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4/7 A Celebration Of Community & Impact

Alumni with careers helping others celebrate their impact online on 4/7

Alumni with careers helping others celebrate their impact online on 4/7

We give 47 resounding chirps for the hundreds of Sagehens around the world who came together in April to celebrate Cecil’s favorite day of the year: 4/7. On campus, students, faculty and staff flooded Marston Quad for a campus celebration featuring free T-shirts, food and festivities.

Across the U.S., six dozen alumni gathered for group service projects organized by Don Swan ’15 in Los Angeles, Ingrid Vidal Cullen ’10 and Erin Phelps ’12 in New York City, Jordan Pedraza ’09 in San Francisco, Lisa Prestwich Phelps ’79 P’16 in Seattle, Guy Lohman ’71 in Silicon Valley, and Frank Albinder ’80 and Mercedes Fitchett ’91 in Washington, D.C.

Seattle Sagehens gather for a group service project at Northwest Harvest

Seattle Sagehens gather for a group service project at Northwest Harvest

On Facebook and Instagram, the third annual Celebration of Sagehen Impact drew 2,000 posts, comments and likes from alumni around the globe. (See photos at right.)

And, in a community-wide effort of spirit and impact, 134 Sagehens participated in a special one-day gift-matching opportunity to support the College’s Student Emergency Grant Fund, raising more than $60,000 for students with urgent and immediate financial needs.

Thank you, Sagehens, for an incredible celebration of community and #SagehenImpact.

Bay Area alumni make an impact together at Second Harvest Food Bank.

Bay Area alumni make an impact together at Second Harvest Food Bank

Members of the Ballroom Dance Company celebrate 4/7 Day on campus

Members of the Ballroom Dance Company celebrate 4/7 Day on campus


Mark Your Calendars

Be sure to mark your calendars and update your contact information at pomona.edu/alumniupdate to hear about other upcoming opportunities to catch up with fellow Sagehens, including:

  • The Claremont Colleges Worldwide Socials—September 2017 and March 2018
  • Pomona’s 10th Presidential Inauguration—October 14, 2017
  • Pomona-Pitzer Football Rivalry Weekend—November 2017
  • Winter Break Parties—January 2018
  • Alumni Weekend—April 26–29, 2018

Jordan Pedraza ’09 Thank You, Jordan!

47 hearty chirps to Jordan Pedraza ’09 for a year of vision and dedication as the 2016–17 president of the Pomona College Alumni Association. Jordan began her term last summer with a goal to “foster the ‘three Cs’: communication, connection and collaboration” among the alumni community. Under Jordan’s leadership, the Alumni Board deepened its connection with College leadership, including the Board of Trustees; strengthened connections with students through meetings with ASPC and participation in the Senior Class Mixer and Sophomore Re-orientation; and introduced new opportunities for communication and collaboration with the greater alumni community, including organizing and facilitating the “Sharing Our Sagehen Stories” session at Alumni Weekend and establishing a recurring presence for the Alumni Association Board in the Alumni Chirps email newsletter. This spring, Jordan served as a spokesperson for the College’s effort to raise funds for the Student Emergency Grant Fund and rallied fellow alumni in the Bay Area to take part in the 4/7 group service event she organized.


Introducing Regional Book Club Discussions

This year, Pomona added regional, in-person gatherings to our growing suite of Book Club offerings. Since January, Sagehen readers have gathered in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. Learn about upcoming regional discussions by clicking on “Events” at pomona.edu/bookclub.

Book Club Los AngelesBook Club District of Columbia

June/July Book Club Selection:

The Handmaid’s TaleThe Handmaid’s Tale

Join nearly 500 Sagehen readers in the Pomona College Book Club as we revisit Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, now also a hit television series.

To join the book club, learn about in-person discussions in your area, and access exclusive discussion questions, faculty notes and video content, visit pomona.edu/bookclub.

 

 


Sagehen Connect Mobile Directory

Now Available for Android

Since fall 2013, Sagehen Connect has offered iPhone users mobile access to Pomona’s full alumni directory and mapped results of Sagehens who live and work near you—and now this free app is available for Android users as well! Visit pomona.edu/sagehenconnect to find out how to download the app to your iOS or Android device.