Whitman College Alumni Board

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2013-2016 Alumni Board taken 11/8/13 at Baker Center Opening

Whitman College Alumni Board 2014-17

Front row: Kieta Mall Skoglund ‘89, Ari van Schilfgaarde ’07 (term ended June 30, 2014),
Minda McLaughlin Merrow '62, Norman Cheuk ’91.
Middle row: John Blackmon ’79, Beth Long Salaguinto ’88, Louise Stephens ’07, J Preston Frederickson ’02.
Back row: Nick Paslidis ’82, Jim Dow ’71, Mary Deming Barber ’78, Kirsten Adams Gable ’01.
Not pictured:  Greg Saliba '90, Sarah Deming '10, Aaron Blank '01

Name City Email Address
Term
Expires
Mary Deming Barber ’78 Anchorage, AK email Mary
2015
John R. Blackmon ’79
Alumni Board Overseer
Las Vegas, NV email John
2016
Aaron Blank '01 New York, NY email Aaron
2017
Norman Cheuk ’91 Bellevue, WA  
2016
Sarah Deming '10
Young Alumni Representative
San Francisco, CA
2017
James E. Dow ’71 Bainbridge Island, WA email James
2016
J Preston Frederickson ’02
President
Walla Walla, WA email J Preston
2015
Kirsten Adams Gable ’01
Vice President
Spokane, WA email Kirsten
2015
Minda McLaughlin Merrow ’62 San Diego, CA email Minda
2016
Kieta Mall Skoglund ’89 Alexandria, VA email Kieta
2014
Nick Paslidis ’82 Sedona, AZ email Nick
2016
Beth Long Salaguinto ’88 Bothell, WA email Beth
2016
Greg Saliba '90 Lake Oswego, OR
2017
Louise Stephens '07 Stanford, CA email Louise
2015


Meet a few of the Alumni Board Members

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What is the purpose of the Alumni Board?

In 1895, Whitman College alumni organized the Alumni Association to promote the interests of its members and their Alma Mater. Today the Whitman College Alumni Association continues to foster and maintain those interests between Whitman and its extended family.

To carry out this mission, the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association maintains standing committees which advise the Alumni Office on alumni matters and communicate alumni reactions to College programs.

In other words, they work to keep you connected, and to bring your concerns back to the administration. Let them know how you feel! Email the board members in your area.

Alumni Board Five-Year Plan (pdf version) (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this page. You can download a free copy from Adobe.)

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What can the Alumni Board do for me?

They are your representatives, your voice. They can take your opinions, thoughts, and ideas back to the college, and bring information home to you. If you move into one of their areas, call for information about your new city.

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Alumni Board Nominations

All alumni are invited to participate in nominating new members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The procedure requires 12 or more alumni to sign a petition on behalf of someone they wish to nominate. (Emails are acceptable.)

Members of the board serve three-year terms beginning July 1. The Board should be representative of the diversity of the Alumni Association, with members who have demonstrated volunteer service to Whitman, represent various class years, geographical areas and interests.

Nominating petitions should be sent by January 31st to Nancy Mitchell, Director of Alumni Relations, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362. If you have any questions, please call 1.800.835.9448 ext. 1 or email Nancy.

If you are interested in submitting a petition for the Alumni Board, review the Alumni Board Members Job Description, the Alumni Board Five-Year Plan, and the Alumni Association Current By-laws (all pdf forms), this Alumni Board website as well as the entire alumni website. Alumni Board members meet in Walla Walla two times per calendar year and via conference call in between meeting times. Attendance is required at the meetings as well as expected at local area events. For openings, email Nancy.

Once a petition is received, you will be contacted by the Director of Alumni Relations and one member of the Alumni Board nominating committee. The nominating committee presents their final slate to the Alumni Board for a vote at the Spring meeting. Nominees will then be contacted with the results in late April.

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Whitman College Alumni Association

All graduates of Whitman College are automatically members of the Alumni Association. Anyone who has attended Whitman for one year, and whose class has graduated, can also become a member by calling the alumni office and asking to be added. You will receive the Whitman magazine, newsletters, mailings about class reunions and alumni events in your area, and will be solicited by your class Alumni Fund representative for contributions to the College. There are no membership dues for the Alumni Association.

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