Welcome, Poet Alumni!

YOU BELONG. Alumni are essential members of the Whittier College Poet family – they are lifelong stakeholders in the institution, and their passion and loyalty to their alma mater inspire devAlumni celebrate at Whittier Weekend 2012otion that is second to none.

CONNECT WITH US.The Office of Alumni Relations works to build and sustain a lasting network of active, dedicated and informed Whittier College alumni – to recruit and manage a strong volunteer and leadership base, as well as related regional chapter programs. Its purpose is to serve as the primary resource for Poet Alumni for communication with the College, with current students, and among peer-to-peer affinity alumni networks.

GET INVOLVED. Key to achieving this purpose, the Office strives to identify, establish, and promote opportunities in which alumni can actively contribute to the mission of the College via contributions of time, expertise, money, professional or academic opportunities, and other channels of support. Throughout the year, Office staff actively collaborate with the Alumni Association Board of Directors to set and achieve various goals on behalf of the alumni body and institution as a whole.

Hope to hear from you soon--GO POETS!!

VISIT: Mendenhall Building, 2nd Floor or Dezember Alumni House
CONTACT: 562.907.4222 or alumni@whittier.edu
MAIL: 13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier CA 90608

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 4:30pm

Join fellow Poets and members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors for some food, drinks, and good conversation! Stop by to catch up...

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 7:30pm

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. A photo ID will be requested at check-in.

Mosab Hassan Yousef is...

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:30pm

Hear from past Poets about their journey into these fields and where their liberal arts education has taken them.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:00pm

Panelists from important Latino radio, journalism, and television in the U.S. will discuss, in English, issues related to Latino media and ...

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 8:00pm

Latin Jazz 102
Jazz With No Prerequisites
Instructor: Danilo Lozano

Free and open to the public

In this "class"...

Alumni Association Board of Directors Seeks New Members
Currently, the leadership for the Alumni Association is seeking new members to participate on its Board of Directors. Commitments of time and resources include attendance at three campus meetings (September, February, May), active participation on at least two Board committees, and an annual contribution to the Whittier Fund. Interested? Like to know more? Contact President Steve Weston '83 via the Office of Alumni Relations, alumni@whittier.edu or 562.907.4222. New terms will begin in September 2013. .... More

Whittier Weekend 2014 Volunteers Needed
The three-day Whittier Weekend affair annually hosts more than 1,000 alumni of varying ages, as well as families of current students. Each year, we are in need of a number of "ambassadors" who can help out at various events during the weekend--from hosting and registration, to more behind-the-scenes setups and decorating. In particular, we'd love to have current Class Agents help us welcome home their classmates! Care to join us? Contact Lyn Carty '96, Board member and chair of the Volunteer Development & Recognition Committee via the Office of Alumni Relations, alumni@whittier.edu or 562.907.4222...... More

Calling All Regional Poets!
Live far from campus but still want to connect with other Poets in your local area? Your help is wanted! Currently, there are nearly 15 local alumni chapters across the U.S. and abroad, all with volunteer positions currently open. Like to know more? Contact Krista-Nicole Bishop '00, Board member and vice president for Regional Organizations via the Office of Alumni Relations, alumni@whittier.edu or 562.907.4222. .... More


The 4th annual Society Challenge is underway for the 2013 - 2014 year! Alumni, help your actives win bragging rights plus a financial prize! The Challenge is a friendly competition among Whittier's societies (local versions of fraternities and sororities), each year awarding a grand prize to a society with the highest percentage of alumni who make a gift (no matter what size) to the College.

For more information on the Challenge, or to check the current leaderboard, click here.

To make your gift now, click here.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Justice reform advocate John Maki ’98 was recently appointed executive... More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
​Hillview Middle School Science teacher, Christopher Mendoza ’03, was named... More
Friday, January 16, 2015
Fulfilling her duties as chair of the NCAA Division III Presidents Council,... More
Thursday, January 8, 2015
YouTube sensation Cassey Ho ’09 has been named one of the Most Influential... More
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Dr. Joel Pérez has been appointed Vice President and Dean of Students at... More