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  • On Spirituality at Whittier College | Whittier College
    On Spirituality at Whittier College On Spirituality at Whittier College On 19 Sep 2013 By admin 0 Comments Sharon D Herzberger President s Corner The Rock Spring 2007 The summer I became Whittier s 14th president I attended a workshop on the presidency at Harvard University with 40 other newly named presidents One of our sessions revolved around the notion that we are never not the president we would at all times represent our colleges and universities and should behave accordingly Experienced presidents regaled and frightened us with stories of running into students parents and alumni in places where we might least expect to find them We came away vowing always to be properly attired properly coiffed and properly well spoken In the eighteen months since I attended that seminar I often have thought back to that signal moment but for an entirely different reason To me never not being president has meant that Whittier College is always uppermost in my mind Thus during a 10 day trip to Thailand this December with my husband David and our younger son Ben I found my thoughts constantly travelling back to our Poet campus While visiting myriad temples learning about the life of Buddha and seeing the omnipresent monks in that rapidly evolving modern land I could not help but think about Whittier s own religious founding the importance of this heritage today and the more secular and universal need to help students find meaning and explore values as they grow intellectually and personally at the College Alumni often ask whether we still require weekly chapel attendance no that requirement ceased about 1940 And the student body no longer collectively gathers in First Friends Church off Philadelphia Street for Baccalaureate before graduation we have grown a little too large and diverse for that But the Society of Friends who founded Whittier left an indelible mark Our curriculum is infused with opportunities for students to learn through service and to build respect for peoples of all cultures all countries and all creeds When meetings begin with a period of silence we are reminded of the need to center ourselves to listen for the inner voices that guide us to live a better life and to prepare for listening to and grappling with the sometimes dissonant voices of others When the faculty passes glowing candles to new students at our Convocation s light of learning ceremony we symbolically illuminate a path through which each student will grow both as a scholar and as a person Although Whittier students appreciate these qualities of their education most do not care in a religious sense that they are derived from our Quaker roots And while many students at Whittier are devoutly religious many are not However almost all students come to our College as they do to colleges throughout America wanting to debate moral and ethical values achieve spiritual growth and develop a philosophy by which to live their lives How successfully do we fulfill this need

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  • Oh, The Places You'll Go! | Whittier College
    Administration Board of Trustees Advisory Councils Assessment Accreditation Visit Whittier Campus Map Directions Parking Accommodations Shopping Restaurants City of Whittier College Within the City Greater Los Angeles Area Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Greenleaf Gallery Broadoaks School School Song Alma Mater You are here Home About Oh The Places You ll Go Oh The Places You ll Go On 19 Sep 2013 By admin 0 Comments Sharon D Herzberger President s Corner The Rock Fall 2006 When asked how he became a college professor my husband David is fond of recalling the time when he and a dozen other students traveled with a very very patient instructor from Pittsburgh to Oaxaca Mexico for four weeks of study For a young person from a steel mill town in western Pennsylvania the opportunity to experience another culture speak a different language eat new foods and travel with others changed his perspective and opened doors to a new world And he came back convinced that he wanted to teach Spanish language and literature I had such a determinative experience in my youth as well Having taken many courses in psychology including all important classes in statistics and research design I was invited to serve as a research assistant for one of my professors a social psychologist As I participated first hand in the exercise of seeing how a compelling question is parsed into a topic for study how data are gathered and analyzed how hypotheses are subjected to statistical testing and how one study s results become fodder for the next study s hypotheses I truly began to understand what it meant to be a research psychologist and I knew what I wanted to do for my life s work so I went to graduate school to become one Praxis as we at Whittier term the deliberate application of classroom instruction to events and experiences far beyond the classroom has long been known to solidify book learning and it has so many other defining consequences It tests career interests builds social and professional skill and leads to both questioning and affirming one s knowledge base Praxis has evolved into a fine art these days on this campus with students having myriad ways to link coursework to the world outside the classroom Some students experience its benefits while remaining close to campus performing community service at the Boys Girls Club in town collecting specimens for a biology assignment in the hills beside the campus interning at banks hospitals or newspapers in Whittier or Los Angeles or as I did doing research with a professor in a neighborhood school Others go great distances Many of you have told me how much a study abroad opportunity changed your life You talked about opening yourself up to new experiences overcoming fears of being far away from home bonding with fellow travelers and new friends alike and developing a confidence and an independence that remain to this day As it did for my husband even a relatively

