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message from the president


Our shared CMC commitment

In facing the challenges posed by COVID-19, I have asked how we can turn the big, historic lessons of 2020 into smaller learning moments and opportunities to make a difference. Our attention is correctly focused on the national and global issues of our day; and yet, it is the learning moments we face daily, hourly, and minute-by-minute— a new experience, a personal thought, gesture, or act—that drives the special things we can achieve together. You will see CMC’s special moments in the pages of this year’s Honor Roll. We take pride in the College’s founding mission of a balanced education to prepare leaders for the future world of affairs—a future accelerated, vulnerabilities exploited, bedrock values freshly reinforced by our responses to COVID-19. This is our shared commitment to CMC’s original idea. The leadership development and deeper learning in our liberal arts program and graduate-level institutes and centers. The intellectual humility in our commitment to free expression, viewpoint diversity, and effective dialogue. The ethical courage reflected in our Open Academy, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, CARE Center, and Presidential Initiative on Anti-Racism and the Black Experience in America. The creative, reflective solutions of our Sponsored Internships and Experiences, Impact, and Summer Research programs, CMC Connects and ImpactCMC series, and other virtual means of faculty innovation and staff outreach to support continuity and opportunity. This is also our shared commitment to one another; the small, meaningful ways you each contribute through every moment. As you reflect on the singular experience of CMC, particularly in anticipation of our 75th anniversary in July, let’s celebrate the social and personal contributions you each make: whether through volunteering for a parent board or planning committee, advising a prospective student as an admission interviewer or athletics host, or giving so generously, as more than 2,000 of you did, during our latest 1946 Challenge. As we turn the corner and look forward with optimism to being together in 2021, let us all build on our perseverance in 2020 and all we learned from it. In shared commitment to our mission. To CMC.


Be well.




teaching + learning 3

innovation & support

Ever since I was a kid, I have always wanted to explore marketing and utilize my creativity to help form the message of a brand to connect with its customers. This summer at Terra Bella Properties afforded me the opportunity to build on an interest I’d always had, but was never able to explore. Equipped with my CMC Impact experience, I feel much more aligned with my goal of starting my own business. Real estate technology has emerged as a key area for me to focus my attention on.” – ALINA RAINSFORD ’20



With the COVID-19 pandemic’s

fellowships. Participants also

immediate disruption of campus

benefitted from skills seminars

life throughout spring and

and an assigned career coach

commencement, the CMC

to support the post-graduate

Impact Program filled a major

transition. Projects ranged from

need for educational and career

learning investing strategies

development during a time of

with a consulting firm in San

uncertainty. Starting in June, the

Francisco and understanding

Program’s first phase provided

the needs of lung cancer patients

grant awards to 143 CMC

during COVID-19 to designing

seniors through internship,

a web app for donation deliveries

research, community-based,

at the Pomona Valley Food Bank

or self-started projects—and

and analyzing the relationship

most importantly, helped

between the public and private

bridge gaps between graduation

sectors in policymaking.

and full-time employment, graduate school, or competitive


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“The Impact Fellowship made me feel like I wasn’t jumping off a cliff after graduation. I was able to secure a technical product management internship at SAP Concur’s consumer app, TripIt. This internship was exactly what I needed to gain confidence to enter into the workforce. I don’t know what I would have done without the courses, structure, and support from summer. I felt myself blossoming both as a project manager and as an individual.”


innovation & support



In response to the distance and detachment felt by many during 2020, CMC history professors Lily Geismer and Tamara Venit-Shelton organized the COVID19@ CMC digital archive with a group of student research fellows. The project—funded by the Joseph Z. and Ruth N. Stasneck History Fellowship and in special partnership with Special Collections at the Claremont Colleges Library—documents the effects of the global pandemic and a summer of protests through oral histories, personal images, and objects that “define this extraordinary time for CMC students, staff, and faculty.” Interviews and digitized artifacts will be available to researchers through the library. “We hope we can capture the diverse experiences of our community—as well as to help sustain our sense of community,” Venit-Shelton said. “Students working on this project have learned to reach out, connect, and listen to the many stories we have to share.”

COVID19@CMC student team Lia Harel ’23 (environment, economics, and politics) Kylie Harrison ’20 (history and government) Daniel Hayon ’21 (international relations and psychology) Elizabeth Hernandez ’23 (environmental analysis and Chicanx/Latinx studies) Eda Garcia ’22 (government) Lauren Leadbetter ’23 (history) Annie Raines ’22 (economics and history) Yaqin Zhang ’23 (philosophy and computer science)



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Power of Humanities student team Axel Ahdritz ’22: music, connectivity, and personal trauma Kamara Anyanwu ’22 and Aishat Jimoh ’23: Black student experiences Ava Liao ’23: language and imagery of propaganda Ali Marouk-Coe ’21 and Maya Shah ’21: chronic illnesses Annette Njei ’23 and Mayela Norwood ’23: healthcare disparities Jon Joey Telebrico ’23 and Makenna Mahrer ’23: historic commonalities




Implemented by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, the new John R. Dunbar Fellowship Program offered 10 students the chance to harness the “Power of Humanities During a Pandemic.” Fellows examined a variety of personal topics, including health care disparities, music and community, human connection, vulnerability, and Black student experiences. “They really captured the moment,” said Amy Kind, Gould director and philosophy professor. “And this work gave students the opportunity to reflect from within the moment, what issues we were all grappling with.”






integrated science

A foundation of interdisciplinary learning and evidence-based inquiry. Natural integration of computation and data science. An emphasis on intersections within the social sciences and the humanities. CMC has a transformative opportunity to set a new benchmark for scientific fluency and collaboration at liberal arts colleges. The ability to create cross-disciplinary approaches within a physical space that promotes high-level interaction and faculty innovation across the entire campus is the fuel behind the College’s plans for a dynamic, nextgeneration integrated sciences program. Emily Wiley, professor of biology and cointerim vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, shares the latest on the evolution of CMC’s science plan and her ultimate hope for the College’s science future. As you continue to help the College develop and refine its approach to science, what is getting you the most excited? The most compelling and important problems of today, from policy to business to technology, are deeply complex and best solved by highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams. In that light, I am most excited by our vision to help science students develop a collaborative mindset and interdisciplinary abilities. They’ll acquire the flexible, adaptable thinking needed to bring deeper scientific knowledge to bear on a wide range of

different problems, for instance, climate change, disease, and social innovations. They’ll more easily access different approaches, views, and skillsets, and better understand the potential impacts of their discoveries and innovations. I am really quite excited about building these leadership capacities in our CMC students, and to see the wide range of opportunities that will open to them in a future where science and technology increasingly impact every part of society. Data science, CMC’s newest major, is also a big commitment. The capabilities that a grounding in computation and data science will bring to each of our majors from government, to economics, to the sciences—how it will enable them to leverage powerful new technologies and “big data” approaches—make it possible to answer previously inaccessible questions in entirely new ways. I am very excited about the potential for integrating science and data science with other fields of study that all students can access through interdisciplinary coursework or learning communities built around work on substantive issues. Science will offer a way of knowing and understanding that all students can interact with or apply skills to. Science will empower them to test their own ideas, no matter their interests or major. It will be a broadly inclusive program where the expectation is that everyone can succeed in doing science.

