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  • Fall 2011 Dean's List | Whittier College
    2012 Whittier College has named over 190 undergraduate students to the Fall 2011 Dean s List 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 Chin Yan Fung Mia Gottlob Melanie Pong Terrileigh Shepherd Hangyuan Shi Sheila Sierra Lucie Zahradnickova Alison Jackman Carolyn Mukai Karri Davis Nicole Hitchman Edward Renn Lingxiao Duan Vicki Mercado Julia Marino Meghan Wolf Edward Beckerman Colleen Daly John Sandlund Gregorio Giorgi Mikel Guereca Liam McAloon Kristina Little Maloney Christopher Eleanor Demis Zachary Garrett Grace Battista Heidi Koeger Christopher Schommer Madeline Malzhan Carlee Shults Kelsey Phillips Tiffany Reyes Sean Arps Flaka Radoniqi Erik Rempen Ameena Ahmed Tamara Skoric Madison Martinet David Raygoza Brenda Zambrano Irma Rivera Catherine King Rina Lila Chloe Diaz John Lisowski Miriam De Dios Cristine Meza Daisy Uribe Courtney Grana Nicole Yamasaki Lizeth Felix Sanchez Richard Hoover Faraz Zaerpoor Caitlin Bourgaize Jafet Diego Jessica Martin Mario Obando Melanie Peel Kalin Ibrahim Bartley Samantha Woehl Victoria Savage Kelsea Moriarty Ajita Harrison Rowan Eister Joshua Perese Viviana Bravo Clarissa Burquez Natalie Hole Noelle Navarro Margaret Rich Hayley Tama Renee Tellez Claire Thomas Max Dahut Ryan Hart Alexandria Talley Kristen Chikami Bo Gould Chase Robinson Craig Taylor Meagan Dominguez Melissa Manzanares Laura Mosedale Michele Ortega Esther Leon Sten Stein Dylan Zukowski Brendan Mayland Mark Hausmann Kelsey Kwong Andrew Pigott Carlyn Werderman Allie Nicholson Emily Baeza Velcy Cabral Frias Andrew Tisnado Christine Verduzco Amber Olmos Nigora Sharipova Jennica Rae Simbol Ivette Alonso Apollonia Galvan Joannarae Ibanez Silvester Matthew Lopez Trevor Van Dyke Amiya Moretta Sophia Genovese Xenia Arriola Julianne Bull Min Young Park Stephen Santos Faith Grimes Jane Park Seriah Antoun Megan Wessel Andrew Rietta Yamila Perez Sara Czworniak William Hougan

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Fall_2011_Deans_List (2016-01-26)
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  • Former U.S. Deputy Secretary Of State, Richard Armitage Will Speak At Whittier College: "Lessons from the Gridiron for a Career in Public Service" | Whittier College
    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 Former U S Deputy Secretary Of State Richard Armitage Will Speak At Whittier College Lessons from the Gridiron for a Career in Public Service Former U S Deputy Secretary Of State Richard Armitage Will Speak At Whittier College Lessons from the Gridiron for a Career in Public Service Wednesday January 25 2012 Former U S Deputy Secretary of State Richard L Armitage will speak at Whittier College Lessons from the Gridiron for a Career in Public Service on Monday February 6 at 11 00 a m in AJ Villalobos Hall 7214 Painter Avenue Whittier CA 90608 The lecture sponsored by the Richard M Nixon Republican Club Whittier Republican Women Federated and ASWC is free and open to the public but seating is limited A graduate of the U S Naval Academy and veteran of the Vietnam War Armitage has decades of public service Since the late 1980s he has held a variety of high ranking diplomatic positions including as Presidential Special Negotiator for the Philippines Military Bases Agreement as Special Mediator for Water in the Middle East as a Special Emissary to Jordan s King Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War and as an Ambassador directing U S assistance to the new independent states of the former Soviet Union Moreover from 2001 through 2005 he served as the Deputy Secretary of State

