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2022 Fifty-Plus Reunion Schedule

September 27-29, 2022
Classes of 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Check-in to receive your printed schedule and name badge! Reid Campus Center foyer, 280 Boyer Ave.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore is open. Find books from faculty and alumni authors, including Bruce Jones '67, Craig Lesley '67 and Dick Lilly '65. Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class visitations:  A variety of classes are open to visitors at the discretion of the instructor. Lists will be available in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

10:30 a.m.
Campus art walking tour: Tour some of the highlights of the College's Art/Sculpture Collection. The tour will meet in front of the Reid Campus Center

Noon-5 p.m.
'time | creature | portal | self' features the work of 15 different faculty and staff from the Whitman College Art History and Studio Art Departments, as well as the Sheehan Gallery team. This show focuses on collaboration and the ways we are connected as a learning community that influences and inspires one another. The featured artists and scholars in the show are: Maria Lux, Amanda Evans, M Acuff, Tara Graves, Charly Bloomquist, Daniel Forbes, Emily Somoskey, Kyle Peets, Krista Gulbransen, Matt Reynolds, Lisa Uddin, Andrew Somoskey, Libby Miller, Justin Lincoln, and Kynde Kiefel. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall and Maxey Museum, Maxey Hall.

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fifty-Plus Dinner for the Classes of 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967. Pan roasted chicken or lentil cabbage roulade, baby greens salad, quinoa rice pilaf, roasted root vegetables. Young Ballroom in Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Check-in at Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class visitations:  A variety of classes are open to visitors at the discretion of the instructor. Lists will be available in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore is open. Find books from faculty and alumni authors, including Bruce Jones '67, Craig Lesley '67 and Dick Lilly '65. Located in the basement of Reid Campus Center.

9 a.m.-12 p.m. (drop-in)
Visit to Marcus Whitman National Historic Site
328 Whitman Mission Road. Park Ranger Kate Kunkel-Patterson ’13 welcomes alumni to tour the grounds and the Great Grave, visit the museum and view a short film about the complex relationship of the Whitmans with the Cayuse people. Kate and other rangers will provide talks throughout the morning.

9:30-11 a.m. 
Classes of 1960, 1961 and 1962 Favorite Book Session. Bring a favorite book and be prepared to share why you think it is a good read. Participants will receive a list of books shared at this session. Meet in the classroom (G02) on the ground floor of Reid Campus Center.

10-11 a.m.
In Memoriam for the members of the Classes of 1955, 1956 and 1957. Gather on the Reid Campus Center side lawn near the stage. In case of rain, gather in the Young Ballroom inside Reid.

10-11 a.m.
In Memoriam for the members of the Class of 1965. Gather in the Amphitheater, between Maxey Hall and Stanton Street. In case of rain, this event will move to Kimball Theater in Hunter Conservatory with the classes of 1966 and 1967.

10-11:30 a.m.
In Memoriam for the members of the Classes of 1966 and 1967 in Kimball Theater inside Hunter Conservatory, 324 Boyer Avenue.

10-11:30 a.m.
Visit the Whitman College and Northwest Archives to view materials from throughout the college’s history that will be on display. Roo Rat Society materials will be available for your perusal. Do you have materials to donate?  The Whitman College and Northwest Archives welcomes donations of materials that relate to the history of the college and the Walla Walla region.  We are especially interested in materials that shed light on student life, including diaries, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, course-related materials, records of student organizations and activities and memoirs.  If you have such items in your possession, we would be happy to speak with you about making a permanent home for them in the college archives.  Please contact archivist, Ben Murphy, at 509-526-4731.  The archives are located on the ground level of Penrose Library.

10-11:30 a.m.
Visit the Napoleon Room in Penrose Library. In July 1972, construction began on an expanded Penrose Library. Originally built in 1957, the library needed room to grow and be updated. Perhaps the most interesting and enduring part of the 1972 expansion was the creation of the “Stuart Room”; more commonly known by many generations of Whitman students as the “Napoleon Room”.  We will take a tour of the room, interact with several items from the Elbridge H. and Evelyn Clark Stuart '28 Napoleon Cellection, and learn about the role Mr. Stuart and his family played in the development and construction of the 1972 expansion.

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Fifty-Plus Reunion Luncheon with Dr. Sarah Bolton, the 15th President of Whitman College. Reid Campus Center side lawn. Inclement weather will move this event indoors.

