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Whitman alumni speak on racism in the workplace

Photo contributed by Kimberly Rolfe.

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter

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 with racism and the workplace. The panel featured Sarah Claxton Deming ‘10, a San Francisco B...

“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

Jessica Lilly, News Reporter

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, the Student Engagement Center and Whitman's pre-law advising initiative, Miner's visit gave students ins...

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.

Rylee Neville, News Reporter

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 Corps.  The Whitman College Student Consulting Corps is a program funded by Sherwood Trust, a priv...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor

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 for students to talk one on one with the six panelists in a drop in session from 2-4 in Reid G...

Faculty-focused SEC Shift

Photo by Samarah Uribe

Ben Kunz, Staff Reporter

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 under the Dean of Faculty Alzada Tipton will not have a dramatic impact on the SEC’s day to day activities....

Whitman Tracks Alumni Trajectory 5 Years Out

Ben Kunz, News Reporter

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 Research Office and leads the project. She appreciates the Linkedin survey because of ease of access...

What is Work Study?

Faith Photo by Henry Honzel

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

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 refers to financial aid, few know precisely how work study operates on campus and in students’ lives. Faith...

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Pictured: Jack Swain

Olivia Gilbert and Alissa Antilla

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 up with several Whitties who chose to stay closer--right here in Walla Walla. Jack Swain Jack ...

Women in CS: Alumna Cathryn Posey talks tech

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

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 about current inclusion and diversity efforts within the tech industry as well as her journe...

Student Engagement Center Continues Rapid Growth

North Bennett

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.

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

Photo by Natalie Mutter

Mikaela Slade

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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