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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

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Crystal, Sophia, and April Zamorano

Back when college was barely a whisper in the minds of her fellow middle-school classmates, Sophia Zamorano ’14 was hanging out with her older sisters in the Turner Hall dorms, tagging along to their university classes, and strolling the grounds of... More

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Whittier College Fifth Dimension participants

Whittier College’s Center for Engagement with Communities (CEC) has been awarded $411,680 grant from the BCM Foundation to support programs that strengthen the relationship between the surrounding communities and academic programs at the College.... More

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Rebecca Raya '14, Supervisor Gloria Molina, and Humberto Jasso '14

Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina Provides Graduates Words of Wisdom Latina political leader Gloria Molina gave the keynote address at Whittier College's 13th Annual Latino Graduates Celebration held on Saturday, May 10 in the Ruth B.... More

Friday, May 9, 2014

Latina political leader Gloria Molina will give the keynote address at Whittier College's 13th Annual Latino Graduates Celebration, May 10 at 4 p.m. in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90608. Molina... More

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