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Whitman College

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Established November 28, 1883
Type Liberal Arts and Science
President George S. Bridges
Faculty 145
Undergraduates 1,450
Location Walla Walla, Washington, U.S. (46.0706922° N 118.3288535° W)
Website http://www.whitman.edu/
This article is about the college in Washington state. For the Princeton University residential college, see Whitman College, Princeton University.

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History

In 1836 the missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman established a medical mission and a school a few miles from the modern-day city of Walla Walla to serve the Cayuse Indians and immigrants on the Oregon Trail. After the Whitmans were killed in the 1847 Whitman Massacre, the Rev. Cushing Eells resolved to establish a school in their honor. The Washington Territorial Legislature granted a charter to Whitman Seminary on December 20, 1859. On November 28, 1883, the legislature issued a new charter, changing the seminary into a four-year, degree-granting college. October 2, Charles Darwin returns from his voyage around the world. ... A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ... Marcus Whitman Narcissa Whitman Marcus Whitman (September 4, 1802–November 29, 1847) was an American physician and missionary in the Oregon Country. ... Narcissa Whitman (March 14, 1808 – November 29, 1847), born Narcissa Prentiss in Prattsburgh, New York in the Genesee Valley. ... Cayuse & Sahaptin Tribal Representatives to Washington D.C. (1890) Umapine (Wakonkonwelasonmi), a Cayuse chief, September, 1909 The Cayuse are a Native American tribe in the state of Oregon in the United States. ... Although human migration has existed for hundreds of thousands of years, immigration in the modern sense refers to movement of people from one nation-state to another, where they are not citizens. ... For other uses, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Marcus Whitman The Whitman massacre (also known as the Walla Walla massacre and the Whitman Incident) was the murder in the Oregon Country on November 29, 1847 of U.S. missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa, along with twelve others, by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in theology, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ...

Portrait of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
Portrait of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman

From its beginning, Whitman College has prized its independence from sectarian and political control. In 1913, Whitman became the first college or university in the nation to require undergraduate students to complete comprehensive oral and written examinations in their major fields. Individual majors also require an extensive project in the form of either a written or multimedia thesis or a presentation or recital. In 1919, a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter was installed, the first for any college in the Pacific Northwest. http://www. ... http://www. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... In education, certification, counselling, and many other fields, a test or exam (short for examination) is a tool or technique intended to measure students expression of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... The Pacific Northwest from space This page is about the region that includes parts of Canada and the US. For the US only region, see Northwestern United States The Pacific Northwest (abbreviated PNW, or PacNW) or Cascadia is a region in the northwest of North America. ...


Campus

The campus includes streams, record-holding trees and numerous outdoor sculptures. It is built around Ankeny Field, which provides structure to the architectural layout, but also serves as a popular social destination on warm days. College Creek meanders through the main campus, forming ponds and providing a habitat for Whitman's many ducks. The word duck was also used as slang for the WWII amphibious vehicle called a DUKW. It is also a cricketing term denoting a batsman being dismissed with a score of zero; see golden duck. ...


About 70% of the student body reside in school housing. Two of eight residence halls date to the early 1900’s and several residence buildings are of neoclassical architectural design. There are eleven "Interest House" residences which are mostly of Victorian and classical design. Academic facilities are newer and of more modern design. The neoclassical movement that produced Neoclassical architecture began in the mid-18th century, both as a reaction against the Rococo style of anti-tectonic naturalistic ornament, and an outgrowth of some classicizing features of Late Baroque. ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... Le Corbusiers Villa Savoye, a well known example of modern architecture Modern architecture is a term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament, that first arose around 1900. ...


Three women's sororities (Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma) are housed in the Prentiss Hall school residence hall and four men's fraternities (Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, and Tau Kappa Epsilon) are housed in fraternity houses north of Isaacs Avenue. Downtown Walla Walla is a few blocks to the west of the campus. The college also has other land holdings outside the main campus area, one of which is used for academic and social retreats. While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) Fraternity is one of the oldest and largest womens fraternities in the United States, based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) is a college womens fraternity, founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College, Illinois. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest international all-male college social fraternities, with chapters at universities predominantly in the United States and several in Canada. ... Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a college social fraternity founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE, pronounced T-K-E or Teke, as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent(WSC). ...


