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Student Engagement Center helps students find jobs, internships

Student Engagement Center helps students find jobs, internships

Dylan Tull

October 20, 2011

On the top floor of Reid is a resource center that is prepared to help Whitman students through nearly every stage of their working life.  With one-on-one advising, the Student Engagement Center (SEC) helps Whitman students throughout their lives to find community service opportunities, internships and careers ...

Whitman students discuss employment opportunities, job market with alumni at networking event

Rose Woodbury

October 6, 2011

To schmooze or not to schmooze: that is the question. Last Friday, Sept. 30, many current Whitties decided to meet with past Whitman grads to schmooze and network at the Alumni Networking Reception. With Fall Reunion Weekend this past weekend, campus was swarming with Whitman alumni from all years....

Alumni return to their roots as assistant coaches

Pamela London

November 4, 2010

For a portion of every day, Whitman student-athletes set aside their studies to focus on training for their respective sports. For the teams with Whitman alumni as members of the coaching staff, there may be a little extra motivation seeing someone who worked hard for four years, and is still coming...

Reunion weekend to bring over 350 alumni to Whitman

Joe Volpert

September 23, 2010

This coming weekend, over 350 alumni will return to Whitman College for Fall Reunion Weekend. The reunion includes three different groups: 10-year, 15-year and 25-year. Each year there are three reunions in the fall, two in the spring and then the 50-year  reunion during commencement. Reunions are...

Whitman alumna, NASA astronaut preps for 2010 space flight to International Space Station

Whitman alumna, NASA astronaut preps for 2010 space flight to International Space Station

Liz Forsyth

November 19, 2009

In March, alumna Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger '97 will fly to the International Space Station as a part of crew STS-131 on a NASA mission to deliver and replace equipment. A geology major at Whitman, she completed NASA's Astronaut Candidate Training in February 2006. This, her first flight, will be the next-...

Whitman alumna Rachael Brownell shares her recovery from alcoholism

Liz Forsyth

November 12, 2009

Rachael Brownell '90, author of "Mommy Doesn't Drink Here Anymore," gave a wry, honest account of  her descent into alcoholism following the birth of her children Tuesday, Nov. 10, at a book reading sponsored by the counseling center, the office of the dean of students and Panhellenic Association. "I...

Alumna Campbell sparks experimental, intellectual music group

C.J. Wisler

November 9, 2009

Up-and-coming Washington musician and '02 Whitman alumna Toby Campbell uses both her musical talent and her prior sociological studies at Whitman to create the experimental electronica group Anomie Belle, which synchronizes electronic and natural sounds and textures to create densely-layered and original so...

Experience at live birth leads Whitman alum Megan Lillis to midwifery career


November 3, 2009

On a Sunday in Februrary of 2004, Whitman alumnus Megan Lillis '02 arrived at a patient's home in College Place, knocked softly on the door, and walked in. Lillis had never seen a baby being born before, but she was about to, as this was her first call after being trained as a birth assistant by a...

The music major makes good for Whitman alum

Hadley Jolley

October 31, 2009

When Village Theater in Everett, Washington offered Jamie Lilly '04 a job, she initially turned them down. She had worked at the theater for two summers as an intern before graduating from Whitman, and Frank Stilwagner, the marketing adviser at the theater, thought that she simply did not quite know w...

Reflections: Alumni reclaim community

Reflections: Alumni reclaim community

Gary Wang

October 15, 2009

When alumni weekend rolls around, who actually cares? Whitman's development office, for sure, and the greek system. Fraternities get their old alumni back who want to have a good time and relive their carefree youth and the college has various activities planned to showcase itself. Now, there's an elemen...

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