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Whitman alumni speak on racism in the workplace

Photo contributed by Kimberly Rolfe.
October 8, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Student Engagement Center (SEC), The Intercultural Center (IC) and the Race, Violence and Health committee welcomed three Whitman alumni over Zoom to discuss their experiences...

“I will not, I must not, I cannot, forget their stories”: Markeisha Miner speaks on underrepresented lawyers

Cornell Law School Dean of Students, Markeisha Miner, presents on the contributions of underrepresented and marginalized lawyers. Photo by Thomas Lemoine
March 5, 2020

Dean of Students at Cornell Law School, Markeisha Miner, visited Whitman campus on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The result of a collaboration between the Intercultural Center programming for Black History Month,...

New Student Consulting Corps Connects Students with Nonprofits

Jun Cai '22, Allie McCann '22, Ally Collier '20, Brit Stocks '20, Sofia Tello '20 and Ruilong Zhuang '20, gained consulting skills from working with non-profits in Walla Walla. Photo contributed by Shelly Rasmussen.
September 26, 2019

After looking for ways to strengthen bonds between students and the surrounding community, the Whitman Student Engagement Center (SEC) came up with a project called the Whitman College Student Consulting...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism
February 8, 2018

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity...

Faculty-focused SEC Shift

Photo by Samarah Uribe
October 2, 2017

In response to the new Strategic Priorities document, the Student Engagement Center has moved from the Dean of Students’ office to the Dean of Faculty’s office. The move into the Provost’s office...

Whitman Tracks Alumni Trajectory 5 Years Out

September 19, 2017

Each May for the past three years, The Institutional Research Office has produced five-year reports using Linkedin data that asks, “Where are our alumni?” Kristen Handley works in the Institutional...

What is Work Study?

Faith Photo by Henry Honzel
February 2, 2017

Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term...

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Pictured: Jack Swain
December 8, 2016

Post-Whitman life may be difficult for some students to imagine, but it is only a handful of years (or less) away for each of us. While Whitman graduates spread out all over the country and globe, we catch...

Women in CS: Alumna Cathryn Posey talks tech

September 29, 2016

Alumna Cathryn Posey ‘05 returned to campus this past week to give the Andjelkovic Lecture on her journey working in the technological industry as a black woman. During her talk, she focused on her thoughts...

Student Engagement Center Continues Rapid Growth

April 7, 2016
The Student Engagement Center (SEC) provides Whitman students with a wide variety of career development and community service opportunities, but it has not always been that way.

Walla Walla Votes on Replacement Levy for School District

Photo by Tywen Kelly
February 4, 2016
Walla Walla voters to decide on replacement levy for Walla Walla School District.

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

Photo by Natalie Mutter
October 26, 2015
Colleen Willoughby '55 invited three panelists to the Women in Leadership on Oct. 22. Willoughby and the SEC are receptive to changes after protesters decried a lack of diversity on the panel at the event.
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