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Meet the Class of 2016: Amanda Cabanilla

Amanda Cabanilla, Class of 2016Amanda Cabanilla, a senior majoring in sociology has a desire to radically transform the world and has been able to thrive as a researcher at Whittier. Next stop: University of Chicago.


Sociology major with a minor in religious studies.


Pomona, CA

Undergraduate Research in Full Display at URSCA

Student presenting at URSCAWhittier College's 2016 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Presentation Day highlighted the quality undergraduate research produced by Whittier students.

The all-day conference included simultaneous poster sessions in Mendenhall lobby and individual presentations in Hoover Hall.

End of Year Student Art Exhibition

Student Art ExhibitAfter a lot of hard work and artistic inspiration, several Whittier students took top prizes at the end-of-the-year student art exhibition.

Skyler Dayton's '16 topographical maps of Yosemite Valley and part of The Grand Canyon took first place at the award ceremony in Mendenhall's Greenleaf Gallery. The maps use different textures to represent different elevations of the beautiful landscapes.

Whittier Students Advocate for Disenfranchised Groups at Sacramento Lobby Days

Lobby Days 2016Whittier College students in Visiting Professor Gretchen Heidemann’s “Social Welfare Policy” class traveled last month to Sacramento where they joined 1400 other social work students at the State Capitol to learn about legislature and advocate for change in state policy at the 28th Annual Lobby Days.

Leadership Artistry

Nancy AdlerNancy Adler, a leading authority on global leadership and cross-cultural management, recently visited Whittier College to discuss how to create leadership that is highly creative and artistic.

All-Sports Awards Banquet

The All-Sports Awards Banquet is organized to recognize the Whittier College student-athletes’ achievements on and off the field. This special evening will culminate with the recognition of our Athletes of the Year and Four-Year Letter Winners.

Individual Tickets $20