Last weekend marked the great CMC get-together for the Class of 2011, which converged on campus for its five-year reunion.
This year’s event, which took place June 3-5, was hosted exclusively for the Class of 2011. All other CMC classes celebrated their one-, 10-, 15-, 20-year, etc., reunions during Alumni Weekend earlier in the spring.
Dylan Hoey ’17, a Government and History dual major at CMC, has accepted one of this year’s 10 undergraduate Thomas R. Pickering Fellowships, which provide recipients with financial support, mentoring services, and professional development opportunities in order to prepare them for a career with the U.S. Foreign Service.
Hoey follows in the footsteps of Dante Toppo ’15, who received the same award in 2014.
Dear Members of the CMC Community:
I am pleased to announce that Sharon Basso, who currently serves as Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students at Lehigh University, has been selected as our new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
At CMC, it’s a term that may be measured by the number of prestigious academic fellowships and national awards students win each year — often with a regularity that belies the hard work necessary to achieve those honors.
Umar Farooq ’17 has been named a 2016 Truman Scholar, one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive scholarships.
Farooq follows Zachariah Oquenda '16 who won the award last year and 17 other CMCers who have won the award over the years. Grace Lee '17 joined Farooq as one of a select-few finalists for the award this year.
"It's still sinking in, to be entirely honest," said Farooq.
It will be art for art’s sake this Alumni Weekend when the third annual Student Art Showcase kicks off on Friday with a series of performances and student art pieces.
Hosted and funded by the CMC Art Council, the Showcase’s goal is to promote student artwork (both visual and performance) on campus with an eye toward installing various visual art pieces in dorms, administrative buildings, the Athenaeum, and elsewhere on campus. The Showcase provides an opportunity for students to display their photos, paintings, prints, and other artworks for the CMC community to appreciate.
Last Friday, high school students from around the world converged on campus for “Inside CMC Day,” a full day of events and activities geared to acquainting students who’ve decided to attend CMC in the fall (and those who are on the fence) with what the College has to offer.
It was billed as a “Student Vertical,” which, according to President Hiram Chodosh in his welcoming remarks in Pickford Auditorium, was meant to give the touring students a sense of trajectory at CMC — that each step they take while at college will be part of a larger, overarching development cycle.
Thinking of majoring in art at CMC? Many do, taking advantage of the unique opportunities CMC offers by being part of the larger Claremont Colleges. CMC students can enroll in art classes at any of the other 5Cs and can pursue their art major through Pitzer, Pomona or Scripps.
Last Friday (April 8), the wait was finally over for seniors who queued up early for the chance to be the first CMC students as part of “Senior Preview Days” to tour the Roberts Pavilion ahead of its complete opening in August.
The doors of the LEED Gold-certified building opened at 10 a.m. and the first group of students was greeted in the lobby by President Hiram Chodosh just beneath a towering wall adorned with a jumble of letters, an interactive word map.
An a cappella singing group called the “After School Specials” made up of students from the five colleges, took top honors winning the “’Til It Happens to You: Sing for Survivors” vocal contest, and now the group has been invited to sing at the White House on Thursday, April 14.