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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.

Poet Heading to Washington for Congressional Internship

Luz Castro, Congressional InternshipLuz Castro ’17, a first-generation student majoring in Spanish and political science, is headed to Washington, D.C. this summer where she will participate in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) Internship Program.  CHCI aims to educate, empower, and connect Latino students in order encourage them to make meaningful impact on their communities as leaders. 

Meet the Class of 2016: Xochitl Ramirez

Xochitl Ramirez, Class of 2016​While at Whittier Xochitl Ramirez, a senior majoring in Spanish and business, wrote her own screenplay, interned for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and led M.E.Ch.A. to be one of the best student organizations on campus.

Major:

Spanish and business with an emphasis in management and marketing

Hometown:

East Los Angeles

Meet the Class of 2016: Edwin Bennett

Edwin Bennett, Class of 2016Edwin Bennett, a senior majoring in biochemistry, has tutored children in math, presented at a biology academic conference, volunteered at local hospitals, and even found time to build homes in Mexico with Amor Ministries. Next Stop: UCLA's School of Dentistry on a full-tuition scholarship.

Major:

Biochemistry

Hometown:

Yorba Linda, CA

2016 Honors Convocation Awardees

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Aimme Real Arrayga, awardee

Aurora Ilog, alternate

Tiffany Reyes, alternate

Kellen Aguilar, semi-finalist

Derek Blankenship, semi-finalist

Rosalie Atkinson, nominee

Rebecca Baker, nominee

Amanda Blazey, nominee

Alex Hackworth, nominee

Kelsey Kwong, nominee

Carolyn Newswanger, nominee

Helene Sparangis, nominee

Samantha Woehl, nominee

2016 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets

Honors ConvocationMore than 100 Whittier College students were recognized for their dedication to academics, service, and leadership at the 2016 Spring Honors Convocation held at the Graham Athletics Center last month.

Meet the Class of 2016: Cody Allman

Cody Allman, Class of 2016Business administration senior Cody Allman will graduate with a deep understanding of leadership thanks to his experience in student government, the Penn Society, and his work on behalf of his fellow students in several Whittier College committees. Next Stop: A career with the City of Anaheim.

Major: 

Business Administration 

Hometown:

Riverside, CA

Men's Lacrosse Earn Spot in NCAA National Championship

Men's Lacrosse, National ChampionshipsThe Whittier College men's lacrosse team has earned a bid into the NCAA Division III National Championship for the first time since 2004 and for the fourth time in the program's history.

The Poets will travel to Colorado Springs to face-off against rival Colorado College for the third time in less than four weeks on Wednesday, May 11.

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