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Monday, June 2, 2014

Whittier graduate and former civil deputy prosecutor Bernard Veljacic '94 was recently sworn in as a Superior Court Judge for Clark County in Washington State. “Bernard’s diverse experiences and strong leadership qualities will help bring... More

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Whittier College graduate Paul W. Ferguson '74, president of the University of Maine since 2011, was named the 15th president of Indiana’s Ball State University. According to Ball’s board chair Rick Hall, Ferguson is the person to take Ball State... More

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Political science major R.J. Tolson ’15 has published a new self-improvement book, Project Limitless Volume I: The Success Initiative. The tome, the first in a series, is described as a guide to “unleashing your potential, crumbling the boundaries... More

Friday, May 23, 2014

A recent $1 million challenge gift has resulted in an additional $3 million in leadership contributions toward Whittier College’s Science and Learning Center (SLC) project, for a total of $4 million in directed gifts. The initial $1 million... More

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thank you very much. It’s an honor to be with you, Class of 2014. The Poet Mary Oliver writes, “There are things that you can’t reach. But you can reach out to them, and, all day long.” What we reach out for, I think, is the creation of a community... More

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Amy Biehl Foundation Project on Human Rights and Social Responsibility

Students from Pioneer and Whittier High Schools recently completed a nine-week program on human rights and social responsibility organized by the Center for Engagement with Communities (CEC) and sponsored by the Amy Biehl Foundation. The project... 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

By Sharon Herzberger, Ph.D., President of Whittier College Congratulations, Poets!  The novelist Tim O’Brien, himself an honorary Whittier College Poet, writes about the power of memory, which in his words serves to join “the past to the future.”... More

Friday, May 16, 2014

Dr. Maggie Koong Dr. Maggie Koong is the chief principal at Victoria Education Organization in Hong Kong, China. A tireless advocate for young children, especially those who are most vulnerable, Koong is president of Organisation Mondiale Pour L´... 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

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