Noon-5 p.m.
'time | creature | portal | self' features the work of 15 different faculty and staff from the Whitman College Art History and Studio Art Departments, as well as the Sheehan Gallery team. This show focuses on collaboration and the ways we are connected as a learning community that influences and inspires one another. The featured artists and scholars in the show are: Maria Lux, Amanda Evans, M Acuff, Tara Graves, Charly Bloomquist, Daniel Forbes, Emily Somoskey, Kyle Peets, Krista Gulbransen, Matt Reynolds, Lisa Uddin, Andrew Somoskey, Libby Miller, Justin Lincoln, and Kynde Kiefel. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall and Maxey Museum, Maxey Hall.

1:30-3 p.m.
In Memoriam for the members of the Classes of 1960, 1961 and 1962 at their Memorial Trees. All Folding chairs will be available at each tree. Rain will move this event into Kimball Theater in Hunter Conservatory. 

Class of 1960: Northern Maple in front of Harper Joy Theatre.

Class of 1961: Tree by "Balancing Act" sculpture at the south side of Penrose Library.

Class of 1962: Hogan Cedar behind the totem pole near Cordiner Glen.

2 p.m.
Greek Alumni Meet & Greet with Stace Sievert, Whitman’s new Associate Director of Student Activities: Sorority and Fraternity Life & Student Leadership. Baker Center, 364 Boyer Ave.

3 p.m.
Reception Celebrating Craig Lesley's donation of manuscripts and personal papers to the Northwest and Whitman College Archives. Light refreshments will be served. This event will be held on the ground floor of the Penrose Library outside the Whitman College and Northwest Archives. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Edwards Classroom, named in memory of G. Thomas Edwards, Professor of History, and Nannette W. Edwards.

4 p.m.
Professor David Schmitz, Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, will speak about the writing of The Transformation of Whitman College: From a Regional to a National Liberal Arts College, 1975-2015, the third volume of the history of Whitman College. David's comments will be followed by a Q&A session, plus time for him to sign your copy of the book (copies available at the bookstore). Olin Hall Auditorium.
Classes of 1955, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1966 and 1967.
5 p.m.
Dinner on your own. Go to wallawalla.org/dining-drinks for a list of local restaurants, both casual and fine dining.

6 p.m.
Class of 1960 Dinner at the Walla Walla Country Club, 1390 Country Club Road. Extensive buffet choices; drinks available for purchase. Remarks by Sylvia Martine '60 and Head Women's Basketball Coach Michelle Ferenz.

6 p.m.
Classes of 1961 and 1962 Dinner at the Walla Walla Country Club, 1390 Country Club Road. Enjoy reconnecting and making new memories, within and between your classes.

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Check-in at Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class visitations:  A variety of classes are open to visitors at the discretion of the instructor. Lists will be available in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

9-10 a.m.
Campus tour led by student admissions tour guides. Meet at Baker Center, 364 Boyer Ave.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore is open. Find books from faculty and alumni authors, including Bruce Jones ’67, Craig Lesley ’67 and Dick Lilly ’65. Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

10-11 a.m.
Reunion Class Photographs on the steps of Baker Center and Memorial Building. Be sure you go to the right place!  We ask that only class members participate in the photos, thank you!  Photos will be available for free download after the reunion.

Front steps of Baker Center:

10:00 a.m. Classes of 1955, 1956 and 1957

Steps of Memorial Building facing Penrose Library:

10:30 a.m. Classes of 1960, 1961 and 1962

11:00 a.m. Classes of 1965, 1966 and 1967

Noon-5 p.m.
'time | creature | portal | self' features the work of 15 different faculty and staff from the Whitman College Art History and Studio Art Departments, as well as the Sheehan Gallery team. This show focuses on collaboration and the ways we are connected as a learning community that influences and inspires one another. The featured artists and scholars in the show are: Maria Lux, Amanda Evans, M Acuff, Tara Graves, Charly Bloomquist, Daniel Forbes, Emily Somoskey, Kyle Peets, Krista Gulbransen, Matt Reynolds, Lisa Uddin, Andrew Somoskey, Libby Miller, Justin Lincoln, and Kynde Kiefel. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall and Maxey Museum, Maxey Hall.

2 p.m.
Chat with the Cabinet. Members of the President's Cabinet will make brief remarks and answer questions. Olin Hall Auditorium.

4-5 p.m.
Greek Open Houses in chapter rooms and houses. Please note: this is the designated time for alumni visitations. The house and chapter rooms are unavailable to visitors otherwise.

