Winter 2020 /Behind Bars/

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Mark Your Calendar

Alumni Weekend 2020, which will take place April 30 to May 3It’s time to mark your calendars for a return to campus on Alumni Weekend 2020, which will take place April 30 to May 3. For more information, go to the Reunion & Alumni Weekend website.

2020 Winter Break Parties

This past January, Pomona’s annual Winter Break Parties welcomed over 400 Sagehen alumni, students, families and friends at events in New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif. Attendees enjoyed time to reconnect, meet new members of the Pomona community and learn about news from campus. Thank you to everyone who attended and to our hosts Elizabeth Bailey and David Bither P’21, Donna Yoshida Castro ’83 P’21, Jim McCallum ’70, Kathryn & Charles Wickham P’20, Tricia and Steve Sipowicz P’22, Meg Lodise ’85 and Diane Ung ’85 and the Orange County Alumni Chapter, all of whom helped make each event memorable for everyone!

Pomona Now and Next Campaign Raises Nearly $400,000 For Scholarships

Alumni at a Winter Break party in Newport Beach, Calif.

Alumni at a Winter Break party in Newport Beach, Calif.

Alumni at a Winter Break party in New York City.

Alumni at a Winter Break party in New York City.

Alumni at a Winter Break party in Los Angeles

Alumni at a Winter Break party in Los Angeles.

Running in tandem with the Ideas@Pomona Summit, the Pomona Now and Next crowdfunding campaign set out to support the Pomona liberal arts experience and scholarships and to meet a goal of 1,000 donors with $250,000 in bonus gifts unlocked by the end of the Summit. Thanks to the generosity of several Pomona College Trustees who contributed to create the unlocking gifts and the 1,200+ donors who exceeded the goal and gave almost $150,000 by the campaign’s close, Sagehens collectively raised nearly $400,000!

Our most successful crowdfunding campaign to date, Pomona Now and Next received gifts from over a third of the Summit attendees who excitedly watched the progress bar increase during the event and counted alumni, parents and more than 100 students among its donors.

Thank you to everyone for the incredible generosity shown in support of Pomona students. Chirp! Chirp!

Join the All-New Sagehen Connect

Announcing the launch of the all-new Sagehen Connect alumni community! New features include desktop and mobile versions, updated privacy settings and Sage Coaching for career interests and graduate school. For those who still have the previous Sagehen Connect mobile app, please be sure to remove it from your device as it is no longer functional.

With the new Sagehen Connect, alumni can:

  • Access Pomona’s full, official alumni directory with multiple search options.
  • Choose what profile information you want to display and share with fellow Sagehens.
  • Log in with email, LinkedIn, Google or Facebook.
  • Easily integrate your LinkedIn information with your profile.
  • Register as a Sage Coach to help alumni or students with career and graduate school advising, job and internship search, resume review, career panels and presentations and more. You choose your level of involvement.
  • See who has already registered on the site and invite your Pomona friends to join Sagehen Connect directly from the site, using email or social media.
  • Opt-out at any time.

Visit Sagehen Connect to learn more and set up your login today.

Call for Alumni Association Board Nominations

The Pomona College Alumni Association Board consists of highly-engaged alumni who foster connection, action and impact among the 25,000-person strong alumni community. Members serve three-year terms and are selected based on self-nominations and recommendations from active alumni. The Board represents a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and professions and spans every decade from the 1960s through the 2010s.

Nominate yourself or another alumnus/a for the Alumni Association Board online.