Alumni News

Amazon Journey Alumni journey to the Amazon

Whitman alumni, parents, a faculty member and staff set sail on an Amazon voyage in March 2011. 

Crocker Ambassador Crocker steps up to serve country again

Retirement from a 37-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service didn't last long for Ambassador Ryan Crocker '71, who is again stepping into the Middle East fray.

Chesney-Lind Honorary degree recipient: Young women face a better world today

“I knew that I probably couldn’t go to medical school or law school because those doors were barely open to women at that time. I couldn’t apply to be a Rhodes Scholar because that was only open to men.” – Meda Chesney-Lind ’69

Books Whitman Book Collection

New memoirs, research and novels from Whitman alumni.

The Butcher and the Vegetarian The Butcher and the Vegetarian: Q & A with Tara Austen Weaver ’93

What do you get when you mix tofu with two cups of brown rice, an assortment of grilled veggies and a gifted writer?

Archives Alumni help students document the past; memorabilia sought

Formed in 2005, the the Alumni Association Documenting the Past Committee works to ensure that the diverse achievements of the student body are recorded and remembered.

Debaters Indisputable: Coaches past, present enjoy reconnecting with debaters

“Today’s team has so much in common with the debaters of 25 years ago – a love of intellectual argument and logical gamesmanship, strong support and camaraderie among one another, and a true devotion to research.” – Jan Berman ’86

Scribners Scribner Memories

Gordon "Scrib" '42 and Virginia "Ginny" Elliott Scribner '46 spent nearly 25 years of their married life in service to the college, and they continue to live in Walla Walla today...

Wine label Special-release L'Ecole wine suports WISE

One hundred percent of the profits from the sale of the 2008 L'Érudite wine from L'Ecole No 41 will support the WISE program.

Thompson A bow and a final farewell to former editor

From 1969 to 1985 nearly every issue of The Whitman Alumnus — there were 64 in all — opened with editor S. Eugene Thompson’s personal commentary on the current campus climate... 

Matt Dittrich With Your Gifts, Whitman is a college of opportunity

Meet Matt Dittrich '12, a politics major from Camas, Washington...

In memoriam In Memoriam