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E A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT HERZBERGER… Thank you, Poets! Thank you again for your support and It was truly remarkable to see the spirit of the enthusiasm. I am humbled by what you have Poet family in action throughout December accomplished for our College, and I look 5, 2012, for the “12/5 Trustee Challenge.” forward to our continued success together. This challenge, which promised $25K to Go Poets! student scholarships if 250 gifts were made on that single day, quickly expanded to 375, Warm regards, and then to 750, as alumni, parents, and Sharon D. Herzberger friends rallied in support of the College. I am contributed to Whittier in a record-breaking HELP US WITH OUR LATEST demonstration of Poet Pride and generosity— CHALLENGE—12,500 “HITS” FOR and with additional challenges issued by our YOUTUBE VIDEO! trustees during the afternoon and evening The world-premiere of mascot John E. hours, we were able to make an impressive Poet in his “Gangnam, Poets-Style” parody finish to this campaign even in the final video was another highlight of the 12/5 minutes before midnight. What a celebration Challenge. With more than 7,000 views on of our beloved College’s 125th anniversary! YouTube to date, we hope this bit of fun I also want to thank our Board of continues to stimulate interest in Whittier Trustees who, under the leadership of College, as well as good thoughts and Chairman Don Herrema ‘74, generously fond memories. supported the 12/5 Challenge. And, the “In particular,” notes President Board was inspired by your strong response, Herzberger, “I appreciate the many as evidenced by their increased giving notes of support I have received for my throughout the day! participation. But personally, I think Increasing participation in giving is Campus Safety certainly stole the show. If critically important to the College. Many you haven’t seen the video, please be sure grant-making foundations evaluate our to check it out!” ability to engage our alumni, parents, and An anonymous donor has offered an friends before even considering their own additional $25,000 for student scholarship support. Well, the 12/5 Challenge has given support if we can reach 12,500 views by us something truly exceptional to highlight June 30, 2013. Please continue to demon- the commitment of the Poet family. strate your Poet Pride by sharing the video Additionally, I hope that many of you who made your first-ever gift, or first gift in Rock The Magazine of Whittier College Editor Dana A. S. Rakoczy managing Editor Ana Lilia Barraza ASSISTANT Editor Melanie J. Ramos Communications Interns Samantha Quintanar ‘13 Amber Orozco ‘13 Art Direction excited to report that more than 1,000 donors Watch the “Gangnam Poets-Style” video at WhittierCollege! The with your friends and family! Lime Twig Poet to Poet Ann Gronewold Contributors Steven Burns James Constancio ‘10 Colleen Daly ‘12 Lance Franey ‘09 Tony Leon Geoff Shepard ‘66 Dave Stelmach ‘94 Alex Tenorio ‘74 The Quaker Campus President Sharon D. Herzberger Vice President for Advancement Elizabeth Power Robison The Rock, Fall 2012 Volume 82, Number 2 Copyright© 2012 Whittier College The Rock is published by Whittier College Our mailing address is: a long time, will choose to become Faithful The Rock Friends by renewing your gift annually. The Office of Communications Faithful Friends program recognizes those loyal supporters who have given to the Whittier College 13406 Philadelphia St. College in two or more consecutive fiscal P.O. Box 634 years. We are so proud of the many donors Whittier, CA 90608 with more than 10, 25, and even 50 years of continuous giving. Phone (562) 907–4277 Fax (562) 907–4927 E-mail: 2

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