Events


  • Family Weekend • Walla Walla, WA

    October 20-22, 2017 • Whitman College Campus

    Join us for Family Weekend on the Whitman College campus! All Family Weekend activities are optional and a schedule of events can be found at whitman.edu/familyweekend. The Family Weekend information and sign-in table will be open in the Reid Campus Center from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, and again from 8:00 a.m. - noon on Saturday, October 21.

    Read more and register online.
  • Alumni Parents Reception • Walla Walla, WA

    October 21, 2017 • Whitman College Campus

    Meet fellow Whittie parents and students and compare your Whitman experiences! Enjoy a sampling of cheeses and fruit, local wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

    RSVP by Friday, October 20
  • Presidential Reception • Tacoma, WA

    October 23, 2017 • Court House Square, Ballroom

    President Murray will share updates from campus, including the latest on the strategic planning process, progress on the Living at Whitman Initiative, and invite conversation with alumni, parents and friends about the future of Whitman College.

    RSVP by October 16
  • Geology ROCKS! • Seattle, WA

    October 23, 2017 • Pike Brewing Company, Naughty Nellie Room

    Join Whitties attending the GSA Conference and faculty members from the geology department at Whitman College for a reception at Pike Brewing Co. Meet up with Whitties working in the field of Geology and reconnect with geology professors. Hearty hors d'oeuvres provided by the Alumni Office. Beverages are available for purchase.

    RSVP by October 20
  • Presidential Reception • Olympia, WA

    October 24, 2017 • Olympia Country & Golf Club

    President Murray will share updates from campus, including the latest on the strategic planning process, progress on the Living at Whitman Initiative, and invite conversation with alumni, parents and friends about the future of Whitman College.

    RSVP by October 16
  • Whitties in the Cities • Portland, OR

    October 30, 2017 • McMenamin's Kennedy School

    Join Whitman alumni, parents and friends for a night of conversation, connection and history! Meet Alumni Association Board Member, Ben Kubany '05 and Assistant Director of Alumni, Jennifer Dilworth Northam '91 when the doors open at 6 p.m. Appetizers are complementary; drinks are no-host, so bring cash or a credit card.

    RSVP by October 26
  • Whitties in the Cities • Spokane, WA

    November 2, 2017 • McMenamin's Kennedy School

    oin Whitman alumni, parents and friends for an evening of conversation and connection! Catch up with friends you haven't seen in a while, and welcome Whitties new to the area. Henry Sanborn '17 is behind the bar in the recently-opened Tempus Cellars Tasting Room, a family-run vineyard in Walla Walla. A selection of artisan meats and cheeses will be available, and you may purchase wines by the glass or taste the newest vintages.

    RSVP by November 1
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Alumni News


  • Alumni discuss how to land jobs at Amazon like they did

    October 18, 2017 • Amazon employees Austin Biehl ’16 and Sam Reddy ’17 prove that a liberal arts education opens numerous employment doors after graduation. Biehl, a recruiter for the international consumer and Kindle content team, and Reddy, a treasury analyst in the capital markets team, return to campus to discuss their burgeoning careers at noon on Friday at Reid Campus Center, room G02. A free lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.

  • Reunion Weekend underscores continuity

    October 16, 2017 • This year’s Reunion Weekend was a family affair for some of the attendees at last Thursday’s reception for alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. Jerry Work ’62 and Carrie Gallagher Lyons ’57 are Whittie parents and grandparents—and that’s just for starters.

  • Judge James Robart '69 to hear contraceptive mandate case

    October 10, 2017 • Robart temporarily blocked Trump administration travel ban in February

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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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John '66 and Carol Minnick Santa '66, 2017 Alumni of Merit Award Recipients

John '66 and Carol Minnick Santa '66, 2017 Alumni of Merit Award Recipients

Psychology majors who met - and married - at Whitman, John '66 and Carol Minnick Santa '66 have changed the lives of troubled teens through the care, attention and education they provide at their boarding school, Montana Academy.

Alumni of Merit Award

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