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Andrew Lara '16 Experiences Being President of the College for a Day

Andrew Lara, President for the DayAndrew Lara '16 was selected to be Whittier College 2016 President of the Day among a talented pool of student applicants. Lara, leads the Asian Student Association and is pursuing undergraduate studies in international business and Chinese.

Whittier Student Honored as One of the Best Teachers in the State

Orlando Rodriguez, Graduate Student, Teaching AwardThe Carlston Family Foundation recently recognized Whittier College graduate student Orlando Rodriguez with the 2015 Outstanding Teachers of America Award. This award acknowledges his significant contributions to the academic success of students as a math teacher at Libra Academy at Linda Marquez High School in Huntington Park.

Whittier College Writers Festival

Whittier College Writers Festival

Poetry Reading at the Wardman Library


Patricia Smith, Saeed Jones, Anis Mojgani, Angel Nafis, Shira Ehrichman & Sam Sax

All Writers Festival Events Are Open To The Community!

The Rise of the Liberal Arts in Hong Kong

Co-founder and chairman emeritus of DHL International Po Chung understands the benefits of a liberal arts education. Hong Kong’s dramatic shift in just a few decades from a manufacturing to a service-based economy has sparked and is driving the interest into a new educational archetype modeled after the liberal arts.

Prominent Businessman and Philanthropist Ray Dezember '53 Leaves Lasting Legacy

Ray DezemberWhittier College Trustee Emeritus Rayburn "Ray" Dezember ’53 died March 14 after a long illness. 

"Those of you who had the pleasure of knowing Ray understand that the world has lost a most magnanimous, upbeat, smart, and talented man.  Ray and his wife Joanie met at Whittier and never wavered in their loyalty to this institution," said Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger in a communication to campus. 

Cast of The Merchant of Venice Earns Recognition

Cristian Perez, The Merchant of Venice productionWhittier College Theatre and Communication Arts students recently closed a successful run of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and are being recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for their efforts.

A Tearful Farewell

Margo LatifEarly in the spring semester, Whittier College was rocked with the passing of one of its own, Sophomore Margo Latif, a bright young woman with tremendous promise.