5:30 p.m.
65th Reunion Dinner

Classes of 1955, 1956 and 1957 Dinner at Baker Center, 364 Boyer Avenue. Beef Tenderloin with roasted shallot demiglace or Chef's Choice vegetarian; truffle whipped potatoes, charred baby carrots with sunflower pesto and chervil, house-made chocolate truffles.

5:30 p.m.
60th Reunion Dinner

Classes of 1960, 1961 and 1962 Dinner in the Renaissance Ballroom at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W. Rose Street. Featured speaker: Robert Carson, Phillips Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies, emeritus. Braised short rib with baby red potatoes, seared King salmon with risotto or Chef's Choice Vegetarian; salad, seasonal vegetables, rolls; flourless chocolate cake.

6 p.m.
55th Reunion Dinner

Classes of 1965, 1966 and 1967 Dinner in the Explorer Ballroom at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W. Rose Street. Featured speaker: David F. Schmitz, Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History. Braised short rib with baby red potatoes, seared King salmon with risotto or Chef's Choice Vegetarian; salad, seasonal vegetables, rolls; flourless chocolate cake.

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Scholarship Luncheon (by invitation only) for founders and sponsors of named scholarships and their student recipients. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom. RSVP to Jennifer Gorham at at gorhamj@whitman.edu or 509-527-5031.

Noon-5 p.m.
'time | creature | portal | self' features the work of 15 different faculty and staff from the Whitman College Art History and Studio Art Departments, as well as the Sheehan Gallery team. This show focuses on collaboration and the ways we are connected as a learning community that influences and inspires one another. The featured artists and scholars in the show are: Maria Lux, Amanda Evans, M Acuff, Tara Graves, Charly Bloomquist, Daniel Forbes, Emily Somoskey, Kyle Peets, Krista Gulbransen, Matt Reynolds, Lisa Uddin, Andrew Somoskey, Libby Miller, Justin Lincoln, and Kynde Kiefel. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall and Maxey Museum, Maxey Hall.

2022 Reunion Weekend Schedule

September 30-October 2, 2022
Classes of 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012

You can check in for your reunion in the foyer of Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Avenue. Please stop by to pick up your reunion registration packet at these times:

  • Thursday, September 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, September 30, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 1, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class visitations: A variety of classes are open to visitors at the discretion of the instructor. Lists will be available in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Admission Office is open for visitors. If you are bringing a prospective student with you, register online at www.whitman.edu/admission-and-aid/visit-whitman. Campus tours are scheduled to depart from Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave., at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; an information session is a part of the campus tour.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore is open. Buy your Whitman gear to wear at the alumni parade on Saturday! Located in the basement of Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Scholarship Luncheon (by invitation only) for founders and sponsors of named scholarships and their student recipients. Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom. RSVP to Jennifer Gorham at gorhamj@whitman.edu or 509-527-5031.

Noon-4 p.m.
'time | creature | portal | self' features the work of 15 different faculty and staff from the Whitman College Art History and Studio Art Departments, as well as the Sheehan Gallery team. This show focuses on collaboration and the ways we are connected as a learning community that influences and inspires one another. The featured artists and scholars in the show are: Maria Lux, Amanda Evans, M Acuff, Tara Graves, Charly Bloomquist, Daniel Forbes, Emily Somoskey, Kyle Peets, Krista Gulbransen, Matt Reynolds, Lisa Uddin, Andrew Somoskey, Libby Miller, Justin Lincoln, and Kynde Kiefel. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall and Maxey Museum, Maxey Hall.

2 -3:30 p.m.
Join Akira “Ron” Takemoto, the Curator of the Chikurakken Tea Room in Olin Hall East for a talk and mini-demonstration of the art of serving tea. Olin Hall East, Room 157.

3:30-5 p.m.
Kick off your reunion weekend with Whitties Helping Whitties (WHW), an excellent opportunity to meet other alumni working in your professional field. WHW events are also a wonderful way to share your experience and your career trajectory with interested students. Join the conversation!  Reid Campus Center side lawn. Inclement weather will move this event indoors.

5-7 p.m.
Class of 1982 no-host Meet Up at Gard Vintners, 43 S. Main Street. Food and drink are available for purchase or grab dinner at a nearby restaurant and enjoy it with a glass of wine.

6:30-Midnight
Whittie Kids. Childcare for ages 5-14 at the Glover Alston Center will be active and education-focused including games, crafts, and a movie. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins accepted. A snack is provided. Children MUST be picked up by midnight and will be signed in and out.

