Stories and Features

  • Jerry Hillis '61 Happy to Support College that Supported Him

    August 22, 2019 • Jerry Hillis '61 knows the difference that scholarships can make for students. One made a difference for him. "I came from a very poor family," said Hillis. "I thought the only way I could go to college was on an athletics scholarship."

  • Hal Hunt '55 Believes in Sharing the Gift of Whitman

    July 31, 2019 • Hal Hunt ’55 believes strongly in the quality of the education he received at Whitman and the positive influence he’s seen it have on so many other students β€” and his own family.

  • Barbara and Sandy McClinton Find Joy in Supporting College Together

    July 17, 2019 • When Barbara (Sweany) McClinton ’69 was living in the residence halls at Whitman College, there was only one phone per section. The women whose rooms were near the phone were in charge of answering it and calling down the hall to whomever the call was for.

  • Sherwood Trust Extends Whitman Legacy with 2019 Core Grant

    June 26, 2019 • A 2019 Core Grant from the Sherwood Trust will enable Whitties to gain an understanding of and practice in nonprofit consulting.

  • All In: Debi Toews '76 Knows the Impact of Scholarships

    April 16, 2019 • Debi (Aucutt) Toews '76 journey to Whitman College began in a hair salon. That's where her mother ran into another mom whose daughter was a sophomore at Whitman. Her mom loved the idea of the small class sizes. For Toews, she loved the friendly approach of then-director of admissions William Tingley, whom she met at a college fair shortly thereafter.