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Bridget Baker ’82 Honored for Groundbreaking Work by Cable Hall of Fame

Claremont, Calif. (October 29, 2021)—Pitzer College Trustee Bridget Baker ’82, a cable industry pioneer who co-founded CNBC, will be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame on November 15, 2021. The Cable Hall of Fame recognizes innovative leaders who have shaped and advanced the cable industry. The Cable Center named Baker to its Hall of Fame in 2020 but postponed the induction ceremony due to COVID-19. Other industry leaders who will be honored during the virtual event, which will air on C-SPAN3, include CNN founder Ted Turner, CNN President Jeff Zucker, and Urban One founder Cathy Hughes.
October 29, 2021
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Alumna Diane Shammas ’75 Honored with the Alex Odeh Memorial Award

Pitzer College alumna Diane Shammas ’75 received the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Alex Odeh Memorial Award on October 9, 2021. The ADC honored Shammas as an activist, scholar, and philanthropist, citing her work in Gaza, her research on the experiences of Arab and Muslim American college students, and her generosity as a donor to a variety of causes.
October 29, 2021
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Driving Historic Legislation for Higher Education

On October 6, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law that will make it easier for students to transfer to a four-year university in California. Pitzer College alumna and trustee Michele Siqueiros ’95 was with the governor when he signed the bills at California State University, Northridge. As president of the Campaign for College Opportunity, Siqueiros was part of a coalition that brought the bills to the governor’s desk. The Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit policy advocacy and research organization committed to increasing college access and success, co-sponsored the bills.
October 22, 2021