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  • An excited Raven Jones looks back at her classmates as she graduates from Pitzer College on Saturday morning in Claremont. The organizational studies major was one of 259 students to receive their degree during the 48th commencement at Pitzer.

    An excited Raven Jones looks back at her classmates as she gradu...

  • Parents and friends of graduating seniors try to get a look at their graduate on Saturday during Pitzer College’s 48th Commencement.

    Parents and friends of graduating seniors try to get a look at t...

  • Activist, educator Angela Davis autographs a book for a young man who rushed onto the stage following Ms Davis’ commencement address on Saturday at Pitzer College. The theme of Ms. Davis speech was “all failures become successes.”

    Activist, educator Angela Davis autographs a book for a young ma...

  • The class of 2012 celebrate their graduation during Pitzer College’s 48th Commencement Saturday in Claremont. Pitzer had a record breaking 259 graduates who chose activist, educator Angela Davis to give the commencement address.

    The class of 2012 celebrate their graduation during Pitzer Colle...

  • A row of graduates stand as they prepare to receive their degrees on Saturday during the 65th annual commencement of Claremont McKenna College.

    A row of graduates stand as they prepare to receive their degree...

  • The faculty of Claremont McKenna College listen to N. R. Narayana Murthy deliver the commencement address on Saturday during graduation at Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Narayana Murthy is co-founder and chairman emeritus of Infosys Limited.

    The faculty of Claremont McKenna College listen to N. R. Narayan...

  • Donning a plastic gladiator suit and a toga, John-Clark Levin, left, and Jeremy B. Merrill deliver the traditional Latin salutation on Saturday during the 65th annual commencement of Claremont McKenna College.

    Donning a plastic gladiator suit and a toga, John-Clark Levin, l...

  • Guest speaker Tina Nova talks about personalized medicine research to help treat patients during Keck Graduate Institute’s commencement on Saturday afternoon.

    Guest speaker Tina Nova talks about personalized medicine resear...

  • Jessica Cummings chuckles at a joke from a student speaker presenting the class gift at Keck Graduate Institute’s commencement on Saturday. The commencement was Keck Graduate Institute’s 11th celebration.

    Jessica Cummings chuckles at a joke from a student speaker prese...

  • After receiving her degree, Paula McGee, walks back to her seat during the 85th Claremont Graduate University commencement on Saturday.

    After receiving her degree, Paula McGee, walks back to her seat ...

  • A surprised Kasereka Kasomo is awarded the 2012 Pamela M. Mullin Dream and Believe Award during Saturday’s Claremont Graduate University commencement.

    A surprised Kasereka Kasomo is awarded the 2012 Pamela M. Mullin...

  • Jack Dangermond, the Honorary Degree Recipient, is being hooded for his achievements on Saturday morning at the Claremont Graduate University commencement.

    Jack Dangermond, the Honorary Degree Recipient, is being hooded ...

  • Jacques David flashes a peace sign when the fine arts department is called out during Claremont Graduate University commencement on Saturday. Hundreds of students received doctorate and masters degrees at the 85th commencement.

    Jacques David flashes a peace sign when the fine arts department...

  • The class of 2012 applaud for commencement speaker Zainab Salbi after she is introduced by president Lori Bettison-Varga on Saturday at Scripps College. Ms. Salbi, who founded the non-profit Women for Women International.

    The class of 2012 applaud for commencement speaker Zainab Salbi ...

  • A row of graduates hold a single red rose as they listen to the commencement address on Saturday during Scripps College’s 82nd annual commencement. In a long-standing tradition, each woman receives the rose before the beginning of the processional.

    A row of graduates hold a single red rose as they listen to the ...

  • Pakistani Ambassador Cameron Munter, center, laughs at the sarcastic humor of senior class speaker Benjamin Tumin on Sunday during the 119th Commencement Exercises for Pomona College.

    Pakistani Ambassador Cameron Munter, center, laughs at the sarca...

  • Elencia Green and Terry McMillian use a variety of electronic devices to record Eldridge Green as he graduates from Pomona College on Sunday. Ms Green is the graduate’s sister and Mr. McMillian is his stepfather.

    Elencia Green and Terry McMillian use a variety of electronic de...

  • Parents of graduating seniors wave from the crest of a giant sycamore tree on Sunday during Pomona College commencement. The graduation is held on the Marston Quadrangle with Bridges Auditorium as a backdrop

    Parents of graduating seniors wave from the crest of a giant syc...

  • Graduate Hsuanwei Fan cheers for a friend on Sunday as the Pomona College class of 2012 receive their diplomas during Commencement at the college. Graduates had to wait a little longer this year to receive their degrees because Pomona had 4 speakers.

    Graduate Hsuanwei Fan cheers for a friend on Sunday as the Pomon...

  • Pakistani Ambassador Cameron Munter delivers the commencement address on Sunday during the 119th commencement exercises for Pomona College. Mr. Munter, who was raised in Claremont, has had a long a varied career in foreign service.

    Pakistani Ambassador Cameron Munter delivers the commencement ad...

  • Joyce Lee celebrates receiving her diploma Sunday during the 199th Commencement Exercises for Pomona College. Ms. Lee had to wait on stage for a couple of minutes while officials located he diploma which was apparently out of sequence.

    Joyce Lee celebrates receiving her diploma Sunday during the 199...

  • Members of the class of 2012 take their seats on Sunday during the 54th Annual Commencement of Harvey Mudd College. Mudd’s graduation was the last of a weekend full of commencements at the Claremont Colleges.

    Members of the class of 2012 take their seats on Sunday during t...

  • Bill Nye, The Science Guy, delivers the commencement address on Sunday during graduation for Harvey Mudd College. Mr. Nye delivered his speech wearing a Harvey Mudd bow tie that was given to him by the school.

    Bill Nye, The Science Guy, delivers the commencement address on ...

  • Landus Rigsby, education and sports reporter at the COURIER.

    Landus Rigsby, education and sports reporter at the COURIER....

  • Hector Gonzalez, center right acknowledges the applause of his family and friends as he is officially recognized for 30 years of service to the OLA Fiesta on Friday at the Fiesta. Fiesta chair Carmen Marquez presented Mr. Gonzalez with a plaque

    Hector Gonzalez, center right acknowledges the applause of his f...

  • Ashley Keck takes customer orders on Friday at the taco stand during the OLA Fiesta in Claremont. The taco stand is a long-standing tradition at the fiesta going back generations.

    Ashley Keck takes customer orders on Friday at the taco stand du...

  • Several of the taco baskets are ready for customers on Friday during the OLA Fiesta in Claremont.

    Several of the taco baskets are ready for customers on Friday du...

  • Hector Gonzalez, left, and Travis Keener assemble tacos on Friday during the 65th annual OLA Fiesta at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Mr. Gonzalez has been running the taco stand at the Fiesta for 30 years.

    Hector Gonzalez, left, and Travis Keener assemble tacos on Frida...

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