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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Three Poets pose for a photo booth picture at Homecoming Festival 2016.

Nearly 1,000 Poets celebrated their Whittier College pride, shared memories, and made new ones at Whittier Weekend 2016. During the homecoming festivities this past Friday through Sunday, alumni, students, family, friends, faculty, and staff ... More

Friday, October 14, 2016
Poster from 'The Good Person of Sichuan'

How can people remain good in a corrupt and desperate world? That's the question posed by The Good Person of Sichuan, the upcoming Whittier College student play at The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, running from Oct. 20-23. ... More

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger addresses the audience at the grand opening of the newly renovated Science & Learning Center.

Whittier College welcomed hundreds of members of the Poet community to dedicate the newly renovated Science & Learning Center (SLC). President Sharon Herzberger was joined by a member of the Whittier City Council, senior staff, faculty,... More

Monday, September 12, 2016
Jenny Guerra, Whittier College, Office of Equity and Inclusion

Jenny Guerra, an advocate for social justice and strong supporter of access to higher education, was named the new director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and Ortiz Programs, formerly known as Whittier College's Cultural Center.  ... 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

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 5, 2016
Miguel Santana, Whittier College Alumnus

Santana is chief financial advisor to the Mayor and Council of Los Angeles Los Angeles City Administrative Officer (CAO) Miguel Santana ’91 will be the keynote speaker for Whittier College’s Latino Graduates Celebration on Saturday, May 7 in the... More

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Whittier College's 2016 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Presentation Day highlighted the quality undergraduate research produced by Whittier students. The all-day conference included simultaneous poster... More

Friday, March 11, 2016
Josefina Lopez

Playwright and founding and artistic director of Casa0101, Josefina Lopez will share her insights on leadership as one of today’s preeminent Chicana writers as part of the third event of the Whittier College's Lecture Series Master Class on... More

Monday, January 11, 2016
Puerto Rico

The study abroad experience has long been a hallmark of the liberal arts curriculum and a rite of passage for many American undergraduates. In addition to the traditional semester-long experience, Whittier College offers student the opportunity to... More