Poet Awards

We are looking for a few, good Poets!

The Whittier College Alumni Association Board of Directors is calling for nominations for the 2017 Poet Awards in the following categories: Alumnus/a Achievement, Outstanding Young Alumnus/a, Community Impact, Service to the College, and Honorary Alumnus/a.

To submit a candidate for consideration, please fill out the form HERE, completing all required fields (indicated with an asterisk *). Nominees in each award category will be reviewed and final selection made by the Alumni Association Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Whittier College Office of Alumni Programs & Giving. Awards will be given to recipients in a special ceremony on Friday, October 27, 2017, over Whittier Weekend.

All Nominations must be received by March 1, 2017.

For decades, these Poet Awards have been presented to select members of the alumni body, chosen for their outstanding service, commitment, and loyalty to Whittier College, and for individual professional and personal achievements that best reflect the ideals and values taught here, at Whittier. Nominated by their peers and voted on by the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Poet Awardees represent some of the best of our Whittier College community and extended family. Read more below on the recipients of the 2015 Poet Awards. Among the recipients are business executives, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and advocates who have had a significant impact on a local, national, and international level. 

If you have any questions about this call for nominations, or about the online submission form, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 562.907.4222 or alumni@whittier.edu.

*Please note that nominator contact information is requested. If the nomination submission is incomplete or answers unclear, or if the Alumni Association Board of Directors have additional questions about this candidate, nominators may need to be contacted for clarity. When the Poet Award honorees have been selected, nominators of these recipients will be notified by mail and receive a special invitation to attend the Poet Awards dinner as guests of the Whittier College Office of Alumni Programs & Giving.

2015 Poet Award Recipients

Award Recipient(s)
Alumnus Achievement Austin E. Major '84
Service to the College Kristine E. Dillon '73
  Bonnie J. MacEwan '72
  Joyce M. Mullenbach '77
  Amy Pulver '72
Community Impact Award Mary L. McCarthy '77
  John D. McCarthy '77
Outstanding Young Alumna Cassey V. Ho '09
Honorary Alumni Christopher G. Caldwell P'13, P'15
Richard H. Llewellyn P'13, P'15

Click here for full bios on each of the 2015 Poet Award recipients

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