Alumni Weekend brought together more than 1,500 alumni and guests for four festive days in late April. Friday’s craft beer and wine tasting—A Taste of Pomona—featured alumni vintners and led into dinner under the stars on Marston Quad. President G. Gabrielle Starr welcomed attendees, saying, “All of you have brought a brilliance and energy to the College from which we still benefit. It’s the Pomona of today that honors you for coming back and honors the past, even as we are thinking about the future.”
Throughout the weekend, Sagehens from the classes of 1949 through 2017 crisscrossed campus to hear faculty and alumni speak on topics including St. Francis of Assisi, international education, California wildfires and the future of astronomy. The Parade of Classes marched through the College Gates to the Quad, where alumni were greeted by President Starr’s State of the College. The Class of 1968 gathered in full force for their 50th Reunion, just three years after initiating a new Pomona tradition with their 47th Reunion, and the Class of 1988 celebrated their record-setting reunion gift of $380,431. In total, reunion classes contributed over $1.4 million in support of Pomona’s liberal arts mission and commitment to financial accessibility.
Alumni Weekend 2019 will take place May 2-5. You can find information to plan your trip on the Alumni Weekend website.