Union Bank Gives $25,000 to Whittier College

Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - Sept. 15, 1997
Contact: Judy Browning (562) 907-4277
Reference: 97-98/17

UNION BANK GIVES $25,000 TO WHITTIER COLLEGE

The Union Bank of California Foundation has donated $25,000 to The Union Bank of California/Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Student Exchange Program at Whittier College. The contribution will provide scholarship support for business and economics students in under-represented groups who are interested in Pacific Rim languages and cultures.

In the exchange program, Whittier students work as summer bank interns and then tour Japanese businesses around Tokyo.

Whittier College hosts an Asian Leadership Speakers Series, and has established a new course, Intermediate Japanese. In addition, a minor in Asian Studies is under development, and all of this meshes with Union Bank's global community philosophy.

"Union Bank of California is concerned with helping students understand their role in the global community," said Richard C. Hartnack, vice chairman of Union Bank of California Community Banking in Los Angeles. "The banking industry has gone beyond traditional community boundaries due to rapid advances in technology. It is incumbent upon us to participate in learning about other cultures, languages and traditions."

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