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.

Email: tranchse@whitman.edu

  • Murdock Conference Gives Students Valuable Opportunity to Present Research
    Campus News

    December 3, 2019 Each semester, dozens of students at Whitman College work closely with faculty mentors in labs and classrooms across the campus. These collaborations often result in research papers, journal articles, capstone projects for graduating seniors, and presentations at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference. This fall, nearly two dozen science students had the opportunity to share their research projects with other scientists and students at the 28th annual Murdock College Science Research Program Conference in Vancouver, Washington.

  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries Encourages Students to Take an Honest Look at ‘Hard History’
    Campus News

    December 3, 2019 It’s important to study history, the old saying goes, because history tends to repeat itself. If we study the past, we can avoid repeating our mistakes. When it comes to America’s history with slavery, Hasan Kwame Jeffries thinks we still have plenty of reflection and work to do.

  • First-Year Writing Program Recognized for Improving Student Success
    Campus News

    November 25, 2019 Whitman College is celebrating the success of its first-year writing assessment program, which has received the 2019 Beacon Award for Excellence in Student Achievement and Success from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

  • Chris Bromley '97 Combines Knowledge of Law and Water to Benefit Ski Resort
    Campus News

    November 25, 2019 Many people never think twice about where water comes from - it falls from the sky, it is easily available through any faucet, and it covers 71% of the globe. It seems a nearly infinite resource. Chris Bromley '97 knows it's not - and as a water rights attorney, it's his job to help individuals and businesses find the balance of the many demands on water.

  • Over 40 Whitties Receive Prestigious Honors for 2018-2019
    Campus News

    November 21, 2019 More than 40 students and alumni from Whitman College received fellowships, grants or scholarships from prestigious programs during the 2018-2019 academic year. The recipients are also among the college’s most diverse: more than 40 percent represent first-generation students or those from diverse background, according to Keith Raether, director of the Office of Fellowships and Grants.

  • Special Topics Psychology Class Examines Development of School Shooters
    Campus News

    October 29, 2019 This fall, Whitman College psychology Professor Melissa Clearfield is teaching PSYCH 347A, a special topics class examining how teen school shooters develop, looking at cases from Columbine to Parkland. Clearfield spent her sabbatical during the 2018-2019 school year developing the syllabus for the course, including searching for scholarly resources on a topic that has drawn lots of interest, but little research.

  • New Consulting Corps Benefits Nonprofits, Students Equally
    Campus News

    October 21, 2019 Funded by a $231,000 Core Grant from the Sherwood Trust, the Consulting Corps is a three-year pilot program that brings benefits to both area nonprofits and Whitman students, said Shelly Rasmussen, the community consulting specialist in the Student Engagement Center (SEC) who oversees the corps.

  • New Mayo Clinic Partnership Guarantees Research Spots for Whitman Students
    Campus News

    October 16, 2019 This summer, Whitman College students have new access to biomedical research opportunities with the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Under a new Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) partnership, Mayo will hold two spots for current Whitman students to participate in research at one of three research centers in Arizona, Florida or Minnesota.

  • Donation Expands College's Collection of Handcrafted Artists' Books
    Campus News

    October 15, 2019 Peter Newland ’67 and Robyn Johnson have shared their love of artists’ books for nearly 25 years. Now, they are sharing that love — as well as their collection of dozens of the handcrafted works of art — with the Whitman College community.

  • Hal Hunt '55 Believes in Sharing the Gift of Whitman
    Campus News

    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
    Campus News

    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
    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.

  • Class of 2019 Feeling Good as Whitman Celebrates 133rd Commencement
    Campus News

    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
    Whitman Magazine

    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
    Whitman Magazine

    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
    Whitman Magazine

    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
    Whitman Magazine

    Interview with alumna Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County commissioner and passionate advocate for the homeless

  • College Revises Encounters to Improve Inclusivity
    Whitman Magazine

    Profile on Whitman College's new Encounters curriculum involving inclusive teaching practices to strengthen the first-year experience

  • Inspiring Science
    Whitman Magazine

    Profile on Whitman College's Moira Gresham, professor of physics

  • Whitman College Welcomes Students for 2018-19 Year
    Campus News

    August 24, 2018 More than 300 new students and their families moved into the residence halls at Whitman College on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

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