Institute Social Sector Program fellows, and a CMS football player have in common? They took their CMC-honed leaderships skills to the classroom via Teach for America after graduating in May.
Two members of the CMC community joined the company of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth II, Cesar Chavez, Nelson Mandela, and Walt Disney by accepting Mexico’s highest honor granted to foreigners.
Government Professor Roderic A. Camp and former U.S. Congressman David Dreier ’75 were presented the Order of the Aztec Eagle by Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Carlos Sada, in a ceremony at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles last month.
Heidi Wolfgruber ’11 has received Colorado’s highest honor for a first-year deputy public defender.
Wolfgruber won the Lowrey Kelley Memorial Boot Camp Award for her performance in a weeklong trial simulation she completed in 2016. She was judged against all first-year attorneys who, at the end of their first year, must complete the simulation as part of the office’s training.
A philosophy and government major at CMC, Wolfgruber received her law degree from Vanderbilt University.
CMC alumnus Scott Ochoa ’93 has been named city manager of Ontario.
A veteran Southern California municipal administrator, Ochoa comes to Ontario from Glendale, where he has been city manager since 2012.
“I am honored and excited for this opportunity,” Ochoa said in a statement, “and look forward to working with the extraordinary team the city has assembled to serve Ontario’s residents, businesses, and community partners.”