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  • 2015 Poet Awards Commend Exceptional Whittier College Alumni | Whittier College
    of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and for ten years he has been on the Board of Directors of Infectious Diseases Association of California He received his B A in biology from Whittier College and M D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA He completed his medical residency at Veterans Administration Wadsworth Medical Center Los Angeles John shares the Poet Award for Community Impact with wife and College alumna Mary McCarthy 77 Mary L McCarthy 77 Community Volunteer Community advocate Mary L McCarthy continues to create a significant impact in the greater Whittier area through her work and leadership in the non profit community Some of the Whittier organizations that have benefitted from McCarthy s volunteer leadership include Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Meals on Wheels Whittier Historical Society and Museum Boys and Girls Club of Whittier and Whittier College McCarthy is a strong supporter of higher education and has worked extensively to raise funds for college scholarships for young women She has also devoted many hours to mentor high school student to help them develop strong leadership skills She received her B A in psychology from Whittier College and an M A from the University of Southern California Mary shares the Poet Award for Community Impact with husband and College alumnus John McCarthy 77 SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE This award goes to four distinguished alumnae Kristine E Dillon 73 Bonnie J MacEwan 72 Joyce M Mullenbach 77 and Amy Pulver 72 who chair the Thalian Fund Campaign In addition to their Thalian leadership each of these remarkable alumnae also have served as leadership volunteers for the College in a variety of ways including as members of the Board of Trustees Poet Council and the John Greenleaf Whittier Society Kristine E Dillon 73 Higher Education Finance Scholar A former trustee of the College Kristine E Dillon has been president at the Consortium on Financing Higher Education COFHE since 2002 Her professional background is in the area of financial aid on which COFHE research focuses understanding and analyzing financial aid the factors affecting admissions student enrollment and retention university costs and other current issues affecting higher education Beginning with her work with Howard R Bowen on a seminal study and book The Costs of Higher Education she has been a researcher and administrator with a focus on economic evaluative planning management and student services issues Dillon is a contributor to five books and has published and presented many articles about college costs the student experience student centered services and faculty compensation and consulting polices She held senior administrator positions at University of Southern California and Tufts University Dillon earned her B A in English and Spanish from Whittier College and an M A and Ph D from Claremont Graduate School Bonnie J MacEwan 72 University Library Expert Bonnie MacEwan is currently dean of libraries at Auburn University Previously she served as assistant dean for collections at Penn State University for a decade prior to her promotion to the scholarly

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  • Whittier College to Welcome Alumni and Local Community for Whittier Weekend | Whittier College
    the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Whittier College to Welcome Alumni and Local Community for Whittier Weekend Whittier College to Welcome Alumni and Local Community for Whittier Weekend On 7 Oct 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Wednesday October 7 2015 Dozens of events planned for a weekend intended to Catch that Poet Spirit Whittier College is set to welcome hundreds of Poet alumni faculty staff families and students to campus to celebrate Whittier Weekend on October 23 25 The Whittier community will take part in a myriad of social athletic and cultural events including the annual Homecoming Festival campus tours State of the College Address and the 44th Annual Tardeada In addition selected alumni members will be recognized this year for their outstanding service commitment and loyalty to the College during the 2015 Poet Awards Reception and Dinner The events listed below are open to the local community For a complete Whittier Weekend schedule visit whittier edu whittierweekend and for locations see our campus map Friday October 23 Noon 12 30 p m President s State of the College at Arnold Hall Join the Whittier College community as President Sharon Herzberger delivers her annual State of the College address highlighting Whittier s role as a model for the nation in higher education 12 30 1 p m Poet Musical e at Arnold Hall Come enjoy a showcase featuring the outstanding musical talents of Whittier students presented by the Music Department 2 3 p m Campus Tour Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Whittier College campus visiting new and familiar sites The group meets at The Rock Saturday October 24 9 10 a m Walk and Talk with President Herzberger Put on comfortable shoes and take a stroll with President Herzberger in one of her signature walks