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º Fulbright Research Fellow º Research Assistant to Dr. Anna Wenzel º Outstanding Senior Organic Chemistry Student Award, American Chemical Society

º Senior Interviewer, Office of Admission º Resident Assistant, Appleby Hall Timothy Gallagher’s CMC science career came full circle this year. The summer before his senior year, he made an impression during a funded internship through the Soll Center for Student Opportunity at Scripps Research in San Diego. Now, he’s studying for his Ph.D. there. After a truncated chemistry Fulbright in Germany, Gallagher hit the ground running for the next phase of his scientific journey. He’s pivoting his expertise to include natural product synthesis so he can do more work in medicinal research and discovery. It’s part of his “50-year plan,” Gallagher said with a chuckle. Get a Ph.D., do a postdoctoral, work to synthesize compounds that can turn into a drug “that will save someone’s life,” and eventually, start his own company and maybe even return to CMC as a professor. “That’s the CMC entrepreneurial spirit,” Gallagher said. “The entire College really nurtures initiative, ambition, and curiosity. Because so many opportunities were made available to me, I felt like I could try anything. Those characteristics are only going to help me succeed in the lab and in the future.”


integrated science

What are some of the key components to science teaching, learning, and process that are integral to CMC and the liberal arts?




Most fundamentally, science is a way of questioning and learning about the natural, physical world. It’s a systematic, rigorous process for testing ideas—which is something we would like all of our students to have a sense of how to do. In a society profoundly influenced by science and technology, understanding the rigorous process for how we make new discoveries about the natural world, and to innovate using this knowledge, is critical. Research experience will be a central pillar of the CMC science curriculum. Through science general education or major courses, all CMC students will learn how to break complex questions down to a set of good, smaller questions to be probed by well-designed experiments. They’ll also learn how to collect relevant information, analyze it, and perhaps most important, evaluate the strength of that information with an eye to identifying biases and confounding factors. How will an integrated science plan allow CMC students to think more holistically about the world and solve big problems in society? The most productive science today relies on seeking and engaging diverse viewpoints and broad collaborative work with scholars in different fields. There


are likely many intersections between science and important work at some of our research institutes that could expand the applications and opportunities for science majors, and also expand the avenues, approaches, and questions that are possible for institutes. Through their liberal arts grounding, science students will more easily develop an intellectual and ethical framework for understanding the advantages, risks, opportunities, potential pitfalls, and ethical implications associated with new discoveries and technological innovations. We seek to relate the sciences to other fields, and most directly seek to bring contributions from our other core disciplines to the sciences. How will the new science program draw from core CMC strengths? The science program will prioritize student experience with doing science. This fits very well with CMC’s strength in providing hands-on experience through academics and co-curriculars. The science program can use the College’s infrastructures. These existing infrastructures can be used to build pipelines and pathways for students to access applied research experiences and internships in health and technology industries, in government institutions, and with NGOs.

What impacts and intersections do you think a CMC plan will take full advantage of? Will some of this thinking be shaped by the 2020 pandemic? There is no doubt that CMC’s strengths in economics and government present distinctive opportunities for a science program. This is also true of philosophy and ethics, psychology, and the humanities. Developing future leaders in these sectors who have fluency in science is critical, and a need that is most certainly highlighted by the recent pandemic. Interdisciplinary programs and co-curricular work in areas related to the environment, health, or technology development, for example, can tap the expertise in these departments. Communicating science is another high priority focus for the new program. We want our students to be well-informed leaders and citizens, and to be able to communicate scientific ideas accurately and persuasively. The pandemic has certainly brought into focus how scientific literacy is a major part of being well-informed and staying relevant. CMC’s emphasis on building communication and rhetorical skills through its entire liberal arts education will be a distinct advantage. Thus, our program will both complement and draw on our many strengths in the humanities, in addition to the social sciences.

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“Most important of all, the science program will prioritize student experience with doing science.”


º Jumper, CMS Track and Field º Student Research Manager, Roberts Environmental Center

º Flautist, Claremont Concert Orchestra º President, Music Mania Club º Mentor, Murty Sunak Quantitative and Computing Lab Kelly Watanabe’s approach to the liberal arts at CMC was pretty simple. “I’m happiest when I keep myself busy with learning and new experiences,” she said. In particular, an interdisciplinary science education has given her career options that she’s only begun to explore since graduation. While working with Accenture’s L.A. office this year, she’s been able to tap into her public health interests by consulting with local municipalities on contact tracing platforms during COVID-19. The role has been a mix of everything she learned at CMC, all with an eye on sharpening her business acumen and data strategy in the health sector. With the goal of medical school in her future, Watanabe said she feels empowered to “truly help people” with her science background. “CMC guides students to become self-sufficient thinkers. And because the curriculum integrates so many ideas together, you can come up with breakthroughs no one has ever thought of before,” Watanabe said. “That’s what the world needs right now.”


faculty excellence




From investigating the resiliency of young adults to turning back the clock



Cook-Ostby Associate º Harris,  Professor of Psychological Sciences and

professors in CMC’s psychological

Fellow, received a National Science

sciences department—Stacey N. Doan,

Foundation grant for collaborative

Alison Harris, Cathy Reed, and Sharda

research with Reed. A cognitive

Umanath—are examining how we

neuroscientist, Harris is interested in

mentally manage our world. For their

how activity in the brain gives rise to

extraordinary efforts, all four received

complex cognitive behaviors, and is the

five large, competitive, external grants to

principal investigator of the Decision

fund research and further their teaching

Neuroscience Laboratory at CMC.

at CMC. The awards are a rarity for professors at small liberal arts colleges, especially in a single year. associate professor of º Doan,  psychological sciences, received a Ho Family Foundation Special Programs

National Institute of Child Health and Development grant to explore children’s academic competence in contexts of risk. She was also awarded a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on families with young children.



Neuroscience and George R. Roberts

training for young adults and a



on memory for older populations, four

grant to investigate resilience

We find ways to keep asking and answering the questions we are excited about, including seeking grant funding. We want to share that enthusiasm with our students and help them understand what research is all about.”


º Reed, McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow, received a National Science Foundation “Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM Using Electrophysiology (PURSUE)” grant. Reed’s research examines influences of the body on attention, perception, and emotional processing. assistant professor of º Umanath, an  psychology and the director of CMC’s Memory and Aging Lab, was awarded  a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. She studies knowledge and its influence on memory.

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CMC is dedicated to fostering close collaboration between students and faculty. This year, the College advanced student research through multiple portals, including CMC’s Summer Research Program and projects supported by the Libby Family Fund and the Presidential Student Research Fund. Highlights from student researchers include:

º “Executive Organization of State Governments / State-level Administration and COVID-19: The Structure of Public Health”— Daniela Corona ’23 (government and data science) with professor Andrew Sinclair ’08

º “Missing Content for Information Retrieval: An Analysis of Publication Bias in State-controlled Russian Media”— Benjamin Figueroa ’20 (mathematics) with professor Mike Izbicki

Experiments in Teaching Freedom: Collectivist º “Beautiful  Conceptions of Interdependence in the Discussion of Liberatory Teacher-Student Trust”— Nirel JonesMitchell ’20 (government and Spanish) with professor Nicole Altamirano Silicone Fiber Optics for Flexible Biosensors”— º “Drawing  Brandon Louie ’20 and Katherine Snell ’20 (biochemistry) with professor

Babak Sanii

º “Exploring Topics Relating to International Economics: How Does Trade and Migration Serve as a Catalyst to the Spread of Disease” — Jatin Suri ’23 (economics) with professor William Lincoln






lasting LEGACIES

faculty excellence

For 40 years, Morcos (Marc) Massoud P’89 and Nicholas Warner have left a profound imprint on the lives of CMC students. Massoud, the Robert Day Distinguished Professor of Accounting, joined in 1980 to build the department. As a numbers guy, his impact can surely be quantified by the number of cards he receives from alumni every holiday season—some 300—not to mention the number of weddings he’s invited to attend. Warner also joined four decades ago and has taught courses in Russian, American, and English literature since his first year. While technology has transformed so much of the college experience, what remains is the strong sense of community at CMC, he said. “I try to convey to my new students that I think CMC is a blend of efficient professionalism with personal warmth. I feel that today, just as I did 40 years ago.”


