On Jan. 9, 2023, Pomona College hired Outdoor Education Center (OEC) manager Connor Bigenho. In his new role, Bigenho will be in charge of overseeing future Orientation Adventure (OA) programs, managing the hiring of OA leaders and organizing OA leader training and logistics for Pomona College and the 5C community.
The coordinator for Pomona College’s Outdoor Education Center Chris Weyant-Forbes has resigned from her position, according to an email from Weyant-Forbes and Dean of Campus Life Josh Eisenberg. Weyant-Forbes accepted an offer to serve as the coordinator of outdoor excursions at the University of California, Riverside, leaving Pomona effective Feb. 9, according to the email.
Pomona College is shortening its Orientation Adventure by a day and a half, and adding LA-based options which won’t require wilderness travel.
Some Pomona College students who participated in the Wilderness Remote First Aid program were unaware of the requirement to join the Emergency Response Team that subsidizes the cost of the course for Pomona students. The Wilderness Remote First Aid program run by the Outdoor Education Center started in 2013 and