Savannah Tranchell is an experienced journalist and strategic communications professional. She joined the Whitman Communications Content Team in June 2018. She has a master's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University and a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Idaho. She is also pursuing a Master of Strategic Communication from Washington State University. Savannah is an award-winning feature writer and worked in the newspaper industry for more than 10 years before entering higher ed communications.
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 — 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.
Research Opportunities Expose Students to New Career Paths
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.
Class of 2019 Feeling Good as Whitman Celebrates 133rd Commencement
May 19, 2019 Blue sky peeked through the clouds to shine on bright spirits on Sunday, May 19, 2019, during Whitman College's 133rd Commencement Ceremony. Keynote speaker Aisha Fukushima '09 led the class in a call-and-response rendition of the song "Feelin' Good."
Helping FGWC Students Succeed at Heart of Fly-In for Faculty Members
Faculty help incoming first-generation/working-class students learn about the resources available to them at Whitman — from financial support to internships and jobs, to health and counseling resources.
Whitman Fellows Create Paths to the Future
Prestigious postgraduate fellowships, such as the Marshall and Schwarzman scholarships, are helping alumni pursue knowledge and build their best life.
Whitman’s Summer Fly-In Program Helps First-generation/Working-class Students Succeed
Four years after it was launched, the Summer Fly-In Program continues to help first-generation/working class (FGWC) students navigate the path to success.
Alumna Advocates for Portland's Homeless Population
Interview with alumna Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County commissioner and passionate advocate for the homeless
College Revises Encounters to Improve Inclusivity
Profile on Whitman College's new Encounters curriculum involving inclusive teaching practices to strengthen the first-year experience
Profile on Whitman College's Moira Gresham, professor of physics
Whitman College Welcomes Students for 2018-19 Year
August 24, 2018 More than 300 new students and their families moved into the residence halls at Whitman College on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.
Alumni Canoe Journey Subject of Documentary Film
July 11, 2018 Whitman alumni Andy '76 and Alan Dappen '74 complete canoe trip through inland passage they began 40 years before.
Alumni Get Back on the Track for Athletics Reunion
July 2, 2018 On June 22-24, 2018, 45 former track and field and cross country athletes, coaches and assistant coaches returned to Whitman College for a team reunion.