The Student Opportunity Center has released some remarkable numbers showing that CMCers are taking advantage of opportunities before and after graduation.

Ian O'Grady '15

Ian O’Grady ’15 has accepted a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. O’Grady will become CMC’s sixth Marshall Scholar and first since 1994, adding to a distinguished legacy of prestigious international scholarships granted to CMCers.

David Dreier talks to Conan Nolan of KNBC

Trustee and former Rep. David Dreier ’75 was interviewed by KNBC on Nov. 21. Dreier, who founded the Dreier Roundtable at CMC, was a member of Congress for 32 years and chaired the powerful House Rules Committee.

See links to the two interviews below:

NBC4's Conan Nolan asks Dreier about President-elect Donald Trump and immigration, healthcare… and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Julie Sweet

Julie Sweet '89 has been named No. 39 on Fortune's list of Most Powerful Women in the United States. Sweet, Group CEO of Accenture's North American business, is a former member of the CMC board of trustees.

Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh

Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh '92, founder and CEO of, was named to the 40 Women to Watch Over 40 list.

Abu-Ghazaleh, a Literature and Philosophy major at CMC, spent more than 20 years in the marketing industry working on brand strategy for American Express, Yahoo, Coca-Cola, Bank of America and Hilton Hotels before shifting gears and founding the online platform Betwixt aims to correct the trend toward shallow online relationships spreading to working life and "bring rapport to the cloud."

CMC graduate Jack Lamb

Jack Lamb '11, co-founder and CEO of Aslan Brewing Co. in Bellingham, Wash., was profiled in Forbes this month.

Offered a marketing job with Microsoft fresh out of CMC, he decided on a different path. “It’s a nice office but it’s still a cubicle zoo,” Lamb told Forbes. “I couldn’t see myself sitting in a cubicle. It wasn’t for me.” 

So Lamb took a "random writing job" while deciding his next move. He eventually found his calling, founding an organic microbrewery and restaurant with three friends.

The cast and crew of the "Donna Martin Graduates" live read.

To put a Hollywood spin on General Douglas MacArthur’s farewell address to Congress: Old TV shows never die, they just fade away into syndication. But in the case of Beverly Hills, 90210 , which ran for 10 seasons on Fox, the fadeout hasn’t been permanent. That’s because Katherine Spada ’08 and Elizabeth Leader ’09 have taken it upon themselves to revive it with their podcast “The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat!”

When it comes to scheduling reunions, CMC has tendrils that extend far and wide. Last week, they reached all the way to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, which was the site of the 27th annual Euromeet (June 17-19) for CMC alumni, parents, and students.