The Whittier College class of 2016 included leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, and future medical practitioners who are now on their way to prestigious graduate programs and are ready to take the professional world. Here's a sample of... More
Alumna and U.S. Foreign Affairs Officer Erin Clancy ’07 traveled to Nigeria earlier this month as part of the U.S. delegation that took part of the second Regional Security Summit.
Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken led the U.S. delegation at the... More
Kieron Miller has been appointed to vice president for enrollment for Whittier College. Prior to his appointment, Miller served as director of admission at the College since 2003 and has worked at Whittier for nearly two decades. In his new role... More
Visiting assistant professor Joe Donnelly’s short story “Bonus Baby” has been selected for inclusion in the O. Henry Prize Stories Collection 2016. The O. Henry Prize recognizes 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands... More
Luz Castro ’17, a first-generation student majoring in Spanish and political science, is headed to Washington, D.C. this summer where she will participate in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) Internship Program. CHCI aims to... More
The sun shone bright on the thousands of friends and family members gathered at Whittier College’s Memorial Stadium to celebrate nearly 400 ecstatic members of the graduating class of 2016. Candidates for master’s and bachelor’s degrees listened... More
President Sharon Herzberger
113th Commencement Address
May 13, 2016
Graduates, as exciting as this day is for you, today is really a grand time for memories of other days.
Your relatives and friends, sitting up in those stands, have been... More
Edwin Bennett, a senior majoring in biochemistry, has tutored children in math, presented at a biology academic conference, volunteered at local hospitals, and even found time to build homes in Mexico with Amor Ministries. Next Stop: UCLA's School... More
While at Whittier Xochitl Ramirez, a senior majoring in Spanish and business, wrote her own screenplay, interned for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and led M.E.Ch.A. to be one of the best student organizations on campus.
Spanish and... More
Business administration senior Cody Allman will graduate with a deep understanding of leadership thanks to his experience in student government, the Penn Society, and his work on behalf of his fellow students in several Whittier College committees... More