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Alumni Recognition Awards 2017

2017 Alumni Recognition Award Recipients are Alumni of Merit: John ’66 and Carol Minnick Santa ’66, Gordon Scribner Award: Charlie ’62 and Minda McLaughlin Merrow ’62, Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni: Robert Street ’07, Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement: Othal Lakey ’57, and Faculty Award for Service: Phil Brick, Miles C. Moore Professor of Political Science

Congratulations to this year’s winners (pictured from left to right):
Alumni of Merit: John ’66 and Carol Minnick Santa ’66
Gordon Scribner Award: Charlie ’62 and Minda McLaughlin Merrow ’62
Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni: Robert Street ’07
Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement: Othal Lakey ’57
Faculty Award for Service: Phil Brick, Miles C. Moore Professor of Political Science


Events

Faculty Coffee and Museum Tour • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
b espresso bar, Inside The Royal Conservatory of Music, Atrium
Join Dr. Kate Jackson, associate professor of biology, for coffee and conversation about her research, the biology department, and Whitman College in general. After coffee, the group is welcome to join Dr. Jackson at the nearby Royal Ontario Museum where she will lead a tour of the vertebrate paleontology (dinosaur) galleries for approximately one hour. You will then be welcome to tour the rest of the museum on your own.
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Whitties in the Cities • Houston, TX
August 17, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
La Grange
Join Whitman College alumni, parents, and friends in the Houston area for happy hour and great conversation. Find out who you didn’t know lives in your city! The group will be hosted by Robert Street ’07 and light appetizers will be provided.
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Whitman College President Kathleen MurrayPresidential Receptions
Eugene, Oregon and Boise, Idaho
President Murray will share updates from campus, including the latest on the strategic plan, progress on the Living at Whitman Initiative, the arrival of our new Dean of Students, and invite conversation with alumni, parents and friends about the future of Whitman College.

Eugene, OR - August 29, 6:30 p.m., at the Inn at the 5th, Maple Room - RSVP
Boise, ID - September 13, 6:30 p.m., at Telaya Wine Company - RSVP

Building a Diverse Whitman Community • Boston, MA
September 12, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
The Langham, The Wyeth Room
How do you build community? How do you build a diverse learning environment that is both challenging and supportive?
Please join Kazi Joshua, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion, as he speaks about the work of the Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee, our recent campus climate study, and how diversity planning will coincide with the broader college strategic planning.
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Whitman News

Whitties receive top fellowships and grants
In another successful season for fellowships and grants, Whitman students and graduates netted 32 of the nation's most prestigious scholarships and awards.
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Whitman earns EPA award for green power use
Whitman College ranked at the top of the Northwest Conference during the 2016-17 College and University Green Power Challenge.
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Nevé Baker ’15 and Hanna Kahl ’11 are among this year’s recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program fellowships. Whitman alumnae awarded NSF research fellowships
Nevé Baker ’15 and
Hanna Kahl ’11 are among this year’s recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program fellowships.
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Student Engagement Center Launches NEW platform to connect students, alumni and employers

This week, the SEC is launching a powerful new platform with over 180,000 employers and a fresh user experience to help recent graduates AND students connect to employers and job openings. If you either:

A. Work in an organization recruiting talent for internships and early career positions, here are 3 steps to consider:
1. Ask your recruiting team to add Whitman College to their list of school connections on Handshake.
2. Create a user profile and include your alma mater, then connect to your company already on Handshake. (If your organization incentivizes recruiting, this is a sure way to direct Whitties to you, first.)
3. New to Handshake? Click here to get started creating a company profile.
B. Are looking to transition in your budding career? This platform will be open and available to you soon, please look for an invitation from the Students Engagement Center to create your profile in the coming days.


Why We Love Whitman!

Students from the Walla Walla Public Schools read excerpts from their best creative writing.

Tell a Story - Walla Walla Whitman Imaginative Writing Partnership
Students from the Walla Walla Public Schools read excerpts from their best creative writing after participating in the Walla Walla Whitman Imaginative Writing Partnership. Since 2012, the program has paired Whitman students with local children to encourage imaginative writing in Walla Walla schools. The program is made possible by grants from the Whitman Innovation in Teaching and Learning program and by the George Welch Trust and the Carrie Welch Trust.
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Reunions

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2017 Reunion Weekend
October 12-15, 2017
Classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
 
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 21st!



Varsity Men’s and Women’s Golf Reunion
September 22-24, 2017
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Kappa Kappa Gamma
100 year celebration
April 20-22, 2018
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Varsity Track & Field and Cross Country
June 22-24, 2018
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Alumni Travel

“Legendary Danube” River Cruise on AMA Waterways with Professor Kurt Hoffman

The legendary Danube River.

July 11-21, 2018
Includes optional 3 nights in Prague, followed by 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. From $3,079 per person.

Join Professor of Physics Kurt Hoffman and celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube as you cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. Visit centuries-old towns, and let the culture, art and music of Europe’s grand cities and fairy tale villages surprise and delight you. Along the way, Professor Hoffman will lead explorations of sound and how it moves in different architectural environments - whether in medieval Regensburg, the baroque-style Benedictine Abbey, or one of the great concert halls in Vienna. An experience not to be missed!

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WhitMail Project

You can make a difference in the life of a graduating Whitman senior in just a few minutes with WhitMail. Learn how you can participate Help welcome a senior to the ranks of alumni through the WhitMail Project!
Deadline is May 4.
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