News & Events

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Whittier College class of 2016 included leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, and future medical practitioners who are now on their way to prestigious graduate programs and are ready to take the professional world. Here's a sample of... More

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Summer is a peak time for vacation travel for Whittier College students and it's also a peak learning time for Poets. Study abroad opens Whittier students to world views, value systems, codes of behavior, religious systems and uses of symbolic... More

Monday, May 23, 2016
Erin Clancy, Class of 2007

Alumna and U.S. Foreign Affairs Officer Erin Clancy ’07 traveled to Nigeria earlier this month as part of the U.S. delegation that took part of the second Regional Security Summit. Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken led the U.S. delegation at the... More

Friday, May 20, 2016
Kieron Miller

​Kieron Miller has been appointed to vice president for enrollment for Whittier College. Prior to his appointment, Miller served as director of admission at the College since 2003 and has worked at Whittier for nearly two decades. In his new role... More

Thursday, May 19, 2016
O Henry Prize, Joe Donnelly

Joe Donnelly, visiting assistant professor of journalism and new media at Whittier College, has been awarded a prestigious 2016 O. Henry Prize for his short story “Bonus Baby.” The O. Henry Prize recognizes 20 of the best short stories of the year... More

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Luz Castro, Congressional Internship

Luz Castro ’17, a first-generation student majoring in Spanish and political science, is headed to Washington, D.C. this summer where she will participate in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) Internship Program.  CHCI aims to... More

Friday, May 13, 2016
Maria Contreras-Sweet Receives Honorary Degree from Whittier College

The sun shone bright on the thousands of friends and family members gathered at Whittier College’s Memorial Stadium to celebrate nearly 400 ecstatic members of the graduating class of 2016. Candidates for master’s and bachelor’s degrees listened... More

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Xochitl Ramirez, Class of 2016

​While at Whittier Xochitl Ramirez, a senior majoring in Spanish and business, wrote her own screenplay, interned for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and led M.E.Ch.A. to be one of the best student organizations on campus. Major: Spanish and... More

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Edwin Bennett, Biochemistry, Class of 2016

Edwin Bennett, a senior majoring in biochemistry, has tutored children in math, presented at a biology academic conference, volunteered at local hospitals, and even found time to build homes in Mexico with Amor Ministries. Next Stop: UCLA's School... More

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
2016 Honors Convocation

More than 100 Whittier College students were recognized for their dedication to academics, service, and leadership at the 2016 Spring Honors Convocation held at the Graham Athletics Center last month. The event acknowledged graduate and... More

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