July 28, 2014

Fountain Newsletter

Whitman's Dan Park recognized as Industry Pacesetter


This week, APPA - the professional organization for facilities managers at educational institutions - recognized Whitman's Director of the Physical Plant Dan Park for his service to the organization and profession.

Park was presented with the 2014 APPA Pacesetter Award, which recognizes "the contributions of the upcoming generation of education facilities professionals," according to David Cain, the chair of APPA's Awards and Recognition Committee.

"Recipients have already demonstrated leadership capability at the local and regional chapter level," Cain said, "and are poised to make major contributions to the profession of education facilities management in the coming years."

Award recipients were recognized during the 2014 APPA Annual Conference and 100th Anniversary celebration in San Diego, July 21-23, 2014.

Student Engagement Center welcomes three new team members

Fernando Medina Corey '14

Victoria Wolff

This summer, the Student Engagement Center is delighted to welcome three new team members, including two Whitman alumni.

Fernando Medina Corey '14
Technology and Marketing Fellow
In addition to his work with the SEC, Fernando maintains an interest in business and digital security. He currently operates Valley Tutoring and organizes digital security basics workshops in Walla Walla.

Victoria Wolff
Internship Coordinator
Victoria first fell in love with Walla Walla and Whitman in 2010-2011 when she worked at the college as the German Language Assistant. After having received her M.Ed. from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, Victoria is now thrilled to return to the college in this new role.

Gayle Townsend '80 (and a Class of 2014 parent)
Assistant Director for Career Development
Gayle has been a long-distance runner for almost 40 years and ran her first half marathon - the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Half - right here. She says: "I've been married 28 years and have four daughters aged 20 to 25. My husband Rodney and I are embarking on a new adventure that includes a commuter marriage. If you can't find me here I'm probably somewhere on I-84. I'm excited about exploring the area - something I didn't do enough of when I was here as a student."

Whitman Night at the Walla Walla Sweets


This summer's Whitman Night at the Sweets game takes place on Aug. 7 at 7.05 p.m. The Sweets play the Victoria HarbourCats in the last home game of the season.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis to all Whitman employees (with a two per person maximum). Each ticket includes admission, soda and a hotdog.

Please collect tickets in person from the President's Office, which is temporarily located in Maxey 208. They will be available from Thurs., July 31 through game day until supplies last, and between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The office will be open during the lunch hour.

Campus Courier Eddie DeLeon leads Police Guild to victory

Eddie DeLeon, Whitman's campus courier, led the Police Guild baseball team to victory this month in the Babe Ruth All-City Tournament.

As manager of the Police Guild team, DeLeon helped his players rise from number 4 seed at the beginning of the championship to a 9-7 victory over D.A. Davidson.

In a Walla Walla Union-Bulletin article, DeLeon said: "It's all thanks to these kids. It's not me. I was just there to give advice. They worked hard and it's all them."

Stevens Gallery to feature Native American artists

In conjunction with this year's Summer Read Program book - Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie - the Stevens Gallery in the Reid Campus Center is featuring the work of 16 Native American artists from the Crow's Shadow Gallery in Pendleton, Oregon.

The show will run from July 15 to Sept. 15.

Campus Events

Parting Shot

By Matt Banderas, visual editor/photographer

Parting shot

Surrounded by wine glasses, alumni enjoy "In Vino Veritas," part of 2014 Summer College.