Spring 2024 /The Value of the Liberal Arts/

Notice Board

From the Alumni Association Board President

Hello Sagehens!

2024 Alumni Chapters from Northern California’s Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Southern California’s Orange County, the Puget Sound region of Washington state and Washington, D.C.With just a handful of months left in my term as Alumni Association Board president, I’ve been reflecting on my time as a board member these past several years. One of the best things about my involvement has been the opportunity to connect with so many of you. I continue to be awestruck that Pomona grads really do blanket our globe. And whether it’s been chatting with alumni at College events, catching up with classmates at informal gatherings, or a random meeting with a fellow Sagehen after spotting a Pomona T-shirt, it reminds me every time of the broad and unique community we have. We often talk about the Pomona experience referring to our time as students, but it only begins there. Meeting up with each other through events, work or chance encounters reminds us that the Pomona experience extends beyond the Gates and throughout our lives.

With this in mind, I am truly thrilled to see the revival and growth of our regional alumni chapters over the last few years. These chapters have been an important part of our post-pandemic reconnection and ongoing Pomona experience. I’m grateful to our chapter leaders for the many hours spent meeting, planning and coordinating meaningful and fun events for alumni to gather in Northern California’s Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Southern California’s Orange County, the Puget Sound region of Washington state and in Washington, D.C. They have organized beach cleanups, trips to museums and a Major League Baseball game, alumni speaker presentations, casual meetups, meals—and the list goes on. My thanks to my fellow board members past and present, and especially to Julie Siebel ’84 and Andrew Brown ’77, for their dedication and leadership in relaunching and helping to rebuild our alumni chapters.

If we haven’t crossed paths already, I hope to meet you at a chapter event or at one of the many other alumni events planned for this spring. The Alumni Board and I will be at Alumni Weekend in April as well. Please stop and say hello when you see us!
Alfredo Romero ’91 Alumni Association Board President

Until next time … chirp!

Alfredo Romero ’91
Alumni Association Board President

Find information on alumni chapters and get involved at pomona.edu/alumni-chapters.

Alumni Weekend 2024 Registration Now Open

Register online now through April 15. Walk-up registration will be available at AW Registration Check-In during Alumni Weekend. Find additional information and register at pomona.edu/aw-registration-info.

Alumni Weekend & Reunion Celebrations: April 25-28, 2024.

  • April 1: Early bird deadline
  • April 2: Registration fees increase
  • April 15: Online registration closes
  • April 25-28: Alumni Weekend & Reunion Celebrations

Alumni and Families Pulse Survey

Share your Pomona story with us in the Alumni and Families Pulse Survey. Check your inbox for the survey link. Curious to see the results of our previous survey?

Visit pomona.edu/afas-survey.

Sagehen Stories of Impact Online

Read alumni, student and faculty Sagehen stories on the newly launched Stories of Sagehen Impact website. Learn about Professor April Mayes ’94 P’26 and her longtime involvement with the Draper Center, Alumni Association Board member Robi Ganguly ’00 and the remarkable startup company that resulted from a chance meeting with fellow alumni, and many more stories of Sagehens making their marks in the world.

Visit pomona.edu/stories-of-impact for news about Sagehens bearing their added riches in their own neighborhoods and across the globe.

Pomona College: ‘Reflections on a Campus’
New Edition Now Available

Pomona College: Reflections on a Campus coverWritten predominantly during the pandemic, this second edition of Reflections by Marjorie Harth, emerita professor and director of the former Pomona College Museum of Art, updates and expands the scope of the first, published in 2007. Like the first edition, this 292-page book documents and reflects upon the campus of Pomona College as an architectural entity and visual expression of the history and identity of a great academic institution. Many of the original entries and essays have been edited and updated, as have the photographs. Among new entries is Scott Smith’s essay on landscape architect Ralph Cornell.

Pomona College: Reflections on a Campus inside spread of Smith Campus Center.

These stunning photographic strolls through campus and poignant essays recount the exceptional transformation of Pomona from desert patch to a “college in a garden.” Would you like to add this special keepsake to your book collection? Copies may be purchased at pomona.edu/reflections-book.