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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Laura Martinez, Whittier College Alumna, East Palo Alto Mayor

Laura Martinez ’06 was appointed in March 2015 to the board of trustees of the Sequoia Union School District, with unanimous approval over five other candidates. She previously served on the East Palo Alto City Council where she was the first... More

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Luis Ibarra, Track and Field, Whittier College Alumnus, Pan American Games

Luis Ibarra ’02, former Poet runner and coach represented Mexico in the Pan American Games where more than 7,000 athletes from more than 41 delegations are competing in Toronto, Canada. Ibarra came in 6th in the men's steeplechase final. Ibarra... More

Monday, July 20, 2015
Whittier College President, Sharon Herzberger

In the wake of the challenges that Sweet Briar College faced as a small liberal arts college on the brink of closing its doors, the publication University Business interviewed several college presidents, including Whittier College's Sharon... More

Monday, July 20, 2015
Whittier College, Men's Water Polo, USA Today Ranking

Whittier College was included in College Factual's list of U.S. Best Colleges for Men's Water Polo as reported by USA Today. The College ranks at #21 among the top schools that compete in NCAA's Division I, II, and III that provide a quality... More

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Professor Joe Price

Professor of Religion Joe Price was included in a recent Washington Post article about the connection between Serena Williams’ professional tennis career and her faith as a Jehovah’s Witness. Despite her faith discouraging members from competitive... More

Friday, July 10, 2015
Ryan Colberg, Pro Wrestler, Whittier College Alumnus

Alumnus Ryan Colberg '99, who goes by the name of Anthony Idol, has become what the San Diego Union-Tribune calls a “one part wrestling legend Hulk Hogan and one part 1980s punk singer Billy Idol.”  Colberg is a well-known professional wrestler at... More

Friday, July 10, 2015
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Gabriela Salgado ’17 dreams of becoming an ethnic studies college professor and she’s well on her way to achieving her career goal. The Whittier Scholars Program student and Hawthorne native, is maximizing her opportunities at Whittier College to... More

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Associate Professor of Education Ivannia Soto-Hinman

Associate Professor of Education Ivannia Soto-Hinman has devoted her professional career to ensuring that immigrant children receive the same challenging academic experiences and meet the same achievement standards as their English-speaking peers... More

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Southern California's ongoing drought is an issue that Professor of Biology Cheryl Swift is very familiar with. Two of her research projects—carried out in the Puente Hills and along the Tujunga River—focus on the effects of weather phenomena on... More

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Poet catcher Stephen Zavala ’15 was selected by the St. Louis Caridinals for the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Zavala, the second Poet in as many years to join MLB, was the lone Division III West Region player chosen by a major league... More