PREAMBLE We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. ARTICLE I Section 1: Congress All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Section 2: The House of Representatives The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature. No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen. Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three. When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies. The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers;and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. Section 3: The Senate The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote. Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall MARC MASSOUD be divided as equally as may P’89 be into three Classes. The Seats of the WHY Senators of the“I first Class shall be vacated CMC?  get to really know myat the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of students; I get to be involved in their lives. I of the the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration sixth Year, that ‘If oneyou third may chosen tell so them, are at be CMC, youevery are second clearly Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during smart. Let’s have fun together, and if you the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make untiltogether.’ the next Meeting of fail, temporary I fail, but Appointments we need to win I the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies. No Person am in a partnership with my students to shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, help and them succeed.” and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen. The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, NICHOLAS WARNER unless they be equally divided. The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro atempore, in the Absence of the WHY CMC?  “There’s strength of connecVice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President tion here that alumni feel, that people assoof the United States. The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sittingfeel. for that ciated with the College It’s aPurpose, feelingthey of shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United familiarity when people discover that they States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall beshare convicted without thetoConcurrence of iftwo thirds of the a connection CMC, even they Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not hadn’t met before. The friendships and the extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to holdrelationships and enjoy anythat Office of honor, or end Profitat under the begin hereTrust don’t United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liacommencement, they continue on. And I’m ble and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law. grateful forSection that.” 4: Elections The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day. Section 5: Powers and Duties of Congress Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members,and a Majority of each shall



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student success



CMC was named a national leader in building academic success among middle- and lowincome students by the American Talent Initiative (ATI), a collaboration of more than 130 public and private higher education institutions. The College was specifically cited for its Kravis Opportunity Fund, CARE Center, and Scholar Communities. The ATI Report also noted that CMC more than doubled its percentage of first-generation college students— up from nine percent to 21 percent between 2016-2019. Its share of Pell Grant recipients grew from 12 percent to 20 percent in the same period. “At this time more than ever, we need institutions of higher education to re-commit to acting as the engines of mobility and opportunity that our society requires,” said Dan Porterfield, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and an ATI steering committee member. “We’re proud that Claremont McKenna is a member of the American Talent Initiative and look to them as an example for all.”

Once I came to college, I knew there was only so much I could rely on my family back in New York. I had to learn how to depend on CMC support networks. This community—administrators, faculty, the financial aid office, the CARE Center— helped me with everything I needed. Because I was given access to so many resources, now I have to ensure that others have that same access to opportunity.” – MOHAMAD MOSLIMANI ’21


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“ a drive for INNOVATION

Innovation exists everywhere. It’s not necessarily charismatic leaders who drive innovation, but the companies and organizations who have systems for innovation, who are thinking, ‘How can we be better? How can we use existing resources differently?’”


– RANDALL LEWIS ’73 P’10 P’11 P’13

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship began as a scrappy startup, founded by a group of ambitious students in 2012. Eight years later, it’s a CMC fixture, providing students with the skills they need to innovate and thrive through handson learning and collaboration. In 2020, it is also privileged to bear the name of Randall Lewis ‘73 P’10

P’11 P’13. The Lewis family’s $3.75 million gift—

matched with a gift from George Roberts ’66 P’93 to total $5 million—will be felt across campus as part of a dynamic cohort of research institutes and centers intended to enrich the student experience. “We have an opportunity through the CIE to help our campus, our local community, the region, the state—and even further than that, the world,” Lewis said.


dialogue & diversity

#trending A sample of recent Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum speakers and their topics: The Science of Isolation: What Happens to Our º 

Brains in Isolation—David Eagleman, neuroscientist, author, and head of the Center for Science and Law

A Romance Gone Bad: The Chinese-American º  Economic Relationship—Lingling Wei, senior correspondent with The Wall Street Journal

Should We Interpret the Constitution Based on its º 

Original Meaning?—Akhil Amar, professor of law and political science at Yale University, and Steven Calabresi, professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

The Misinformation Age—Cailin O’Connor, º 

associate professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine

Monumental Debates: Academic Perspectives º 

on Global Movements to Topple Historical Monuments—Ana Lucia Araujo, professor of history at Howard University, Daniela Blei, writer and editor, and Cynthia Culver Prescott, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota


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This year’s Woolley Fellows—

speaker series at any other

as legitimate. Because of the

Christopher Agard ’21 (philosophy,

school. It’s where you come if

atmosphere of the Ath, the

politics, and economics), William

you want to talk to your friends

professional nature of it, if a

Frankel ’21 (public policy), and

and peers about important ideas,

speaker comes to the Ath, their

Nandeeni Patel ’21 (philosophy,

to have that free exchange. I

beliefs, opinions, and expertise

politics, and economics)—will

think it’s important to engage

are respected.

forever lay claim to a significant

our student body and have

first at CMC: a virtual Marian

democratic input into what the

Miner Cook Athenaeum

Ath is like. Fostering diversity

program. Though in-person

is part of CMC’s community,

responsibilities shifted in the

so we both need to be mindful

fall, this year’s program was

about it ourselves and also to

able to extend to all members of

make sure students representing

the broader CMC community,

all backgrounds are engaged

including a record number for

with the Ath.

Ibram X. Kendi’s September talk on race. As student moderators for this special slate of Ath programming, the trio shared what motivated them to take on such a unique challenge in their senior years.

Patel: The Ath is a space

where people from different


backgrounds can come discuss


ideas, a place where you can experience every type of


emotion. It’s also a place where students can find direction in their academic and personal career. Over the years, I’ve met

Agard: I really like the idea of

so many interesting people

creating a roster of speakers

through the Ath. Listening to

who are as diverse as possible,

the speakers, and seeing the

whether it’s their political

Ath Fellows who came before

ideology, or the topics they’ll

me, inspired me to be that level

discuss. But it’s also important to

of student, to have that level of

reflect racial and ethnic diversity,

commitment in the mission of

Frankel: The Ath really

to have speakers who represent

the Ath. When I think about my

is unique among different

a wide array of backgrounds

CMC journey, there is no better

college campuses’ organizing

and walks of life. My goal is

way to end it than to be an Ath

institutions, or just among

to expand what students are

Fellow my senior year.

exposed to; what students see


dialogue & diversity


In June, CMC announced its new Presidential Initiative on Anti-Racism and the Black Experience in America to deliver a fresh vision, strategy, action plan, and accountable measures for how to best reinforce the College’s values in action. The Initiative combines previous diversity and inclusion efforts with renewed focus and commitments to addressing anti-racism across learning experiences. Through an integrative approach—and with key offices and campus programs leading on innovative pedagogy, trainings, experiential learning, and capacity building for addressing racism—CMC learns, and shows

shared RESPONSIBILITY ethical courage, by doing.

