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Whittier College introduces LUX – a new catalog of diverse enrichment courses

LUX represents Whittier College’s ongoing commitment to meeting learners where they are.

— Linda Oubré, President of Whittier College

WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 17, 2022 / — Whittier College announces the launch of LUX – a new catalog of diverse enrichment courses taught by faculty and professionals that are open to the general public. These courses are designed for people who want to advance in their current career, change career paths or learn something new.

“Learners of all levels can enroll in LUX’s short courses to advance their professional skills or simply feed their curiosity,” said Whittier College President Linda Oubré. “LUX ​​represents Whittier College’s ongoing commitment to meeting learners where they are. Now, more than ever, we are able to deliver on that commitment through innovation and technology that make learning accessible anytime, anywhere, and for everyone.”

LUX Whittier College offers non-degree courses and workshops in a collaborative and welcoming learner-focused environment. Most current courses are offered online and cover a wide range of topics, including audio engineering, video editing, graphic design, data science, entrepreneurship, genealogy, and poetry. New courses will be added to the catalog periodically.

The benefits of continuing education are numerous. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher education of any kind increases an individual’s income by thousands of dollars a year. Additionally, job skills programs increase a person’s ability to make career transitions and improve marketability. Continuing education is also part of personal development – ​​learning for personal reasons improves the quality of life.

Lux courses at Whittier College are open to students of all levels. To visit to view the catalog or express your interest in teaching a course.

Whittier College, founded in 1887, is a distinctive national liberal arts college that serves a diverse student body with unique and widely acclaimed programs. Whittier encourages students to become broadly educated rather than simply trained for a specific career. Small, interactive classes led by dedicated faculty inspire students to cultivate the analytical, critical, and rhetorical skills needed in today’s professional world. Whittier ranks among the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving institution. Additionally, over 40% of Whittier students are the first members of their families to attend college, and most receive some form of financial aid. Whittier attracts students from all socioeconomic levels, from a myriad of religious and social backgrounds, and from 35 states and 27 countries. In our culture of diversity and inclusion, Whittier reflects the changing global society in which we live. Through the power of groundbreaking experience in the liberal arts and sciences, Whittier is preparing the kind of leaders our nation and the world need most. And, by carrying out a vitally important educational mission, Whittier is changing lives and transforming communities.

Ana Lilia Barraza
Whittier College
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