Johnson Hall is the only hall directly attached to a Faculty Master's home—the Dezember Alumni House. The hall is coeducational by floor and houses approximately 90 students in several first-year Living Learning Communities (LLC). The first-year LLCs are meeting places for students to come together and collaboratively construct new ideas, traditions, and experiences. They are designed to help students succeed through their first year at Whittier College and beyond. These communities foster social well-being, academic enrichment, and individual growth, by providing each student with a sense of belonging on campus.
The double rooms in Johnson Hall are 16' X 16' and include sinks. The lounge area has a piano, and cable television, and a fireplace. Recent renovations in Johnson Hall include laundry room and bathroom improvements, furniture upgrades in all main lounges, construction of new classrooms, and installation of wireless Internet. Eco-friendly elements include water-saving toilets, low-flow shower heads, energy-saving light bulbs, and each hall has its own recycling bins.
Johnson Hall was built in 1955 as a residence hall for women (significant renovations were completed in 2007). It was named for Clifford and Susan Johnson, whose gifts made the building possible. Susan was one of the first women on the faculty, teaching science and math and Clifford was on the board of trustees for 45 years.
Name: Manuel Chavez
Hometown: Pico Rivera, CA
School Activities: Center for Engagement with Communities Mentor
Hobbies: Anything regarding technology. I'm a huge fan of computer science and computer gaming.
After college I want to: attend medical school and become a Clinical Pathologist.
My best Whittier College experience has been: living in the residence halls during my first year. I have not only made some of the closest friends, but have grown so much as an individual.
My favorite thing in the world is: coconuts.
A quirky fact about me: I really like coconuts.
Name: Nikki Dalton
Major: English Literature/Psychology
Hometown: Duvall, WA
School Activities: Peer Mentor, A&E Editor for The Quaker Campus, member of the Palmer Society, member of Sigma Tau Delta
Hobbies: Laughing, singing out of key, frequenting beaches, and reading far too many books.
After college I want to: pursue my Master's and Psy.D in Clinical Psychology and work with youth.
My best Whittier College experience has been: comprised of all of the moments spent with the wonderful people that I'm so thankful to go to school with. From late-night laughs in the Quaker Campus office to finding a second family in a society or simply someone to share happiness about Disneyland with, I've loved getting to meet the people here.
My favorite thing in the world is: movie theater popcorn and six-second hugs.
A quirky fact about me: I collect fuzzy socks and have perfected my dolphin imitation.
Name: Kieran Delceppo
Hometown: Adelanto, CA
School Activities: Orthogonian Society, Whittier College Rugby, Improv Team, Scenic Shop Carpenter
Hobbies: Sports, woodwork, puzzles, games, reading, shooting
After college I want to: work with and provide counseling to military families through the Veterans Association.
My best Whittier College experience has been: pledging for the Orthagonian Society.
My favorite thing in the world is: my family.
A quirky fact about me: I'm ambidextrous and have double jointed shoulders.
Name: Kaitlin Fundell
Major: Physics Minor: History
Hometown: Apple Valley, CA
School Activities: Physics Club, Kaplan Conversation Partners, work study at the Shannon Center, Engineering Team
Hobbies: Listening to music and learning new songs on the guitar, camping, thrift store shopping
After college I want to: join Teach For America, get my Master's degree and teaching credential, and become a teacher.
My best Whittier College experience has been: participating in Physics Club's Star Parties
My favorite thing in the world is: climbing to the top of a mountain late at night to look up at the stars and down at the valley.
A quirky fact about me: I'm ambidextrous.