Alumni Engagement

Peter Quint '21, author of Resilient Silence
Silent Running
Peter Quint ’87 channels his life experiences—as an educator, athlete, and advocate for the Deaf—into his debut novel, Resilient Silence
Professor Irene Girton, Occidental, Music
Words to the Wise
As the College says goodbye to an unprecedented 11 retiring faculty, we called on some of their brightest students to share their memories, tributes, and an extra box of tissues
Occidental College 1990s
Deconstructing the '90s
As its second century dawned, Occidental welcomed a bold new president, adopted a mission Of Excellence and Equity, and brought a diversity of voices to the classroom. How did the changes...
Gilman Fountain in 1979
Baker’s Beauty
The Lucille Y. Gilman Memorial Fountain—formally known as Water Forms II —occupies a prominent place on campus and in the hearts of generations of alumni. George Baker ’58’s former students...
Valerie Jarrett
Pushing Against the Current
Valerie Jarrett's calling toward a life of public service led her to a key role in the Obama White House—and she urged Oxy students to follow their "quiet voice"
President Jonathan Veitch and his senior leadership team
Duty Calls
When the pandemic turned the College’s operations upside down in March, President Veitch had to throw out the script for his final days in office—but he and his team responded with...
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”

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