Alumni Engagement

Los Amigos pitcher Freddy Hernandez
The Joys of Summer
For 26 seasons, Oxy’s Summer Staff Softball League has served up friendly competition (and the occasional cold beverage) for employees and alumni
Oxy Gaming eboard members.
The Play's the Thing
With a dedicated space in the Academic Commons, a visionary team of student gamers, and a timely boost from an industry giant, esports levels up at Oxy
Deputy Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson ’31, left, evacuates the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on March 31, 1965.
Diplomatic Community
Occidental's ties to foreign relations run deep—not just in the U.S. government, but in Japan and South Africa as well
Board of Trustees Chair Lisa H. Link P'18
Generation Next
In her sixth year as an Oxy trustee, Lisa Hinchliffe Link P’18 steps up to become board chair—30 years after her father assumed the same role
Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959), written by Ernest Lehman.
Mixed Media
Ernest Lehman's screenplays for films such as North by Northwest helped define a generation of moviemaking. Biographer Jon Krampner '74 explores the life of this lauded yet elusive character
Kristina Kvien ’87, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Armenia
Standing With Ukraine
For 2½ years, Kristina Kvien ’87 led U.S. diplomacy efforts inside the embattled and resilient nation—her latest post in a 30-year career with the Foreign Service
Professor Linda Lyke
Many Thanks
As five retiring faculty take their classroom curtain calls, we asked a few prized pupils to toast their Oxy mentors
Actor Nicholas Braun '10 as Cousin Greg on HBO's Succession.
Mixed Media
New books by Oxy alumni—including James Andrew Miller '79's oral history of HBO

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