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/former_us_deputy_secretary_of_state_speaks_at_Whittier_College (2016-01-26)
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  • Senator George Mitchell to Speak at Whittier College: The Implications of the Arab Spring for Peace in the Middle East | Whittier College
    be the 2012 Feinberg Lecture speaker on Tuesday February 28 at 7 30 p m in the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 13406 Philadelphia Street Whittier CA 90608 Mitchell s lecture The Implications of the Arab Spring for Peace in the Middle East will deal with timely current issues related to Arab states The lecture is free and open to the public but seating is limited and reservations are required For more information or to RSVP please call Terrie Valenzuela 562 907 4219 Most recently Mitchell served as U S Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from January 2009 to May 2011 Prior to this he has had a distinguished career in public service spanning three decades Mitchell served on the Senate for 15 years enjoying bipartisan respect during his tenure He was Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 While in this role Mitchell led the movement to reauthorize the Clean Air Act in 1990 and pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Additionally under his leadership the Senate approved the North American Free Trade Agreement and the formation of the World Trade Organization In 1995 he served as a Special Advisor to President Clinton on Ireland and from 1996 to 2000 he served as the Independent Chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks Under his leadership the Good Friday Agreement an historic accord ending decades of conflict was agreed to by the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom and the political parties of Northern Ireland For his service in Northern Ireland Senator Mitchell received numerous awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom the highest civilian honor given by the U S Government the Philadelphia Liberty Medal the Truman Institute Peace Prize and the United Nations UNESCO Peace Prize In 2000 and 2001 at the request of President Clinton Prime Minister Barak and Chairman Arafat Senator Mitchell served as Chairman of an International Fact Finding Committee on violence in the Middle East The Committee s recommendation widely known as The Mitchell Report was endorsed by the Bush Administration the European Union and by many other governments In 2006 and 2007 he led the investigation into the use of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball He also served as Chairman of the Special Commission Investigating Allegations of Impropriety in the Bidding Process for the Olympic Games and was the Independent Overseer of the American Red Cross Liberty Fund which provided relief for September 11 attack victims and their families Mitchell served as Chairman of the Global Board of the international law firm DLA Piper Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company a member of the Board of the Boston Red Sox and a Director of several companies including Federal Express Xerox Staples Unilever and Starwood Hotels and Resorts He also served for ten years as the Chancellor of Queen s University of Northern Ireland as President of the Economic Club of Washington and as Chairman of the International

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/senetor_George_Mitchell_to_Speak_at_Whittier_College (2016-01-26)
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  • LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE GRADUATES FEEL BETTER PREPARED FOR LIFE'S CHALLENGES, STUDY FINDS | Whittier College
    of Whittier College and other residential liberal arts institutions give their college experience higher marks than do graduates of private or public universities This study released today was commissioned by the Annapolis Group a consortium of America s leading liberal arts colleges Among the study s career related findings Seventy six percent of liberal arts college graduates rated their college experience highly for preparing them for their first job compared to 66 percent who attended public flagship universities Eighty nine percent of liberal arts college graduates reported finding a mentor while in college compared to 66 percent for public flagship universities Sixty percent of liberal arts college graduates said they felt better prepared for life after college than students who attended other colleges compared to 34 percent who attended public flagship universities and Liberal arts college graduates are more likely to graduate in four years or fewer giving them a head start on their careers Conducted by higher education consulting firm Hardwick Day the study is based on a total of 2 700 telephone interviews made in 2002 and again in the summer of 2011 It is one of only a few studies that explore the lasting effects of college through alumni interviews The results of this study come as no surprise and frankly only add to the mounting evidence supporting the true value of liberal arts programs said Whittier President Sharon Herzberger in response to the report At Whittier and among fellow Annapolis Group institutions we know the kind of top notch education we deliver and the impact it has on our graduates At its core our curriculum prepares our students to be flexible analytical and solution focused endowing them with the very skills they need to be successful in whatever professional or personal path they choose to follow

