In a recent article titled "How Latinos Are Shaping America's Future," National Geographic magazine highlights Whittier College as one of the most diverse in the country.
The piece focuses on the rising Latino populations and notes that "the nation’s Latino population has grown sixfold since 1970, reaching an estimated 57.4 million in 2016, or nearly 18 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In most places where the locals say a community 'feels' different from what it did a generation ago, Latinos are the reason: They account for more of the nation’s demographic changes than any other group."
The article also mentions Whittier College Trustee Richard Zapanta P'13 and his wife Rebecca. The Zapantas are parents of recent graduate Richard Zapanta, Jr. '13 and reside in the city of Whittier.
Read the full article here.