The Whitman College Alumni Association Faculty Award for Service is given yearly to a faculty member who has distinguished themselves in service to the Alumni Association.

The 2019 Faculty Award for Service winner is Andrea Dobson Class of 1982

Andrea Dobson 1982Andrea Dobson, Associate Professor of Astronomy and General Studies, joined the Whitman faculty in 1989 and has been a willing participant in alumni events, both on- and off-campus, from her earliest days. She has led trips to the Bracher Observatory, hosted alumni in the Clise Planetarium, directed groups to look to the heavens from the college rooftop telescopes and has even packed up and hauled her telescope around the valley to share the night skies with Whitties of all ages. The Alumni Association recognizes Dobson for her unwavering enthusiasm for and unending support of Whitman alumni across generations. Her award was presented in May at the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony.