Kris Kristofferson ’58 and Johnny Cash visit Pomona College in the 1970s

Accompanied by his good friend Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Pomona College Class of 1958, returned to campus in 1973 to receive an honorary doctor of fine arts degree. In the photo, the country-western legends are accompanied by two Pomona College icons, David Alexander (left), who served as college president from 1969 to 1991, and Philosophy Professor Fred Sontag, longest-serving faculty member in Pomona’s history, with a tenure of 57 years before his passing in 2009.

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