Elizabeth Schiller of Po‘ipu graduates from Whitman College

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Elizabeth Schiller from Po‘ipu has graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Whitman College. The 2012 Commencement Ceremony took place May 20.

A total of 420 degrees were conferred at the ceremony in front of an estimated crowd of 4,000 students, family members, faculty, staff and guests. The Commencement speaker was Eric Schlosser, journalist and best-selling author of “Fast Food Nation.”

The event, held on the scenic South Lawn of the Memorial Building, crowned a celebratory weekend of activities, including the 50-year reunion of the Class of 1962 and the college’s traditional Baccalaureate, held May 19 in Cordiner Hall.

Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Wash., is nationally renowned for offering a rigorous, well-rounded liberal arts undergraduate education. An independent, non-sectarian residential college, Whitman fosters intellectual vitality, confidence and leadership in its 1,450 students. Also noted for its commitment to environmental principles, Whitman is characterized by intellect, down-to-earth sensibilities, collaboration over competition and active lifestyle.

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