Student and Alumni Stories
Life After Whitman - Alumni Stories
Philosopher James Garrison ’04 Shares Hard-Won Wisdom with Soon-to-Be Graduates
October 30, 2019 • During a visit to Whitman, James Garrison ’04 gave two talks. “Black Bodies that Matter,” his public lecture, focused on his current philosophical work and writing on race. The other was a lunchtime session for students considering pursuing graduate school and careers in academia. Garrison walked students through his own journey, and offered tips and insights on how to navigate processes can be intimidating and daunting.
Andrea Chin '15 Hones Research Skills at OHSU Laboratory
October 14, 2019 • Andrea Chin ‘15 hasn’t been one to stray from her goals and the path that leads her to them. While at Whitman, Chin was a biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology (BBMB) major. She had her sight set on Whitman from the moment she was accepted to the college’s Visit Scholarship Program, which provides a free trip to campus for students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Life After Whitman: Kelly Katon '01 Finds Calling in Event Management
September 26, 2019 • Sociology and geology major Kelly Katon '01 is the manager of events at Pokemon Company International in Bellevue. Katon found her passion for event planning the first day she stepped foot on Holland America Line cruise ship as crew staff and there was a sail-away party happening on deck.