Whitties in the Cities • Chicago, IL
October 4, 2016 • HopleafRSVP by September 28th
Join Whitman alumni, parents and friends for a relaxing social event celebrating Whitties in Chicago. Come mingle, meet new people, and network whether you're new to the area or have lived here all your life. Lauren Schneider '10 and Jini Valence '16 will act as your hosts for the evening and there will be light snacks available for the group. Beverages will be no-host.
Microsoft Lunch with President Murray • Redmond, WA
October 6, 2016 • Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 34, Conference Room 3561Read more
Join other Whitman College alumni and parents working at Microsoft for a special lunch reception with President Kathleen M. Murray and Kim Rolfe from the Student Engagement Center (SEC).
Presidential Reception • Denver, CO
October 11, 2016 • Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Directors Room, Helen Bonfils Theatre ComplexRSVP by October 3
Join Whitman College alumni, parents and friends for a special reception with our 14th President. Meet Dr. Kathleen M. Murray and hear about the College's strategic planning process that will advance the work of Whitman and create a shared vision for the College's future. Wine and refreshments will be served.
2016 Alumni Parents Reception • Walla Walla, WA
October 22, 2016 • Whitman Campus, Baker Center (formerly BFC)RSVP by October 20
The Whitman College Alumni Association Board of Directors invites alumni parents to a wine and cheese social during Family Weekend! Meet fellow Whittie parents and students and compare your Whitman experiences! Enjoy a sampling of cheeses and fruit, local wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Whitman featured in Princeton Review annual college rankings
August 30, 2016 • Whitman College made eight top 20 lists.
Josh Karp '05 goes from Moses to Macklemore
August 29, 2016 • As a religion major at Whitman, he was Josh Karp ’05. Now, he’s known as Budo—a successful musician and producer for artists including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Exhibition by artist Margaret Jamison ’74 expands on empathy theme
August 29, 2016 • Local artist Margaret Jamison ’74 is staging an exhibition through Sept. 16 in Whitman’s Stevens Gallery titled Body of Work: The Process Paintings of Margaret Jamison, which traces the timeline of her battle with breast cancer.
Riley Clubb ’09 brings world’s first virtual reality theatre to Walla Walla
August 26, 2016 • Maskerade Walla Walla remains the only theatre of its kind to offer a shared viewing environment—usually, virtual reality is experienced solo.
Katy Coba '84 appointed CEO and director of Oregon's Department of Administrative Services
August 25, 2016 • Coba intends to focus on outreach and recruiting new, diverse employees to state agencies to replace the state's retiring workforce.
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Strategic Planning for Whitman College—You’re invited to share your thoughts
Whitman embarked on a strategic planning process this year—aimed at envisioning what Whitman can become in the next 5-10 years. The Strategic Planning Committee is interested in the opinions of alumni, parents, and friends. Toward that end, we invite you to share your thoughts in response to this prompt: What are your highest aspirations for Whitman in the next decade and what would success in addressing those aspirations look like? Responses should be submitted no later than October 10, 2016. Click here to share your response.
Responses will be collated and reviewed and presented to the Strategic Planning Committee. In 2017, President Murray will visit a number of cities to host Presidential Town Halls in which the progress of the committee’s deliberations will be discussed in an interactive format. Please watch for announcements in future editions of Whittie News, on the Whitman Alumni Office web page, and in the mail.Share Your Thoughts
Josh Karp '05 (center), aka music producer Budo
As a religion major at Whitman, he was Josh Karp '05. Now, he's known as Budo—a successful musician and producer for artists including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Robert R "Pete" Reid, 2016 Alumnus of Merit Award
Through his outstanding loyalty to Whitman College and dedication to serving the greater Walla Walla community, it is only fitting that Pete has earned the highest honor the Alumni Association bestows on an alumnus of the College.
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Theatre Weekend in New York City
November 10-13, 2016, join fellow theatre enthusiasts for a thrilling weekend adventure in NYC. Experience the sights, sounds, and splendor of Broadway, explore Manhattan’s newest convergence of art and architecture – the Whitney Museum of American Art, and gather with alumni, parents, and friends of Whitman College to honor Jack Freimann, Professor of Theatre Emeritus, as we celebrate his 90th Birthday.