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Women's Water Polo Team Earns Conference Title

SCIAC Champions, Women Water PoloWhittier College's Women's Water Polo team earned the 2016 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) title on April 24 defeating University of La Verne 17-12. 

The Poets, the reigning 2015 SCIAC Champions, will enter into the NCAA Division I National Championships and play against an opponent who is yet to be determined.

Soto Becomes the Youngest Whittier High School Hall of Fame Inductee

Soto, Whittier High School Hall of FameAssociate Professor of Education Ivannia Soto was inducted into the Whittier High School Hall of Fame for her contributions to the field of education, specifically for her contributions to the field of second language acquisition as well as giving back to Whittier High School via service learning projects with Whittier College students in her Urban Education academic course.

Poets Connect with the Community and Present their Projects

CEC College ad Community ExpoWhittier College's Center for Engagement with Communities recently hosted its 11th annual College and Community Expo where more than 100 students presented in a poster session their  community outreach projects. 

Spring Choir Celebration

The Spring Choir Celebration will be featuring exceptional performances from the Broadoaks Children’s Choir, the Whittier College Choir and the Voce & Poetivity. 

Whittier College Adopts Test-Optional Admission Policy

Whittier studentsWhittier College has adopted a test-optional admission policy beginning with the class of 2021, an approach that will allow prospective students to apply to the College and choose whether his/her SAT/ACT scores should be considered in the process. The test-optional policy is a growing national trend that allows college admissions officials to take a more holistic approach in the evaluation of applicants.

Professor Wallis Elected to WASC Senior College and University Commission

Andrew Wallis, WASC CommissionerThe WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) recently announced the election of Whittier College Professor of French Andrew Wallis as one of its new Commissioners. WCSUC is a regional accrediting agency serving a public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific, as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S.

Alumna Receives Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair

Alumna Carol TenopirAlumna Carol Tenopir '74, a regarded scholar in library and information sciences has been selected as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Tenopir currently serves as Chancellor's Professor and the CCI Board of Visitors Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville's School of Information Sciences.