Alumni News

Oh, Baby Oh, Baby...

In early February 2010, days from giving birth to twins, Chantal Conkling Valentine ’96 and her husband, Shane, were busy with the details of a different offspring: Their international baby cuisine cookbook, which was beginning to draw the attention of regional and national food distributors.

Jam Packed LifeJam packed life

Faith Craig Petric ’37, who has among her admirers long-time friend and folk legend Pete Seeger, is known as “The Fort Knox of Folk Music” because of her memory: She knows the lyrics, tunes and histories of more than 1,000 songs.

Fluent in HarmonyFluent in harmony

Diethard Pabel ’98 and Eriko Aoyama-Pabel ’97 didn’t find each other – or Irish music – until the spring of Eriko’s senior year, when Diethard was a German exchange student at Whitman.

Alumni AwardsAlumni Awards
 
   Gordon Scribner Award for Distinguished Service
       Paul ’51 and Nancy McKay Burton ’53
       Jerry Hillis ’61
   Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni
      
Jimmy Maize ’02

Whitman HistoryAlumni invite students to explore history of the college

On the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Rev. Cushing Eells, the Whitman College Alumni Association revived the on-campus celebration of Founder’s Day and asked students to consider a few historical questions as well as this philosophical one: What do I know about the history of the place I inhabit? 

Alumni Books Alumni Book Collection

In this issue: Poetry, history, conservation biology, travel, and a coming-of-age novel.

Where in the World?Where in the World Have You Met a Whittie?

Jason Smith ’97 attended a World Affairs Council event moderated by Ryan Crocker ’71, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq.

In MemoriamIn Memoriam

Harriet E. Miller ’41
Edmund “Ned” Hayes Jr. ’48

Nominations open for Atheltic Hall of Fame Nominations open for Athletic Hall of Fame

Do you remember a classmate who excelled in athletics and should be given consideration for induction into the Whitman Athletics Hall of Fame?

Olypmic RunOlympic run

Days of anxious waiting ended joyfully for Holly Brooks ’04 when she learned in late January she had been named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic cross country ski team.

George BallGeorge Hudson Ball Chair in the Humanities

Whitman College has received a generous pledge, challenging us all to help establish an endowed chair in the humanities in Dr. Ball’s honor. Join in honoring this beloved professor