Jennifer Dilworth Northam ’91
Director of Alumni Relations509-526-4794
Jennifer Dilworth Northam (she/her/hers), graduated from Whitman in 1991 and joined the Alumni Relations staff in June of 2013. She brings 10 years of event planning experience and a wealth of community connections as the former Events and Public Relations Manager of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation. As Director of Alumni Relations, she oversees and directs strategy for broad-based alumni programs including regional events, virtual programs and reunions, and is the Alumni Relations liaison to Varsity Athletics and the W Club. Additionally, Jennifer serves as secretary to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, a 15-member advisory board. A longtime community volunteer, she is currently president of the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival board of directors.
Jason S. Arp ’94
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations509-527-5907
Jason S. Arp (he/him/his) graduated from Whitman in 1994 with a degree in Sociology. After working in various industries in the Bay Area and Seattle he settled back to Walla Walla and joined the Alumni Relations team in 2003. In his role, Jason coordinates numerous events around the country, publishes Whittie News, works with students on both the Senior Fund Committee and Future Alumni Leadership Council, and works closely with Advancement Services to maintain the Whitman Connect alumni directory.
Administrative Assistant for Alumni Relations509-527-5167
Cherie Dearth (she/her/hers) joined the Alumni Relations team in August of 2022. She brings her 20 years of experience in administration and office management to provide support to alumni and staff at Whitman. A graduate of the University of Texas, Permian Basin and Wesley Theological Seminary, she has a passion for helping others and seeing them reach their full potential. New to the area, Cherie is learning all the great things that Whitman and the Walla Walla Valley have to offer.
Alumni Relations Coordinator509-527-5052
Jaimee Maurer (she/her/hers) joined Whitman in April 2015. as the Administrative Assistant. She oversees the alumni volunteer program for the Alumni Relations Office, as well as manages logistics for Reunion events. A WSU graduate with a degree in Communications, she uses her media experience to help craft creative and effective messaging to promote the Alumni Office's events and reunions. In her spare time, Jaimee enjoys volunteering, hiking with her family, foraging in the forest for herbs and mushrooms and wild-crafting.
Christian Wallace-Bailey ’22
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations509-527-5952
Christian Wallace-Bailey (he/him/his) graduated from Whitman in 2022 with a major in History. A lifelong Walla Walla resident and member of the Whitman community, he brings experience in many different roles around campus to the Alumni Relations office. Christian works to engage our most recent alumni through event planning, volunteering, and fundraising efforts, particularly in the Inland Northwest and Portland areas. He also works with and supports Whitman’s Alumni Board, to facilitate strong communication between the Alumni Relations office and the graduates it serves. Christian is also an avid supporter of the Whitman Music department and can often be spotted at student concerts and recitals.