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
Diving into the fray only weeks after graduation, Hayden Schmidt ‘14 began a Ph.D. program in biology and biomedical science at Harvard University this summer. His first rotation involved working in the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Selkeo, co-director... More
In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon '34 signed into law the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (CDAPCA), a revolutionary statute that initiated America’s “War on Drugs.”
More than 40 years later, political science and history double... More
Monday, September 15, 2014
Alumna Kristina Shaw '11 recently completed a 10-month Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Munich, Germany.
As part of the program Shaw taught English at two high schools. Although the majority of her job as an ETA was to teach the... More
Three recent Whittier College graduates have been granted highly competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship awards. The recipients Carlee Shults ’14 (Avondale, AZ), Elizabeth Cook ’14 (Zionsville, IN), and Amiya Moretta’14 (Seal Beach, CA... More
Recent graduates Carolyn Newswanger ’14 and Erin Eulberg ’14, as well as Kelci Kaulana Quinabo 15, Madyson Statley ’15, and Tiffany Tsui ’15, and Rebecca Robinson '15 will leave for a month-long teaching practicum in Hong Kong this week.
The group... More
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Recent graduate Ryan Johnson ’11 was the inaugural Huaqiao Fellow during the 2012-2013 academic year, enrolling in a master’s-level Chinese immersion program at the University in Xiamen, China. Johnson’s fellowship was renewed for 2013–2014; he will... More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
During her 2011 visit to Whittier College, Linda Biehl '65 challenged students to devote themselves to service and invited them to intern with the Amy Biehl Foundation, an organization she currently directs.
Faith Govan ’14 answered her call and... More
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Leading tours at the Richard M. Nixon ’34 Presidential Library in Yorba Linda and teaching 10-year-olds about the former president gave Mario Obando ’13, the 2012-13 Whittier College Nixon fellow, great insight into the political career of Whittier’... More
As Whittier College endeavors to strengthen its curricula in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, securing resources for student fellowships has become a key priority. Two donors have recently partnered with the... More