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The Whitman Community Celebrates Going ‘Upward Together’

Photography by Kim Fetrow ’96 of Kim Fetrow Photography

Less than 24 hours after the historic announcement of Whitman College’s ambitious fundraising campaign—Upward Together—students, alumni, faculty and staff came together on Ankeny Field to celebrate the launch. 

Learn more about Upward Together. 

At Friday’s festivities, those gathered were treated to tasty bites from a variety of local food trucks as well as live music. President Bolton spoke to the large crowd about the vision for the campaign and how it will benefit both current and future students. 

The celebration wrapped with a mini-concert by the newly dubbed “Upward Together Band”—made up of students, faculty and alumni including Trustee Drew Shoals ’05, Corporate Counsel at Amazon Music and former drummer of the American rock band Train. Fittingly, the new supergroup ended the celebration with an inspiring rendition of the classic “Ain't No Mountain High Enough.”

Published on Oct 18, 2023
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