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  • Whittier College Welcomes the Class of 2018 | 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 Whittier College Welcomes the Class of 2018 Whittier College Welcomes the Class of 2018 Monday September 1 2014 Over 480 first year and transfer students were on campus on Sunday to begin their journey as Whittier College Poets Incoming students and their families had the opportunity to meet and mingle with alumni faculty staff administrators and fellow students during the various welcome events held throughout the day 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 127th class to matriculate at Whittier and spoke about the College s outstanding faculty leadership development and Quaker values You have chosen well in choosing Whittier College And

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  • Whittier College to Celebrate Latino Graduates | Whittier College
    also be formally recognized as a Whittier Poet upon receiving an honorary degree from the Whittier College faculty a doctorate of humane letters L H D During the event approximately 80 graduate and undergraduate students will don the traditional cap and gown and be formally recognized by President Sharon Herzberger Whittier College is an example of what other colleges and universities in California and the nation should be aspiring to said Supervisor Molina Not only is Whittier College matriculating a record number of Latino students but the faculty staff and administration are making sure that these young people achieve their academic goals graduate and become successful professionals Latino students currently comprise more than 30 of the total student body at Whittier making it a Hispanic Serving Institution and constitute the largest minority group on campus The most recent data shows the national 6 year graduation rate for Hispanic students at 47 2 at Whittier the rate is 72 among the highest in the nation Campus leader and graduating senior Rebecca Raya will be one of the student speakers at the ceremony This ceremony is a celebration of our accomplishments as Latino first generation college students as well as a celebration of our culture and heritage It s also a special ceremony where we get to thank everyone parents faculty staff and peers who helped us along the way Raya a business administration major is applying to join the Peace Corp and plans to earn an MBA with the ultimate goal of becoming a diplomat I am the first in my family to go to college Attending Whittier gave me opportunities my parents never had like studying abroad not once but twice It s amazing that I ve accomplished my life long goal of earning a B A I know that will open so many doors for me Raya s younger brother Ruben will be a freshman at Whittier next fall This is an exciting time for me and my family As I mark the end of my time at Whittier he is beginning his own journey Luz Maria Galbreath director of the Ortiz Programs is one of the main organizers of this yearly event This is a very special event that allows Latino families to celebrate the accomplishments of their students in a bilingual setting The Latino Graduates Celebration is part of Whittier College s Commencement Week activities and is organized by the Ortiz Programs MEChA Amigos Unidos and the Cultural Center Speaker Bio In 1991 Gloria Molina became the first Latina ever elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors To many observers Molina s accomplishment represented both the growing formidability of the Latino electorate and the determination of voters of all backgrounds to elect a leader to office who understood their needs Her tenure as county supervisor has produced dramatic results both because she has insisted county services be streamlined for maximum effectiveness and because she has brought to fruition major capital endeavors that improve Los Angeles

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/whittier-college-celebrate-latino-graduates (2016-01-26)
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  • Jesuit Priest Fr. Gregory Boyle Announced as Whittier College Commencement Speaker | Whittier College
    Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Jesuit Priest Fr Gregory Boyle Announced as Whittier College Commencement Speaker Jesuit Priest Fr Gregory Boyle Announced as Whittier College Commencement Speaker Tuesday March 25 2014 Humanitarian Jesuit Priest Father Gregory Boyle will give the keynote address at Whittier College s 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday May 16 9 a m in Memorial Stadium on the Whittier College campus During the event at which approximately 360 undergraduate and graduate students are expected to receive their degrees Boyle will also receive an honorary degree from the Whittier College faculty a doctorate of humane letters L H D Boyle is best known for his work with Homeboy Industries a non profit organization based in East Los Angeles that serves high risk formerly gang involved men and women with a continuum of free services and programs and which operates seven social enterprises that serve as job training sites Founded in 1988 Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention rehab and re entry program in the United States As a reflection of his work with Homeboy Industries Boyle has received numerous honorary degrees awards and recognitions including the Civic Medal of Honor the California Peace Prize Humanitarian of the Year from Bon Appetit Magazine and in 2011 was inducted into the California Hall of Fame He has served on the State Commission for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention The National Youth Gang Center Board and the Attorney General s Defending Childhood Task Force Boyle is also the author of the New York Times Bestselling book Tattoos on the Heart The Power of Boundless Compassion His debut book has been honored by SCIBA Southern California Indie Booksellers Association Pen USA Publishers Weekly and Goodreads

