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  • Whittier College Celebrates 111th Commencement Ceremony | Whittier College
    Ceremony Friday May 16 2014 Seated under a brilliantly sunny sky in Whittier College s Memorial Stadium the nearly 450 members of the class of 2014 listened attentively as humanitarian Jesuit Priest Father Gregory J Boyle entreated them to not only promote justice with their lives but to celebrate it Boyle who is best known for his work with Homeboy Industries the largest gang intervention rehabilitation and reentry non profit organization in the United States shared stories with the graduates of his 30 plus year career working with former gang members in East Los Angeles He described how men and women who had been former enemies worked side by side at Homeboy Industries It shouldn t surprise us that God s own dream come true for us that we be one just happens to be our own deepest longing for ourselves for it turns out it is mutual He went on to encourage the graduates to use what they have learned at Whittier College to help create a more just and compassionate world and to help erase the barriers that exist between different groups in society Whittier College is not the place you come to it is and always has been the place you go from And you go from this place to create a community of kinship such that God in fact may recognize it So you choose to dismantle the barriers that exclude For the vision still has its time and it presses onto fulfillment and it will not disappoint And if it delays wait for it Before delivering his keynote address Boyle became an honorary Poet as he was conferred with a doctorate of humane letters L H D by President Sharon Herzberger Also receiving honorary degrees during the Commencement ceremony were Dr Maggie Koong World President

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/whittier-college-celebrates-111th-commencement-ceremony (2016-01-26)
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  • Introducing Whittier's Class of 2017 | Whittier College
    studies art creative writing business child development and a diversity of experiences under their belt these students reflect the eager and vibrant personalities due to arrive this fall Without further ado Whittier meet your Class of 2017 by Mauricio Escobar 14 and Veronica Galbreath M A 12 A Closer Look At Six New Poets From South Korea to Whittier Having studied the past six years in Singapore Esther Song chose Whittier College for its small campus and proximity to bustling Los Angeles Originally from South Korea Song volunteered with Save the Children and served as a translator in the Office of Immigration in Seoul Song was drawn to Whittier College for its diverse academic programs social environment and service opportunities She plans to major in Psychology but is also interested in the Whittier Scholars Program and exploring various subject areas and students clubs and organizations that best match for her future plans The Equestrian Poet A native of sunny San Diego Breonna Hinkes has been participating in horseback riding competitions since she was 11 years old For the past four years Hinkes has owned her own horse and looks forward to riding in more competitions as part of Whittier s Equestrian Club Hinkes was attracted to Whittier for its small size and friendly and encouraging atmosphere and plans to major in business administration with a focus in marketing I like knowing about new ideas and communicating with others to bring their thoughts together into one but you need to be able to sell if you want any success she said Eager for New Adventures Sofie Wilson from Seattle Washington was struck by how alive and diverse not just racially but socially financially culturally and religiously the Whittier campus felt when she first came to visit Wilson is excited to study creative writing visual arts and film studies as well as getting involved in extracurricular activities like intramural sports and possibly a Society My future as a Whittier Poet is colorful with opportunity and adventure she said Whittier feels like a place where I can be myself A place where I can be who I am and thrive as a student as a person and as a leader Pre Med Hopeful Jacqueline Komornicka was captain of the varsity volleyball team and a member of the varsity tennis team at her small prep high school in Connecticut Looking ahead to her time at Whittier College Komornicka is prepared and excited for the athletic opportunities Whittier will provide her in addition to the academic support she will need as a child development major and pre med student It was really important for me to choose a college that lets me continue to enjoy small class sizes good relationships with my teachers and essentially knowing almost everyone in my class she said I think Whittier will provide me with just what I was looking for Poet at Bat This past summer JP Fasone from Aurora Colorado has been working and playing for the Cheyenne

