Happy & safe summers to all! Tune in for more events starting August 2018
Every Tuesday: ISMP community dinner @ 5:15pm @ Frank Blue Room (the North-East private dining room)
Every other Thursday: ISMP snack @ 9:30pm @ location varies (either Social Room 2 in basement of Clark V or Lyon Lounge)
International Student Graduation for the Class of 2018 May 11, 2018 ISMP hosted Pomona's first-ever International Student Graduation on Friday, May 11 2018 at the Dom's Lounge Patio. 31 graduates participated in the happy celebration of the Class of 2018's accomplishments and commencement. ISMP wishes the best of luck, happiness, and success to all graduates. We also wish to congratulate and recognize all family members and friends who supported the graduates along their separate journeys; many of whom were in attendance at the Graduation ceremony and at Commencement on Sunday, May 13 (Mother's Day in the US).
ISMP's 10th Anniversary Party March 30, 2018 Did you know that ISMP (International Student Mentor Program) was founded in 2007? Did you know that from 2007 to 2017, Pomona has intentionally increased the number of international students? (<5% in the 2000s to around 12% today) Did you know that the IDEAS/ISMP Lounge was established in 2016 (actually available in 2017) after years of head mentors' negotiations with President Oxtoby across multiple mentor groups? We've come a long way!
This academic year is our tenth anniversary, and we celebrated with our international friends on Friday, March 30 with a chocolate fountain, a commemorative video, photos, and memories.
2017 Halona Retreat September 29-30, 2017 The current class of ISMP mentors and mentees, as well as other ISMP community members, came together for our annual Fall Retreat to Pomona's Halona Lodge located in Idyllwild, CA. We got to know each other through many ice breakers, got serious with two workshops on privilege, shared experience, and stereotyping, and unwound from fall semester stressors with a midnight hike and morning coffee in the Idyllwild Village.