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  • Whittier Welcomes Class of 2019 | Whittier College
    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 Welcomes Class of 2019 Whittier Welcomes Class of 2019 On 6 Sep 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Sunday September 6 2015 Whittier welcomed the Class of 2019 composed of 454 first years and 76 transfer students who descended upon campus on September 6 for the start of New Student Orientation This cohort is one of Whittier s most diverse and brightest Classes for all undergraduates begin September 9 The new class is packed with leaders entrepreneurs musicians competitive dancers screenplay writers high school football captains professional hockey players among many others Demographically the entering class includes 58 percent women and 42 percent men This class represents 26 states from as far away as Maine Connecticut and Georgia and the nations of Argentina Canada Great Britain Hungary China Spain and the United Arab Emirates Students of color comprise 55 percent of the incoming class which includes 40 percent Hispanic 10 percent Asian and 5 percent African American students Dozens of events for first years transfer commuter international students and their families marked a sunny and warm Move in and Orientation Day The new Poets and their families met with peer mentors faculty members as well as student and resident life staff As evening descended students participated in their first Poet rite of passage New Student Convocation which includes the College s symbolic Sharing the Light of Learning ceremony Looking out at the crowd President Sharon Herzberger celebrated the 128th class to matriculate at Whittier and spoke about the College s outstanding faculty leadership development and Quaker values Newest

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/09-6-15-0 (2016-01-26)
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  • New Faculty Members Join Whittier College | Whittier College
    Gino Conti Visiting Instructor of English received his Ph D in English literature from University of Southern California USC where he has been an instructor in the writing program since 2007 A former reporter his current interests include gender sexuality race and his dissertation topic studied religious enthusiasm and cross gender narrative Originally from Pennsylvania Conti holds a master s degree in creative writing from the City College of New York and a master s in English literature from USC He is thrilled to be teaching at the alma mater of one of his favorite childhood authors Silpha Keatley Snyder Scott Creley English Visiting Instructor of English Scott Creley has experience in teaching English language learners special needs students and students with individual education plans Creley is the one of the founding directors of the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival a non profit that promotes literacy in Southern California with an annual festival and free monthly writing workshops The 2014 2015 writer in residence for the Center for the Arts in Pomona Creley holds a master s degree in writing from California State University Long Beach and a B A in creative writing from University of California Riverside Jenny Davies Biology Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Jenny Davies has an extensive research background in tumor cell biology pathology and laboratory medicine Passionate about teaching and mentorship Davies works with City of Hope and San Gabriel Valley s Science Education Partnership Award SEPA in the Duarte Unified School District where she assists in science lessons to engage children in STEM education Her postdoctoral work at the Department of Tumor Cell Biology at City of Hope investigated metabolism in melanoma and melanoma drug resistant cells Davies earned her Ph D in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of California Los Angeles where she was a teaching assistant in molecular biology She received a B S in biological sciences from the University of Southern California Joe Donnelly English The Writing Program and Media Advisor Visiting Assistant Professor of English Joe Donnelly is an award winning journalist editor and author who s written for local national and international publications such as The Washington Post International Herald Tribune The Times UK Los Angeles Times LA Weekly among others Former deputy editor of the LA Weekly Donnelly is the co founder and editor of the journal Slake Los Angeles and the founding editor of the investigative and narrative journalism website Mission and State Prior to Whittier College Donnelly was an assistant professor of narrative journalism at Occidental College He earned a master s degree in journalism from University of California Berkeley and a bachelor s in history from Colgate University Kate Durbin English and The Writing Program Visiting Instructor of English Kate Durbin has taught literature and writing at Whittier since 2008 She has experience teaching English composition as well as the crucial aspects of the craft of writing poetry and short fiction She is the author of two books of poetry The Ravenous Audience

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/09-3-15 (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Featured in Princeton Review's Best Colleges Guide | Whittier College
    Featured in Princeton Review s Best Colleges Guide Whittier College Featured in Princeton Review s Best Colleges Guide On 5 Aug 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Wednesday August 5 2015 The Princeton Review has named Whittier College one of the nation s best institutions for undergraduate education The College is featured in the education services company s new 2016 edition of its annual college guide The Best 380 Colleges which was published this week About 15 of the country s 2 500 four year colleges are profiled in the book which is The Princeton Review s flagship college guide It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories based on The Princeton Review s surveys of 136 000 students attending 380 top colleges In the College s profile The Princeton Review raves about Whittier s academics and emphasis in interdisciplinary studies According to the guide there s a proud emphasis placed on the interconnectedness of all of the liberal arts disciplines Students are challenged to learn things relevant to their field and encouraged to take courses in seemingly unrelated fields and then make connections to see how they actually all relate In being allowed to pursue their educations in a comfortable and friendly environment students enjoy how the school allows for a strengthening of student integrity by providing a tight knit community The Princeton Review has published these rankings since 1992 in its annual Best Colleges guide and its methodology uses a five point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school to school comparisons The Princeton Review Founded in 1981 The Princeton Review www PrincetonReview com is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham MA The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve

