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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.


Business Administration 


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.

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.