This is a time for the College to look within and think about, ‘Are there institutional barriers to experiencing the best of what CMC has to offer? Is everything at the College accessible to every member of the community in similar ways and capacities?’” –NYREE GRAY, ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND CHIEF CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER



team dynamics at work,


especially those characterized


they preach, the team applied

During CMC’s Summer Research

a number of strategies to foster

Program, Jennifer Feitosa

team trust virtually, such as

supervised six CMC students—

sharing parts of their identities

Katherine Almendarez ’22, Amanda

with one another and making

Avery ’22, Leyna Hong ’23, Teslin

connections between their

Ishee ’22, Adrienne Kafka ’21,

passions and the workplace

and Lilian Rangel ’21—in her

literature. “It made what we

METRICS lab to study diversity,

do even more meaningful, as

equity, and inclusion in the

we seek to help people to work

workplace. Feitosa’s lab mission

more collaboratively, understand

is “to understand and improve

different perspectives, and

by diversity.” In practicing what

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actually leverage diversity to

states through the use of training

achieve positive outcomes,”

interventions. Additionally,

Feitosa said.

because the modern workplace is becoming increasingly diverse,

On why diverse approaches to teaching are important:

I am interested in expanding

I know what it feels like to

identify ways to maximize

be part of different worlds,

its benefits with the use of

navigating unknown terrains,

rigorous methods. Thus far, I

and finding a way to belong.

have explored several variables

I like to foster that to students

within these domains, such as

by providing them with an

team trust, social identity, cross-

outlet to allow them to make

cultural adjustment, conflict,

mistakes, learn about each

and other team-related

other, and develop skills

constructs in diverse settings

while in a psychologically safe

(military, long duration

environment. It’s such a privilege

spaceflight, hospitals, education).

research to explore how to

to be able to witness people’s of our eyes, and recognizing

On how CMC faculty can find success in these spaces:

what each person needs—

We cannot assume everyone’s

including how to better support

needs are the same. Structure

them—takes time.

programs and outlets so people

growth happening right in front

know where and when to chime On how diversity research has deepened her work:

in. Revisit these practices often,

My overarching research

going to change. Keep an open

interests focus on understanding

dialogue. Recognize it will be

how diversity influences team

uncomfortable at times, but well

processes and outcomes, and on

worth it. Enjoy the journey!

as their effectiveness is likely

improving such processes and


community honors



highest HONORS

Fulbright Grants Andrew Ciacci ’20, political science research, Kosovo Gabrielle Clouse ’20, master’s degree in molecular biotechnology and diagnostics, Finland Emma Henson ’19, English teaching assistant, Germany Amanda Kandasamy ’20, English teaching assistant, Indonesia Lucas Radice ’19, English teaching assistant, Germany

Barry Scholarship Romi Ferder ’20, political theory, Oxford University Melia Wong ’19, musicology, Oxford University Boren Scholarship Andrew Ciacci ’20, Serbia Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Gaither Junior Fellowship Tobin Hansen ’20

Critical Language Scholarship JaDa Johnson ’21, Arabic Samrath Machra ’22, Punjabi Davis Projects for Peace Toluwani Roberts ’22

Elbaz Family Post-Graduate Fellowship in Human Rights Laleh Ahmad ’20 Jennifer Gurev ’20

JET Program Jessica Kim ’20 Lucas Radice ’19

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Toluwani Roberts ’22 Maria Gutierrez-Vera ’22

Public Policy and International Affairs Program Elena Castellanos ’21 JaDa Johnson ’21 Mohamad Moslimani ’21

Schwarzman Scholarship Will Cullen ’19, China MELIA WONG ’19 WAS ALSO A LUCE SCHOLAR IN HONG KONG LAST YEAR

Udall Scholarship Harrison Schreiber ’22

USTA Austria Emma Henson ’19


Leadership + Opportunity // CMC HONOR ROLL OF DONORS



CMS ATHLETICS AWARDS NCAA Woman of the Year nominees Nicole Tan ’20 (tennis) Phoebe Madsen ’20 (volleyball)

SCIAC Athletes of the Year Thomas D’Anieri ’20 (cross country) Kendall Hollimon ’20 (swim and dive) Augusta Lewis ’22 (swim and dive) Phoebe Madsen ’20 (volleyball) Adam Singer ’20 (soccer)

SCIAC Scholar Athlete of the Year Phoebe Madsen ’20 (volleyball)

CMC Male Athlete of the Year Kendall Hollimon ’20 (swim and dive)

CMC Female Athlete of the Year Phoebe Madsen ’20 (volleyball)



FACULTY AWARDS Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit Daniel Krauss (psychology) Faculty Scholarship Award Sam Nelson (mathematics) Dean’s Distinguished Service Award Josh Rosett (economics and finance) G. David Huntoon Senior Teaching Award Aseema Sinha (government) Glenn R. Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching and Claremont Colleges Diversity Teaching Award Derik Smith (literature) 23


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CMC is grateful for all the donors and volunteers who continue to invest in the future of the College. Financial contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends help to fund a wide range of initiatives to support the CMC student community. In these pages, you’ll learn more about why our community members give, the value of their volunteerism, and the far-reaching effects of their generosity and mentorship. These reflections tell the personal story of CMC giving across generations—and we’re proud to share them.



While our annual list of Honor Roll donors is only available in the printed mail edition, this online version also acknowledges the support of our entire community during the fiscal year of July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020.

Thank you!




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Advisory Boards This year’s Honor Roll acknowledges gifts and commitments from roughly:





ALUMNI MEMBERS 5+ years of consecutive giving

Claremont McKenna College gratefully acknowledges the significant time and talent that these individuals contribute in order to enhance the educational experience of CMC students. Board members are listed here as of June 2020. We thank them for their service. Berger Institute for Individual and Social Development Board of Advisors

Mari Adam ‘80 Gigi Birchfield ‘82 P’12 Jennifer Burns ‘93 Monika Cheney ‘95 Elizabeth Dean ‘88 Stacey Doan, Director, Ex Officio Janet Dreyer, Ex Officio San San Lee ‘85, Chair Marci Lerner Miller ‘89 P’19 P’20 (T) Shana Levin, Ex Officio Jennifer Lew ‘94 Sharon Mayo ‘86 H. Andrea Neves Emily Rollins ‘92 Faye Sahai ‘90 Suzanne Segal ‘82 P’18 Donna Wengert Neff P’21, Vice Chair Stacie Yee ‘99 Randall Lewis Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Board of Advisors



Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh ‘92 Joseph Bellissimo P’20 Wayne Cantwell P’20 Richard Chino ‘90 Arjun Dutt ‘07 Phillip Friedman ‘74 P’14 Kip Hallman ‘81 P’14, Chair Shana Levin, Ex Officio Mayumi Matsuno ‘01 Charles Montgomery ’15 David Obrand ‘91 P’18 Andrew Oetting ‘12 Mark Schwartz ‘78 Janet Smith, Director, Ex Officio

David Spencer ‘86 Ankit Sud ‘14M’14 Scott Torrey ‘91 P’23 Arielle Zuckerberg ‘11 Financial Economics Institute Board of Advisors

George Batta, Associate Director Gary Birkenbeuel ‘80 Baxter Brinkmann P’16M’16 Alan Delsman ‘68 Maureen Downey ‘93 Russell Greenberg ‘79 P’18 Alan Heuberger ‘96, Co-Chair Benjamin Hunsaker ‘06 Shana Levin, Ex Officio Don Logan ‘79 Peter Madsen P’18 P’20M’20 Christine Mann ‘87 Susan Matteson King ‘85 P’18 (T) James McElwee ‘74 P’12 (T) Ian Prager ‘99 Joshua Rosett, Director, Ex Officio John Shrewsberry ‘87 P’24 (T), Co-Chair Robert Thomas ‘99 FEI Associates

