Stories and Features

  • 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.

  • All In: Community Connections Spur Alumni Couple to Give Back

    April 16, 2019 • Kate (Pringle) VanDonge ’11 met her future husband in the History of Ancient Greece. But it wasn’t the battle of Troy or the birth of philosophy that ignited young love. It was the wardrobe of a guest lecturer.

  • All In: From “New Dorm” to a New Dorm — 40 Years Gives Employee Couple Unique Perspective on Giving

    April 16, 2019 • Nancy Tavelli and Keith Farrington came to Whitman College in 1977. Farrington took a faculty position in the Department of Sociology. Tavelli was a resident director in “new dorm” — now William O. Douglas Hall.

  • All In: Donor Support Provides Experiences, Equipment for Whitman’s Scholar-Athletes

    April 16, 2019 • Opportunities that strengthen the experience for Whitman’s scholar-athletes come because of the generosity of donors. Experiences like when the team got to play at what was then Safeco Field in Seattle. Or when Kitamura saved up to purchase a new pitching machine. Or this year, when the team was able to travel to Tucson, Arizona, and play in the Kino Sports Complex, a former MBL spring training facility.