Sophomore Summit Helps Second-Year Students Find Direction
January 24, 2020 • Hosted by the Student Engagement Center (SEC), the 2020 Sophomore Summit brought together more than two dozen students with alumni and community leaders to explore careers and gain professional skills.
3-2 Engineering Program Allows Students to Build Technical Career on Liberal Arts Foundation
January 14, 2020 • In the nearly 70 years Whitman’s 3-2 Engineering program has been in place, more than 200 students have completed the program, which includes three full years at Whitman College, and then an additional two years at a partner engineering school. The student finishes with two complete bachelor degrees — one from each institution.
Crystal Ellis ’01 Fights to Make Furniture Safer for Children
January 14, 2020 • After losing her toddler in a furniture tip-over accident, Crystal Ellis has dedicated herself to campaigning for laws that demand furniture manufacturers meet a higher safety standard.
MULTIMEDIA: Marcus Amerman ’81 Pushes Boundaries of Native American Beadwork
December 16, 2019 • Native American beadwork artists Marcus Amerman ’81 pushes the envelope on traditional beadwork by creating realistic pieces based on historic photographs. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Amerman earned a degree in art from Whitman College and often infuses his work with sociopolitical messages.
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Alumnus Finds Purpose in Guiding Youth
Alumnus Shares Passion for Purpose
One of the leading consultants on academic student success and professional development, Phil Gardner '69 believes purpose is the key to pursuing one's passion throughout life.
"Many students who seek a liberal arts degree are driven by their passion for a field of study," Gardner said. "But, when it comes to linking college and career, there is a big difference between having passion and having purpose."