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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Joel Perez

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. Pérez comes to Whittier College from Seattle Pacific University, where he... More

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

​For the first time ever, Whittier College is participating in Giving Tuesday – a national day of giving back dedicated to inspiring millions of people to celebrate generosity and support a cause that they care about. On December 2, the Tuesday... More

Monday, October 20, 2014
Whittier Weekend

More than 1,000 Poets including alumni, families, and friends, participated in this year's Whittier Weekend festivities between October 17 and 19. The three-day celebration opened with an intimate Golden Anniversary brunch in honor of the... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Longtime Whittier College Trustee Ruth B. Shannon was recently honored as an influential activist during the “Women in Scouting” Gala Dinner, a benefit hosted by the Los Angeles Area Council and San Gabriel Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of... More

Monday, October 6, 2014
Pitts Family Foundation

​A $50,000 grant from the Pitts Family Foundation, aimed to fund opportunities for semester or short-term study abroad, will now offer financial assistance to qualifying African American students from Whittier who would like to participate in an... More

Thursday, September 25, 2014
George Tenopir sits behind desk

George Kenneth Tenopir, a beloved member of the Poet family, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 21, 2014. He was 90 years old. Born in 1923 in Friend, Nebraska, Tenopir served with the Army in World War II before completing his studies at... More

Friday, May 23, 2014

A recent $1 million challenge gift has resulted in an additional $4 million in leadership contributions toward Whittier College’s Science and Learning Center (SLC) project, for a total of $5 million in directed gifts. The initial $1 million... More

Friday, May 16, 2014
Fr. Greg Boyle

Seated under a brilliantly sunny sky in Whittier College's Memorial Stadium, the nearly 450 members of the class of 2014 listened attentively as humanitarian Jesuit Priest Father Gregory J. Boyle entreated them to not only “promote” justice with... More

Friday, January 31, 2014
Wardman Library

Whittier College has recently incorporated a first-rate collection of rare Quaker books into its Special Collections at the Bonnie Bell Wardman Library. The donation, which comes from Los Angeles-based collectors Douglas and Curtis Dombek, comprises... More

Friday, January 24, 2014
David Bohnett at Whittier College

Social-networking pioneer and philanthropist David Bohnett L.H.D. ’12 will receive the Ira E. Yelling Community Leadership Award on January 29. The award given by the American Jewish Committee Los Angeles (AJC) salutes the accomplishments of... More

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