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Point Alum Ashley Burnside was born with cerebral palsy, the most common childhood motor disability, and spent much of her childhood learning how to adapt. As a teenager, her experiences as both a...

May 20, 2018, teampoint

Three Lessons from a Point Alumni

  I met writer and Point alumni Ellen Adams in the last few hours of the Point Arts and Humanities...

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March 13, 2018, teampoint

In Lieu of Flowers: A Tribute to Dr. Kathleen Erndl, Queer Mentorship, and the Importance of Representation

Photo by Anton Mislawsky Whether it’s athletes in the Olympics or characters in books, it is highly...

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February 27, 2017, teampoint

Board Member Spotlight: Claudia Caine

  Claudia Caine is Co-Chair of Point’s Board of Directors. She recently retired as President...

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October 25, 2016, teampoint

Mentor Spotlight: Michelle Carnes

  I have had the pleasure of several mentoring relationships, and each shared the same element:...

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July 14, 2016, teampoint

Point Scholar Valentin Sierra & Mentor Ed Callahan share their thoughts on the Mentoring Program

With our National Leadership Conference only one week away, we decided to share a throwback post...

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September 17, 2015, maryschan

One Point Scholar Reflects on her Mentor

I began my relationship with Point as many scholars likely did: wistfully from afar. I would scour...

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April 02, 2014, teampoint

Mentor Pair Highlight: Rachel Levin & Eli Capello

By Rachel Levin, Associate Professor of Biology & Neuroscience at Pomona College and Point Mentor...

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March 29, 2013, teampoint

Mentor Highlight: Herb Hamsher

By Herb Hamsher, Point Mentor and Honorary Board Member Those who know me are familiar with my...

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March 29, 2013, teampoint

Scholar Jeff Sheng Reflects on Point's Mentoring Program

I think that the mentoring aspect of Point is just as, if not even more valuable than the financial...

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October 31, 2012, teampoint

Mentor Highlight: Alan Guno

I reached a turning point in my life when Proposition 8 passed in California in 2008.  It made me...

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October 31, 2012, teampoint

Jacob Rostovsky Shares his Mentoring Experience

Point’s Mentoring Program means more to me than any other aspect of the scholarship award. Of...

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