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/classof2017 (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Students Excel in Academics | Whittier College
    Agustine Record Florida Beverly Hills Courier and York Dispatch among others Undergraduate student are awarded Dean s List honors if he or she earns a 3 70 grade point average GPA while completing a full time course load 12 units in the fall and spring terms Alyssa Acosta Alyssa Adame Kellen Aguilar Anahisa Aguirre Ameena Ahmed Brianne Ahn Anthony Akkawi Jasper Albright Steph Alcala Hollie Almeria Aiko Araki Matthew Aranda Jeanette Arreola Kaitlyn Baldwin Erin Bartholomew Grace Battista Lily Baxter Edwin Bennett Sarah Berjaoui Supriya Bhupathy Rachel Bickert Derek Blankenship Amanda Blazey Jordan Boeder Justine Budke Nicole Buehlmaier Julianne Bull Tyler Butler Alyssa Canchola Karly Carazo Belinda Carrillo Lauren Chamberlain Kristen Chikami Sofie Clausen Erica Clifford Anna Cornejo Ian Cromwell Annelissa Cuenca Sara Czworniak Max Dahut Filip Dajkovich Karri Davis Maredith Davis Miriam De Dios Joseph De La Torre Ellie Demis Chloe Diaz Jafet Diego Elizabeth Dollmeyer Hazel Duran Sarah Elliott Jonathan Elvins Brianna Esparza Victoria Esquer Erin Eulberg Joe Evans Samuel Farmer Chloe Fisher Alex Flores Catherine Flores Craig Frantz Emily Frazier Laura Freeze Damarys Garcia Melissa Gaylord Ratsimbazafy Lauren Gelgur Viviana Gomez Mickala Gonzales Jose Gonzalez Sarah Gonzalez Stella Gordon Bo Gould Faith Grimes Mikel Guereca Christina Gunning Yadira Gutierrez Colleen Guzman Adrienne Hamada Ajita Harrison Kathryn Harrold Ryan Hart Brittany Hedderson Moses Naoki Hemmi Eric Hinwood Lauren Ho Natalie Hole William Hougan Diana Hua Aurora Ilog Ali Jackman Katie Jenkins Moses Corey Jensen Courtney Jensen Andrew Jimenez Brenda Juarez Alohi Kaholoaa Moody Alexa Kallen Michelle Kearney Bryce Keen Gabriela Khowploum Bryson Kihara Michelle Kilpatrick Haley Kleine Heidi Koeger Sarachristine Koffi Robert Alexander Kondo Brenda Kramer Leslie Kuhen Daniel Kulick Kelsey Kwong Crystal Lam Joe Larrea Emily Le Tammy Le Daniel Lee Candace LeFlame Guadalupe Leon Olivia Likens Amanda Lindemann Rosemary Llewellyn Jonathan Logan Lindsey Logan Adam Lubliner

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/whittier-college-students-excel-academics (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Celebrates Latino Graduates | Whittier College
    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 In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Whittier College Celebrates Latino Graduates Whittier College Celebrates Latino Graduates Saturday May 11 2013 The 12th Annual Latino Graduates Celebration kicked off 2013 Commencement Week activities with more than 60 Whittier College students donning the traditional cap and gown to be formally recognized by President Sharon Herzberger on the stage of the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts The event began with an Aztec ceremony by the dance group Copali Copili While on stage students had the opportunity to direct a few words to family and friends from a podium The keynote address was delivered by Dr David Hayes Bautista

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/whittier-college-celebrates-latino-graduates (2016-01-26)
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  • URSCA Highlights Whittier Undergraduate Research | Whittier College
    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 You are here Home URSCA Highlights Whittier Undergraduate Research URSCA Highlights Whittier Undergraduate Research On 15 Apr 2013 By admin 0 Comments Monday April 15 2013 More than 70 Whittier College students participated in the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Scholarship and Creative Arts URSCA Presentation Day This year presenters represented more than a dozen majors and session topics ranged from The Use of Pre Existing Classical Music in Contemporary Film and Gender Issues in Latin American Literature to The Politics of Memory Money and Identity and Approaches to Social Issues During the conference students were given the opportunity to present original work completed during Summer 2012 and the 2012 13 academic year Presentations were given through various forms of media including individual and poster presentations creative arts explorations and student panels This year s URSCA coincided with Whittier College s

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/node/39 (2016-01-26)
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  • 2013 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets | Whittier College
    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 In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News 2013 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets 2013 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets On 15 Apr 2013 By admin 0 Comments Monday April 15 2013 Dozens of Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service at the 2013 Spring Honors Convocation Of note more than 60 students were recognized for securing academic fellowships and research internships Click here to see a full list of student honorees Professor of History and the 2012 Harry W Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award recipient Elizabeth Sage delivered the keynote address Later in the program Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts Brian Reed was named the 2013 Nerhood Award winner We received many testimonials about our winner from students alumni and current faculty said Dean of Faculty Charlotte Borst during her presentation of the Nerhood Award Several themes prevailed in these letters that attest to Brian s excellence in teaching Students and alumni reported how much he cared about them and challenged them Students also lauded Brian s assistance in professional preparation for the real world Honors convocation was part of Family Weekend a two day event designed to showcase student accomplishments Among

