Nearly 1,000 Poets celebrated their Whittier College pride, shared memories, and made new ones at Whittier Weekend 2016.
How can people remain good in a corrupt and desperate world?
Whittier College welcomed hundreds of members of the Poet community to dedicate the newly renovated Science & Learning Center (SLC).
Jenny Guerra, an advocate for social justice and strong supporter of access to higher education, was named the new director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and Ortiz Programs, formerly known as Whittier College's Cultural Center.
Luz Castro ’17, a first-generation student majoring in Spanish and political science, is headed to Washington, D.C. this summer where she will participate in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) Internship Program. CHCI aims to educate, empower, and connect Latino students in order encourage them to make meaningful impact on their communities as leaders.
Santana is chief financial advisor to the Mayor and Council of Los Angeles
Whittier College's 2016 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Presentation Day highlighted the quality undergraduate research produced by Whittier students. The all-day conference included simultaneous poster sessions in Mendenhall lobby and individual presentations in Hoover Hall.
Playwright and founding and artistic director of Casa0101, Josefina Lopez will share her insights on leadership as one of today’s preeminent Chicana writers as part of the third event of the Whittier College's Lecture Series Master Class on Chicana Leadership. A conversation moderated by the Honorable Gloria Molina, the event will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
The study abroad experience has long been a hallmark of the liberal arts curriculum and a rite of passage for many American undergraduates. In addition to the traditional semester-long experience, Whittier College offers student the opportunity to participate in unique short-term study abroad experiences led by faculty members.
The award will significantly increase the College’s capacity for STEM learning and research
More than 100 Whittier College students, alumni, staff, faculty, and administrators rolled up their sleeves on Saturday, September 26 and participated in the 21st annual Helping Hands Day. Participants gathered in the Campus Center for breakfast before boarding buses to various service sites in and around the city of Whittier.
Whittier College and Broadoaks School students joined people across the world in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace. An annual tradition on the Whittier College campus, the celebration of peace was led by children from The Broadoaks School and members of OMEP-Whittier College. Two brief celebrations were held in the Campus Center Courtyard and included the formation of a Circle of Peace, a moment of silence and reflection, and the singing of A Song of Peace.
The Council of Mexican Federations in North America(COFEM), its affiliated Federations, and sponsoring partners have come together to provide scholarships to outstanding students who are immigrants or of immigrant descent and are affiliated to a COFEM Federation or Club or is an AB-540/DACA student and are pursuing a higher education.
The 2015-2016 season of Whittier College's popular Inside Latin Jazz series kicked off on a high note with an insightful conversation featuring world-renowned musician Poncho Sanchez.
Whittier welcomed the Class of 2019 composed of 454 first-years and 76 transfer students who descended upon campus on September 6 for the start of New Student Orientation. This cohort is one of Whittier’s most diverse and brightest. Classes for all undergraduates begin September 9.
For the first time in Whittier College's history, Poet Athletics earned three conference championships in one school year. The men's and women's water polo teams dominated the pool in the 2014-2015 season, bringing home two conference trophies. The third SCIAC championship of the year for the Purple and Gold came from the softball team led by head coach Dee Dee Kingsbury.
Poet catcher Stephen Zavala ’15 was selected by the St. Louis Caridinals for the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Zavala, the second Poet in as many years to join MLB, was the lone Division III West Region player chosen by a major league team this year.
The rain and soggy weather did not dampen the festive atmosphere of Whittier College’s 112th Commencement ceremony held indoors at the Graham Athletic Center for the first time in the history of the College.
The Whittier College family continues to celebrate its class of 2015 as the Ortiz Programs and the Cultural Center held its 14th Annual Latino Graduates Celebration on May 9.
Whittier College held for the first time in its history a Lavender Graduate Celebration to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students and allies.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will serve as Commencement Speaker at Whittier College’s 112th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 15, 2015. The celebration will take place at Memorial Stadium on the Whittier College campus.
President Sharon Herzberger visited Washington D.C. in early February to attend NAICU's (National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities) Annual Meeting. NAICU serves as the unified national voice of private nonprofit higher education. With more than 1,000 member institutions and associations nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of independent higher education across the United States.
Dr. Joel Pérez has been appointed Vice President and Dean of Students at Whittier College, following a national search. He will officially join the College in March 2015.
Dozens of Whittier College students and staff members helped hundreds of local families have a happy Thanksgiving. Volunteering with the Interfaith Food Center in Whittier, the Whittier group distributed food and helped individuals carry their food supplies (including a turkey) to their car.
More than 1,000 Poets including alumni, families, and friends, participated in this year's Whittier Weekend festivities between October 17 and 19.
Whittier College has been named as one of the nation’s Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students by BestColleges.com. Whittier was ranked as number four in a list that includes many other top public and private institutions of higher learning.
The Whittier College community is invited to participate in the Cultural Center's Safe Zone Program to become a visible ally and resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty and staff.
Dozens of Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service at the 2013 Spring Honors Convocation. Of note, more than 60 students were recognized for securing academic fellowships and research internships. Click here to see a full list of student honorees. Professor of History and the 2012 Harry W. Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award recipient Elizabeth Sage delivered the keynote address.
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More than 70 Whittier College students participated in the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Arts (URSCA) Presentation Day. This year presenters represented more than a dozen majors and session topics ranged from "The Use of Pre-Existing Classical Music in Contemporary Film" and "Gender Issues in Latin American Literature" to "The Politics of Memory, Money, and Identity" and "Approaches to Social Issues."