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Life After Whitman - Alumni Stories
All In: Debi Toews '76 Knows the Impact of Scholarships
April 16, 2019 • Debi (Aucutt) Toews '76 journey to Whitman College began in a hair salon. That's where her mother ran into another mom whose daughter was a sophomore at Whitman. Her mom loved the idea of the small class sizes. For Toews, she loved the friendly approach of then-director of admissions William Tingley, whom she met at a college fair shortly thereafter.
All In: Community Connections Spur Alumni Couple to Give Back
April 16, 2019 • Kate (Pringle) VanDonge ’11 met her future husband in the History of Ancient Greece. But it wasn’t the battle of Troy or the birth of philosophy that ignited young love. It was the wardrobe of a guest lecturer.
Classics Majors Pursue Service in the Peace Corps
April 10, 2019 • Whitman College graduates have been joining the Peace Corps since it was founded in 1961. More than 330 Whitties have joined the agency that works across the globe to create sustainable solutions to a multitude of issues. There are nine Whitman alumni serving in countries around the world — and this summer, new graduates will join their ranks.
Brennan Johnson '16 Opens Community Supported Bakery in North Carolina
March 13, 2019 • The environmental humanities major from Minnesota has set up shop in a space he named The Walnut Schoolhouse, located in the town of Marshall outside Asheville. His new business offers weekly bread deliveries and will sell baked goods at the local farmer's market this summer. Soon he hopes to also host workshops for community members to learn how to bake bread, cakes, croissants, bagels and other items.
Life After Whitman: Derek Slone '18
March 8, 2019 • Derek Slone '18 is a project engineer for Studio 151, a consulting company for the San Francisco International Airport. Slone talks about how some of the lessons he learned at Whitman and how they've helped him in his current role.