Leadership Experience and Programs (LEAP) Office Latest News

Friday, January 15, 2016
Gerald Rivers, Martin Luther King Celebration, Whittier College

Whittier College will commemorate the legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King with Gerald C. Rivers’ one-man show What Do You Dream Of, a show that highlights various speeches from Dr. King. The Martin Luther King Celebration will... 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

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Whittier College Head Football Coach Mike Neale

Whittier College Executive Director of Athletics and Assistant to the President Robert Coleman has announced the hiring of Mike Neale as the New Poet Head Football Coach.  Neale comes to Whittier after successfully helping to resurrect the... More

Monday, November 2, 2015
Homeboy Industries 5K Race

The Fearless Poets Feet Fleet a group of 38 students, faculty, and staff represented Whittier College in the 2015 Homeboy Industries Every Angeleno Counts 5K run on October 24 taking them across the LA River and back toward downtown LA. The race... More

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Whittier Weekend 2015

More than 1,000 Poets including alumni, families, students, and friends of the College participated in the 2015 Whittier Weekend festivities between October 23 and 25. The three-day celebration opened with the Golden Anniversary brunch in honor... More

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Waking the Green Tiger Film Poster

The programming is part of the College’s Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment During the week of November 16-20, 2015, Whittier College’s Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) program will host award-... More

Monday, October 19, 2015
Joe Donnelly, Whittier Faculty, Journalism

From writing a profile on Sean Penn at the height of his dissidence over Iraq and the policies of former President George W. Bush, to writing a feature story about OR7, the first wild wolf spotted in California in more than 90 years, new Visiting... More

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Whittier College, Title V Grant

The award will significantly increase the College’s capacity for STEM learning and research The Department of Education’s Title V, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program has awarded Whittier College a $2.6M grant to enhance STEM (Science,... More

Monday, September 28, 2015
Students at Helping Hands Day

More than 100 Whittier College students, alumni, staff, faculty, and administrators rolled up their sleeves on Saturday, September 26 and participated in the 21st annual Helping Hands Day. Participants gathered in the Campus Center for breakfast... More

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Peace Day

Whittier College and Broadoaks School students joined people across the world in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace. An annual tradition on the Whittier College campus, the celebration of peace was led by children from The ... More