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Alumni Board - November 2016

Whitman College Alumni Board 2016-2017

Pictured left to right:
Front row: Preston Frederickson '02, Debi Aucutt Toews '76, Matt Dittrich '12, Tom Henderson '83
Second row: Keita Mall Skoglund '89, Greg Saliba '90
Third row: Evan Jones '97, Aaron Blank '01, Kristen Adams Gable '01
Fourth Row: Dennis McNair '67, Ashley Gevaart-Durkin '08
Not pictured: Mary Deming Barber '78, Sarah Deming '10, Louise Stephens '07

 

Name City Email Address
Term
Expires
Mary Deming Barber ’78
President
Gig Harbor, WA email Mary
2019
Aaron Blank '01
Vice President
New York, NY email Aaron
2019
Sarah Deming '10
Young Alumni Representative
San Francisco, CA
2017
Matt Dittrich '12 New Haven, CT email Matt
2018
Kirsten Adams Gable ’01 Spokane, WA email Kirsten
2018
Ashley Gevaart-Durkin ’08 Lake Stevens, WA email Ashley
2019
Thomas W. Henderson '83 Centennial, CO email Thomas
2019
Evan Jones '97 Pasadena, CA email Evan
2019
Ben Kubany '05 Portland, OR email Ben
2023
Dennis McNair ’67 Johnstown, PA email Dennis
2019
Russ Oliver '93 Bothell, WA email Russ
2023
Greg Saliba '90 Lake Oswego, OR
2017
Debi Aucutt Toews '76 Walla Walla, WA email Debi
2019
Alison Wallisch '05 Boston, MA email Alison
2023


Meet a few of the Alumni Board Members

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What is the purpose of the Alumni Board?

In 1895, Whitman College alumni organized the Alumni Association to promote the interests of its members and their Alma Mater. Today the Whitman College Alumni Association continues to foster and maintain those interests between Whitman and its extended family.

To carry out this mission, the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association maintains standing committees which advise the Alumni Office on alumni matters and communicate alumni reactions to College programs.

In other words, they work to keep you connected, and to bring your concerns back to the administration. Let them know how you feel! Email the board members in your area.

Alumni Board Five-Year Plan (pdf version) (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this page. You can download a free copy from Adobe.)

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What can the Alumni Board do for me?

They are your representatives, your voice. They can take your opinions, thoughts, and ideas back to the college, and bring information home to you. If you move into one of their areas, call for information about your new city.

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The Alumni Association Board of Directors seeks new members

All Alumni are invited to submit a petition for board membership or nominate another candidate for consideration. The Director of Alumni Relations shall add to the official ballot the name of any candidate for Board membership upon receipt of the required documents listed below. The due date for submitting documents is 30 days prior to the spring meeting.

If you are interested in submitting a petition for the Alumni Board, please review the Alumni Board Member Job Description, the Alumni Board Five-Year Plan, and the Alumni Association Current By-laws (all pdf forms).

Alumni Association Board of Directors

Members of the board serve three-year terms beginning July 1. The Board should be representative of the diversity of the Alumni Association, with members who have demonstrated volunteer service to Whitman, represent various class years, geographical areas and interests. Alumni Board members meet in Walla Walla two times per calendar year and via conference call between meetings. Attendance is required at the meetings and expected at local area events.

How to join the Alumni Board

Board members are identified in two ways:

1) Petition

Individuals interested in serving on the board must complete the following:

  • A signed “Willingness to Serve” form
  • Submit a bio of not more than 500 words
  • A statement of qualifications not more than 250 words
  • Twelve emails/letters of support from alumni

Click here for details.

2) Nomination

Individuals may be nominated by another alumnus or by a member of the Whitman College administration/staff/faculty. Once a nomination reaches the Director of Alumni Relations, the individual will be contacted by a member of the Nominating Committee to gauge interest. If sufficient interest is shown, the nominee will be required to submit documents identical to a petitioner.

Documents should be submitted to Nancy Mitchell, Director of Alumni Relations, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362, mitchenl@whitman.edu. If you have any questions, please call 509-527-5952.

Once a petition or nomination is received, you will be contacted by a member of the Alumni Board Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee presents their final slate to the Alumni Board for a vote at the spring meeting.

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Whitman College Alumni Association

All graduates of Whitman College are automatically members of the Alumni Association. Anyone who has attended Whitman for one year, and whose class has graduated, can also become a member by calling the alumni office and asking to be added. You will receive the Whitman magazine, newsletters, mailings about class reunions and alumni events in your area, and will be solicited by your class Alumni Fund representative for contributions to the College. There are no membership dues for the Alumni Association.

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