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YouTube Star Cassey Ho '09 Opens Up About Struggles

Rosanna Pansino and Cassey Ho at the VidCon panel in Anaheim.Alumna and fitness guru Cassey Ho '09 opened up about the struggles she faced on her journey to YouTube stardom.

Ho hosts a fitness video blog or "vlog", Blogilates, on YouTube and tweets her fans about her latest blog posts and other fitness tips. She now boasts more than 3.1 million subscribers to her YouTube channel—but not everyone was supportive of her.

Pudwill named ACWPC Div. III Coach of the Year

Justin Pudwill, Coach of the Year, ACWPC, Water PoloJustin Pudwill, Whittier College head men's and women's water polo coach was recently named the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division III Coach of the Year for his achievements with the women's team.

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'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.