Alumni

Sleep Dr. Simon says: “Sleep!”

Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone. Dr. Richard Simon Jr. ’72, a national expert on the subject, says sleep deprivation is at the root of many personal health problems and public safety concerns.

Lakey Honorary doctor of humane letters: Bishop Othal Lakey ’57

A nationally known preacher, lecturer and author, Bishop Othal Hawthorne Lakey ’57 began his ministry in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at age 12.

 

Priedhorsky Honorary doctor of humane letters: William Priedhorsky ’73

Bill Priedhorsky ’73 was a budding scientist when he started college at Whitman at age 16. Today he is the program director for the premier research program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Time Time names Webb Miller ’66 among world’s “most influential”

Webb Miller ’66 and a colleague “successfully sequenced the DNA of the 20,000-year-old wooly mammoth,” earning themselves a spot on Time’s 2009 list of “The World’s Most Influential People.”

career ctr Career Center seeks alumni help for graduates entering the workplace

It’s a tough job market out there for the Class of 2009, so the Whitman Career Center is urging alumni to list jobs and internships, and to be “our eyes and ears.”

She loves me Whitman History 101

How much do you know about the history of theater at Whitman? Test your knowledge here.

In memoriam In Memoriam

Ivar Highberg ’32, former Whitman math and physics professor, died June 4, 2009, at age 97. Whitman also remembers Frank Shoemaker ’43, a particle physicist and honorary doctorate, and Jo Anne Rasmussen, former acting and speech professor and well-known actress on the Harper Joy Theatre and Walla Walla community stages.