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New Student Consulting Corps Connects Students with Nonprofits

New Student Consulting Corps Connects Students with Nonprofits

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

Faculty-focused SEC Shift

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?

What is Work Study?

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

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

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

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

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.

The 3 W’s: Whitman, Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College

Audrey Kelly

March 5, 2015

Whitman students rarely have the occasion to gussy themselves up, but the evening of Feb. 5 was one of those nights for Whitman seniors. They strode self-confidently through Reid Campus Center, ignoring the students in sweats eating from Café 66. Some adjusted their ties, others tugged down their pencil...

Internship grant program continues trend of expansion

Andy Monserud

December 4, 2014

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) recently opened up applications for its summer internship grants. The grants, at 2,500 dollars each, are a core part of the SEC's rapidly expanding internship program. The program more than quadrupled in size, from 30 grants to 130, between 2011 and 2014. Whitman...

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