Alexandra Abramovitz ‘12 Scott Arnold ‘09 David Brown ‘00 Nathan Doctor ‘11 Molly Doyle ‘09 Brian Eckhardt ‘16M’16 Noah Franz ‘10 David Hirsch ‘13 Rachel Kitzmiller ‘13M’13 Benjamin Kraus ‘11 Peter Li ‘06 Nicholas Lillie ‘17 Jennifer Mace ‘19 John O’Brien III ‘02, Chair Sara Reed ‘12 Andrew Runde ‘14M’14 Joseph Scheuer ‘19 Carter Wilkinson ‘14 Amanda Yang ‘10

Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Board of Governors

David Black P’20 James Burgess ‘84 P’20 Esther Chung-Kim, Associate Director Amy Kind, Director, Ex Officio Perry Lerner ‘65 P’89 GP’19 GP’20 (T), Chair Shana Levin, Ex Officio Lillian Lovelace, Life Allison O’Keefe ‘00 Matt Pyken ‘83 Amy Savagian ‘99 Jil Stark ‘58 GP’11 Barbara Uskup, Life Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies Board of Governors

Peter Adams ‘61 GP’21 Hilary Appel, Director, Ex Officio James Bemowski ‘76 P’07 P’09M’10 (T) Miemie Byrd ‘89 Kate Castenson ‘10 William Crouch ‘63, Chair Robert Day ‘65 P’12 (T) Ryan Iwasaka ‘94 Ronald Lehman II ‘68 Shana Levin, Ex Officio Paul Nathan ‘80 (T) Christian Oestlien ‘99 Andrew Oliver ‘99 Shree Pandya ‘14 Larry Schmadeka ‘87, Vice Chair Honorary Board

Jae Chang ‘72 Jesun Paik ‘59 Edward Royce Kravis Leadership Institute Board of Advisors

Heather Antecol, Faculty, Ex Officio Michael Barr ‘93 Marc Bathgate ‘05 Lacey Books ‘06 Christopher Brandt ‘85 P’14 P’18 Hiram Chodosh (T), Ex Officio Jay Conger, Faculty, Ex Officio Jean Cox P’92, Life


why I give Tina Daniels ‘93 (T) David Day, Academic Director, Ex Officio Arjun Dutt ‘07 Steven Eggert ‘82 P’15 (T) Scott Geary P’19 P’21 Scott Gilbertson ‘91 Michael Grindon ‘76, Life E. David Hetz ‘80 P’10 (T) Matthew Horvitz ‘08 Daniel Kan ‘09 Henry Kravis ‘67 (T) Michael Lang ‘87 John-Michael Lind ‘86 Charles Mounts ‘87 P’18 Douglas Peterson ‘80 P’14 P’15 (T), Chair Ronald Riggio, Faculty, Ex Officio Brittany Ruiz ‘08 Heather Stork ‘91 Leigh Teece P’16 Gulnar Vaswani P’22 Peter Weinberg ‘79 Stuart Williams ‘82 P’19 Kravis Fellows

Elisa Alban ‘08 Jordan Aronowitz ‘18 Rodrigo Bravo Beneitez, Sr. ‘13M’13 Lee Faller Burgess ‘01 Daniel Cahir ‘05 Courtney Chan ‘17 Alice Chang ‘15 Theodore Hall ‘16 Annie Jalota ‘13 Samuel Kaplan Julian James Laguisma ‘14 William Leach ‘14 Peter Li ‘06 Amanda Lin ‘16M’16 Emma Ludlum ‘15 Liron Marks Charles McGregor ‘15 Simeon Nestorov Rebecca Offensend ‘08 Maria Paredes ‘09 Jeff Parks Claudia Raigoza ‘14 Jack Segal ‘18 William Su ‘16 Donald Swan Matt Thompson Lindsay Tragler ‘06

Esmeralda Trejo ‘13 Cory Wang ‘15 Patrick Weisman ‘08 Asher Weiss ‘18 Lowe Institute of Political Economy Board of Advisors

Aanchal Bindal ‘11 Robert Cheney ‘94 Bill Cramer ‘75 P’04 David Fisher Billie Greer Lisa Hansen Shana Levin, Ex Officio Beth Lowe Robert Lowe ‘62 (T), Chair Joseph Matt ‘99 Robert Montgomery Richard Newman P’17 P’20 William Rothacker ‘73 P’09 P’17 Cameron Shelton, Director, Ex Officio Mgrublian Center for Human Rights Leadership Board of Advisors

Yvaniza Abaunza P’18 Todd Barker ‘01 Hiram Chodosh (T), Ex Officio Leigh Crawford ‘94, Chair Elyssa Elbaz ‘94 (T) Jeffrey Farber ‘72, Vice Chair Alan Fenning ‘72, Vice Chair Nicole Heath P’22 Colin Hunter ‘05 Shana Levin, Ex Officio Wendy Lower, Director, Ex Officio Elizabeth Matthias ‘81 Mark Palmer ‘88 P’19 John Roth Teri Vieth ‘81 Elizabeth Wydra ‘98 Honorary Board

Upon moving to the Bay Area after graduation, Tony Sidhom ’17 knew that being a young alumnus offered distinct advantages for advancing his bond with CMC. “I have a lot of energy,” Sidhom said with a laugh. “And at this stage of my life, that means I can give back with my time and effort.” Sidhom, who grew up in San Dimas just outside Claremont, said attending CMC was one of the “biggest and best decisions” of his life. On campus, he was passionate about working with underrepresented groups and sharing his experience as a “pseudo firstgeneration student,” the son of parents who attended college in Egypt. Because he didn’t hear a lot of stories like his, Sidhom felt he had a perspective to offer—and with the launch of the CARE Center during his senior year, he could already see his potential influence as an alumnus taking shape. “I wanted to be a resource, just like they were starting to become a resource on campus,” he said. “I wanted to help shape CMC for the better.” Now, he volunteers with CARE and the Office of Admission, regularly attends CMC events (in-person and virtually), and always lets students know that he’s available for advice or networking opportunities. It jibes nicely with his current work in the Bay Area at Handshake, a career services resource for students. “CMC is built on the backs of staff, faculty, and alumni who so generously help, and I love being part of the positive influence of campus culture,” Sidhom said. “I want my involvement to have an impact at the College not just over the next six months, but over the next 60 years.”

Michael Berenbaum Stuart Eizenstat Richard Hovannisian Mary Robinson


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why we give In the 50 to 60-plus years since Kenneth Cole ’60, Marshall Sale ’62, and Wayne “Rudi” Smith ’63 were students at Claremont Men’s College, there have been quite a few changes to campus. What remains unwavering: their special bond as members of the Tortugateers of Prado Dam. The CMC social club, which boasts around 225 members from various class years of the same era, has stayed in touch through dozens of reunions over the years. Today, their ongoing connection perseveres through an endowed scholarship supported by the Tortugateers and the renamed Mara Togas—a “means of giving back to the College and establishing an important bridge from those early days of CMC to today,” Cole said. “I never thought we’d stay as close as we have in the decades since graduation,” Smith added. “But there’s something to it—what I call the ‘Tortuga mystique.’ It’s a real social spirit that has kept us bonded together through reunions and tons of emails.”



