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CMC Makes History!

CMC Makes History!

Claremont McKenna College raised nearly $1.1 billion in its Campaign for CMC: Responsible Leadership, breaking a fund-raising record among all liberal arts colleges and far exceeding its goal of $800 million. The most successful fund-raising endeavor in its 75-year-plus history, CMC is the first liberal arts college to pass $1 billion in a campaign!

“This result is a testament to the commitment of our CMC community,” said David G. Mgrublian ’82 P’11, Chair of the Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees. “The magnitude of the gifts redefine what is possible for CMC as it pursues its singular mission to prepare students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions.”

Read more about CMC's history-making campaign in the Los Angeles Times.

Bertha Tobias ’23 Named Rhodes Scholar

Bertha Tobias ’23 Named Rhodes Scholar

Bertha Tobias ’23 was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most competitive and prestigious scholarships in the world. Tobias, an International Relations major with a sequence in Leadership Studies, is the fourth Rhodes Scholar in CMC’s history.

Albert Park Wins Grant

Albert Park Wins Grant

The Japan Foundation awarded Professor Albert Park a grant to tackle the relationship between globalization and sustainability through the study of elderly, disabled, and rural communities. CMC students will engage in multiple aspects of the interdisciplinary project to conduct research together.


The Path to Net Zero Carbon

Billy Grayson ’00 of the Urban Land Institute led an Athenaeum discussion on how cities can counteract impacts of climate change and get on the path to net zero carbon, while creating economic opportunities in energy, transportation, technology, and real estate.


ImpactCMC: Celebrating Community

CMC alumni, parents, and friends—who tirelessly volunteer at the College—returned to campus for ImpactCMC Weekend. “Our volunteers are the greatest ambassadors of our unique liberal arts mission,” said Evan Rutter ’06, Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Parent Engagement.


Ambassador C. Steven McGann ’73 Honored

The CMC community gathered in McKenna Auditorium to reflect upon the leadership legacy of retired U.S. Ambassador C. Steven McGann ’73, who was a beloved member of the College’s Board of Trustees.


Alumni in Action: Pam Tanase ’88

Pam Tanase ’88 credits CMC with helping her develop leadership skills, tackle challenges, and build resiliency in business. The scholar-athlete, who was a three-time All-SCIAC diver for the Athenas, is the co-founder of Workzones, a co-working organization.


Julian Sanders ’24 Wins Silver Medal

CMS Baseball standout Julian Sanders ’24 competed with Great Britain at the European Baseball Championship in the Czech Republic this month, helping his team earn a silver medal. During the regular season, Sanders was named the SCIAC “Hitter of the Week” three times.


We Did It!

The CMC community came together to support the sixth annual 1946 Challenge, topping last year’s record with 2,336 donors, representing 46 states and nine countries. The top three classes by donors were 2022, 2011, and 2020. Missed the Challenge? You can still support CMC today! A huge thank you to all of our donors!