Being in an educational institution ... with a fundamental commitment to rigor, to evidence, to open-mindedness—those are really core American values that are essential for upholding our democracy.
It’s important, regardless of the amount of money involved, to give. Building the endowment means the College can fund more scholarships.
Sara El-Amine joined Obama’s first presidential election campaign at ground zero, working her way up to national director of his 2012 campaign and forging a distinguished political career training tens of thousands of organizers across the country.
The intellectual training, the emotional training, even the social training that you get in a place like Oxy predicates you to believe, ‘I have something to say.’
We wanted to hit the core of a liberal arts education. We wanted to do something that would really make a difference, and we are hoping others will go and do likewise.
Dr. Kimberly Shriner '80
In honor of her leadership in the COVID-19 response in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley and her service to the College as as a consultant on all things COVID-related, the Occidental College Board of Governors is honored to name Dr. Kimberly Shriner '80 our 2021 Alumna of the Year.