HMC Alumni News Briefs
 February 2013
HMC Alumni Weekend 2013
IN THIS ISSUE
Jean Platt, Founding First Lady, Mourned
Celebrate the Place You Once Called Home
HMC is One of Nation's Best Value Colleges
First Alumni Career Forum a Success
Math Alumnae Featured in SIAM Publication
HMC Hosts Sojourner Truth Lecture
Bodell P14 to Discuss Amazon.com's Success
British Magic Journal Features HMC Professor
Tutors Contribute to Homework Hotline Success
Annual SWE Event Encourages STEM Interest
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Join Us for
Meeting and
Senior Celebration

 

The next meeting of the Alumni Association Board of Governors will be held

March 23 on campus and will be followed by a celebration for the senior class at Jay's Place. All alumni are welcome at both events. Email alumni@hmc.edu for more information.

  
HMC upcoming events

Feb. 26, Boston

SOJOURNER TRUTH LECTURE 
Feb. 28, HMC campus

THE CLAREMONT
COLLEGES EVENING WITH THE
ONTARIO REIGN

March 2, Ontario, Calif.

  

THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE

March 3, San Diego

 

ANNENBERG SERIES

March 5, Colin Bodell P14

March 26, Fariborz Maseeh 

  

March 8-10, Lake Tahoe

CLAREMONT ENTERTAINMENT MAFIA SCREENING OF "OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" WITH SCOTT STOKDYK '91
March 12, Los Angeles

March 13, various locations

 

RECEPTION WITH PROFESSOR ANDY BERNOFF AT YELP! HEADQUARTERS

March 19, San Francisco 

 

174th MEETING OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS

March 23, Claremont

 

ALUMNI CELEBRATION WITH THE SENIOR CLASS AT JAY'S PLACE

March 23, Claremont


May 3-5, HMC campus

May 17-19  
 
EVENT INQUIRIES

HMC web links
Elly and Xanda Schofield for Annual Mudd Fundd
Fall/Winter 2012
HMC Bulletin fall winter 2012
HMC Bulletin current issue, includes annual report (Flash version) -- PDF version

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Jean Platt
TOP NEWS
Jean Platt, Founding First Lady, Mourned
Helped establish and support HMC's mission and students 

Jean Ferguson Platt Jean Ferguson Platt, wife of Founding President and physics Professor Joseph Beaven Platt, passed away
Feb. 18 in Claremont, Calif. She was 91. Jean

was deeply involved in the founding of HMC, helping to establish the College in the 1950s and supporting its mission in the decades that followed.  

 

"Jean's love of HMC was an integral part of the College's early years, especially in the development of our students and alumni," said President Maria Klawe

   

Celebrate the Place You Once Called Home
Alumni Weekend includes All-Dorm Reunion Dinner

South Dorm 1973 Registration for Alumni Weekend 2013 is now open! Sign up to experience the new programming for this year's event, including the All-Dorm Reunion Dinner. On Friday evening, May 3, alumni and students will gather to celebrate the unique history and cultures of HMC's eight dorms, including milestone anniversaries for West (55 years), Linde (20) and South (45; residents shown, right, in 1973 yearbook).

 

Speaking of reunions, this year we celebrate class reunions for class years ending in 3 and 8! We are planning wonderful class dinners for all reunion classes, and some reunion committees have cooked up a few additional surprises. Join the fun, and catch up with your classmates!

   

REGISTER NOW 

HMC is One of Nation's Best Value Colleges
Princeton Review ranking  
 
Harvey Mudd College is one of the nation's "Best Value Colleges" according to The Princeton Review's newly released book, The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition. Students described HMC as a place where "everyone is literate in every branch of science," "the honor code really means something" and "research opportunities are limitless."  
 
First Alumni Career Forum a Success
Alumni provide career advice, support   
 
HMC Alumni Career Forum 2013 HMC Alumni Career Forum 2013  
The Alumni Association hosted its first Alumni/Student Career Forum on Jan. 26 with great success. More than 50 alumni and nearly 100 students attended the event. Students had one-on-one conversations with alumni, who shared diverse career advice, life experiences, networking connections and, in some cases, offered long-term mentoring. Many thanks to the members of the Board of Governors' Outreach Committee, who managed the planning and organization of this event, which will be offered again next year.
   
Math Alumnae Featured in SIAM Publication
Diverse careers highlighted    
 
Alumnae Lindsay Hall '12 and Andrea Levy '11 are featured in Careers in Applied Mathematics, which profiles 18 professionals who represent the diverse careers available to mathematicians in a variety of industries and fields.  
 
HMC Hosts Sojourner Truth Lecture
Physician to discuss breast cancer knowledge, disparity

Dr. Olopade
HMC is the host of this year's Sojourner Truth Lecture, which will feature physician, scientist and University
of Chicago Associate Dean of Global Health  
Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade. Her talk, "Closing the Knowledge Disparity Gap on Breast Cancer," will be held Feb. 28.


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Bodell P14 to Discuss Amazon.com's Success
First speaker in Annenberg Series

FACULTY NEWS
British Magic Journal Features HMC Professor
Art Benjamin discusses teaching and mathemagics

Art Benjamin HMC mathematics Professor Art Benjamin appears on the cover of the February 2013 issue of The Magic Circular, published by British magical society The Magic Circle.

STUDENT NEWS
Tutors Contribute to Homework Hotline Success
Students in local community benefit

Homework Hotline Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline tutors, many of whom have been with the program since its inception, helped 2,478 students last fall, representing a 21 percent rise in the number of fourth- through 12th-graders successfully coached through the free, over-the-phone, math- and science-tutoring program.  

   

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Annual SWE Event Encourages STEM Interest
Nearly 200 young women expected to attend  
 

SWE WEST 2012 At least 200 high school girls are expected to attend the Women Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow Conference on Saturday, March 2, at HMC. Hosted by the HMC chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the event will offer young women an opportunity to learn about careers in engineering, science and mathematics.  

   

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MISSION STATEMENT
Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, scientists, and mathematicians, well versed in all of these areas
and in the humanities and the social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields
with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.

  1. Innovation, Leadership, and Impact, Especially in Engineering, Science and Mathematics
  2. Focus on Experiential and Interdisciplinary Learning
  3. Unsurpassed Excellence and Diversity at All Levels
  4. Nurturing and Developing the Whole Person
  5. Global Engagement and Informed Contributions to Society
  6. Improvement of Infrastructure and Resources to Support HMC's Commitment to Excellence and Building Community
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