In the News

During the 2006-2007 academic school year, Whitman achieved a small amount of national notoriety due to an Associated Press article dealing with an incident at an off-campus party where two students attended dressed in blackface. AP article It prompted school-wide discussion, culminating in a day in which classes were cancelled in favor of a campus-wide symposium dealing with issues of race on the primarily white campus. Symposium originally referred to a drinking party (the Greek verb sympotein means to drink together) but has since come to refer to any academic conference, whether or not drinking takes place. ...


Academics

About 1450 undergraduate students are enrolled in Whitman College, 56% female to 44% male. School life is notable in the high percentage of students, around 33%, in fraternities and sororities. There are many student activities, many of which focus on student activism and social improvement. Many students also choose to participate in varsity, club, and intramural sports such as rugby, waterpolo, lacrosse, dodgeball, and nationally renowned cycling and Ultimate teams. Special interest housing for foreign language program students is also available. Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... The word varsity can refer to several things. ... In the United States and Canada intramural sports (informally, Intramurals, and more commonly Intramural recreation) refers to games and recreational activities organized within the walls of a school that build upon the skills learned in physical education classes. ... A BCRFC match at Boston College Rugby football, often just referred to as rugby, refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School in England. ... Water polo is a team water sport, which can be best described as a combination of swimming, football (soccer), basketball, ice hockey, and wrestling. ... The Dive Shot. A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ... Player dodging a ball. ... This road bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ... Ultimate (often called ultimate Frisbee) is a competitive non-contact team sport played with a flying disc. ... A foreign language is a language not spoken by the indigenous people of a certain place: for example, English is a foreign language in Japan. ...


The college offers approximately 40 fields of study for Bachelor of Arts degrees. There are also approximately 10 additional areas that offer minor studies. Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ...


Degrees are awarded after successful completion of senior "comprehensive exams". These exams vary depending on primary focus of study, but commonly include some combination of i) a senior thesis, ii) a written exam, and iii) an oral exam. The oral exam, administered by a board of faculty members from the student's major, is either a defense of the student's senior thesis or an hour-long test of material the student is expected to have learned during their major study. The written exam is either a GRE subject test or a test composed by the department. Look up thesis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Graduate Record Examination or the GRE, is a standardized test taken in order to get into graduate school in the United States. ...


Approximately 50 percent of Whitman graduates go on to graduate school within five years and attend some of the best graduate programs. Whitman graduates have won the nation's most prestigious fellowships and awards. Over the last three years Whitman has had one Rhodes Scholar and 18 Fulbright Fellowships. In the last eight years 15 Whitman graduates have won Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. For students who are interested in foreign policy, Whitman is one of 16 institutions participating in the two-year-old Woodrow Wilson Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program. The State Department pays for fellows to obtain their master's degree at the university of their choice in return for three years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... Rhodes House in Oxford Rhodes Scholarships were created by Cecil John Rhodes. ... The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ... The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a grant that enables graduating seniors to pursue a year of independent study outside the United States. ... A foreign policy is a set of political goals that seeks to outline how a particular country will interact with the other countries of the world. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... The United States Foreign Service is a personnel system established under the Foreign Service Act. ...


Students can take advantage of one of the most loyal alumni networks in the nation through the Career Consultant Network, which includes almost 2,000 alumni who have volunteered to help students with their career search. An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...


Among colleges with enrollments under 5,000, Whitman ranks in the top ten in graduates who serve in the Peace Corps. Peace Corps volunteers usually serve for two years. ...