Perhaps the mystique has something to do with being part of an “age of innocence,” Smith said—before serious social and political turmoil, particularly the Vietnam War, changed college campuses nationwide. Life was a bit simpler, he noted, with academics, sports, and pranks (or “leadership with some raucous social activities,” Cole said) adding up to a lot of fun for members of the all-men’s college. In their post-CMC lives, Jerry Cadagan ’60 and Willy Chamberlin ’62 P’88 were the “motors” who kept everyone together. The group would meet at Chamberlin’s ranch in Los Olivos, Calif. for big barbecues with their extended families. Though both are now deceased, their influence led others to carry the torch and stay

connected. “Those reunions really allowed us to keep up professionally and personally, share our family lives, and relive our college days,” Cole said. “We still get together at scholarship lunches on campus or reunions every few years. It’s a special bond.” Through their valuable scholarship, the Tortugateers’ bond now extends to a new generation of CMC students and young alumni like Tarah Gilbreth ’18. Established in 2006, the scholarship is offered to qualified CMC students “who work smart, play smart, enjoy life, push boundaries, and look you in the eye at all times”—the same ethos the group proudly carried into their own professional lives. A philosophy and public affairs major at CMC, Gilbreth said she was drawn to a career in real estate through a Tortugateers connection. She is working at a multifamily development company in Denver and was recently named the newest signatory member of the endowment committee to help guide future scholarship recipients. “The Tortuga scholarship is so much more than financial assistance. It’s a seat at the table among some of the most energetic, smart, humble, and dedicated people I have ever met,” Gilbreth said. “I have been so graciously included in their reunions and invited into their homes, and I am so excited to pay it forward as a member of their legacy.” “Giving back has become an enrichment process for us all,” Sale said of the Tortugateers’ enduring devotion to CMC. “The scholars bring us up to date with the present and what their current aspirations are. Once they have graduated, they know to reach out for help or guidance if needed. It’s a win-win situation.”


Robert Day School Associates

Scott Arnold ‘09 Samantha Bastien ‘11 Elaine Choi Hiram Chodosh (T), Ex Officio Ara Demirjian M’11 Katherine Femia ‘06 Tejas Gala ‘09M’13 Riley Hall ’17 Justin Hance ‘06 Clare Hove ‘09 Laura Jileta M’11 Joshua Keough ‘04 Benjamin Kraus ‘11 Richard Mancuso ’16 Peter McGah ‘09 Eva Nazarewicz ‘05 Elizabeth Omar ‘04 Valay Shah ‘08 Alexander Shakibnia M’10 Maxwell Vaughan M’11 Michael Widmann ’10 Roberts Environmental Center Board of Directors

Richard Adams, Jr. ‘62 James Arnold ‘68 P’09 William Ascher, Director, Ex Officio Dale Burger, Life William Christian Roger Dale ‘88 P’23 Terry Evans ‘59, Life Michael Graber ‘74 Brent Howell ‘62, Chair Chase Huntley ‘98 Susan Iott Melissa Johnson Shana Levin, Ex Officio Suzanne Maltby-Burger, Life Thomas McHenry, Vice Chair Julianne Ogilvie ‘99 David Ossentjuk ‘83 George Roberts ‘66 P’93 (T), Life Jil Stark ‘58 GP’11 Elizabeth Thomas ‘07 Cam Tredennick ‘88 Rachel Wilson ‘03

Rose Institute of State and Local Government Board of Governors

Cole Burr Andrew Busch, Director, Ex Officio Hiram Chodosh (T), Ex Officio Gregory Devereaux Deborah Gonzalez ‘85 P’14 Rex Heesemnan ‘64 P’95 Robert Hertzberg Robert Howard ‘55 Marguerite Leoni Shana Levin, Ex Officio Scott Ochoa ‘93 Henry Olsen III ‘83 Raymond Remy ‘59 (T), Chair Richard Romero ‘89 (T) Christopher Skinnell ‘99 Ryder Smith ‘96, Acting Chair Jacinth Sohi ‘11, Ex Officio Christopher Townsend ‘82 Frank Tripepi P’96 Wayne Wedin P’95 Jessica Witt ‘00 Darryl Wold ‘63 Scott Woolley ‘92 Honorary Board

Thank you for supporting CMC! As 2020 comes to a close, the Office of Annual Giving would like to thank everyone who has made a donation this year. If you have not had a chance to make your tax-deductible gift, you still have time! Visit cmc.edu/donate before 11:59 p.m. on December 31 to make sure your gift counts for 2020.

How to help Gifts made to CMC’s Annual Fund support our highest priorities, including scholarships, faculty-student research, internships, and athletic programs. You ensure that all students

Alan Heslop, Life Jack Stark ‘57 GP’11 (T) Buzz Woolley ‘59 P’90 P’92 (T)

are able to engage fully in the CMC experience.

Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom

You can deduct up to $300 to qualified charities—such as

Board of Directors

Spencer Abraham P’19 Robert Ernst ‘74 P’05 P’10 William Kristol, Chair Shana Levin, Ex Officio Diane McGimsey ‘99 Phillip Munoz ‘93 James Piereson George Thomas P’24, Director, Ex Officio Jonathan Zimmerman P’18

New for 2020 CMC—when you take the standard tax deduction for the 2020 calendar year because of the CARES Act. Make your gift today!

Ways to give ONLINE: www.cmc.edu/donate VENMO: @CMC-AnnualFund PHONE: 1-800-448-3226




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Claremont McKenna College gratefully acknowledges the significant time and talent that these individuals contribute in order to enhance the educational experience of CMC students. Volunteers listed here served on the following committees in 2019-2020. CMC thanks them for their service. CMC Alumni Association Board of Directors




Laleh Ahmad ‘20 Lorraine Bains ‘88 Mitchell Browne ‘05 Gary Carson ‘78 Richard Chino ‘90 Camilo Cuellar ‘09 Cary Davidson ‘75 (T) Christiana Dominguez ‘01 Arjun Dutt ‘07 Tyler Finn ‘17 Daniel Freeman ‘96 Timothy Galbraith ‘87 P’23 Kenneth Gilbert ‘73 Asher Greenberg ‘18 Stella Ho ‘97 Maxwell Hodge ‘08 Francesca Ioffreda ‘10 Michael Karp ‘06 Laura Lulejian Klein ‘92 Emily Meinhardt ‘10 (T) Cole Mora ‘17 Kimberly Munoz ‘10 Mark Munro ‘12 Paul Nathan ‘80 (T) Harriet (Black) Nembhard ‘91 (T) Harmony Palmer ‘13 Robert Poy ‘90 P’21 Jennifer Ringoen ‘12 Evan Rutter ‘06 Faye (Karnavy) Sahai ‘90 Scott Torrey ‘91 P’23 Edgar Warnholtz ‘19 Samara Weiner ‘98 Skip Weiss ‘74 P’15 Jessica (O’Hare) Witt ‘00 Timothy Wright ‘77 (T) Amanda Yang ‘10 Gregory Zahner ‘12

Parent Network Board Mayra Addison P’21 Ghada Aluzri P’17 P’20 Randy Anderson P’22 Bengi Atun P’20 Kristin Baker P’20 Sherie Bernardez P’22 Laurie Bessey P’23 Jay Bhatt P’21 P’24 Tracey Breazeale P’23 P’23 James Burgess ‘84 P’20 James Burke P’20 Chris Campbell P’23 Michelle Cash P’20 Marc Chiang P’21 Manoj Chitre P’18M’18 P’22 Jane Cohen P’23 Jay Cohen P’23 Susan Daly P’23 Susan DeMuro P’20 Jon Frank P’21 Teresa Gagnon P’23 Melissa Glass P’20 Sudhir Goel P’20 P’24 Nidhya Gupta P’22 Chesica Hall P’23 Nicole Heath P’22 William Jacob P’20 Gabrielle Jenkins P’21 Tarun Jotwani P’20 Kim Karloff P’22 Catherine Kenworthy P’20 Ginny Lee P’21 Alicia Lloreda P’20 Lisa Love P’20 Amy Mehlman P’21 Suharsh Mittal P’22 Jyoti Narula P’19 P’22 Donna Novitsky P’20 T.J. Rathi P’19 P’21 Surojit Shome P’22 Michele Sileo P’20 Anne Sinek P’22 Linda Singh P’20 Rajita Singh P’23