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/jesuit-priest-fr-gregory-boyle-announced-whittier-college-commencement-speaker (2016-01-26)
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  • Theatre Department Stages "Hairspray the Musical" | 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 Theatre Department Stages Hairspray the Musical Theatre Department Stages Hairspray the Musical Wednesday March 5 2014 Hairspray the Musical will be coming to the Whittier College stage March 5 8 at 8 p m and March 9 at 2 p m in the Robinson Theatre of the Ruth B Shannon Center of the Performing Arts 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 General Admission 15 Students Seniors 9 For additional information directions or to purchase tickets call 562 907 4203 or visit www shannoncenter org Hairspray the Musical is a comedic production that highlights major social issues such as racial segregation and body image Set in 1962 Baltimore a young and plump Tracy Turnblad lands a spot on the Corny Collins Show and becomes a dancing sensation overnight After she learns of the injustice of Negro Day allowing the black dancers one day of the month to dance Tracy does everything in her power to integrate the show This production is directed and choreographed by Jennifer S Holmes Director of Center for Collaboration with the Arts at Whittier College Each year the theatre department produces up to four faculty directed productions These plays afford students the opportunity to engage in theatre as a collaborative process CAST Wilbur Turnblad Mr Pinky Andrew Zubiate Seaweeed J Stubbs Christian Mohn Lil Inez Christina Mecklenburg Harriet F Spritzer Irene Keogh Motormouth Maybelle Jaimis Ulrich Edna Turnblad Jonathan

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/hairspray-musical (2016-01-26)
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  • High Achievers Named to Fall 2013 Dean's List | Whittier College
    have been noted in hometown newspapers across the country including the Orange County Register Holtville Tribune Monterey County Herald Inland Valley Bulletin Bend Bulletin Oregon Sedalia News Journal Missouri Contra Costa Times Current in Carmel Indiana Elkhart Truth Indiana Corvallis Gazette Times Oregon Huntington Beach News among others Alejandra Aceves Jessica Adachi Kellen Aguilar Ameena Ahmed Brianne Ahn Anthony Akkawi Amanda Albert Abdullatif Al Bunnia Hunter Alexander Michael Alvarez Krystal Anderson David Arellano Jacqueline Arelliano Amanda Argueta Rosalie Atkinson Katie Back Shannon Barbour Angel Barranco Grace Battista Lily Baxter Evelyn Beguiristain Supriya Bhupathy Rachel Bickert Derek Blankenship Amanda Blazey Masson Blow Jordan Boeder Talya Breen Thomas Brook Justine Budke Nicole Buehlmaier Tyler Butler Leslie Caamal Valeria Cabral Aidee Campa Belinda Carrillo Jacob Carter Amanda Casey Charay Cash Lauren Chamberlain Antwon Chatmon Sean Chatmon Aristani Chavez Michelle Chen Kristen Chikami Katie Clendening Kristan Cleveland Erica Clifford Natalie Collier Elizabeth Cook Samantha Cruz Sara Czworniak Max Dahut Kirsten Davis Joseph De La Torre Danielle Deocampo Chloe Diaz Kevin Diaz Alexis Dods Damaris Dubon Lalaine Dungca Jose Eduardo Ava Egan Sarah Elliott Priscilla Espinosa Erin Eulberg Alyssa Fluss Adam Fossier Craig Frantz Idalia Gaitan Lauren Galantai Michelle Gamboa Amanda Garcia Hallie Gayle Sophia Genovese Kai Gentille Gregorio Giorgi Claire Goldner Thania Gonzalez Bo Gould Jonathan Gregg Arianna Grelling Mikel Guereca Nicholas Guerrero Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez Alex Hackworth John Halet Liz Hanki Andy Hansen Dennis Harris Kathryn Harrold Brittany Hedderson Moses Isaiah Hernandez Eric Hinwood Lauren Ho Jennifer Huchim Jillian Infusino Ali Jackman Eesha Jagtap Tyler Kang Bryce Keen Patrick Kellycooper Gary Kelman Adil Khan Umair Khushnood Jennifer Killian Hyesoo Kim Lindsey Kish Haley Kleine Heidi Koeger Jessie Ku Kelsey Kwong Emily Le Tammy Le Anita Lee Anastasia Lee Esther Leon Jonathan Logan Jocelyn Lopez Alma Lopez Adam Lubliner Randy Lukas Melissa Manzanares Julia

