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Prominent Businessman and Philanthropist Ray Dezember '53 Leaves Lasting Legacy

Ray DezemberWhittier College Trustee Emeritus Rayburn "Ray" Dezember ’53 died March 14 after a long illness. 

"Those of you who had the pleasure of knowing Ray understand that the world has lost a most magnanimous, upbeat, smart, and talented man.  Ray and his wife Joanie met at Whittier and never wavered in their loyalty to this institution," said Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger in a communication to campus. 

Cast of The Merchant of Venice Earns Recognition

Cristian Perez, The Merchant of Venice productionWhittier College Theatre and Communication Arts students recently closed a successful run of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and are being recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for their efforts.

A Tearful Farewell

Margo LatifEarly in the spring semester, Whittier College was rocked with the passing of one of its own, Sophomore Margo Latif, a bright young woman with tremendous promise.

Career and Internship Fair Draws Hundreds of Attendees

Career Fair 2016More than 300 Whittier College students networked and discovered employment opportunities at the College's 2016 Career and Internship Fair. The record number of student attendees interacted with 28 global, national, and local companies who were looking for their next interns or full time employees.  

Coach Mike Rizzo Earns 300th Victory

Mike Rizzo, Poet Baseball, 300 WinMike Rizzo earned his 300th victory on Friday afternoon as the Whittier College Baseball team edged the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer 8-7 at Memorial Field.

Rizzo becomes the first Whittier College baseball coach to earn this milestone and is the longest tenured head coach in the history of the program as he begins his 18th season at the helm of the Poet baseball program. 

Guilford Hall Starts a New Journey

Guilford Hall MoveGuilford Hall, former home of Whittier College’s mail room and music department, embarked on a journey to Uptown Whittier this past Friday. The building was moved from its location adjacent to the Campus Center to the corner of Penn Street and Comstock Avenue where it will be converted into affordable housing.