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Liberal_arts_colleges_feel_better_prepared (2016-01-26)
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  • Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen Comes to Life in the Studio Theater of the Shannon Center at Whittier College | Whittier College
    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 Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen Comes to Life in the Studio Theater of the Shannon Center at Whittier College Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen Comes to Life in the Studio Theater of the Shannon Center at Whittier College Wednesday November 2 2011 Hedda Gabler written by Henrik Ibsen and translated by Brian Friel will come to life in the Studio Theatre of the Ruth B Shannon Center for Performing Arts 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 9060 The play runs from November 30 December 3 at 8 p m and December 4 at 2 p m General admission is 15 students and seniors 9 and Whittier College faculty staff and students 5 For additional information directions or to purchase tickets please call 562 907 4203 or visit online www shannoncenter org In the play Hedda a strong woman bored and dissatisfied with her tedious life and new marriage seeks to change and manipulate the lives of the people that surround her To many Hedda Gabler is seen as the female version of Hamlet whose rash decisions lead to climactic devastating and tragic events Brian Friel s new version taking liberties that only a master playwright might invests Ibsen s social realist original with psychological realism presenting the harridan s gradual mental breakdown as a physiological consequence of an entirely inflexible social milieu Friel finds wry humour in historical hindsight however while the dated attitudes of Hedda s husband lovers and lady companions provoke laughter from a contemporary audience Hedda s final actions become an almost logical defense against a world

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Whittier_College_Theatre_Department_Presents_Hedda_Gabler (2016-01-26)
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  • 40th Annual Whittier College Tardeada Celebrates Latino Culture | Whittier College
    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 40th Annual Whittier College Tardeada Celebrates Latino Culture 40th Annual Whittier College Tardeada Celebrates Latino Culture Sunday October 9 2011 Whittier College will celebrate its 40th Annual Tardeada Celebration on Sunday October 23 from 4pm 6pm in the Campus Center Courtyard on the Whittier College Campus 7214 Painter Avenue Whittier CA 90608 This year s festivities will celebrate the lifestyles and cultures of Latin America with a special emphasis on Argentina There will be delicious classic Argentinean cuisine and special performances by Zitango Argentinean folkloric dancers Paso de Oro a Whittier based Latin American dance group as well as mariachi performances by Los Palmeros Tickets for this event are 13 per person which includes food and entertainment For more information contact the Cultural Center at 562 907 4962 or e mail Luz Galbreath Director of the Ortiz Programs at lgalbreath whittier edu Tardeada will be preceded by a special dedication of the Martin Ortiz Plaza and Fire Pit at 3 p m The Plaza located next to the Dezember Alumni House and Johnson Residence Hall has a working fire pit that is available for use by the campus community The late Martin Ortiz 48 was the founder of the Center of Mexican American Affairs which was renamed The Ortiz Programs after his retirement of 40 years of service and dedication to Whittier College Ortiz established Tardeada

