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Claremont Place asks local teens to apply for ‘Senior to Senior’ scholarships

Claremont Place encourages college-bound graduating seniors to apply for a Claremont Place “Senior to Senior” Legacy Scholarship. The senior living community will award $1000 scholarships to 5 students from Claremont and San Antonio High Schools. Applications are due on Monday, February 4 at 5 p.m.

Applicants must have a verified 3.0 GPA and have applied for Fall 2013 admission to a college or university with the intention of obtaining a degree. Each applicant should prepare a 1- to 2-page essay explaining their reason for pursuing higher education and a personal account of how a senior has affected their life, including specific examples of intergenerational experiences.

Qualified applicants will be invited to an oral interview with Claremont Place’s Resident Scholarship Committee the week of February 11. The presentation of the scholarships will be held Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Claremont Place.

By offering “Senior to Senior” Legacy Scholarships, the residents of Claremont Place—an independent, assisted and memory care community—are able to fulfill their mission to encourage, support, educate and develop this generation as they move into adulthood.

Contact Claremont Place Senior Living at 447-5259 for more information, or visit


‘American Meat’ documentary screening at Pitzer College

Pitzer College will host a screening of the documentary film American Meat: A Leave it Better Story on Wednesday, January 30 at 4:15 p.m. at the Broad Center.

The documentary on animal farms and meat works to shed light on both sides of livestock: the violent life of animal farms and the sustainable alternative where the animals live good lives and eat mostly grass out in the fields. Livestock are responsible for 18 percent of the earth-heating gases.

A panel discussion will occur after the screening and will include producer Graham Meriwether from New York; Pitzer College professors Muriel Poston, Melinda Herrold-Menzies, Evaggelos Vallianatos; California State University-Pomona professor Dan Yuhasz and Dean Freudenberger from Pilgrim Place as well as 2 sustainable small family farmers from Ontario, Dave and Heather Fikel.

The Broad Center at Pitzer College, is located at 1050 Mills Ave.


Lindblad to join Pomona College

Bertil Lindblad, director of the UNAIDS New York Office, will join Pomona College as senior adviser for international initiatives this March, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in large and complex global organizations focused on international cooperation and development.

In the newly created position, Mr. Lindblad will work with the college’s leadership to coordinate and expand Pomona’s global connections and international activities.

Among his duties will be working with faculty to establish relationships with international organizations, including non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and think tanks; expanding international options for students; and facilitating campus visits by international professionals, artists and scholars.

Mr. Lindblad, a 1978 graduate of Pomona College, assumed his current post as director of the UNAIDS New York Office in 2008, after serving 4 years as UNAIDS regional director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, based in Moscow.





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