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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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... More

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Whittier College softball team

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.... More

Friday, June 5, 2015
Edgar Harden

An entrepreneur at heart, Art and Wine Consultant Edgar Harden '93 has found a successful niche in the trading of vintage spirits. His business Old Spirits Company offers collectors a bargain on rare, historic, and pop-culture bottles such as... More

Friday, May 15, 2015
Mayor Garcetti, Commencement 2015

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. More than 400 members of the class of... More

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Jillian Infusino

Poets are leaders. This is the case of Jillian Infusino '16 who is the National Venturing Vice President for the Boy Scouts of America. Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women whose purpose is to help young people mature, ... More

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, Commencement Speaker

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. During the event,... More

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
NAICU logo

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... More

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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Floyd Cheung ’92, associate professor of English language and literature and of American studies at Smith College recently published a book of poems entitled Jazz at Manzanar. At Smith College, he teaches courses in American literature, American... 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

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