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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Fall 2020

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  • Up, Up, And Away!: The worst time to start up a commuter flight business is during a global pandemic. When quarantine threatened FLOAT, alumnus Tom Hsieh (EMBA, ’04) and his partners didn’t give up. They pivoted and found an opportunity where they didn’t expect one.


  • Keeping Students Connected: Graduate Student Council President Frederick Johnson draws on his many experiences—as an IT professional, actor, family man, child in a biracial family—to reach out and help other students in these divisive times.
  • Calling for Justice: When George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, Jonah Jackson (MFA, ’20) joined the protests with his paintbrush and helped create a Houston mural in Floyd’s memory.
  • (Stuck) Home for the Holidays: The Flame offers an illustrated guide to getting through the challenges of this year’s holiday season.
  • Planting Seeds of Hope: Kara Unger (Teacher Education, ’07) and her husband Erik are creating a 7-acre farm to give adults with cognitive disabilities a chance to work and feel useful.
  • Community Bookshelf: New books on innovation, student success, poetry, politics, and more.