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  • President Herzberger Responds to New York Times Article | Whittier College
    of a self designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program Read more Whittier s History Through its 125 years of history and heritage Whittier College has had much to be proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President s Office Campus Leadership President Biography President s Pen Past Presidents Senior Administration Board of Trustees Advisory Councils Assessment Accreditation Visit Whittier Campus Map Directions Parking Accommodations Shopping Restaurants City of Whittier College Within the City Greater Los Angeles Area Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Greenleaf Gallery Broadoaks School School Song Alma Mater You are here Home About President Herzberger Responds to New York Times Article President Herzberger Responds to New York Times Article On 19 Sep 2013 By admin 0 Comments According to a recent article in the New York Times February 4 2008 Endowments Widen a Higher Education Gap by Karen W Arenson elite universities have amassed wealthy endowments over the past decade exacerbating the divide between a small group of very wealthy universities and all others The larger endowments range from 15 8 billion to 34 9 billion but fewer than 400 of the roughly 4 500 colleges and universities in the United States had even 100 million in endowments in the fiscal year that ended in June Most had less than 10 million Wealthier colleges the article continues tap into their endowment to provide substantial financial aid to families earning 180 000 or more They can also lure top professors with higher salaries and construct new and better facilities In order to compete less wealthy colleges and even state universities are left trying to build a larger endowment of their own In a letter published in the New

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  • Dean of Whittier Law School | Whittier College
    four year liberal arts institution that prepares students to excel in a complex global society Learn more Facts Figures Whittier offers a choice of 30 majors in 23 disciplines or the option of a self designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program Read more Whittier s History Through its 125 years of history and heritage Whittier College has had much to be proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President s Office Campus Leadership President Biography President s Pen Past Presidents Senior Administration Board of Trustees Advisory Councils Assessment Accreditation Visit Whittier Campus Map Directions Parking Accommodations Shopping Restaurants City of Whittier College Within the City Greater Los Angeles Area Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Greenleaf Gallery Broadoaks School School Song Alma Mater You are here Home About Dean of Whittier Law School Dean of Whittier Law School On 12 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Penelope Bryan was appointed dean of Whittier Law School in July 2009 An expert in family law child custody and dispute resolution she brings to Whittier experience in both academia and as a practicing attorney Bryan comes to Whittier from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she served as professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs During her two decade tenure at Sturm Bryan expanded and refined the school s well known Lawyering in Spanish Environmental and Natural Resources LL M and M S in Legal Administration programs She has led outreach initiatives to Latin America and guided the development of international opportunities for law students In addition she successfully encouraged Sturm s faculty to integrate experiential educational opportunities into traditional law classes and led the strategic planning and

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  • Executive Director of Athletics | Whittier College
    Past Presidents Senior Administration Board of Trustees Advisory Councils Assessment Accreditation Visit Whittier Campus Map Directions Parking Accommodations Shopping Restaurants City of Whittier College Within the City Greater Los Angeles Area Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Greenleaf Gallery Broadoaks School School Song Alma Mater You are here Home About Executive Director of Athletics Executive Director of Athletics On 12 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Robert J Coleman is the executive director of athletics at Whittier College where he is responsible for the operation of Whittier College s athletic department and its 21 intercollegiate varsity sports 11 men 10 women Coleman began his tenure in 2006 and has since led several initiatives that have impacted Poet Athletics He has helped upgrade competition facilities with a new synthetic surface state of the art press box track resurfacing and lighting for Memorial Stadium Refurbishments and improvements have also occurred to the Graham Athletic Center Ettinger Tennis Facility George Allen Fitness Center Donald Graham Soccer Lacrosse Field Memorial Baseball Field and the Athletic Training Room These improvements include new scoreboards sound systems logos flooring and equipment In addition to creating new positions for coaches and staff Coleman has also been instrumental in the creation of a new athletics web site and marks for the entire department and increasing the membership of Purple Gold the programs booster club Prior to his appointment at Whittier College Coleman was the Director of Athletics at The City College of New York from 1998 2005 During his tenure at CCNY Coleman reorganized the entire program Under his direction the program won nine tournament championships and sent four teams to the NCAA Division III Championships with Women s Track and Field finishing as high as third place The program also sent seven teams to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic

