Director of Alumni Relations509-527-5952
Nancy Mitchell (she/her/hers) joined the Office of Alumni Relations at Whitman College in 1985 after working 11 years in the advertising and public relations industry in Seattle, Chicago and along the Gulf Coast of Florida. She was raised in the Walla Walla Valley and has lived in the region for more than 50 years. As Director of Alumni Relations, she oversees and directs strategy for broad-based alumni programs including regional events, reunions and affinity reunions, and the alumni travel program. Nancy works with reunion volunteers for the 30th through 65th reunions and coordinates alumni and parent events in the Puget Sound area including the highly successful Whitties Helping Whitties career-networking receptions. Additionally, Nancy serves as secretary to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, a 15-member advisory board. An avid birdwatcher, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Blue Mountain Audubon Society for more than 8 years.
Jennifer Dilworth Northam '91
Associate 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. Jennifer works with alumni volunteers for the 10th through the 25th reunions each year, and is the Alumni Relations liaison to Varsity Athletics and the W Club. In addition, she manages area events in Portland, Eugene, Spokane, and Minneapolis and edits the Class Notes section of the Whitman Magazine.
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.
Maddy Gyongyosi '18
Madeline Gyongyosi (she/her/hers) graduated from Whitman in 2018 with a degree in English and joined the Alumni Relations staff as an Alumni Relations Officer in August of 2018. In her role, Maddy works with Whitman's young alumni, planning area events in Seattle, Portland and the Bay Area including the annual Whitties in the Cities socials to welcome recent graduates to the alumni family. In addition, she works with reunion volunteers for the 5th and 10th reunion, and works to create different methods to support the Alumni Relations social media efforts. Maddy is an avid swimmer and loves to experiment with making soup in her spare time.
Jaimee Maurer (she/her/hers) joined Whitman in April 2015 as the Administrative Assistant. She oversees the daily operations of the Alumni Relations Office. Jaimee is often the first point of contact for alumni reconnecting with the College. 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.