7-11 p.m.
All Class Party. Join us as we take over the Reid Campus Center! Listen to hits from the 1980s through 2000s, get your picture with friends in the photo booth or head downstairs to the Coffeehouse for quiet(er) conversation-- this will be the one place you’ll be sure to meet up with your classmates. Light refreshments are provided. 21+ only. Photo ID required. 

7:30-9 p.m.
Class of 1982 Wine and Dessert Reception hosted by Sarah Bolton, Whitman’s 15th President. Join us at Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., in the Coffeehouse on the ground floor next to the bookstore.

7-9 p.m.
Kyle Martz '07 memory circle and memorial making at El Corazon winery, 37 S. Palouse Street. Come share your memories of Kyle and hear the memories of others who loved him. Kyle was a multi-layered, multi-faceted person with a broad and diverse circle of friends—get to know him through the memories of those who shared time on this planet with him. We also invite you to join
us in generating ideas for how to celebrate his memory and honor his fiery commitment to inclusive and liberating change in our communities. All are welcome. Light dessert provided; wine available for purchase.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Whitman College Bookstore is open. Buy your Whitman gear to wear at the alumni parade! Located in the basement of Reid Campus Center.

10-11 a.m.
Reunion Class Photos on the steps of Memorial Building (front and back). We ask that only class members participate in the photos, thank you!  Photos will be available for free download after the reunion. In the event of heavy rain, all class photos will be taken in Sherwood Center.

40th, 35th & 25th, Back steps of Memorial facing Penrose Library:

10:00 a.m. Class of 1982
10:10 a.m. Class of 1986
10:20 a.m. Class of 1987
10:30 a.m. Class of 1988
10:40 a.m. Class of 1997

15th & 10th, Front steps of Memorial facing Boyer Avenue:

10:00 a.m. Class of 2006
10:15 a.m. Class of 2007
10:30 a.m. Class of 2008
10:45 a.m. Class of 2012

10:30 a.m.
Cross Country Whitman Invitational. Visit athletics.whitman.edu for more information.

10:45-11 a.m.
Lineup for the Parade of Classes. All reunion classes will be led to their respective staging areas from Memorial Building.  Follow your class banner!  In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled.

11-11:15 a.m.
Parade of Classes: Led by a community band, join your classmates as we celebrate generations of Whitman Alumni on campus at the same time! Family and friends are invited to cheer the classes as they make their way across campus. Signage and students will help you find your place. Cheer on those in the classes before you as they march by. A map and instructions will be available at registration. Wear your blue and yellow proudly - or visit the bookstore for some new Whitman gear!

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reunion Convocation: A Celebration of Classes. The program will include the recognition of classes and reunion co-chairs, recognition of Alumni Award recipients, the presentation of reunion class gifts and remarks by Whitman's 15th President, Dr. Sarah Bolton. Cordiner Hall.

Noon
Women's Soccer vs. Pacific Lutheran University. Whitman Athletic Complex, Penrose Street next to DeSales High School.

12:30-2 p.m.
All Class Picnic on the side lawn of Cordiner Hall, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the picnic will be moved indoors to the Young Ballroon in Reid Campus Center. Mesquite smoked chicken, pure country pork rips, lentil hush puppies, local Guajillo chili beans, garden salad, jalapeno corn bread, local apple cobbler.

1-4 p.m.
'time | creature | portal | self' features the work of 15 different faculty and staff from the Whitman College Art History and Studio Art Departments, as well as the Sheehan Gallery team. This show focuses on collaboration and the ways we are connected as a learning community that influences and inspires one another. The featured artists and scholars in the show are: Maria Lux, Amanda Evans, M Acuff, Tara Graves, Charly Bloomquist, Daniel Forbes, Emily Somoskey, Kyle Peets, Krista Gulbransen, Matt Reynolds, Lisa Uddin, Andrew Somoskey, Libby Miller, Justin Lincoln, and Kynde Kiefel. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall and Maxey Museum, Maxey Hall.

2-3 p.m.
Opening Reception in the Penrose Library Archives for the Edwards Classroom named in memory of G. Thomas Edwards, Professor of History, and Nannette W. Edwards. The program will include remarks and the opportunity to view this new space for teaching and learning. Refreshments provided. The Whitman College and Northwest Archives are located on the ground level of Penrose Library. RSVP to Lauren Riker at rikerle@whitman.edu or 509-527-5850.