Whitman's Speech and Debate Program is renowned for success in policy (CEDA-NDT) and parliamentary (NPDA-NPTE) debate as well as individual events. Each year, 24 to 30 students participate fully in the program. Students travel to tournaments throughout the west coast as well as nationally. [1]


Whitman is also renowned for its one of a kind "Semester in the West" program. Semester in the West is a Whitman College field study program in environmental studies, focusing on ecological, social, and political issues confronting the American West. For a full semester, 20 accepted students will travel the West, focusing on issues such as grizzly bear and wolf reintroduction plans, management of national parks and monuments, the booming economy and culture of Las Vegas, environmental justice in New Mexico, and many more. Along the way, they meet with activists, writers, environmentalists, loggers, ranchers, miners, labor organizers, local politicians, land managers, historians, political scientists, geographers, foresters, economists, farmers, Native Americans, biologists, ecologists, and cowboys. As they travel, they read what others have written about the West, and do a great deal of their own writing. The program runs every other year, beginning in 2002. The 2006 "Westies", as they are called, are now travelling the American West. Phil Brick, Professor of politics at Whitman since 1992, created the program and is the facilitator. Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Whitman athletics

Whitman holds membership in the NCAA's Northwest Conference (Division III) and fields nine varsity teams each for men and women. More than 70 percent of the student body participates in intramural sports; more than 20 percent participate in a varsity sport. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Northwest Conference (NWC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... The word varsity can refer to several things. ... In the United States and Canada intramural sports (informally, Intramurals, and more commonly Intramural recreation) refers to games and recreational activities organized within the walls of a school that build upon the skills learned in physical education classes. ...


Whitman's official mascot, named the 'Missionary' after Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, is a source of debate, with some parties wishing to change it in order to avoid the implied cultural imperialism. Current campaigns to change the mascot support the 'Duck', named for the many ducks residing in campus creeks and ponds, as a culturally neutral mascot. Others are in favor of keeping the unique mascot, which inspired the innuendo-laden cheer "Missionaries, Missionaries, We're On Top!".

A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ... Cultural imperialism is the practice of promoting the culture or language of one nation in another. ... Look up Innuendo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


KWCW 90.5 FM

KWCW 90.5 FM is a Class A radio station owned and operated by the Whitman student union, the Associated Students of Whitman College. Each semester students, faculty, staff, and community members can sign up for a weekly 2-hour block on this free-format radio station. Disc jockeys are free to play whatever music they wish, so long as it follows Federal Communications Commission guidelines. In addition, the station has several call-in radio shows to engage listeners from the greater Walla Walla area. This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... The FCCs official seal. ...


"K-dub" as it is known to students, lives inside the Reid Campus Center on Whitman Campus. Broadcasting at a power of 200 watts, the station's range is approximately 15 miles (24 km). Listeners may also listen online from the KWCW homepage, www.kwcw.net.


College leadership

Whitman College is governed by Trustees in conjunction with a college President, Overseers and Alumni Board. The word trustee is a legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of some other beneficiary. ...


Trustees

  1. John C. Coleman, Jr. (Napa, California)
  2. William K. Deshler (Portland, Oregon)
  3. Lawrence Drake, (Convent Station, New Jersey)
  4. Nancy Bell Evans (Seattle, Washington)
  5. Karen E. Glover (Seattle, Washington) - CHAIR
  6. James K. Hayner (Walla Walla, Washington)
  7. Richard E. Hunter (La Jolla, California)
  8. Kristine Johnson (San Francisco, California)
  9. Valerie Logan Hood (Seattle, Washington)
  10. Thomas H. McCracken (Seattle, Washington)
  11. Michael C. Murr (Rye, New York)
  12. Ralph C. Rittenour, Jr. (Portland, Oregon)
  13. James L. Robart (Seattle, Washington)
  14. John W. Stanton (Bellevue, Washington)
  15. Peter H. van Oppen (Mercer Island, Washington)
  16. Elizabeth Main Welty (Spokane, Washington)
  17. David W. Wyckoff (Grandview, Washington)

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Presidents

  1. Alexander J. Anderson 1882-1891
  2. James F. Eaton in 1891-1894
  3. Stephen B. L. Penrose 1894-1934
  4. Rudolf A. Clemen, 1934-1936
  5. Walter Andrew Bratton, 1936-1942
  6. Winslow S. Anderson, 1942-1948
  7. Chester C. Maxey 1948- 1959
  8. Louis B. Perry 1959-1967
  9. Donald Sheehan, 1968-1974
  10. Robert Allen Skotheim 1975-1988
  11. David Evans Maxwell, 1989-1993
  12. Thomas E. Cronin 1993-2005
  13. George S. Bridges 2005~

Thomas Cronin is a noted political scientist and educator. ...

