Dear Member of the Class of 2018,

Alumni Board President Mary Deming Barber '78On behalf of the Whitman College Alumni Association, it is my pleasure to congratulate you on your graduation and welcome you to our membership. We look forward to having a long and wonderful relationship with you.

For the past few years, you’ve been focused on life at Whitman and now you’re being thrust into the world beyond Whitman. Rest assured we are still here. The community you enjoyed while in Walla Walla is still here. In fact, we’re in almost every state and many countries around the world. Wherever you go, there is likely a Whitman alumnus for you to meet.

Our goal is to help alumni connect with each other so your connection to the school remains strong. We work with various alumni and campus groups to provide opportunities that allow alumni to strengthen their bond with the College, either in person or virtually. I encourage you to take full advantage of the programs and events we sponsor and organize, including:

  • Career Networking ( e.g. Whitties Helping Whitties)
  • Social Events
  • Faculty and Staff Presentations
  • Sporting Events
  • Outdoor Recreational Opportunities
  • Reunions

If you have suggestions for alumni events in your area or ideas for improving communication, please let me know, contact the Alumni Office at or (509) 527-5167, or any member of the Alumni Board.

Congratulations again on your graduation! I can’t wait to hear where your education is taking you, and hope to meet you at future alumni events.


Mary Deming Barber ’78
President, Board of Directors
Whitman College Alumni Association

P.S. Please be sure to keep Whitman updated with your contact information so we can keep you informed of the many exciting events and programs organized for you.