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Monday, November 10, 2014
MMUF Fellows

Fellows and coordinators from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship's (MMUF) seven west coast member institutions visited Whittier College for their Annual Regional Undergraduate Conference from October 30 to November 2. The gathering, designed to... More

Monday, October 20, 2014
Whittier Weekend

More than 1,000 Poets including alumni, families, and friends, participated in this year's Whittier Weekend festivities between October 17 and 19. The three-day celebration opened with an intimate Golden Anniversary brunch in honor of the class of... More

Monday, October 6, 2014
William Hougan

In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon '34 signed into law the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (CDAPCA), a revolutionary statute that initiated America’s “War on Drugs.” More than 40 years later, political science and history double... More

Monday, October 6, 2014
Pitts Family Foundation

​A $50,000 grant from the Pitts Family Foundation, aimed to fund opportunities for semester or short-term study abroad, will now offer financial assistance to qualifying African American students from Whittier who would like to participate in an... More

Monday, October 6, 2014
Hayden Schmidt and Erica Fradinger

Diving into the fray only weeks after graduation, Hayden Schmidt ‘14 began a Ph.D. program in biology and biomedical science at Harvard University this summer. His first rotation involved working in the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Selkeo, co-director... More

Monday, September 15, 2014

Alumna Kristina Shaw '11 recently completed a 10-month Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Munich, Germany. As part of the program Shaw taught English at two high schools. Although the majority of her job as an ETA was to teach the... More

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
2014 Fulbright Awardees

Three recent Whittier College graduates have been granted highly competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship awards. The recipients Carlee Shults ’14 (Avondale, AZ), Elizabeth Cook ’14 (Zionsville, IN), and Amiya Moretta’14 (Seal Beach, CA... More

Friday, May 16, 2014
Hong Kong

Recent graduates Carolyn Newswanger ’14 and Erin Eulberg ’14, as well as Kelci Kaulana Quinabo 15, Madyson Statley ’15, and Tiffany Tsui ’15, and Rebecca Robinson '15 will leave for a month-long teaching practicum in Hong Kong this week. The group... More

Friday, May 16, 2014
Fr. Greg Boyle

Seated under a brilliantly sunny sky in Whittier College's Memorial Stadium, the nearly 450 members of the class of 2014 listened attentively as humanitarian Jesuit Priest Father Gregory J. Boyle entreated them to not only “promote” justice with... More

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Recent graduate Ryan Johnson ’11 was the inaugural Huaqiao Fellow during the 2012-2013 academic year, enrolling in a master’s-level Chinese immersion program at the University in Xiamen, China. Johnson’s fellowship was renewed for 2013–2014; he will... More

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