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  • The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives • Walla Walla, WA

    February 24, 2018 • Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom B

    Michelle Janning, professor of sociology, is the author of book, "The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives" and will share insights about her recently published book with alumni, parents and friends. Please join us.

    RSVP by February 22
  • Building a Diverse Whitman Community • San Francisco, CA

    February 28, 2018 • UBER Headquarters

    Please join Kazi Joshua, vice president for diversity and inclusion, as he speaks about the work of the Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee, our recent campus climate study, and how diversity planning will coincide with the broader college strategic planning.

    RSVP by February 23
  • Waiting for the Next Big One • Portland, OR

    March 3, 2018 • Historic Kenton Firehouse

    Improving Wildfire Risk Management in the Pacific Northwest. Assistant Professor of Sociology Alissa Cordner will discuss some of the risk management challenges faced by firefighters on the ground, their supervisors in the office, and high-level policy-makers in land management agencies.

    RSVP by March 1
  • Brunch with Professor Michelle Janning • Austin, TX

    March 4, 2018 • TRACE (inside the W Hotel)

    Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to have brunch with Dr. Michelle Janning, professor of sociology. Come out to hear about her research, the sociology department, and Whitman College in general. Brunch will be fully hosted by Whitman College but space is limited. RSVP today!

    RSVP by February 23
  • Memories of Microeconomics: Markets and Market Failure • New York, NY

    March 11, 2018 • NYU Kimmel Center, room KC 803

    Alumni, parents and friends are invited to a talk by Dr. Jan Crouter, associate professor of economics, about what economists mean and don't mean by the odd phrase, "market failure", and the appeal of markets to most economists.

    RSVP by March 7
  • Whitties in the Cities • Philadelphia, PA

    March 16 2018 • Home of Marisa McClellan '01

    Join Whitman alumni, parents, and friends on Friday, March 16, for a social gathering celebrating Whitties in Philadelphia. Come meet new people, catch up, and network, whether you're new to the Delaware Valley or your family has lived here since Billy Penn. Marisa McClellan '01, Ted Duncombe '77, and Marian Uhlman will be your hosts for the evening.

    RSVP by March 12
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Ashifi Gogo speaks at the Dartmouth Innovation Program as former President Bill Clinton observes. Photo courtesy the Clinton Global Initiative.

Ashifi Gogo '05 to give 2018 Commencement address

Acclaimed social entrepreneur Ashifi Gogo '05, CEO of Sproxil, a global consumer protection company praised by former President Bill Clinton, will return to campus this spring as the 2018 Whitman College Commencement speaker. "Whitman has had a transformative impact on my life," he said. "Whitman's outstanding alumni have proven the versatility a liberal arts education delivers. I am honored to return to campus to visit and learn from tomorrow's leaders." ​

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Othal Lakey ’57, retired bishop of the Sixth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement - Othal Lakey '57

Othal Lakey ’57, retired bishop of the Sixth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia; nationally known lecturer and author; and a regular on The American Religious Town Hall syndicated television show, tells a heart-warming story of how he came to be a student at Whitman.; nationally known lecturer and author; and a regular on The American Religious Town Hall syndicated television show, tells a heart-warming story of how he came to be a student at Whitman.

Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement

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