Profiles

Blur in the Interest of Precision
Kenturah Davis '02 explores the relationship between words and humanity through her intricate portraiture—and L.A. Metro riders will be seeing a lot more of her work
Investing in Success
With Alice Walker Duff ’69 and husband Joe Duff ’68 leading the charge, a generation of Black student activists rallies together to support academic and life success for the underrepresented
From 'Hairspray' to 'Hamilton'
DWA and politics major Lencia Kebede ’16 finds her way from the footlights of Keck Theater to the touring companies of two of Broadway’s biggest shows
’23 and Me
The Class of 2023 has a little bit of everything going for it—and brightness is definitely in its DNA
Their Time to Ride
Bryan McQueeney ’80 harnesses the healing power of therapeutic horseback riding to enhance the quality of life for the disabled
Punch Drunk Love
How did actor-producer-director Michael Angelo Covino ’08 become the sweetheart of the festival circuit with his feature film directorial debut, The Climb ? It’s not as easy as riding a...
Waste Not, Want Not
Christy Leavitt ’95 is working to secure meaningful corporate commitments to curb plastic pollution—and single-use items are at the top of her to-go list
Eye of the Tiger
With physical prowess, fierce defense, and a killer glare, Oxy water polo sensation Jackie Provost ’02 turns goaltending into an art form
Best Ball
Golfer Olin Browne ’81 didn’t take his game seriously until his sophomore year at Oxy. Now the onetime anthropology major has won more than $5 million on the PGA tour
Be Like Mike
Professor Michael Hill has guided scores of grateful chemistry students from his lab into impactful careers. But it’s the thing he hasn’t done that touched off an international media frenzy
Of Wakanda and Water
Environmental educator Chandrika Francis ’10 makes the swimming pool a safer place for marginalized groups and remakes a 30-foot bus into her dream home on wheels
Building on Momentum
Stephen Rountree ’71 steps up as chair of Oxy’s Board of Trustees in the midst of a capital campaign and the search for the College’s 16th president—with his own milestone reunion just...
Higher Ground
Armed with a briefcase full of challenges facing the nation’s largest higher education system, Lande Ajose ’87 brings new energy to Sacramento
Reflections on a Presidency
With Jonathan Veitch announcing his plans to step down next year, trustees, alumni, and colleagues discuss his impact on the College over the last decade.
Going in Bungalow Style
Professor emeritus Bob Winter (1924-2019) left no tile unturned in his appreciation of the architecture of Los Angeles

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