Alumni News

astronaut Ready to launch
 
After nearly six years of training, astronaut Dorothy “Dottie” Metcalf-Lindenburger ’97 is more than ready for liftoff.

History 101 Whitman history 101
 
With the backdrop of a stunning Whitman fall, this panoramic shot of the historic bell in the Memorial Building clock tower is made possible through modern photo technology.

willoughby Founder of "Women in Leadership Symposium" earns national award
 
Colleen Seidelhuber Willoughby ’55 of Seattle has earned The Association of Junior Leagues International’s highest honor — the Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award.

where Where in the world
 
Jan Salisbury ’72 writes: “I am enclosing a picture of myself and Jesica Mitchell ’97, who is a graduate of Whitman 25 years after me. It was a fluke that we ended up on the same women’s tennis team...”

barber Mary Deming Barber ’78 joins Alumni Board
 
Mary Deming Barber ’78 of Anchorage, Alaska, joins the Alumni Association board. Barber, with more than three decades of public relations experience, formed her own firm in 2000. She continues to serve as president and CEO of the Barber Group Inc.

howells Professor Howells’ obiter dicta live on
 
When in 1977, then-Colorado-based Melinda Jones ’70 wrote to 40 years of Whitman English majors asking for their “Howellisms” from past notes, she could not have guessed that it would take more than 30 years for a publication featuring Tom Howells’ wit to come to fruition

wine journal Is wine justice blind?
 
The lead papers in the last two editions of the “Journal of Wine Economics” have drawn the ire of winery owners and the attention of media from The Los Angeles Times to The Wall Street Journal.

Hall of fame Five competitors, “coach of the spirit” inducted into Hall of Fame
 
Five of the most accomplished competitors in the history of Whitman College athletics, along with the school’s much beloved “coach of the spirit,” were inducted into the Whitman Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony Oct. 3, 2009. 

cold case 2003 alumnus writes episode of TV’s “Cold Case”
 
“I made hundreds and hundreds of cold calls trying to get my scripts read,” said Jerome Schwartz ’03. Now a script he wrote for an episode of the popular CBS police drama “Cold Case” is set to air Dec. 6.

books Alumni book collection
 
Newly published by Whitman Alumni.

hunt In Memoriam
 
The Whitman family lost a cherished and devoted member with the Nov. 15, 2009, passing of Overseer Emerita Cora Dee Hunt ’55.