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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

Monday, May 11, 2015
Latino Graduates Celebration

The Whittier College family continues to celebrate its class of 2015 as the Ortiz Programs and the Cultural Center held its 14th Annual Latino Graduates Celebration on May 9. Families and friends of 80 Whittier College students packed the Shannon... More

Friday, May 1, 2015
Whittier College Lavender Graduation

Whittier College held for the first time in its history a Lavender Graduate Celebration to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students and allies. In a cozy ceremony at the campus center courtyard, Rosemary... More

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Whittier College Larino Media Panel

What is the state of Latino media? How are Latinos represented in media? These are a few of the topics that were discussed in the “Latinos in the Media” panel hosted by Whittier College on March 31. A group of six prominent and award-winning... 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, November 25, 2014

Dozens of Whittier College students and staff members helped hundreds of local families have a happy Thanksgiving. Volunteering with the Interfaith Food Center in Whittier, the Whittier group distributed food and helped individuals carry their... 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

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Latino graduates

Whittier College has been named as one of the nation’s Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students by BestColleges.com. Whittier was ranked as number four in a list that includes many other top public and private institutions of higher learning. According... More

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