About The Flame

The Flame is an award-winning digital and print alumni magazine produced by Claremont Graduate University’s Office of Marketing & Communications and is distributed to more than 16,000 readers around the world. The Flame publishes news, features, and images about alumni, faculty, students, and supporters to showcase their achievements, research, and experiences.

If you’re a member of the CGU alumni community and are not currently receiving the magazine but wish to, please contact Rachel Jimenez.

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  • The Contender: Drew Phelps (MA, Politics & Policy, ’17) plans to make history with his run for an Assembly Seat in California’s Central Valley.


  • Beating the Pandemic: How the university was able to transition so quickly and so deftly, and how so many of our faculty and students are heroes in the face of COVID-19.
  • Touching History: New and fascinating videos are released about CGU’s ten-year history at the Israeli archeological dig in Akko.
  • Ravished by Words: Ariana Reines and Tiana Clark win the 2020 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.
  • Considering a ‘Not-So-Free-way’: Sitting still on the 405 in your car? Would you pay to get there faster? CGU’s Institute of Mathematical Sciences’ Henry Schellhorn offers a solution.
  • Relying on a Large Number of Small Gifts: Alumna Nancy Lee Ruyter is one of many who give generously and frequently to the university. She carries the flame proudly.