Some of Mohamad Batal’s favorite memories at CMC involve Beckett Hall patio barbecues, watching Champions League matches on the Appleby balcony, and spending “deliriously late nights” in the Salvatori Center. But he gets the biggest jolt of CMC excitement while thinking about his senior thesis, the basis of which earned him a first-place award for Best Presentation at the inaugural Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies at UCLA earlier this summer.
CMC finished the 2017-18 academic year with several students and alumni earning prestigious grants and scholarships to learn and teach abroad.
The largest group, eight CMCers, will spend the year studying, teaching English, or conducting research as part of the renowned Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The longstanding initiative, part of a flagship government exchange designed to promote global understanding, offers a one-year fellowship to grantees. Fulbright operates in more than 140 countries.
Associate Professor of History Lily Geismer has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for 2018 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Geismer will receive up to $200,000 to support sabbatical research for her book project "Doing Good: Public Policy and the Market from the War on Poverty to the Clinton Foundation."
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) selected Mike Sutton '76 as its 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Sutton has dedicated nearly 40 years of his career to intercollegiate athletics at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and within the SCIAC.
"It's an incredible affirmation to be considered worthy of the same recognition in the Distinguished Service Award that many of my mentors in the conference over the years have received," Sutton said.
Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government Charles R. Kesler is one of three recipients of the 2018 Bradley Prizes for individuals who work to “restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism.”
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation will bestow the awards, which carry a $250,000 stipend, at the 15th annual Bradley Prizes ceremony on May 15 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
During her first year at Claremont McKenna College, Becky Chung ’20 wondered how the changing global climate would affect her hobby of mountaineering.
CMC professor Mary Evans P’21 was recently recognized with the prestigious Ralph C. d’Arge and Allen V. Kneese Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE). Evans, the Jerrine and Thomas Mitchell ’66 Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, teaches environmental economics in the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance.
CMC students have always vied for prestigious scholarships and fellowships among an often worldwide field of highly competitive applicants, and invariably, the College makes an amazing showing each year.
The College continues its enviable track record of success with CMCers finishing in the top rank of the most prestigious academic awards programs in the U.S. This year, 14 students from CMC have received grant awards from some of the world’s leading academic institutions.
Claremont McKenna College faculty members Diana Selig and Wei-Chin Hwang have been chosen as two of the Claremont Colleges Faculty Diversity award winners. The Claremont Colleges Diversity Working Group is presenting the awards to Selig, Hwang and Jean Reith Schroedel of Claremont Graduate University on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Balch Auditorium on the Scripps campus. A reception will follow and no RSVP is required.