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/40th_annual_Whittier_College_Tardeada (2016-01-26)
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  • General Pete Dawkins to Speak at the First Annual Leadership Forum: Leadership defined In—and Defining—the 21st Century | Whittier College
    Peter M Dawkins served in the U S Army for 24 years He commanded a company in the 82nd Airborne Division led a battalion in Korea and commanded a brigade of the 101st Airborne Division He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1981 During his military career Gen Dawkins earned several awards and honors served as military assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and was selected as a White House Fellow He began his career in the private sector as head of the Public Financing Banking division of Lehman Brothers He led a three year initiative focused on providing creative financing to overhaul a significant portion of the physical infrastructure throughout the country Today Gen Dawkins is Senior Partner for Flintlock Capital Asset Management a company he founded and most recently he served as vice chairman of Global Wealth Management for Citigroup vice chairman of the Citigroup Private Bank and executive vice president and vice chairman of Travelers Insurance during an 11 year tenure with the firm Previously he served as chairman and CEO of Primerica Financial Services and earlier served as head of the U S consulting practice of Bain Company Gen Dawkins sits on several Boards guiding nonprofit arts community and educational organizations He holds a B A from West Point and a Ph D from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University Playing football at West Point he was selected the 1958 Heisman Trophy winner he subsequently won a Rhodes Scholarship which took him to Oxford University from 1959 through 1962 In 1963 Time magazine identified him as one of the Top 50 Leaders in the U S and in 2006 he was selected to receive the Horatio Alger Distinguished American Award Donald J Herrema 74 Executive Vice Chairman Kennedy Wilson Chairman Whittier College Board of Trustees Donald J Herrema has a distinguished history of 30 years in financial services including asset management commercial real estate private wealth and banking He is Executive Vice Chairman of Kennedy Wilson and the Managing Member of BlackSterling Partners LLC His executive experience includes posts as CEO of Bessemer Trust of Loring Ward and of Atlantic Trust a subsidiary of INVESCO and Head of Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley Herrema is a Director of TD Bank Asset Management USA Funds and Lepercq de Neuflize and Co and also serves as a Senior Advisor to Stone Point Capital He began his career at Wells Fargo Bank where he ultimately became president of Wells Fargo Securities and Head of the Mutual Funds division In addition to chairing the Whittier College Board of Trustees Herrema is a member of the Board of Leaders of the University of Southern California s Marshall School of Business He holds a B A from Whittier College and an M A in economics from the University of Southern California Matthew J Espe MBA 84 CEO President Armstrong Industries Worldwide Inc Having led businesses in Europe Asia and North America and with 30 years of experience in sales

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  • 2011 Poet Awards Celebrate Outstanding Whittier Alumni | Whittier College
    Arts and has served as a motivational piece for disability related conferences and events throughout the country most recently featured at the 2010 International VSA Festival in Washington D C produced by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Combining her passion for the arts and disability advocacy Coulston Barber currently serves as Board President for VSA California the state organization on arts and disability Here she hopes to help provide arts opportunities to underserved populations with the belief that everyone of all abilities should have access to enjoy and participate in the arts A music major at Whittier she has returned to her alma mater to perform at events such as the President s Inaugural Gala John Greenleaf Whittier s Birthday Celebration and the Shannon Center s 20 Anniversary Celebration Sunil Hiranandani 05 Entrepreneur International Manager Associate Vice President HSBC Sunil Hiranandani is an International Manager with HSBC one of the world s largest financial services organizations He was recruited directly from Los Angeles into their Headquarters in London and is part of a very elite group of highly versatile managers that have the ability to be placed in any part of the HSBC s operations spanning 80 countries at very short notice and per his employer s discretion In his short tenor of 5 5 years with HSBC Sunil has worked in various capacities in different parts of the world London UK Multicultural Strategy Mumbai India Mid Market Enterprises and Jeddah Saudi Arabia where he served as corporate banker to multinational companies and petrochemical joint ventures and was responsible for a lending portfolio of over USD 350m Most recently Hiranandani was re imported back to the U S to serve as Associate Vice President Wholesale Credit Risk and assist with HSBC s risk management and regulatory reporting efforts at their U S headquarters in New York City COMMUNITY IMPACT Arturo Porzecanski 71 Distinguished Economist in Residence American University Founder Expert Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome SCLS Community Arturo Porzecanski spent nearly 30 years working as an international economist with various large banks in New York City but in 2005 he quit life on Wall Street to become a full time professor of international economics Soon after taking up residence in Washington D C he was afflicted by an exceedingly rare and frequently fatal illness SCLS which left him partially disabled and brought him repeatedly to the brink of death In 2008 he founded what became an Internet based support group of patients relatives and doctors that has since raised awareness and spread life saving knowledge about this illness around the world That same year his passionate but informed advocacy efforts persuaded the National Institutes of Health to launch a first biomedical research project on SCLS which continues to date In 2010 he was invited to lecture on SCLS at a medical conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic His personal struggle and leadership have been the subject of a profile piece published by The Washington Post Ray Mellado 73 Founder

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