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Rendering of the newly dedicated Stenger Hall in the Junior-Senior Housing Building Project
May 6, 2024

Upward Together Hits Record-Breaking Milestone—Thanks to $5M Gift for Stegner Hall

A $5 million gift recognized by the naming of Stegner Hall lifted the Upward Together campaign to a total of $169 million—a record level of philanthropic support for a Whitman College campaign.
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Jock Edwards and Jim Moore in the locker room of the Edwards-Moore Clubhouse
April 8, 2024

A ‘Game Changer’—New Baseball Clubhouse Unveiled

A new baseball clubhouse—the Edwards-Moore Clubhouse at Borleske Stadium— opened to the Whitman College Blues and Walla Walla Sweets on Saturday, April 6, 2024 following a dedication ceremony that celebrated generous donors and the progress of Whitman Athletics. A photo gallery includes images of the ceremony and highlights of the new, vibrant facility.
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Students walking across Ankeny Field on Whitman College campus
March 27, 2024

Whitman Doubles Down To Expand Scholarships & Aid

In a major step toward the Upward Together campaign’s goal of meeting the full financial need of every student, Whitman will provide a 1:1 match of college funds to scholarship-designated gifts of $50,000 or more.
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3-D Model renderings of the new buildings involving the Jr./Sr. Housing Project.
March 6, 2024

New Place to Call Home: Investing in a Major Addition to Campus

Thanks to gifts to Upward Together, construction is officially underway on a new residential village that will change the way students live and learn at Whitman College. Set to open in August 2025, the apartment-style living community will be home to more than 200 students—in three new residence halls designed specifically for juniors and seniors.
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Inside the baseball clubhouse.
February 20, 2024

Whitman Blues Baseball Clubhouse Taking Shape at Borleske Stadium

When their 2024 seasons open, the Whitman Blues and Walla Walla Sweets will have a new home. The 3,300-square-foot clubhouse will feature a team locker room, a training room, team spaces and more! See how the clubhouse is coming together.
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Alumni Panel Upward Together
February 20, 2024

Featured Video: Whittie Wisdom on Display

As part of the Upward Together launch weekend, President Sarah R. Bolton moderated a panel of inspiring alumni who spoke about “Finding Success and Purpose in a Changing World” in front of a large crowd, including many students, at Chism Recital Hall in Whitman’s Hall of Music.
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Katie Krummeck wears a black and white striped referee shirt as she leads a group of educators in an activity involving many colored post-it notes, pens and other items
January 12, 2024

Whitman Receives Gift to Bring Designer-in-Residence for New Human-Centered Design Concentration

Whitman College students in the new Human-Centered Design (HCD) concentration will have access to additional experts thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from the Lawrence Parke Murphy Trust. This gift to the college’s Upward Together campaign will fund an exciting designer-in-residence program beginning in the 2024–2025 academic year.
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President Sarah R. Bolton toasts the new Robart Hall during the Seattle Reception
November 9, 2023

Whitman Names Robart Hall Following Leadership Gift to Student Village

Whitman College received a leadership gift for a new junior-senior residential village and will name a hall in honor of Judge James Robart ’69. The announcement was made at a November 2023 Seattle event at T-Mobile Park launching the college’s Upward Together campaign.
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November 5, 2023

More than 1,530 Donors Go ALL IN for Whitman

More than 1,500 alumni, faculty, staff, families and friends supported the college through ALL IN for Whitman giving days in October 2023. The collective effort raised more than $532,500 for scholarships and college’s greatest needs, as well as support for athletics and a broad variety of student-focused programs.
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An architectural rendering of the buildings and outdoor common spaces for the planned Junior-Senior Village.
November 3, 2023

Whitman’s Vision for a Junior-Senior Village

Whitman College is setting the stage for launching a transformative junior-senior residential village. The Board of Trustees, along with alumni and friends, initiated $10 million in gifts for this innovative project, with a goal of raising $30 million to commence construction.
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A group of Whitman athletes and Whitman community members gathering at the new Whitman turf field
November 2, 2023

New FieldTurf is an Investment in Excellence For Blue Athletics

This summer, Whitman student-athletes and coaches saw significant facility upgrades. Generous gifts of $3.6 million from alumni and friends led to the installation of a new FieldTurf surface, offering year-round training and competition. The field was dedicated on October 14, 2023, as James Hayner Field in honor of a Whitman trustee and Walla Walla community leader.
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Mark Juhasz speaking with student.
November 1, 2023

A Gift to Whitman’s Chemistry Program Allows For Academic Growth

By investing in the chemistry department, Limei and Jay seek to elevate Whitman’s status as a top-notch liberal arts college that boasts a stellar STEM program and to equip future graduates to solve the world’s most pressing problems in the process.
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