Fundraising: To help enhance the Whitman experience for every student or to learn about the Parents Leadership Committee, contact Brenda Michels in the Annual Giving Office.
Career Development: To share career advice, internships and job opportunities, contact the Student Engagement Center.
Admission and Recruitment: Parents can serve as Parent Admission Representatives. Contact Heather Dygert in the Office of Admission for more information.
Helpful Tips for Parents
A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education addresses how colleges and universities must rethink the role of career services. Quoted in the article is Whitman's Associate Dean of Student Engagement, Noah Leavitt. Encourage your Whitman student to visit the Student Engagement Center to learn more about their services.
Whitman College Parents Fund
The Parents Fund is an annual campaign that asks parents for gifts that will enhance every student's success. The main focus of the Parents Fund is to support the Student Engagement Center, Whitman's office for internships, career counseling, networking opportunities, resume development, civic engagement and much more.
Gifts to the Whitman Parents Fund help make possible the outstanding educational opportunities that are part of your student's Whitman experiences and give Whitman a critical edge in providing the best possible liberal arts education. You can make a gift to the Parents Fund online through the Parents Fund Giving page.