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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Miguel Santana

Miguel Santana '91, the Los Angeles city administrative officer, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles County Fair Association (LACFA), the private non-profit that manages the Fairplex in Pomona. Dubbed "LA's Mr... More

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Luis Valdez at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Award-winning playwright Luis Valdez and actress Alma Martinez ’84 returned to the Whittier College stage to share their stories with the Poet community. Valdez, who President Barack Obama recently awarded a National Medal of the Arts, and... More

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Whittier College professors Seamus Lagan and David Paddy perform in "It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play"

It’s said—by adorable children in classic American film—that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. And just as assuredly, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play returns to the Whittier College stage to delight audiences with its... More

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Three Poets pose for a photo booth picture at Homecoming Festival 2016.

Nearly 1,000 Poets celebrated their Whittier College pride, shared memories, and made new ones at Whittier Weekend 2016. During the homecoming festivities this past Friday through Sunday, alumni, students, family, friends, faculty, and staff ... More

Friday, October 14, 2016
Poster from 'The Good Person of Sichuan'

How can people remain good in a corrupt and desperate world? That's the question posed by The Good Person of Sichuan, the upcoming Whittier College student play at The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, running from Oct. 20-23. ... More

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger addresses the audience at the grand opening of the newly renovated Science & Learning Center.

Whittier College welcomed hundreds of members of the Poet community to dedicate the newly renovated Science & Learning Center (SLC). President Sharon Herzberger was joined by a member of the Whittier City Council, senior staff, faculty,... More

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer

Professor of Spanish Gustavo Geirola studied Mexican culture in his years as a doctorate student and remembers musical and cultural icon Juan Gabriel. Geirola's academic interests include Spanish and Latin American Literature, Theatre, Cinema,... More

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
2016 Honors Convocation

More than 100 Whittier College students were recognized for their dedication to academics, service, and leadership at the 2016 Spring Honors Convocation held at the Graham Athletics Center last month. The event acknowledged graduate and... More

Friday, May 6, 2016
Joyce Kaufman, Nerhood Award 2016

Joyce Kaufman has sparked intellectual dialogue about political science in her Whittier College classrooms for more than 30 years. She's inspired students with her passion, cultivated dedicated scholars through her curriculum, and served as a role... More

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Miguel Santana, Whittier College Alumnus

Santana is chief financial advisor to the Mayor and Council of Los Angeles Los Angeles City Administrative Officer (CAO) Miguel Santana ’91 will be the keynote speaker for Whittier College’s Latino Graduates Celebration on Saturday, May 7 in the... More

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