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  • Whittier College Appoints New Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty | Whittier College
    President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Whittier College Appoints New Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty On 18 May 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Monday May 18 2015 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 July 1 Good comes to Whittier College from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter Minn where he served as the associate provost and dean of sciences and education since 2012 Known for his collaborative style Good led departments in the areas of education social sciences and natural sciences in a time where Gustavus moved up more than 20 places in U S News World Report rankings With Darrin s wealth of experiences as a faculty member and as a leader of divisions and departments at a variety of private colleges I am confident that we have found the right person to spearhead the College s area of academic affairs said President Sharon Herzberger Darrin s background in the natural sciences is a perfect fit for Whittier as we gear up for the renovation of our Science and Learning Center and continue to focus on producing more STEM and allied health graduates While at Augustana College in Rock Island Ill Good served on the faculty in the biology department since 1995 An extremely popular professor he was chosen six different times to deliver the Last Lecture address during senior week This is the equivalent of a teaching and mentoring award at Augustana He also chaired the Division of Natural Sciences representing and supervising six departments with 16 majors 10 pre professional programs and 48 faculty members In addition

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/05-18-15 (2016-01-26)
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  • The Henry Luce Foundation Awards Whittier College $400,000 Implementation Grant | Whittier College
    engagement with Asia within and beyond the walls of the classroom It builds from an exploration grant of 50 000 received from the Henry Luce Foundation in 2013 The Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment LIASE is a competition for select liberal arts colleges and formal associations of liberal arts colleges in the United States LIASE administered by the Foundation s Asia Program aspires to encourage innovative approaches to Asian studies teaching and research at the undergraduate level through the lens of the environment and sustainable development This grant will enable the College to increase our faculty s capacity to teach about environmental topics affecting China and the bordering nation of Myanmar while expanding the use of such content across our College and Law School curricula said Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger In a truly interdisciplinary approach Whittier College and Whittier Law School faculty members from across key areas including history environmental sciences and studies religious studies business law social sciences literature and the arts will work together on this initiative under the leadership of Associate Professor of Religious Studies Dr Jason A Carbine Whittier College embraces an educational mission that seeks to cultivate responsible global citizens attentive to understanding and addressing the world s challenges whether environmental cultural religious or otherwise The faculty is committed to working across disciplines and providing concrete opportunities for students to understand analyze interpret and where possible offer action plans that will help shape the future of our shared world This initiative will help us carry our mission forward in powerful ways Carbine noted Activities supported by grant funds include new interdisciplinary course and module development courses linked with Chinese universities more advanced language learning opportunities faculty and student exchanges consultation with experts from the region and from the U S who

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/05-1-15 (2016-01-26)
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  • Center for Engagement with Communities Is Awarded $423,524 Grant from the BCM Foundation | Whittier College
    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 Center for Engagement with Communities Is Awarded 423 524 Grant from the BCM Foundation Center for Engagement with Communities Is Awarded 423 524 Grant from the BCM Foundation On 14 Apr 2015 By pzurita 0 Comments Tuesday April 14 2015 Whittier College s Center for Engagement with Communities CEC has been awarded a 423 524 grant from the BCM Foundation to assist Professor of Political Science and CEC Director Joyce Kaufman with the continuing work of the Center to engage with neighboring communities and provide much needed service learning resources through after school peer mentor cultural outreach and fellowship programs for the CEC In particular the grant will fund after school programs run by Whittier College students such as Fifth Dimension This after school program takes place at local Boys Girls Clubs and provides computer based learning homework help and reading programs to local youth ages 6 to 12 Other programs such as peer mentor programs in local high schools are a primordial part of the Center s mission Since 2009 and thanks in part to BCM s generous funding Whittier College students have mentored more than 100 Southern California high school students through CEC programs and inspired them to go to college and reach higher BCM funds will also provide special grants and stipends for Whittier College faculty who integrate community based learning into their classes as well as a fellowship

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/04-14-15-0 (2016-01-26)
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