Class Liaisons William Andrews ‘75 Deborah (Such) Apodaca ‘92 John Arbuckle ‘53 Michael Avent ‘04 Aimee (Jones) Aver ‘97 William Ballard ‘97 Robin Bartlett ‘67 Charles Batterson ‘56 Robert Beasley ‘59 Elizabeth Beckett ‘13 Laurence Berger ‘64 Thomas Bernstein ‘55 Robert Bills ‘72 Kevin Blair ‘06 Robert Bly ‘69 F. J. Bradley ‘65 Anna Brito ‘16 William Brown ‘12 Mitchell Browne ‘05 Brian Chmelik ‘18 Frank Chmelik ‘78 P’18 Edward Conrad M’10 Dan Cooper ‘71 Camilo Cuellar ‘09 Craig Dabney M’12 Anne-Marie D’Agostino ‘91 Kristal DeKleer ‘98 Frederick Dellovade ‘87 David Eastis ‘85 Ingrid (Morris) Ensing ‘91 Nohemi (Gutierrez) Ferguson ‘82 P’17 Jack Fernandes ‘16 Emily Ferrell ‘07 Larry Ford ‘63 Merriel Foster ‘14 M’14 Michael Gamer ‘86 Madison Gebhard ‘16 Kenneth Gilbert ‘73 Kelsey Gohn ‘16 Chris Gooch ‘95 Brian Green ‘03 John Green ‘66 P’94 Clinton Greenbaum ‘79 Camille Griep ‘99 Stephen Grove ‘00 Jerome Haig ‘84 P’22 Steven Hallgrimson ‘64 Carol (Oliver) Hartman ‘86 P’19 Albert Harutunian ‘77 Jori Hayner ‘95


why I give Rhea Jain ’15 remembers the nervousness she felt as a high

school student in Singapore looking at colleges in the United States. With CMC, it was different. Her engagement with the Office of Admission put her at complete ease, a lesson that informs her volunteerism as an alumni interviewer today. “I know how stressful the process was for me,” said Jain, who grew up in Aurangabad, India. “But CMC made me feel so comfortable. I want to do that for students now.” Jain was drawn to CMC because of its small class sizes, strong sense of community, focus on leadership, economics and psychology programs, and engagement with important issues at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. On campus, she explored facets of social entrepreneurship, most notably by helping to start the In-Lend Fund, a student organization that offers consulting services to businesses in the surrounding Claremont-Pomona area. The desire to create and chart a personal path, Jain said, is already apparent with this current generation of “go-getters who have their eye on CMC.” It’s why sharing her journey with prospective students as an interviewer feels natural and rewarding. It also keeps her connected to campus now that she’s working in India. For example, during one of her admission interviews with a student, she told him about the In-Lend Fund and how much it meant to her. Today, that same student is leading the CMC group she helped found. “CMC made me who I am today,” Jain said, “and I feel so grateful that by sharing my experience, perhaps it can help a student find theirs.”

Perry Henderson ‘72 Jane Kaufmann Sanker ‘86 Peter Keady ‘57 P’86 GP’21 Tammie (Calef) Krisciunas ‘83 Aria Krumwiede ‘12 M’13 Mark Lauria ‘76 P’08 Richard Learned ‘66 Louis Levine ‘99 Alexandra (Cooke) Mandell ‘14 W. B. Marshall ‘57 Arjun McAvoy ‘01 Robert McCrary ‘58 P’92 Emily Meinhardt ‘10 (T) Kathryn Mgrublian ‘11 Abigail Michaelsen ‘15 Evan Molineux ‘16 Cole Mora ‘17 Mark Munro ‘12 Kirthi Narasimhan ‘08 Abhi Nemani ‘10 G. C. Nierlich ‘94 Allison (Davis) O’Keefe ‘00 Kathryn Pearson ‘93 Matthew Poladian ‘03 Tauseef Rahman ‘07 Clare Riva ‘13 Faye (Karnavy) Sahai ‘90 Alexander Shakibnia M’10 Wayne Slavitt ‘80 James Stoessel ‘50 Christopher Strieter M’11 S T. Thomas ‘89 Donald Tredennick ‘88 Jennifer Tsang ‘86 Divya Vishwanath ‘11 Glenn Waring ‘70 Edgar Warnholtz ‘19 Kaitlin (Gibson) Waterson ‘02 Skip Weiss ‘74 P’15 Tiffany Williams ‘05 J. E. Wise ‘91 Jacob Zimmerman ‘96

Class Agents Jennifer Rodriguez ’10 Maira Mercado ’12 Angel Quicksey ’12 Sarah King ’14 Nicole Orozco ’16 Tyler Finn ’17 Cole Mora ’17 Anthony Sidhom ’17 Quincy Brown ’19 Jen Petrova ’19 Justin Rodriguez ’19 Parents Fund Volunteers Susan Daly P’23 Nicole Heath P’22 Kim Karloff P’22 Scott Kennedy P’21 Paula Nohalty P’24 Jill Slansky P’23 2020 Senior Class Gift Committee Laleh Ahmad Andrea Amaya Binyam Asnake Sydney Baffour Erin Baranko Kylie Bernardi Bryan Carlen Santiago David Victoria Flores Najas Lisa Hao Maxwell Kirsch Rachel Lim Maya Love Nick Pibl Alina Rainsford Dina Rosin Mohnish Shah Luisa Valles


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why I give Sue Matteson King ’85 P’18 has been looking back at CMC a lot this year—and not just because nostalgia has crept in from the East Coast due to the ongoing pandemic. As chair of CMC’s 75th Anniversary Committee, King is front and center in getting the College prepared for the special celebration to commence in July 2021. Whether through in-person or virtual events—or a possible combination of both—the opportunity to examine CMC’s founding mission and seven-decade journey means CMCers can “express gratitude and appreciation for the lifelong learning we’ve all experienced together.” “The 75th has given me a chance to think about the direction my life took when I came to CMC—the friends I made, the lessons I learned, the opportunities I took advantage of. My life would not be the same without CMC,” King said. “I look forward to the entire community getting involved, celebrating, and most importantly, sharing what resonates with their CMC experience, as well.” Some of the 75th plans taking shape: Digital exhibitions and accessible archives that will chronicle a number of themes integral to the College’s history; the new CMC Supply Shop, which will recreate vintage clothing through alumni submissions; engagement with CMC’s outstanding faculty through lectures and conversations; and a number of interactive programs that will allow alumni across generations to share fond memories and see themselves in the CMC story. King, a CMC trustee who has volunteered extensively with the Alumni Association and New York alumni chapter, is hardly a stranger to big CMC moments. But, she admits, the 75th feels like her most important charge with the College yet. “I’m incredibly excited to bring everyone together for such a unique and inclusive opportunity, a global opportunity, really,” King said. “This will be a wonderful moment for the College to recognize the past, appreciate the present, and lay the groundwork for the next 75 years.”





