Alumni Starter Kit

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Welcome to the Whitman College Alumni Association!

As a graduate of Whitman College you are automatically a member of this prestigious group. We hope you'll take advantage of the many programs and services Whitman continues to offer its alumni, which are outlined below. Clicking on any link will open the related web site in a new window, so you can easily return to the Starter Kit when you're finished looking at a particular page.

A letter from your
Alumni Board President,
J Preston Frederickson '02

2014 Whitman College Commencement

Whitman Online, online community for Whitman College Alumni

Whitman Online!
Find fellow Whitties using the alumni directory at Whitman Connect. If you haven't already set up your account, you'll need your Whitman ID (sent to you via mail or email) and an email address. You may either email or call the Alumni Office to get your WID if you don't remember.



Whitman College Alumni Office Staff: Rikki Gwinn, Nancy Mitchell, Jennifer Dilworth Northam '91, Jason Arp '94,  and Liesl Olson '11
Alumni Office Staff: Rikki, Nancy, Jennifer, Jason and Liesl
We're here to serve you! 
Feel free to contact us at (509) 527-5167 or (800) 835-9448, ext. 1,
whenever we can be of service.

Email Connection
Whittie News is our most regular  communication with alumni, reminding you of upcoming events and alumni news each month. We also send invitations to local events via email to alumni who provide us with their current email and home address. 

Update your information at Whitman Connect now!

Bubbles at Whitman College Commencement 2014

Campus Events
Check the current events calendar, on the web, to find out what's happening on campus!

Campus Privileges
Alumni who live in the Walla Walla area may access the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center and Penrose Library with a valid Alumni ID card. The card costs $25.00 per year (cash or check). You may pick up your form to obtain an ID card by visiting the Alumni Office. ID Cards are valid for one year.

Events and Activities

We do our best to gather Whitties together where ever they are! Always RSVP to events that you plan to attend so we know you are coming. This helps us to make arrangements that accommodate everyone.

Calendar of Events

Reunions Information
View the comprehensive list of upcoming alumni events.

To find out when you'll be having a reunion, click on Whitman College Cluster Reunions from the main reunions page.
Student Engagement Center
The Student Engagement Center is still here for you after graduation. We can assist you with resumes, practice interviews, and utilizing Whitman's networking resources to access informational interviews, internships, job shadowing and recruiting offices. For more information, call the Student Engagement Center at (509) 527-5183.

Alumni Board
The Alumni Association Board of Directors is selected from the alumni body to represent the age and geographical distribution of the membership. The board includes a young alumni representative, currently Sarah Deming '10. Email your thoughts to Sarah.

Giving Back
There are many opportunities for you to stay involved at Whitman! We need your help planning alumni activities, raising funds for the College, referring students to our admission office, and serving as a mentor in the Career Consultant Network.
Whitman College Publications 2014 Livewire (pdf version)
Our magazine for alumni who graduated ten or fewer years ago. Submit photos and story ideas to

Whitman Magazine (online version) Whitman College's official publication, sent to alumni, parents and friends of the college. Submit a Class Note.

Make sure your address is current,or you won't receive Whitman publications or event invitations. Update your information at Whitman Connect now!

Whitman College alumni at Clambake in Massachusetts
Whitman alumni at a clambake in Massachusetts.

Annual Giving
For many seniors, the Senior Fund is your first introduction to giving back to the College. The Class of 2014 reached a 65% participation rate and raised over $13,000 for the Senior Class Scholarship Endowment. In the coming years, your classmates will ask you and fellow alumni to support the tradition of providing a quality education to future students.

As you begin your career or move on to graduate school, your participation is more important than the amount of your gift. Your gift of even $5 or $10 is like voting on Election Day. A single vote may seem insignificant but it’s the collective votes that make a difference. When everyone gives to the Annual Fund, it’s a vote of support for Whitman College. Our alumni have always been strong supporters and we need YOU to continue that tradition.

Please support your annual fund in one of four ways:

If you would like to stay involved with the College, the Annual Giving Office is always looking for volunteers to act as Class Representatives and Associate Class Representatives.

Increase your job skills and build your resume by being an Annual Giving volunteer! Contact Brian Dohe, Director of Annual Giving via email for more information.



2014 Whitman College Commencement
You can always find out about alumni services by going to or clicking on the ALUMNI link on the Whitman homepage. From there you can link to information about the various services we offer and find out how to contact us.

Update your information at Whitman Connect now!