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
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
President Sharon Herzberger and Whittier College officials donned hard hats and toured the Science and Learning Center construction site for the first time since the project began. Project Manager John Best gave President Herzberger and the group... More
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
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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