Overseers

  1. Terry P. Abeyta (Yakima, Washington)
  2. Nancy Bratton Anderson (Olympia, Washington)
  3. Vojislav Andjelkovic (Wilton, Connecticut)
  4. Darrell W. Baggs (Menlo Park, California)
  5. Nancy Burton (Lake Forest Park, Washington) - CHAIR
  6. John D. Cadigan (Cashmere, Washington)
  7. Joseph C. Davis (Potomac, Maryland)
  8. Andrew U. Ferrari (Winchester, Virginia)
  9. John J. Flaherty (Bellevue, Washington)
  10. H. Graham Gaiser (Bellevue, Washington)
  11. Julie A. Gaisford (Seattle, Washington)
  12. Lewis J. Hale (Seattle, Washington)
  13. Anna Hernandez (Oakland, California)
  14. Robert F. Hidaka (Glendale, Arizona)
  15. Kay Hodge (Boston, Massachusetts)
  16. Richard A. Johnsen (Issaquah, Washington)
  17. Gordon Keane, Jr. (Portland, Oregon)
  18. Michelle N. Keith (Dallas, Texas)
  19. Fred J. Kimball (Walla Walla, Washington)
  20. C. Nola Kulig (Longmeadow, Massachusetts)
  21. Sally Landauer (Portland, Oregon)
  22. Leigh Ann Lucero (Seattle, Washington)
  23. Michael J. Mahoney (Hillsborough, California)
  24. F. James McCarthy (Walla Walla, Washington)
  25. Alexander C. McGregor (Pullman, Washington)
  26. Bradley M. McMurchie (Portland, Oregon)
  27. Mary V. Metastasio (Seattle, Washington)
  28. Sarah Michelson (Walla Walla, Washington)
  29. Lynn Mickelson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
  30. Esther Milnes (Chatham, New Jersey)
  31. James R. Moore (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  32. William R. Neff (Greenwood Village, Colorado)
  33. D. Peter Newland (Everett, Washington)
  34. Dean Allen Nichols (Woodway, Washington) - CHAIR ELECT
  35. Robert V. Pennington (Darien, Connecticut)
  36. Michael W. Phillips (Rancho Santa Fe, California)
  37. Marc Pitre (Culver City, California)
  38. Wilber E. Pribilsky (Walla Walla, Washington)
  39. Jerry Purcell, Ph.D. (Long Beach, California)
  40. Rand L. Rosenberg (Del Mar, California)
  41. Charles Rosenberry, (Vashon, Washington)
  42. Michelle A. Rubesch, (Seattle, Washington)
  43. Stephen P. Sander, (Seattle, Washington)
  44. M. Denise Savoie, (Palo Alto, California)
  45. Mary Jane Shea, (Spokane, Washington)
  46. E. Michael Stipe, (Hermiston, Oregon)
  47. Norman H. Swick, (Seattle, Washington)
  48. Denise Tabbutt, (Seattle, Washington)
  49. John R. Valaas, (Medina, Washington)
  50. David M. Valdez, (New York, New York)
  51. William G. Way (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
  52. Tom Whittaker, (Wilsonville, Oregon)

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Alumni Board

Whitman College alumni started the Alumni Association in 1895 to communicate alumni reaction about college programs back to the Alumni Office. The following individuals are current board members: 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

