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.
Dottie (Reitzell) Burnett ’54 and Jerry Burnett ’53
The Fifty Year Club is honored to present the 2019 The Auld Lang Syne Award to Dottie (Reitzell) Burnett ’54 and Jerry Burnett ’53. The Auld Lang Syne Award was established by the Alumni Association and the Fifty Year Club in 1954 and is given annually to a member of the Fifty Year Club in recognition of his or her unswerving loyalty to the College and the principles for which Oxy stands.
Professor Gretchen North
The Fifty Year Club presented the 2019 Io Triumphe award to Dr. Gretchen North, the John W. McMenamin Endowed Chair in Biology. The Io Triumphe Award is bestowed annually in recognition of faculty, administrators, or staff who have demonstrated extraordinary loyalty to the College and the principles for which Oxy stands.