2-3:30 p.m.
Academic Open Houses. Come meet faculty members to discuss life after Whitman as well as learn about what is happening within these disciplines now:
  • Biology - Hall of Science, 3rd Floor
  • Math & Statistics: Olin Hall Faculty Lounge
  • Physics: Hall of Science, Physics hallway from 2-3 p.m.
  • Psychology - Big House Brew Pub, 11 S. Palouse Street
  • Sociology - Glover Alston Center, 26 Boyer Avenue

2-3:30 p.m.
Join Akira “Ron” Takemoto, the Curator of the Chikurakken Tea Room in Olin Hall East for a talk and mini-demonstration of the art of serving tea. Olin Hall East, Room 157.

2:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Linfield University. Whitman Athletic Complex, Penrose Street next to DeSales High School.

2:30 p.m.
Baseball Alumni Scrimmage. Batting practice followed by scrimmage start at 3:30 p.m. Meet at the DeSales High School baseball field; parking and entry is available through the CF gate at Borleske Stadium, 409 E. Rees Ave.

2:45 p.m.
Members of the Class of 1997 are invited to the Chikurakken tea room in Olin Hall East for a memorial service for Lindsey Rindflesh Owen '97. Olin Hall East, Room 157.

3 p.m.
Professor David Schmitz, Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, will speak about the writing of The Transformation of Whitman College: From a Regional to a National Liberal Arts College, 1975-2015, the third volume of the history of Whitman College. David's comments will be followed by a Q&A session, plus time for him to sign your copy of the book (copies available at the bookstore). Olin Hall Auditorium.

3-4 p.m.
Were you an RA, SR, or Resident Director during your time at Whitman? If you would like to meet others who were in Residence Life please come by the Stanton Hall back lawn! Nancy Tavelli and Andrew Johnson '09 will be there. At the very back of Stanton, there is a fire pit and a seating area, right along Mill Creek and just a short walk around the back of the hall. Family members are welcome.

4-5 p.m.
Greek receptions in chapter rooms and houses. Please note: this is the designated time for alumni visitations. The house and chapter rooms are unavailable to visitors otherwise.

4-5 p.m.
LGBTQIA+ Meet and Greet. Come meet with the new Director LGBTQIA+ Student Services, Rachel Freeman-Cohen, and share some light refreshments. Baker Center.

5:30-Midnight
Whittie Kids. Childcare for ages 5-14 at the Glover Alston Center will be active and education-focused including games, crafts, and a movie. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins accepted. A snack is provided. Children MUST be picked up by midnight and will be signed in and out.

6 p.m. Reunion Dinners
10th Reunion Party:  Class of 2012 in the Young Ballroom in the Reid Campus Center. Beer and wine available for purchase. Children Welcome.

15th Reunion Party:  Classes of 2006, 2007, 2008 at CAVU Cellars, 175 E Aeronca Avenue at the airport. Beer and wine available for purchase. Children welcome.

25th Reunion Party: Class of 1997 at House of Smith, 35 S. Spokane Street. Beer and wine available for purchase. Food and two drinks are included in the dinner price. 

35th Reunion Party: Classes of 1986, 1987, 1988 at The Walls Vineyards, 1015 West Pine Street. Food and up to three drinks included in dinner price. 

40th Reunion Party: Class of 1982 at Three Rivers Winery, 5641 US-12. Wine and beer available for purchase. Shuttle service is abailable from campus. Sign up at the registration table in Reid Campus Center. Meet vans in front of Cordiner Hall Starting at 5:45 p.m. 

8 p.m.
25th Reunion After-Party at the Green featuring music by Trevor Rasmussen '98 (of Big Time Rosie fame). 1606 E. Isaacs Avenue.

9:30 p.m.
All Reunion After-Party at The Eagles Club, 530 Second Avenue. Enjoy a performance by Agitated Native, featuring Rich Garcia ’82, Dana Christiansen '82, Ed Mack ’84 and Gerald Harmon. No cover charge.

8:30-10 a.m.
Class of 1982 Brunch at the home of Dick and Ann Berner Counsell '82, 183 Coyote Ridge Drive, Walla Walla. Preregistration required. Directions: head south on S. Park Street. Take a slight right onto Howard Street. Continue 1.4 miles onto Cottonwood Road. Turn left onto Thunder Ridge Drive and right onto Coyote Ridge Drive. Drop in for bagels and fruit on your way out of town, or stay a while and enjoy a mimosa with fresh-squeezed orange juice.

9 a.m.- noon
The Whitman College Bookstore is open. Get some new Whitman Gear. Located in the basement of Reid Campus Center

12 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Linfield University. Whitman Athletic Complex, Penrose Street next to DeSales High School.