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FALL 2023

Whitman Magazine

Truman Scholarship Opens Door to a Life of Service
Feature Story

Truman Scholarship Opens Door to a Life of Service

Meet three Whitman College alums who received the prestigious Truman Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in public service. More than a decade later, the skills and values they learned as Truman Scholars and at Whitman still shape their unique careers.

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Feature Stories

Enjoy highlights from this issue of Whitman Magazine.

Amber Ebarb speaks from a podium.

Rooted in Respect: Words of Wisdom from Amber Ebarb ’03

Amber Ebarb ’03 addressed the Class of 2023 during the 137th Whitman College Commencement Ceremony. Ebarb is the Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and spoke of the positive changes on campus since she graduated 20 years ago.

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Tarik Elseewi

Giving Empathy a Leading Role

Film & Media Professor Tarik Ahmed Elseewi connects with students as they explore topics like identity and race in his classes. Elseewi is the 2022 recipient of the George Ball Award for Excellence in Advising.

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Charlotte skyline at dusk.

Accelerated Learning, Accelerated Careers

Whitman's new Finance Accelerator program, sponsored by the Career and Community Engagement Center, connects current Economics students with alumni who work in finance—to share knowledge, connections and actionable advice.

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President Sarah Bolton in cap and gown sitting with peers.

This Is a Moment of High Stakes

The official Installation Ceremony of Whitman College’s 15th president, Sarah Bolton, took place in late April 2023. Guests from near and far gathered in Cordiner Hall for the formal ceremony and heard Bolton’s aspirations for Whitman and the students of the future.

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Jocelyn Awe in the gym.

Q&A: Fast 5 With the Director of Sports Performance

Director of Sports Performance and the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center Jocelyn Awe sits down to answer five questions about his work, including his coaching philosophy and focus on positive mindset.

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Featured Videos in our Fall 2023 Issue

Enjoy more Commencement 2023 highlights

On Boyer Avenue

What’s happening on campus—community and college news.

Alex Feller

Alex Feller ’22 awarded Fulbright

A recent Whitman College graduate will soon travel to Spain—earning a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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Collage of three students.

Three Whitties Named NSF Fellows

Out of an applicant pool of 12,000, three Whitman College alums were awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) grants.

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