Poet Awards

Poet Awardees represent some of the best of our Whittier College community and extended family.

For decades, the Poet Awards have been presented to select members of the alumni body, chosen for their outstanding service, commitment, and loyalty to Whittier College, and for individual professional and personal achievements that best reflect the ideals and values taught here at Whittier. 

2019 Poet Awards

Honorees will be recognized during a formal ceremony at the Poet Awards Recognition Reception & Dinner, Friday, October 11, 2019, during Homecoming weekend.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Alumni Programs & Giving at 562.907.4222 or alumni@whittier.edu.

2017 Poet Awardees

Cheryl Boone IsaacsCheryl Boone Isaacs '71

Alumnus/a Achievement Award, for superior accomplishments in his/her career




Chris EvansChris Evans '68

Service to the College Award, for extensive service to the College since graduation




Susan HarveySusan (Elliott) Harvey '67

Community Impact Award, recognizing important contributions made by an alumnus/a to his/her home community




John PeelJohn Peel P'10 P'14

Honorary Alumnus/a Award, for outstanding non-alumni members of the College community who have enhanced the Whittier College experience for alumni




Jeffrey ClevelandJeffrey Cleveland '02

Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award, recognizing a graduate within the last 15 years who has demonstrated significant achievement in his/her professional life