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Poet Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievement

President Club LuncheonMore than 100 Poet athletes were recognized for their success in the classroom at the 10th Annual President’s Club luncheon. Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger and Executive Director of Athletics Robert Coleman acknowledged 130 athletes who earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 3.5 or higher during the academic year.

College to Launch Surfing Course in Fall 2016

Surfing course at WhittierThe Whittier College Dean of Academic Affairs and Registrar's Office have announced an exciting new elective course to be launched in fall 2016. KNS 401: Surfing Fundamentals will offer Whittier students the opportunity to experience a Southern California tradition without leaving the campus. 

2016 Feinberg Lecture: The Future of the Middle East

Feinberg Lecture 2016, Robin WrightProlific journalist and author Robin Wright enlightened the Whittier College community as she discussed her experiences as a journalist in the Middle East during this year’s Feinberg’s Lecture titled “Rock the Casbah – The Future of the Middle East,” held at the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts.

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.