  1. Nina Beegle (Spokane, Washington)
  2. Linda Brewer (San Francisco, California)
  3. Susan E. Buxton (Boise, Idaho)
  4. Theodora Geokezas (Seattle, Washington)
  5. Cara K. Haskey (Seattle, Washington)- VICE CHAIR
  6. Deanna P. Laidler (Portland, Oregon)
  7. Sara C. Lindsley (Eugene, Oregon)
  8. Charles P. Nelson (Highlands Ranch, Colorado)
  9. Susan Pratt (Tacoma, Washington)
  10. Robert E. Simison (Arlington, Virginia)
  11. Elmer C. Wagner (Lacey, Washington)
  12. Sarah O. Wang (Honolulu, Hawaii) - PRESIDENT
  13. Catherine Williams (Auburn, Washington)

Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City 151. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Mayor David H. Bieter (NP) Area    - City {{{area_total}}} km²  (64 sq mi) Elevation {{{elevation}}} m  (2700 ft) Population  - City 211,830  - Metro... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Motto: The Worlds Greatest City of the Arts & Outdoors Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Lane Founded 1846 Incorporated 1862 Mayor Kitty Piercy Area    - City 105. ... Highlands Ranch is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. ... Nickname: The City of Destiny Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State County Pierce Mayor Bill Baarsma (NP) Area    - City 162. ... Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... Lacey is a city located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Nickname: Sheltered Bay Location within the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii Coordinates: Country United States State Hawaii County City and County of Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann Area    - City 105 mi² / 272. ... Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ...

Notable Whitman alumni

  1. 1920 - William O. Douglas, BA English-Economics, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  2. 1922 - Ralph Cordiner, BA Economics-Political Science, CEO and Chairman, General Electric, Corp.
  3. 1924 - Walter Brattain, BA Physics, Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
  4. 1941 - Lucile Lomen, first woman to serve as a law clerk for a Supreme Court justice
  5. 1951 - Adam West, BA English, Actor, Batman
  6. 1955 - Colleen Seidelhuber Willoughby, BA Speech-Political Science, Philanthropist and founder Washington Women's Foundation
  7. 1958 - Nagle Jackson, BA English-French, Playwright
  8. 1963 - W. Michael Gillette, BA, Oregon Supreme Court Justice
  9. 1965 - William Ashworth, BA Music, Naturalist and Author
  10. 1967 - Craig Lesley, BA English, Author
  11. 1967 - Dirk Benedict (Niewoehner), BA Dramatic Art, Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team
  12. 1970 - Matthew Ames, BA Chemistry, Director of Research, Mayo Clinic
  13. 1971 - Ryan Crocker, BA English, U.S. Ambassador to many Middle Eastern countries
  14. 1971 - John Markoff, BA Sociology, New York Times journalist and co-author of Takedown
  15. 1972 - Karen E. Glover, BA Philosophy, Managing Partner Preston Gates & Ellis LLP and Director Adaptis Inc.
  16. 1974 - Sarah Ball Teslik, BA Education-History, CEO Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.
  17. 1977 - Gregory Glenn, BA Biology-Chemistry, Vice-President and Scientific Director Iomai Corporation
  18. 1977 - John Stanton, BA Political Science, Founder and CEO, Western Wireless
  19. 1980 - Mark Cohen, BA Economics, Author
  20. 1980 - Rob Manning, BA Mathematics-Physics, Mars Pathfinder Flight System Chief Engineer Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  21. 1985 - Lance Norris, BA Dramatic Art, Mystic River and Be Cool
  22. 1985 - John Zilly, BA Philosophy, Author
  23. 1986 - Aaron Forsberg, BA History, Author
  24. 1990 - John Fulton, BA English, Author
  25. 1990 - Hunt Holman, BA Dramatic Art, Playwright
  26. 1991 - William Finkbeiner, BA Anthropology, Washington State Senate majority leader 2003-present
  27. 1992 - Annee Hartzell, BA Politics, Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  28. 1997 - Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, BA Geology, NASA Astronaut Candidate
  29. 1998 - Shane Johnson, BA Theater, Actor
  30. 2000 - Ingrid Backstrom, Internationally-ranked freeskier.
  31. 2000 - Daniel Baird, BA Chemistry, PhD Cornell University, currently an internationally recognized Molecular Biologist at UCSD
  32. 2006 - Laura Valaas, BA Mathmatics, Nationally ranked Nordic skier.

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