Education colleagues end time at Whitman; department closes
When Kay Fenimore-Smith, associate professor of education, closes her Whitman career after this semester, her next step may take her full circle, along a familiar path.
When Tom Callister came to Whitman as an assistant professor of education in 1994, he arrived to find himself a department of one. "I was chair of my department the first day."
"My teaching philosophy has always been to be the most ardent advocate for students, in and out of the classroom."
After 22 years of teaching at Whitman, David Glenn, professor of music, has been a witness to many changes in the classroom and recording studio, including the introduction of PowerPoint and virtual instruments. But one thing has remained the same — to him, the students have always been a "constant inspiration."
"I hope my students have learned that everyone has a duty to step up and make an argument; to be an actor and not just an observer."
— Stories by Ashley Coetzee and Lana Brown