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Darrell Baggs stands smiling on a balcony with multi-story apartment buildings in the background
October 31, 2023
Scholarship Supports Small-Town Students Pursuing Big Dreams
Darrell Baggs, a Montana native, broke barriers to attend college due to his mother’s unwavering belief in education. He established the Frances Jane Ford Baggs Scholarship at Whitman College to help students from rural backgrounds access a liberal arts education. Baggs has been a dedicated supporter of Whitman, both financially and through his service on the Board of Overseers. His story epitomizes the enduring impact of a mother’s dream and the transformational power of education.
Whitman students jumping in excitement in front of a Whitman sign
October 26, 2023
Whitman Receives $1.5 Million Alumni Gift for Scholarships & Aid
Whitman College received a gift of $1.5 million for student scholarships and aid from Gordon ’68 and Kathy Britt Keane ’67 to support the recently launched Upward Together campaign.
October 23, 2023
Generational Threads: One Family’s Journey of Fortitude and Generosity
Esther Hook Milnes ’73, her mother Laura Rodgers Hook Kurtz ’45, and son Douglas Hook Milnes ’02 share a strong connection with Whitman College. Their enduring commitment to giving back has provided scholarships and support to numerous students over nearly five decades.
October 18, 2023
The Whitman Community Celebrates Going ‘Upward Together’
The Whitman community came together on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, to celebrate the launch of “Upward Together: The Campaign for Whitman College.” The campaign will focus on key priorities, including access and affordability, academic excellence and a vibrant campus community.
A student looking off into the horizon in Spain.
October 18, 2023
New Course Offers Study Abroad Students a Place to Reflect and Move Forward
‘Global Returns’ class connects international experiences with career insights, opportunities and meaningful change.
Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky
October 17, 2023
Whitman Student Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky to Receive Indigenous Leadership Award
Whitman College sophomore Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky will be honored at the 2023 Indigenous Leadership Awards in Portland, Oregon in recognition of her significant contributions as a member of the CTUIR Youth Council.
Upward Together campaign launch
October 13, 2023
Whitman College Announces Upward Together Campaign
Whitman College announces its largest fundraising campaign in its history: Upward Together: The Campaign for Whitman College. The Whitman College campaign will focus on key priorities, including access and affordability, and academic excellence and distinction.
October 12, 2023
Award Winning Poet Visits Whitman to Inspire Student Creativity
Students will get valuable insights into the art of writing and publishing their work from published poet Sara Nicholson, Ph.D.
A grid of 10 faculty photos
October 12, 2023
2023 Faculty Promotions
Ten Whitman faculty members received promotions, effective as of the start of the 2023–2024 academic year.
Dozens of students holding flags from around the world.
October 6, 2023
Whitman Celebrates Davis United World Scholars Program
For more than two decades, Whitman College has partnered with the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars program to bring international students to its campus. This year, Whitman has a record 101 Davis UWC Scholars, including 35 first-year students.
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