Board of Trustees Claremont McKenna College gratefully acknowledges the significant time and talent that these individuals contribute in order to enhance the educational experience of CMC students. Board members listed here are currently serving as of November 2020. We thank them for their service. Regular Trustees David G. Mgrublian ’82 P’11

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Claremont McKenna College CEO, IDS Real Estate Group Peter K. Barker ’70 P’01 Board Chair Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College Retired Chairman of California JPMorgan Chase & Co. Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs James B. Bemowski ’76 P’07 P’09M’10 Retired Vice Chairman, Doosan Group and CEO of the Doosan Corporation

David Dreier ’75 Director, Tribune Publishing Company Steven L. Eggert ’82 P’15 Founder, Anton DevCo, Inc. Elyssa M. Elbaz ’94 Manager, Elbaz Family Foundation Laura M. Grisolano ’86 President and CEO, Bridge Mediation & Leadership Solutions LLC E. David Hetz ’80 P’10 CEO, Prager & Co., LLC Gregory K. Hinckley ’68 Retired President, Mentor Graphics Corporation John M. Isaacson Chairman, Isaacson, Miller Susan Matteson King ’85 P’18 Private Investor Jeffrey S. Klein ’75 P’08 P’11 P’14 Retired Executive Chairman, 1105 Media, Inc.

Yvette McGee Brown P’19 Partner, Jones Day

Henry R. Kravis ’67 Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Hiram E. Chodosh President, Claremont McKenna College

Duane K. Kurisu P’08 Chairman and CEO, aio

A. Steven Crown ’74 General Partner and Co-President, Henry Crown & Company

Michael Larson ’80 Chief Investment Officer, BMGI

Tina Daniels ’93 Director of Agency Measurement Analytics Solutions, Google Cary Davidson ’75 Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Reed & Davidson, LLP Robert A. Day ’65 P’12 Board Chair Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College Chairman, The W.M. Keck Foundation CEO, Oakmont Corp.

Tao Li ’02 Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Teng Yue Partners James B. McElwee ’74 P’12 Venture Capitalist Amb. C. Steven McGann ’73 Founder, The Stevenson Group Harry T. McMahon ’75 P’08 P’09 Board Chair Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College Senior Advisor, G100 Companies


Marci Lerner Miller ’89 P’19 P’20 Attorney at Law, Miller Advocacy Group

Life Trustees

Ex-Officio Trustees

Gary E. Biszantz ’56 P’08

Emily Meinhardt ’10

Akshata N. Murty ’02 Director, Catamaran Ventures UK

Former Chair, Cobra Golf, Inc.

President of the CMC Alumni Association, Claremont McKenna College

Robert C. Nakasone ’69 P’98 GP’23 Retired CEO, Toys “R” Us, Inc. Douglas L. Peterson ’80 P’14 P’15 President and CEO, S&P Global Fredric J. Prager P’99 P’01 Founding Partner, Managing Director, and Chairman of Prager & Co., LLC Rey Ramsey Managing Partner, Centri Capital G. Jeffrey Records, Jr. ’81 Chairman and CEO, Midland Mortgage Co. and MidFirst Bank George R. Roberts ’66 P’93 Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Richard J. Romero ’89 President & CEO, Oremor Management and Investment Co. Rossi A. Russell ’71 Attorney at Law Bruce A. Soll ’79 P’12 P’15 P’17 Retired Counselor, LBrands, Inc. John R. Shrewsberry ’87 P’24 Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, Wells Fargo & Company Kenneth J. Valach ’82 CEO, Trammell Crow Residential Shaw B. Wagener ’81 Chairman, Capital Group Private Markets Christopher V. Walker ’69 Founding Partner, Leonard Green & Partners

Barbara W. Boswell Educator and Vice President, Boswell Family Foundation Abbott L. Brown P’00 Chair and CEO, Ridgestone Corporation

Kathryn K.K. Streator P’18 P’21 President of the CMC Parent Network, Claremont McKenna College

Alumni Trustees

Richard E. Butler Retired President, Kilkenny Consulting Corp.

Tanya Remer Altmann ’94

Joseph T. Casey P’81 P’85 P’88 P’95 GP’20 Retired Executive Vice President and Director, Litton Industries, Inc.

Harriet B. Nembhard ’91 Dean, College of Engineering, University of Iowa Roy J. Carver Professor of Engineering, University of Iowa

Marvin W. Drew ’51 P’75 GP’05 Private Investor Robert L. Emett ’50 Private Investor Perry A. Lerner ’65 P’89 GP’19 GP’20 Chairman & CEO, Crown Global Insurance Group, LLC Robert J. Lowe ’62 Board Chair Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College Founder and Chairman, Lowe Enterprises Inc.

Founder & Pediatrician, Calabasas Pediatric Wellness Center

Timothy W. Wright III ’77 Partner, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

Honorary Trustees John V. Croul ’49




Retired, Co-Chairman, Behr Process Corporation Glenn L. Hickerson ’59 President, Hickerson Associates

Thomas M. Mitchell ’66 Retired Chairman and CEO, Provident Investment Counsel Kenneth M. Novack ’67 Founding Partner, Schnitzer West

Thank you for making it all possible!

Jack L. Stark ’57 GP’11 President Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College

The Winter 2020 Honor Roll recognizes those who supported Claremont McKenna College during the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 fiscal year.

Buzz Woolley ’59 P’90 P’92 Retired President, Girard Capital, Inc.

The Office of Advancement takes special care to ensure the accuracy and integrity of gift information. To offer a comment, to discuss an error, or for more information, please contact the Development Services Office at 800-448-3226 or development@cmc.edu. Thank you for your generous support.


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Sharing the Love

During this year’s 1946 Challenge, we

Among the reasons to love CMC shared

asked a simple question: “What do you

by alumni:

love about CMC?”

alumni, faculty, staff, and parents

religious affiliations, and political

enthusiastically responded with an

parties. But despite our differences, CMC

engaging array of answers. And, while

brought out the best in all of us and

everyone has their own reason to love

taught us the benefit of filling our lives

the College, a cohesive theme emerged:

with diverse perspectives.”

the country and around the globe

intellectual development and great social

contributed to the annual 1946

development, you get a return on that

Challenge, raising more than $800,000.

investment of the opportunity to truly be

The Class of 2012 boasted the most

whatever you want.”

most family participants. More than 60 matching or direct challenges also raised over $400,000, funding favorite sports teams, campus activities, and centers, such as the Marian Miner Cook


Athenaeum and the Soll Center for Student Opportunity.

my diploma from Claremont Men’s College in Bagley Garden. CMC continues to help me lead a productive life as an informed citizen. I donate to CMC because of the incredible education I continue to receive from the College. It is a small way of expressing my gratitude and helping current students obtain an engaged college experience.”

º “My best investment ever. After investing four great years of challenging

donors of 2022 and 2023 tied for the



Some 2,059 donors from across

alumni participants, while the parent


º “I made lifelong friends at CMC. They come from many different ethnicities,

their tight-knit community.


years ago when Jack Stark handed me

More than 2,000 students,

CMCers love the shared commitment to

CMC education did not end 42 º “My 


º “I am so grateful to CMC for my postgrad success, because I now have the economic ability to be the safety net and uplifter for my family. The CMC learning experience has been so transformative to my life.” –RAFAEL VELASCO ’19


º “We feel fortunate that our daughter is receiving a top-notch education while also ‘finding herself’ in the Claremont corner of the world.” –DIANNA AND JIM GOLDMAN P’23

º “From the moment I arrived at orientation through graduation day, my connection to and involvement with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics changed my life. My deepest memories, most cherished friendships, and greatest mentorship came from fellow athletes and coaches.” –CHRIS BRANDT ’85 P’14 P’18



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CMC Honor Roll Winter 2020  

The online edition of CMC's Honor Roll celebrates a shared commitment to supporting the College in 2020 -- all through the lens of opportuni...

CMC Honor Roll Winter 2020  

The online edition of CMC's Honor Roll celebrates a shared commitment to supporting the College in 2020 -- all through the lens of opportuni...