Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - October 23, 1998
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FIVE ATHLETES NAMED TO THE WHITTIER COLLEGE HALL OF FAME

Five alumni from four decades and myriad sports have been named to the Whittier College Athletic Hall of Fame. Sponsored by the Purple & Gold athletic support group, the induction dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Whittier Hilton Hotel.

Hall of Fame candidates are selected for their athletic accomplishments at Whittier or for their later success as professional athletes. This year's winners are Kenneth Chandler, Peter Fuller and Kathy Rodriguez Garcielita of Whittier, Millard "Buck" Jarnagan of Covina, and Larry Jaro of Englewood, Colo.

Chandler, a 1951 graduate of the college, lettered four times in football and baseball and was Athlete of the Year for the 1950 academic year.

Fuller, from the class of 1985, is the first athlete honored for his water polo accomplishments. He lettered twice in swimming and four times in water polo, and was named water polo MVP, in addition to being captain of the team.

Garcielita is the tenth woman inducted into the Hall of Fame. A 1987 graduate, she lettered four times in softball and made the All-SCIAC first team in softball four times, and was MVP her freshman year.

Jarnagan graduated in 1948 and lettered three times in football and baseball. In addition to making the All-SCIAC first and second teams in football, he never had a batting average under .300.

Jaro, a 1965 graduate, lettered three times in track and twice in football. Named All-District NAIA in football, he was All-SCIAC in both sports.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 per person and must be ordered by Nov. 2. Tickets and information are available by contacting Lyn Dobrzycki, director of the annual fund, at (562) 907-4841.

Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts. Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa.

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