Welcome, Poet Alumni!

YOU BELONG. Alumni are essential members of the Whittier College Poet family – they are lifelong stakeholders in the institution, and their passion and loyalty to their alma mater inspire devAlumni celebrate at Whittier Weekend 2012otion that is second to none.

CONNECT WITH US.The Office of Alumni Relations works to build and sustain a lasting network of active, dedicated and informed Whittier College alumni – to recruit and manage a strong volunteer and leadership base, as well as related regional chapter programs. Its purpose is to serve as the primary resource for Poet Alumni for communication with the College, with current students, and among peer-to-peer affinity alumni networks.

GET INVOLVED. Key to achieving this purpose, the Office strives to identify, establish, and promote opportunities in which alumni can actively contribute to the mission of the College via contributions of time, expertise, money, professional or academic opportunities, and other channels of support. Throughout the year, Office staff actively collaborate with the Alumni Association Board of Directors to set and achieve various goals on behalf of the alumni body and institution as a whole.

Hope to hear from you soon--GO POETS!!

VISIT: Mendenhall Building, 2nd Floor or Dezember Alumni House
CONTACT: 562.907.4222 or alumni@whittier.edu
MAIL: 13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier CA 90608

Alumni Association Board of Directors Seeks New Members
Currently, the leadership for the Alumni Association is seeking new members to participate on its Board of Directors. Commitments of time and resources include attendance at three campus meetings (September, February, May), active participation on at least two Board committees, and an annual contribution to the Whittier Fund. Interested? Like to know more? Contact President Steve Weston '83 via the Office of Alumni Relations, alumni@whittier.edu or 562.907.4222. New terms will begin in September 2013. .... More

Whittier Weekend 2014 Volunteers Needed
The three-day Whittier Weekend affair annually hosts more than 1,000 alumni of varying ages, as well as families of current students. Each year, we are in need of a number of "ambassadors" who can help out at various events during the weekend--from hosting and registration, to more behind-the-scenes setups and decorating. In particular, we'd love to have current Class Agents help us welcome home their classmates! Care to join us? Contact Lyn Carty '96, Board member and chair of the Volunteer Development & Recognition Committee via the Office of Alumni Relations, alumni@whittier.edu or 562.907.4222...... More

Calling All Regional Poets!
Live far from campus but still want to connect with other Poets in your local area? Your help is wanted! Currently, there are nearly 15 local alumni chapters across the U.S. and abroad, all with volunteer positions currently open. Like to know more? Contact Krista-Nicole Bishop '00, Board member and vice president for Regional Organizations via the Office of Alumni Relations, alumni@whittier.edu or 562.907.4222. .... More


The 4th annual Society Challenge is underway for the 2013 - 2014 year! Alumni, help your actives win bragging rights plus a financial prize! The Challenge is a friendly competition among Whittier's societies (local versions of fraternities and sororities), each year awarding a grand prize to a society with the highest percentage of alumni who make a gift (no matter what size) to the College.

For more information on the Challenge, or to check the current leaderboard, click here.

To make your gift now, click here.


Friday, May 16, 2014
Seated under a brilliantly sunny sky in Whittier College's Memorial Stadium,... More
Sunday, March 2, 2014
With the 2014 Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, a spotlight has shone on the... More
Friday, February 28, 2014
Actress and theatre professor Alma Martinez ’84 was inducted into the Academy... More
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Criminal defense attorney Armilla Staley-Ngomo ’03 has been named a 2014 New... More
Friday, January 31, 2014
Retired physician Carlos A. Bailey Jr. celebrated his 100th birthday on January... More