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Monday, May 18, 2015
Darrin Good, VP Academic Affairs

After a national search that yielded a strong pool of candidates, Whittier College’s President Sharon Herzberger announced that Dr. Darrin Good will be joining the College as the new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty starting... More

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

Friday, May 15, 2015

CHARGE TO THE WHITTIER COLLEGE CLASS OF 2015 May 15, 2015 President Sharon Herzberger   Congratulations, Poets!  I can’t begin to estimate the number of times you walked through the Campus Center during your time here on campus –... More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Best Cities for College Students

According to the latest American Institute for Economic Research's "The Top 75 College Cities & Towns in America" and the Houston Chronicle's "The best cities in America for college students", Los Angeles metro area, home to Whittier College, ... 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

Monday, May 11, 2015
Matthew Emrick

Created to honor Whittier College alumnus and former U. S. President Richard M. Nixon ‘34, the Nixon Fellowship Program is designed to prepare exceptional students for informed citizenship and service through internships, scholarship, and research... More

Monday, May 11, 2015
NASPA Fellow Elizabeth Sanchez

Hometown: San Gabriel, CA Majors:  French and English Stats: NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Undergraduate Fellow, Lead Orientation Intern, Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honors Society), French Table, Dean’s... More

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
2015 Honors Convocation

Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service on Friday, April 24. Professor of Mathematics Jeff Lutgen was honored with the Nerhood Teaching... More

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Terry Jacob, Whittier College, Class of 2015

Springfield, Pennsylvania native Terry Jacob ’15 was not enthused about the idea of shoveling off snow in the early mornings. An avid lacrosse player who grew up in the northeast, Jacob knew too well that even springtime can be cold and wet.... More

Friday, May 1, 2015
Henry Luce Foundation logo

The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Whittier College $400,000 for its project “Examining Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability in China and Its Border Regions.” This implementation grant will create fresh entry points for... More