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  • Vice President for Advancement | Whittier College
    Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section Giving Mobile final The Whittier Fund Your Participation Matters Matching Gifts Senior Class Gift Milestone Reunions Founders Walkway All Society Alumni Participation Challenge Gifts in Action Students Faculty Campus Improvements Chairman s Report Giving Societies JGWS Wardman Circle Faithful Friends Philadelphian Society Poets Laureate Purple Gold Friends of the Shannon Center Proud Poet Parents Ways to Give How to Give What to Give Learn about Planned Gifts Gift Policy Security Statement Contact Us You are here Home Giving Vice President for Advancement Vice President for Advancement On 10 Mar 2015 By ebecerra 0 Comments Steve Delgado began his term as vice president for advancement in March 2015 Prior to his appointment Steve served as director of development alumni programs at Whittier College Since arriving at Whittier College in 2010 Steve has led a team of professionals whose efforts have led to all time highs in the number of yearly leadership donors as well as the Whittier Fund and has been instrumental in driving the most significant capital campaign in the College s history for the renewal of Whittier s Science and Learning Center His work to build an engaged Poet nation of alumni parents and friends through innovative events around the country and internationally has built a stronger community willing to serve this College as donors volunteers or mentors A Los Angeles native Steve spent eight years in magazine publishing rising

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/giving/vice-president-advancement (2016-01-26)
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  • Poet Council | Whittier College
    to be proud of and celebrate Read more Prev Next In This Section About Mobile About Home Facts Figures Mission Vision Diversity History Traditions The Rock Notable Alumni President s Office Campus Leadership President Biography President s Pen Past Presidents Senior Administration Board of Trustees Advisory Councils Poet Council Assessment Accreditation Visit Whittier Campus Map Directions Parking Accommodations Shopping Restaurants City of Whittier College Within the City Greater Los Angeles Area Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Greenleaf Gallery Broadoaks School School Song Alma Mater You are here Home About Poet Council Poet Council On 12 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Inaugurated in fall 2006 the Poet Council is a small presidential advisory group formed to tap into fresh and thoughtful perspectives on opportunities and challenges facing Whittier College Select alumni and others close to the College who have successfully applied their educations to a variety of endeavors are invited by the president to participate Their main task is to offer their best reasoning creativity and thoughtful commentary The Council meets on campus twice a year once in the fall and again in the spring Appointments to the Poet Council are for two years During the gatherings Councilors meet with the president relevant senior administrators and others for a discussion and brainstorming session on a single topic of strategic significance to the College Past topics have included Image and Identity Alumni Relations and Strategic Enrollment As a presidential initiative the Poet Council receives administrative support from the Executive Assistant to the President Contact Kristin Wiberg Executive Assistant to the President 562 907 4885 kwiberg whittier edu Poets Council Roster Marilyn Anderson 2016 Atherton CA Steven L Brandon 79 2016 Chief Executive Officer Honda Federal Credit Union Redondo Beach CA Erin Clancy 07 2016 Foreign Service Officer U S Department

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  • About Us | Whittier College
    Admission Financial Aid Costs Admitted Students Contact Us Campus Life Campus Life Home Getting Involved Housing Food Health Exercise Sustainability Student Support First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Campus Safety Slide Campus Safety Prev Next In This Section Campus Safety Mobile Campus Safety Home About Us Services Programs Policies Procedures Forms Emergency Procedures Poet Early Alert Program PEAP Megan s Law Campus Security Act Campus Parking Campus Safety Tips You are here Home Campus Safety About Us About Us On 9 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Campus Safety is responsible for law enforcement security and emergency response at Whittier College All officers receive a minimum reserve police academy training certification by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training This requirement may be waived if the officer possesses a minimum of 300

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