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A new $3.2 million challenge fund will kickstart a drive to create the Edgerton-Occidental Merit Scholarship Program, a $9.6 million endowed fund that will make it possible for talented middle-income California students to attend Occidental College for the same cost as attending the University of California.
Joshua Medina ’19, whose chance encounters at Occidental with Greek statuary videos and a dog named Fred led to a new 3-D technique for documenting the colors of bird plumage, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
University of Chicago cultural theorist C. Riley Snorton has been named Occidental College’s 2020 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence.
In 1965, as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Occidental College signed up for a new program called Upward Bound created to see if low-income high school students “can profit from a real chance at a higher education,” as one federal official put it.
Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona will discuss the current state of conservatism and partisan politics with former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods ’76 on February 5 as Occidental College’s 2020 Jack Kemp ’57 Distinguished Lecturer.
A dominating baseball team, an international volleyball star, an Olympic hurdler, a PGA tour champion and an All-American water polo goalie will be inducted into the Occidental Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, October 18, during Family & Homecoming Weekend.
Middle school history teacher Karalee Wong Nakatsuka ’89 has an unmistakable passion for her subject. “I like to make history come alive for my students,” says the 30-year Arcadia Unified School District veteran.
Occidental College track and field and volleyball star Sabrina Degnan ’19 has been named a top candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
The critically acclaimed Occidental Children’s Theater will celebrate its 24th year with an original story, The Adventures of Christopher Robin Hood, plus three adventurous adaptations of traditional folktales for a seven-week outdoor run in the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater on
Stephen Rountree ’71, a first-generation college student who became a nationally known arts administrator, is the new chair of the Occidental College Board of Trustees.