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Homecoming Brings Out the Whittier Spirit

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Alumni Relations staff (l to r): Theresa Rivas, temporary assistant; Emily Rankin, director; and Beth Fernandez ’82, former interim dir- ecto , are shown at the Homecoming festival.

Joe Price (left), professor of religious studies, visits with Trustee Bill Harris ’55 and his wife, Harriet, during the Homecoming festival.

President

ill (fourth from left, front row) along with presenters Wendell Jack, director of

athletics (second from left, back row), and Trustee Charlotte Graham (third fro left back ro

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joined the Jacobs family after the dedication ceremony for the Dave Jacobs Basketball Court.

Senior Jess Craven (left) and his fathe , Bob, (right) are shown with David Paddy, assistant professor of English, at a Poet College session.

(l to r) Yvonne Bard, Ferol Lewis ’77, Steven Bard ’77 and John Lewis ‘80, assistant chief of campus safety, at their reunion reception.

Photos: Lisa McCarrell

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