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  • College mourns R. R. "Pete" Reid–aka "Mr. Whitman"

    April 10, 2017 • Reid, 93, died from complications of cancer last Sunday at Washington Odd Fellows Home on Boyer Avenue, directly across the street from the house in which he and his wife, Hedda Jorgenson Reid '49, who survives him, raised their family.

  • She’s so glad they had this time together: Whittie plays key role in Carol Burnett’s Grammy Award

    February 15, 2017 • Aaron Blank ’01 helped legendary actress Carol Burnett earn a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for "In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox." The Whittie served as producer and director of the behind-the-scenes account of her acclaimed weekly TV variety series, The Carol Burnett Show," which ran on CBS from 1967 to 1978.

  • Ruling by federal judge Jim Robart ’69 makes national headlines

    February 6, 2017 • Federal judge James L. “Jim” Robart ’69 made headlines last weekend with a ruling that temporarily put a halt to President Donald Trump's executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Robart is a trustee emeritus and former chair of Whitman College’s Board of Trustees.

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Bao-Tram Do '13 was honored at a Center for Women & Democracy gala in the Governor's Mansion in Olympia to mark International Women's Day.

Alumna recognized at International Women’s Day celebration in Olympia.

Bao-Tram Do '13 was honored at a Center for Women & Democracy gala in the Governor's Mansion in Olympia to mark International Women's Day.

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Lisa Curtis '10, 2016 Pete Reid Young Alumni Award

Lisa Curtis '10, 2016 Pete Reid Young Alumni Award

Lisa Curtis ’10 is the founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, Inc. She began working on Kuli Kuli while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa. Working at the village’s health center, she had first-hand exposure to the nutritional challenges people face in western Africa and discovered that the moringa plant could help to address some of those challenges.

Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni

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