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Whitman, Wine, and the Walla Walla Valley

June 28-30

Walla Walla wine is the theme of Summer College
June 28-30, 2002, on the Whitman campus. Open to alumni, parents, families, and friends, the weekend program will examine the making of wine through the eyes of a geologist, a chemist, growers, and wine-makers, including alumni in the wine industry. Participants will stay in Prentiss Hall, attend lectures, go on field trips, sample wines, and enjoy excellent meals.
A Whitty Kids program for children ages 7 to 14 also will be offered. For more information contact Polly Powers, director of alumni relations, at 1-800-835-9448, ext. 1, or

Speakers at the 2002 Summer College will include the couple at right, winemakers Nina Buty Foster, ’97, and Caleb Foster, ’91, of Walla Walla’s Buty Winery.


On Campus

Commencement Weekend, May 17-19. Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises and 50th reunion of the class of 1952. Commencement address by Stephen Jay Gould.

Senior Alumni College, June 16-22.

Summer College, June 28-30. See information above.

Alumni Volunteer Leadership Workshop, September 13-15.

Fall Reunion Weekend, September 27-29. Reunions of the classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, and 1997.

For a schedule of events and an RSVP form, visit www.whitman. edu/alumni/reunions.htm.

Whitman Clubs

Bellingham, May 8. Tour of Nordic Tugs boat builders with Jerry Husted, ’51.

Palo Alto, May 9. The History of Rock ’n’ Roll with professor of history David Schmitz.

San Francisco, May 10. Young alumni event with professor David Schmitz.

Berkeley, May 11. The History of Rock ’n’ Roll with professor David Schmitz at Fantasy Recording Studios.

Washington, D.C., June 1. Orioles/Mariners game at Camden Yards.
Seattle and Tacoma, June 9. Mariners game, Safeco Field.


Career networking reception at Cara Haskey Design, Seattle, June 5.

Trips and Tours

The Colorado Rockies, July 6-12. With Pat Spencer, professor of geology. See information above.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, July 26-28. With Nancy Simon, professor of theatre and director of Harper Joy Theatre.

Sun Valley Jazz Festival, October 17-20. With David Glenn, associate professor and trombonist, who will discuss the great musicians of the early jazz and swing eras.









The Colorado Rockies

Professor of geology Pat Spencer leads a trip July
6-12 to The Nature Place near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The area, within view of Pike’s Peak, is known for its unique landforms, rocks of nearly every geologic period, fossils, rich diversity of ecosystems, and majestic views.

Participants must be in good health and physical condition and able to walk three miles at 9,000 feet. The cost is $1,100 per adult (double occupancy) and $780 per child. This includes lodging, meals, transportation to/from the airport, all field trips and programs, and use of The Nature Place facilities.

Professor Pat Spencer and participants on a September 2001 alumni trip to Steens Mountain in southern Oregon.


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