Float the Wild and Scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers • Eastern Oregon
July 17-19, 2017 • Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers of Eastern OregonRead more and RSVP online
Assistant Professor of Geology Nick Bader will share the geologic history of the region at camp each night and point out areas of interest along the float. The trip will be led by Grant Richie ’03 and his team of experienced guides from Richie Outfitters. Noted Walla Walla chef Andrae Bopp from Andrae's Kitchen will create gourmet meals from the camp kitchen and Jared Burns ’03 of RevelryVintners will bring along his wines to pair with the menu.
Whitman Movie Night in the Park • Chicago, IL
July 18, 2017 • Millennium ParkRead more and RSVP online
Join Whitman alumni, parents, and friends for a screening of La La Land at the Millennium Park Summer Film Series. Bring your whole family out for this fun community event! Lauren Schneider '10 will meet the group on the southwest corner of the Great Lawn where you will be welcome to spread out, connect with old friends, and make new ones.
Whitman in Ashland - Oregon Shakespeare Festival • Ashland, OR
August 4-6, 2017 • Oregon Shakespeare FestivalRead more and RSVP online
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join Theresa DiPasquale, the Gregory M. Cowan Professor of English Language and Literature for a weekend at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Join us in beautiful Ashland, Oregon for theater, dinner and post-play discussions led by Professor Theresa DiPasquale which will enrich the experience.
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg '01 counsels Whitman graduates to do good
May 21, 2017 • Commencement speaker Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg ’01 delivered a motivational imperative to the Whitman College graduating class of 2017 today: privilege carries "an obligation to make the world a better place."
Accomplished alumni offer students career advice
May 15, 2017 • The speakers, a combination of rising stars and midcareer successes, represented technology giants such as Google, Microsoft and Apple; financial institutions including Silicon Valley Bank, Goldman Sachs and Baker Boyer Bank; and management consulting firms McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton.
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.
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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.
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.
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