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  • Whittier College Library Receives Rare Quaker Book Collection | Whittier College
    and pristine Quaker books were published in the 1700s and 1800s though several are from the 1600s The Dombek collection represents a generous gift form two important local collectors said Library Director Laurel M Crump It is an exciting addition to Wardman Library s Special Collections that will improve the quality and depth of our existing Quaker holdings further the College s mission and enhance its reputation and potentially benefit our community and the greater scholarly community Previous to this addition the Wardman Library s Quaker Collection contained more than 5 000 titles most of these volumes were published post 1825 By contrast the books in the Dombek gift include many of the constitutive seminal texts from Quakerism s early days and will enhance the library s holding by providing a solid foundation to its existing collection Upon arranging and describing these rare books we hope to gain the attention of scholarly researchers interested in the history of Quakerism engage our own student researchers here at Whittier and use these historic artifacts for in class instructions about book history added Crump Douglas and Curtis Dombek are well known in the antiquarian book collecting community in Southern California and beyond not only as consummate and exacting collectors of fine rare books but also as generous philanthropists and supporters of book culture The Dombeks regularly donate rare books to Southern California institutions and most recently they lent UCLA a first edition of the King James Bible for an exhibition at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Bonnie Bell Wardman Library Bonnie Bell Wardman Library supports the research curricular and information needs of the students and faculty of Whittier College The staff works to develop the critical thinking and information literacy skills of the diverse community at this four year liberal arts institution

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  • Whittier College President Participates in White House College Summit | Whittier College
    is focusing on the important issue of college access and enhancing the competitiveness of this nation by creating college campuses that reflect the socio economic ethnic and cultural diversity of our country said Herzberger At Whittier College we see ourselves as a model for the nation on how to enroll and graduate a diverse student body That said we know we can always do more to help first generation and low income students apply enroll and graduate from a top liberal arts college like Whittier We are committed to doing more The presidents attending the summit have made voluntary pledges to ramp up efforts to assist low income students in enrolling in and completing college click here to read more Whittier College pledged to take steps to accomplish this goal by building on current successful efforts in partnerships with local local high schools private foundations and community colleges COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONNECTION Whittier will partner with American Honors and several community colleges to develop an honors level general education program that when combined with existing community college courses will prepare 300 associate degree graduates annually to transfer successfully to elite colleges and universities Currently to help students reduce the cost of their education Whittier recruits 15 of its students from those attending community colleges and is establishing a set of 2 2 programs and articulation agreements HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTION Whittier in partnership with the Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation will offer tuition free advanced math courses and a summer intensive college writing seminar to college aspiring students from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera California a predominantly Latino city with a 12 percent college graduation rate This project supports the goals of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund s Generation 1st Degree initiative to increase the rate of Latino college graduates to

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/whittier-college-president-participates-white-house-college-summit (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Part of New Liberal Arts Consortium | Whittier College
    January 13 2014 Whittier College is part of a new consortium of five West Coast liberal arts colleges tasked with developing an educational model that combines high impact face to face teaching practices with technologically based instruction The effort led by Dominican University of California is backed by a planning grant from the Teagle Foundation This project flips the discourse offered daily in the media about the impact of technology on learning by showcasing the tremendous value of blending new technology based teaching practices with the faculty student interaction and more personal instruction delivered by Whittier and other liberal arts colleges said President Sharon Herzberger In addition to Dominican and Whittier the consortium includes Whitman College the University of Puget Sound and Mills College The goal of the group is to test the impact of integrating innovative technology with high impact practices such as undergraduate research opportunities internships service learning group and capstone projects that involve close faculty student interaction and that actively engage students in the educational process in and out of the classroom Such practices emblematic of a liberal arts education have been shown to improve student learning retention and graduation rates According to Dominican University very little research to date has focused on aligning the rapid growth in technological approaches to education with a model grounded firmly in high impact practices The 25 000 Teagle grant will enable the five participating schools to convene representatives to discuss potential experiments to test how our typical models of delivering education would improve outcomes over models that only employ online learning The goals of the consortium are in line with work already underway at Whittier College This spring Whittier will launch a Digital Liberal Arts Collaboratory a center designed to provide faculty students and staff with a cutting edge technology

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