Oxy Talk

Writer-director John Callas M'75
John of All Trades
John Callas M’75 built a Hollywood career by saying “Yes” to new opportunities—but he had to overcome trauma to get there
Dane Gillette ’72 and  Pat (Kruse) Gillette ’73
Kind of You to Ask
Capitalizing on a personalized appeal at a time when the pandemic made in-person visits impossible, Oxy’s Legacy Challenge documents more than $7 million in planned gift commitments to the...
Vince Cuseo, Occidental Admission
Charting a Different Path
Vince Cuseo has been instrumental to the success of Oxy’s admission efforts for the last 22 years—and his commitment to Oxy’s mission can’t be measured by test scores
Alumni Seal Honorees Occidental College
Living La Vida Lockdown
With plans for Alumni Reunion Weekend on ice, this year’s Alumni Seal recipients reflect on their Oxy experience and their daily routine in “the new normal”
Alice Walker Duff, Joe Duff
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
Steve Rountree
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...
Frank Hardison
The World According to Frank
Eighty years after graduating, Frank Hardison ’39 has all but checked off his bucket list—but at 102, he still has a wanderlust for new adventures
Micol Garinkol, Jacques Lesure
Meaningful Dialogues
Seniors Micol Garinkol and Jacques Lesure bring new energy to the table in conversations with senior administrators as they work to awaken interest in the potential of student government

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