Rebecca Devereaux is an award-winning multiplatform journalist from the Midwest. She joined Whitman's Communication Content Team in January 2018 after working as a multimedia journalist for a daily newspaper in southwestern Pennsylvania. Rebecca earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography from Point Park University. Her favorite pastimes are playing guitar and violin, shooting large format film and hanging out with her adorable cat.

Email: devererl@whitman.edu

  • Whitties Talk About Life on the Front Lines of COVID-19
    Campus News

    June 12, 2020 When nurse practitioner Carolyn Korfiatis ’05 gets to work at her small rural hospital in Mammoth Lake, California, she goes through “the car wash.”

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  • Student Government Steps Up in Big Ways to Help Peers
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    May 20, 2020 Working quickly behind the scenes to bring relief during the COVID-19 pandemic is the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC). When Murray announced March 12 that the college would move to online learning after returning from spring break, ASWC President Isaiah Banta ’20 called two emergency meetings of student leaders from across campus to begin brainstorming what needs students might have — and how ASWC could fill them.

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  • Jessica Luong '20 Reflects on Community Fellowship and Impact of COVID-19
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    May 16, 2020 For the 2019-2020 academic year, Jessica Luong ’20, a sociology major from Honolulu, Hawaii, worked as the Healthy Eating, Active Living fellow at the city’s Department of Community Health. During the first half of the fellowship, she worked with children in area schools and introduced them to locally grown produce.

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  • New Musical Piece by Whitman Instructor Kristin Vining Evokes Feelings of Pandemic
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    May 12, 2020 Composer, pianist and Whitman College music instructor Kristin Vining wrote the song, "deep calls to deep," and had each part recorded individually by Whitman students and a fellow instructor. She then edited each part together to create a musical "call and response." The song evokes feelings around the pandemic and voices calling to each other across a vast distance, Vining said. Watch the video to hear the song and read more of the story of how it came together.

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  • Tim Parker Makes Biology Field Trips Accessible for Online Learning
    Campus News

    April 28, 2020 Under normal circumstances, students in Associate Professor Tim Parker’s Natural History and Ecology lab course participate in weekly, five-hour field trips around eastern Washington. Parker didn’t want his students to miss out on the opportunity to learn in the field now that Whitman College has moved to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. So Parker is bringing the field to them, adapting his field trips and using video and photographs to make the trips accessible to his 22 students.

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  • Celebrate Arbor Day with Virtual Tours of Campus Trees
    Campus News

    April 24, 2020 Whitman College holds the designation of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation. What does it take to maintain our campus trees (and our 1:1 student to tree ratio)? Watch the video to see how arborist Kirk Huffey climbs trees on campus to perform maintenance and pruning. You can also enjoy a virtual tour of Whitman's prickly trees, led by Senior Lecturer of Biology Susanne Altermann.

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  • Sam Geschickter '20 Explores Religion and Finances in Thesis
    Campus News

    April 23, 2020 Sam Geschickter '20 brings his philosophical thinking from his religion studies at Whitman into his internship at a local bank. This thinking lead to a senior thesis project on the philosophy of risk-taking in the economy and business. Geschickter spends hours inside Penrose Library researching this subject.

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  • Schwa A Capella Performance of 'Distance' by Emily King
    Campus News

    April 17, 2020 Whitman College a cappella group Schwa virtually performs a cover of "Distance" by Emily King. Students submitted recordings from Walla Walla, Washington, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and Breckenridge, Colorado.

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  • MULTIMEDIA: Marcus Amerman ’81 Pushes Boundaries of Native American Beadwork
    Campus News

    December 16, 2019 Native American beadwork artists Marcus Amerman ’81 pushes the envelope on traditional beadwork by creating realistic pieces based on historic photographs. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Amerman earned a degree in art from Whitman College and often infuses his work with sociopolitical messages.

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  • VIDEO: Pivot to Politics Lands John Cunnison '95 on Path to Success
    Campus News

    December 11, 2019 When John Cunnison '95 started at Whitman College, he thought he wanted to be a doctor. But in a first-year class with now-Emeritus Professor Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, he discovered politics. Driven by intellectual curiosity, after he earned his bachelor's in politics from Whitman, Cunnison traveled to Kunming, China, to teach English through the Whitman in China Program.

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  • VIDEO: Sam Geschickter '20 Combines Finance, Religion at Bank Internship
    Campus News

    December 9, 2019 Religion major and psychology minor Sam Geschickter '20 got first-hand experience learning the theories and processes of investment banking as an intern at Baker Boyer Bank in Walla Walla, Washington. Geschickter combined the critical thinking skills he's learned at Whitman into his internship experience.

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  • Video: Students Reflect on Orientation Programs
    Campus News

    September 30, 2019 First-year students at Whitman College have the opportunity to meet fellow incoming students

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  • Life After Whitman: Kelly Katon '01 Finds Calling in Event Management
    Campus News

    September 26, 2019 Sociology and geology major Kelly Katon '01 is the manager of events at Pokemon Company International in Bellevue. Katon found her passion for event planning the first day she stepped foot on Holland America Line cruise ship as crew staff and there was a sail-away party happening on deck.

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  • VIDEO: Meet the Class of 2023
    Campus News

    September 6, 2019 The incoming class of 2023 is the most diverse in Whitman College history. Check out some of what makes this class special in this video.

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  • Whitman College Welcomes Most Diverse Incoming Class for 2019-2020 Year
    Campus News

    August 29, 2019 Whitman College welcomes its most diverse incoming class for 2019-2020 year.

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  • Lazaro Carrion '07 Finds Calling at Intersection of Technology and Education
    Campus News

    August 5, 2019 Latin American studies and sociology major Lazaro Carrion '07 is a project director at Cyborg Mobile, a technology and management consultancy in the Seattle area.

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  • VIDEO: Rebecca Gotz '14 Pursues Passion for Creativity at Zulily
    Campus News

    July 23, 2019 When alumna Becca Gotz '14 graduated from Whitman she wanted to do something creative. This creative drive landed her in Seattle, Washington as an editorial stylist for Zulily, a global online retailer.

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  • VIDEO: Lizbeth Llanes Marcias '21 Explores Law Career through Summer Internship
    Campus News

    July 22, 2019 Spanish and sociology major Lizbeth Llanes Macias '21 is spending the summer interning at Hernandez Immigration Law firm in Walla Walla, Washington. Her internship is being funded by the Student Engagement Center's Whitman Internship Grant. As a first-generation student, Macias discovered the grant opportunity while attending Whitman's Summer Fly-In Program.

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  • Research Opportunities Expose Students to New Career Paths
    Campus News

    May 31, 2019 As a researcher and instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Whitman College, Dalia Biswas has worked with more than a dozen undergraduate students on different aspects of her research molybdenum-catalyzed transformation of CO. She's seen how much the exposure to research helps students connect what they learn in the classroom to a real career.

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  • Maddy Gold '19 Combines Love for Performance, Justice in Socially Engaged Theatre
    Campus News

    May 24, 2019 This summer, Gold is staying in Walla Walla making socially engaged theatre with collaborators Erina Horikawa '19 and Donovan Olsen '19. The trio was inspired by "Because You Are Here," a project that began in Fall 2018 in Associate Professor Jessica Cerullo's devised theatre class and co-taught by Tia Kramer, a social practice artist in Walla Walla. The work is being funded through a Davis Projects for Peace grant and through Whitman's Ben Rabinowitz Award.

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