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/2013-honors-convocation-recognizes-outstanding-poets (2016-01-26)
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  • Lancer Society | Whittier College
    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 Lancer Society Lancer Society On 27 Apr 2015 By bmccombs 0 Comments The 6th annual Society Alumni Participation Challenge started on July 1 Remember that every tax deductible gift of any amount and any designation automatically counts towards the Challenge The Lancer Society Endowed Scholarship was fully endowed by generous Lancer alumni who wanted to ensure that a scholarship fund exists to exclusively benefit Lancer actives in perpetuity Your gift to this fund will leave a permanent mark for decades to come and celebrate our Lancer brotherhood going strong since 1934 Read all about the Challenge or click below to participate today Give Now The 2015 2016 LANCER HONOR ROLL as of November 23 2015 Thank you for your support Shuaib I Abdul Aziz 95 Kevin J Ambrose 99 Carlos A Bailey Jr 37 Carlos Barriga 67 R Douglas Bennett 65 Edward G Brown Jr 56 James M Brown 71 Joseph A Carotenuti 60 John R Cauffman 45 Kenton L Chambers 50 Colin E Cushnie 86 F Duane Danielsen 50 Richard T Deihl 74 John Elias Jr 49 Raymond B Ferguson JD 67 William R Francis 64 James H Fretz 54 Stuart E Gothold 56 William D Gratke II 87 Troy A Greenup 84 Joseph M Hafey 65 Charles E Hawley Jr 51 Gerald E Hempenius 56 Robert M Hendricks 52 Gerald G Hester 62 Watt G Hill Jr USAF Ret 49 Jeffrey M Horigan 78 John P Hughie 64 Don L Jenkins M ED 53 William E Kelley USN Ret 60 Hale H LaBore 93 James P Lassanske 69 Kenneth T Long 64 Robert E

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/giving/lancers (2016-01-26)
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  • Athenian Society | Whittier College
    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 Athenian Society Athenian Society On 27 Apr 2015 By bmccombs 0 Comments The 6th annual Society Alumni Participation Challenge started on July 1 Remember that every tax deductible gift of any amount and any designation automatically counts towards the Challenge and supports Athenian actives Funded with a generous bequest by Lady Lucie Margaret Oldham Mazzone 39 a past president of the Athenian Society the Athenian Society Endowed Scholarship benefits the Athenian actives exclusively It will do so in perpetuity and continue honoring the life of a beautiful Athenian Lady and Athenian sisterhood going strong since 1929 Read all about the Challenge or click below to participate today Support the Athenian Actives The 2015 2016 ATHENIAN HONOR ROLL as of November 23 2015 Thank you for your support Deborah Daust Andersen 76 Joy Branstetter Anderson 49 Catherine Bonham Barker 56 Lois Anderson Barker 65 Joy Taranto Berger 50 Virginia Benson Bevilacqua 57 Betty Wakeman Bidwell 66 Joan Scheel Burtness 53 Barbara Stambaugh Callicott 43 Vickie Gutierrez Conner 74 Michelle Katz Cruz 93 Martha Stearns DeLeon 58 Joan Erreca Dezember 56 Katrina Diller Moff 92 Virginia Hoskins DuPrez 39 Linda Rollins Durham 69 Pamela Davis Elliott 63 Adele Perdew Enright MLS MA 76 Shirley Roberts Firestone 45 Marcia Keifer Franzen 64 Gail S Godown 83 Barbara F Hagler 49 Carey Halio 95 Michelle Payne Hamilton 93 Julie Corsentino Hansen 93 Kaaren Steubeck Hathaway 66 Gayle Hopkins Hickok 58 Linda Bone Jeng 90 Barbara Van Arsdall Jenkins 53 Teresa Johnson Ontiveros RN 83 Betty Hibbard Kenworthy 45 Helen Kirkpatrick Latson 50 B Jeanne Roberts Lee 51 Linda Munoz Lowrey 95

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/giving/athenians (2016-01-26)
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