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Relive Whittier's 2016 Commencement Address on C-SPAN

Maria Contreras Sweet, Commencement Speaker, Class of 2016Administrator and U.S. Cabinet Member Maria Contreras-Sweet encouraged more than 400 members of the Whittier College class of 2016 to find their voice and "unique value proposition" that will propel them to success in their professional and personal life.

Poet awarded Getty Multicultural Internship

Mario AlmarazMario Almaraz '17, an art major, was awarded a prestigious Getty Multicultural Internship at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) this summer.

For the Love of Football, Medicine, and Acting

Depalneaux Wills, Class of 1998Alumnus Delpaneaux Wills ‘98 loves three things in life: football, medicine, and acting.  But acting wasn't always part of the picture. Wills, who was raised in Sierra Leone and will appear in a forthcoming film “RYDE,” discovered his acting chops during his time at Whittier.

Boyle Heights Student Defies Odds and Is Heading to Whittier

Adela LopezWhen Adela Lopez was in eighth grade she was ready to drop out of school. But, because of singer will.i.am's College Track program at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights she is now headed to Whittier College this fall.

Meet the Class of 2016

The Whittier College class of 2016 included leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, and future medical practitioners who are now on their way to prestigious graduate programs and are ready to take the professional world. Here's a sample of the outstanding Poets of 2016. 

The World As Your Classroom: Five Whittier Summer Study Abroad Courses

Denmark, Study Abroad

Summer is a peak time for vacation travel for Whittier College students and it's also a peak learning time for Poets. Study abroad opens Whittier students to world views, value systems, codes of behavior, religious systems, and uses of symbolic language that challenge them to rethink their own world view and preconceptions.

Alumna Takes Part in Security Summit in Nigeria

Erin Clancy, Class of 2007Alumna and U.S. Foreign Affairs Officer Erin Clancy ’07 traveled to Nigeria earlier this month as part of the U.S. delegation that took part of the second Regional Security Summit.

Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken led the U.S. delegation at the summit and delivered the U.S. national statement and later met with senior leaders to discuss efforts to support Nigeria and the other Lake Chad Basin countries in the fight against Boko Haram.

On-Campus Registration (Morning Session)

First Year students will be advised and enrolled in Fall 2016 courses during the on-campus registration event at the Center for Advising and Academic Success, which is located on the ground floor of Wardman Library.

Parking is recommended at the Ruth B. Shannon Center. See campus map for directions.

Donnelly Awarded 2016 O. Henry Prize

Joe Donnelly, O. Henry PrizeJoe Donnelly, visiting assistant professor of journalism and new media at Whittier College, has been awarded a prestigious 2016 O. Henry Prize for his short story “Bonus Baby.” The O. Henry Prize recognizes 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines in the U.S. and Canada. The award-winning stories will appear this September in an Anchor Books anthology edited by Laura Furman.

Whittier College appoints Kieron Miller as Vice President for Enrollment

Kieron Miller​Kieron Miller has been appointed to vice president for enrollment for Whittier College. Prior to his appointment, Miller served as director of admission at the College since 2003 and has worked at Whittier for nearly two decades. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the admissions and financial aid offices and operations. Miller will assume the new role in June.

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