The First President and First Lady

Dr. George C. S. Benson and Dr. Mabel Benson developed the intellectual framework for CMC

She Saw Herself at CMC

Now Courtney Hooks ’23 thrives in small, liberal arts college environment

Slam Dunk

Kate Parrish ’21 developed a work ethic and made lasting friendships at CMC

1954: Football and Track Find a Home

The new complex became home to football and men’s track and field

Teaching Diversity

Prof. Briana Toole shares how her approach can impact CMC and society

Empowered by Science

Kelly Watanabe’s ’20 science education has prepared her to help others and achieve breakthroughs

Origin Story

CMC began in 1946 with one building, 15 acres, and great expectations

Picture Imperfect

Tori Johnson ’21 made a social media fashion statement

An Uplifting Community

Jeffrey Kim ’23 is developing academically, personally, and professionally at CMC

The Open Academy

CMC’s strategy to promote expression, viewpoint diversity, and dialogue

75 Years of CMC Stories

Claremont McKenna College is thrilled to celebrate 75 years of moments, milestones, and memories that have made it a beloved institution. Enjoy stories about CMCers and programs that highlight the many facets of CMC’s past, present, and future, including our leadership mission, transformative student opportunities, and the integrated sciences.

Take a walk through 75 years with us! With so much to tell, be sure to check back throughout our 75th anniversary year as we share more stories. And we invite you to share your stories as well!

Honor Mission

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Kate Parrish ’21 developed a work ethic and made lasting friendships at CMC

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Chelina Odbert ’99 helps underserved communities with her design and community development nonprofit

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Expand Student Opportunities

Big Dreams

Big Dreams

Jimena Landa ’22 created her own internship with the Mexican delegation to the U.N. and joined the Model U.N. team

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Here and Abroad

Here and Abroad

JaDa Johnson ’21 found the right community at CMC, and study abroad solidified her career aspirations

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Global Awareness

Global Awareness

Shaw Wagener ’81 reflects on the value of personal connections for Wagener Family Global Scholars

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Integrate Sciences

An Ardor for Arbor

An Ardor for Arbor

Maddie Hall ’14, recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 for science, uses her interdisciplinary skills to create super trees

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A Systems Thinker

A Systems Thinker

Harriet Nembhard ’91, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa, couples efficiency with imagination

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Dr. Tanya

Dr. Tanya

Tanya Remer Altmann ’94 has a breakneck schedule as a pediatrician, writer, and TV personality

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History

A Special Bond

A Special Bond

The Tortugateers of Prado Dam build a bridge to the early days with their endowed scholarship

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Athletics