2005 Whitman College Alumni Award Recipients

Faculty Award for Service
The Whitman College Alumni Association Faculty Award for Service is given yearly to a faculty member who has distinguished himself/herself in service to the Alumni Association. Although this service may take any number of forms, the underlying theme involves strengthening and maintaining ties between the College and its alumni. Examples of service include participation in alumni gatherings, both on and off campus, and assistance in the planning/implementation of alumni events.
David F. Schmitz, Professor of History

David F. Schmitz
Professor of History
2005 Faculty Award for Service Recipient

David F. Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, is the 2005 recipient of the Whitman College Alumni Association Faculty Award for Service. Professor Schmitz's contributions to the Alumni Association date back to 1986 shortly after he arrived at Whitman when he led a discussion during the Senior Alumni College on the topic of U.S. and Right-Wing Dictatorships. From this point on, Professor Schmitz has shown a high level of commitment to the Alumni Association by taking his lecture on the History of Rock 'n' Roll on the road to no fewer than 10 cities across the country and by lecturing on Vietnam Today as well as on other topics. In addition, he has facilitated book discussions, organized alumni-lacrosse games during reunion weekends and in January 2004, spent two weeks touring Vietnam with a group of alumni, parents and friends.
Because of Professor Schmitz's dedication to the Alumni Association's continuing education program, the Whitman College Alumni Association is proud to present him with the 2005 Faculty Award for Service.