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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
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Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Wins National Women’s Studies Association Book Prize

Professor Suyapa Portillo VilledaProfessor Suyapa Portillo Villeda's book "Roots of Resistance: A Story of Gender, Race, and Labor on the North Coast of Honduras," has won the National Women's Studies Association’s Sarah A. Whaley Book Prize for 2021. The prize is awarded “for groundbreaking scholarship in women's studies that makes significant feminist contributions to the topic of women and labor.”
October 15, 2021
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Senior Gurmukh Singh’s Global Journey to Pitzer

Pitzer College senior Gurmukh Singh ’22 grew up on the move. He lived in India, Romania, and the Philippines, relocating with his family as his parents’ careers required. Repeatedly introduced to new cultures and environments, he had to integrate into new schools and new social circles again and again.?Those places and stages shaped his worldview and remarkable adaptability and resourcefulness.
October 15, 2021