Greetings from the President of the Alumni Association Board
I hope the fall is off to a good start for you. The 2023-24 Alumni Association Board kicked things off with our first online meeting in August to welcome new members, establish this year’s board committees and discuss key initiatives. Our first in-person meeting during the PCAAB Retreat Weekend on campus in October offered a meaningful opportunity to work together closely, gather with the Class of 2024 for a panel presentation and mixer, and connect with members of the Board of Trustees, who also met that weekend.
This year, the board is excited to work to expand our regional chapters, find opportunities to engage with alumni near and far, help plan and support Alumni Weekend 2024, build our online Sagehen Connect community and, of course, connect with students to learn how we can be helpful to them.
There will be many opportunities for us to meet up this year through regional chapter and on-campus events. Stay up to date with information and announcements through the Alumni Chirps newsletter and event invitation emails. If you’re in the Claremont area on Saturday, October 28, I’m hoping I’ll see you at Pomona’s 2023 Payton Distinguished Lecture with Anita Hill, the noted lawyer, educator and advocate for equality and civil rights. I’ll keep an eye out for you.
Until next time … Chirp!
Alfredo Romero ’91
Alumni Association Board President
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Pomona College Welcomes Sagehen Families at Family Weekend
Pomona welcomes hundreds of Sagehen families for Family Weekend each October. With a variety of special programs curated just for the weekend and plenty of time to spend with their students, families can enjoy visiting, learning and exploring. Planned highlights for October 27-29, 2023, include tours of our beautiful new Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness (CARW), a special welcome event with President Starr, a food truck dinner on Friday evening, exhibits at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College and much more. Members of the Family Leadership Council are always on hand to assist with the weekend and answer questions.
Family Weekend information and schedule available on our website.
Call for Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations
For over 30 years, the Pomona College Alumni Association has paid tribute to alumni who represent the values, spirit and excellence that are at the core of Pomona College by presenting Distinguished Alumni Awards. Nominations are now being accepted for:
- Blaisdell Distinguished Alumni Award
- Alumni Distinguished Service Award
- Inspirational Young Alumni Award
Honorees are selected by a panel of past presidents and/or current members of the Alumni Association Board, and awards will be presented during Alumni Weekend in April 2024. The deadline to submit nominations is November 30, 2023.
Submit your nomination and learn more about past recipients.
Save the Date
Mark your calendars to save the date for Alumni Weekend and Reunion Celebrations next spring, April 25-28, 2024. All classes are invited back to campus to enjoy a festive weekend of reconnection, curated programs and events—plus hugs from Cecil. Classes ending in 4 or 9 will celebrate milestone reunions with class gatherings and Reunion Class Dinners on campus. Registration opens in early February, and now is a great time to take advantage of special room rates at local hotels for Alumni Weekend.
Visit for more information on making your reservations.
Welcome Chirps to Christina Tong ’17 and Jack Storrs ’19, National Chair and Chair-Elect of Annual Giving
A big warm welcome to Pomona’s National Chair of Annual Giving Christina Tong ’17, who began her 2023-24 term this past July. Tong is excited to serve in this vital philanthropic role to connect with the alumni community and partner in creating support for current students and faculty. Hitting the ground running, she began collaborating with the Office of Annual Giving last summer on several initiatives for this year and to establish a student philanthropy program with the aim of increasing students’ understanding of donor impact, the Pomona College endowment and the importance of alumni paying it forward and giving back. National Chair-Elect Jack Storrs ’19 will work alongside Tong to help support giving campaigns and other philanthropic endeavors to prepare for his transition to the lead role next year.
Pass the Torch to current and future Sagehens.
Get Involved With Regional Chapters!
Reach out to your local Pomona College Regional Alumni Chapter to help plan or attend events, casual gatherings and share all things Sagehen. Current chapters:
- Bay Area
- Los Angeles
- New York City
- Orange County, CA
- Puget Sound, WA
- Washington, DC
Get in touch and learn more about starting a regional chapter.
Join the Sagehen Connect Online Alumni Community
- Create Sagehen affinity groups
- Access the official Pomona College Alumni Directory
- Read Pomona College Magazine Class Notes
- Provide student and alumni mentorship as a Sage Coach
- Share announcements, photos and videos
- Find and message classmates
- Plus more!
To learn more, visit Sagehen Connect.