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Alex Teller
July 13, 2023
Alex Feller '22 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Whitman College alum Alex Feller ’22 has earned a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Feller will be an English Teaching Assistant for the 2023–2024 year in year. In the last 15 years, Whitman has had 55 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards go to students and graduates.
Aaron Lefjohn.
July 7, 2023
True Chemistry Aaron Lefohn Found His Calling in Tech
Aaron Lefohn ’97 discovered the then-emerging field of computational chemistry and computer science while at Whitman College. He followed that passion and today is the Vice President of Graphics Research at a cutting-edge technology company where he uses the knowledge base and skills he learned at Whitman.
New York Times Mentions Whitman College in an Article on How Transparency in College Costs Can Increase Diversity
June 29, 2023
Whitman College Highlighted in The New York Times for Its Financial Aid Transparency
In an article in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on race in admission, Ron Lieber, columnist for The New York Times, says transparency in college costs can increase diversity—and notes Whitman’s approach and Early Financial Aid Guarantee.
Kanesha Johnson standing outside.
June 21, 2023
A Winding Path to Whitman
For Kanesha Johnson ’23, Whitman College initially felt completely out of reach. After spending her teenage years in foster care, dropping out of college and taking community college classes while juggling multiple jobs and a family, she knew she needed her bachelor’s degree but saw herself enrolling in an online program.
June 6, 2023
Teen Vogue Publishes Op-Ed by Whitman Student Bex Heimbrock ’25
In an op-ed published in Teen Vogue, Bex Heimbrock ’25 explores the idea of "Rainbow Capitalism" and responds to the recent controversary surrounding Target and how the retail store dealt with customer backlash to its Pride Month merchandise.
A bronze figurine of a blindfolded woman holding scales in one hand and a sword in the other.
June 2, 2023
Whitman Creates New Ethics & Society Major
A new Ethics and Society Major will give students interested in Philosophy another option with a more specific focus.
Blues clubhouse graphic.
June 1, 2023
Construction Underway for Baseball Clubhouse at Borleske Stadium
Donor gifts are making possible a new clubhouse facility to serve the Whitman Blues baseball program. Located at Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla, the $3.7 million, 3,300 square-foot clubhouse will include locker and training rooms, as well as recruiting and multipurpose team meeting spaces.
Nishtha Rajbhandari, with shoulder-length dark hair, wearing a white top, standing in the outdoors with trees in the background.
May 25, 2023
Projects for Peace
Whitman College student Nishtha Rajbhandari ’24 has been awarded $10,000 from the Projects for Peace program, which enables students at partner institutions to develop innovative, community-centered projects addressing critical issues around the world.
Student hugging grandmother at art show.
May 22, 2023
2023 Senior Thesis Art Show Looks ‘Through It All’
The 16 graduating studio art majors from Whitman College’s Class of 2023 concluded their studies with a final thesis exhibition at the Sheehan Gallery.
Students celebrating graduation.
May 21, 2023
Coming Together for Whitman’s 137th Commencement
In her first Presidential Address at a Whitman College Commencement Ceremony, President Sarah Bolton spoke to both tradition and community. During Whitman 137th Commencement, the Class of 2023 was congratulated for their commitment to leadership, learning and each other.
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