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Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla, Washington, you’ll find a place like no other. Whitman College is a top-tier liberal arts school with accomplished and friendly faculty and passionate and curious students. Here, you can find endless support and opportunities in and outside the classroom—becoming your best self.

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From the moment you arrive on our beautiful campus, you’ll belong to a community that challenges you, supports you and wants the best for you. You’ll matter here—and you’ll make a difference.

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Gabe W., Junior

My favorite thing about Whitman is going to sound pretty cheesy and broad, but I like the culture. It feels like a safe place for students to really try new things and become passionate in all sorts of different things. There is definitely a level of competition because it’s a very good school, but there’s also, everywhere you go, just a culture of support and really helping each other which I think is probably pretty unique to Whitman.  

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Julia Ireland and Joanie Lucarelli
Spring 2024

Whitman Magazine

Enjoy our Spring 2024 edition of Whitman Magazine. This community-themed issue celebrates the stories of caring humans who are there for others and each other.

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Finally, Their Moment—Whitman’s Class of 2024 Receives Diplomas
Whitman Stories

Finally, Their Moment—Whitman’s Class of 2024 Receives Diplomas

More than 300 graduates—and their families and friends—had their moment to celebrate well-earned diplomas at Whitman College’s 138th Commencement. Cecilia Kang, Whitman alum and award-winning National Correspondent at The New York Times, delivered the Commencement speech.

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Osborne Family Partners With Whitman on Gift To Improve Fraternity Housing

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Featured Video: ‘Greatest Comeback Kids In History’

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Kate Greenberg ’09 Leads With Purpose as Colorado’s First Female Ag Commissioner

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Mwamba Muntanga Helps Fellow African Students Pursue Their U.S. Dreams

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2024 Whitman College Commencement Graduates

Finally, Their Moment—Whitman’s Class of 2024 Receives Diplomas

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Group photo of students in a Human-Centered Design (HCD) class at Whitman College in 2024.

Human-Centered Design Program Gets Boost From Major Grant Funding

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Whitman College students at commencement.

Celebrating the Class of 2024: Whitman College’s 138th Commencement

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Whitman Baseball Set To Host NWC Tournament

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Whitman College Students Head for Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowships

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Rendering of the newly dedicated Stenger Hall in the Junior-Senior Housing Building Project

Upward Together Hits Record-Breaking Milestone—Thanks to $5M Gift for Stegner Hall

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Group photo of the 2024 Hosakowa journalism awards presented by Whitman College.

Whitman Celebrates Student Journalists and Embraces Storytelling from Below at 2024 Hosokawa Awards

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Research Project Leads to Groundbreaking Photo Archives

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Katherine Swisher ’20 Awarded Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

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Kaleo Toguchi-Tani ’25 and Eliza Daigle ’25

Whitman Juniors Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

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President of Whitman College, Sarah Bolton.

Whitman Emphasizes Commitment to Preparing Engaged Citizens

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Venerable Thubten Chodron Will Deliver Baccalaureate Keynote

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Professor Pavel Blagov Nurtures Student Research in Whitman’s Personality Lab

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Sueli Gwiazdowski ’24 sitting in Hunter.

Sueli Gwiazdowski ’24 Named First Gaither Junior Fellow from Whitman College

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Whitman Student Wins British Columbia Medal of Good Citizenship for Her Service to Ukrainian Refugees

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Inaugural Salmon Film Festival: A Cultural Celebration

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A ‘Game Changer’—New Baseball Clubhouse Unveiled

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Business & Baseball: Whitman Alum Pursues MBA at William & Mary and Big Wins on the Field

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Whitman Doubles Down To Expand Scholarships & Aid

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History of a Tech Superwoman with Cat Posey

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Whitman College students Meron Semere and Kate Moe.

Whitties Earn Prestigious PPIA Fellowships

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