Alumni Currents—news for WWU alumni like you!
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Back to You — WWU alumni share their stories

Seen and Heard — See who's in the news

Alumni of the Year 2019 – Meet 2019 honorees

Homecoming Weekend 2019 — Join us April 25 - 28

Eugene Winter Golf Classic — Don't miss the April 1 discount!
Alumni events — Save these dates
Campus update — Calendar and news

Back to You

WWU alumni share their stories
Read stories recently shared by alumni like you in Westwind online.
(And check back between issues for new web-only stories!)
Elta Jackson-Henry
Taking bold steps to combat racism
Read more >
Marc Gupilan
Boosting fitness and frame of mind through CrossFit  Read more >

Seen and Heard

WWU alumni in the news

Andray Abrahamain '00

History and mass communications
Abrahamain named 2018–19 Stanford University Koret Fellow 

Monnie Wasse '88

Physical education
Wasse receives 2019 Gerald Beathard Award from the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology 

Carrie Ojanen '07

English and French
Ojanen publishes “Roughly for the North” 

Read more updates like these!

Alumni of the Year 2019

Each year we recognize alumni who have demonstrated commitment and service to their communities, their church and Walla Walla University. This year, these five alumni will be honored at Homecoming Banquet on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m.:
  • Gary Curtis '59 (below, top left)
  • Dick and Anita Molstead, both '59  (below, top right)
  • Cassie Ragenovich '72 (below, bottom left)
  • Trevor O'Reggio '79 (below, bottom right)

Alumni events

Homecoming Weekend 2019 — "Excellence in Thought"

Honor classes — 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2009 
Celebrating — Peterson Memorial Library's 75th anniversary, Honors General Studies Program, education and psychology majors, and library minors

The weekend begins with our Homecoming Banquet on Thursday (6 p.m.), featuring delicious food, and inspiring music and presentations. On Friday join us for the annual WWU Awards Celebration, enjoy engaging afternoon seminars, play in our golf tournament, go on a tour, take in the music at our PRISM concert, and more! Then, on Sabbath worship with friends, visit over a tasty lunch, attend class and department reunions, and get "the scoop" at an old-fashioned ice cream social. Finally, work it all off Sunday morning in the 5K run/walk, and then help choose the winner at our 21st Annual Car Show.

See who else is attending, find information, and register for events here.

Golf... $25 off by April 1

Reserve your spot for our annual Eugene Winter Golf Classic — and get $25 off your entry fee if you register by April 1. You'll catch up with friends, win fantastic prizes, enjoy the beautiful Walla Walla Country Club course, and support WWU Athletics (all proceeds benefit the program). Entry fee is $150 per person ($125 if registered by April 1). Fee includes green fee, golf cart rental, dinner and a gift. Registration closes on April 19 or when full. Register now.

Be sure to save these dates!

Camp Meeting  |  Summer 2019  |  Various Locations  Stop and see your WWU representatives at several regional camp meetings. 

Sweets Baseball  |  July 16  |  Walla Walla, Wash.  Alumni night with the Walla Walla Sweets Baseball Club! Tickets go on sale June 16.

Rosario Alumni Sabbath  |  August 23 - 25  |  Anacortes, Wash.  Come for Sabbath, or spend the whole weekend! Registration opens on June 18. 

SoCal alumni, it was so good to see you!

More than 300 WWU alumni attended our February alumni events in Loma Linda and Palm Springs (Calif.). A grand time was had by all! Do you see anyone you know in these photos?

For more information about any of our events,
call Alumni and Advancement Services
at (
800) 377-2586 or visit

Campus update


Homecoming Weekend 2019
     April 25 - 28
Eugene Winter Golf Classic
     April 26
WWU Graduation Weekend
     June 14 - 16
Alumni Night with the Sweets
     July 16
Rosario Alumni Sabbath
     August 23 - 25

View the full WWU calendar online >


Big ideas in education

Education faculty present workshops on STEM education at national teachers convention.
Read more >


Society of Adventist Communicators Convention

WWU creates award-winning work in design and video.
Read more >


Know someone who should be at WWU?
Encourage them to visit us!

When they visit they can attend classes, talk to our professors, and connect with our students—plus, meet people who can help with finances, employment, admissions, student life, and more. Their visit is personalized so they will have ample to explore their interests and get their questions answered. We’ll even help cover costs to come visit!

Send them to to schedule a campus visit.

Stay involved

Share your news!
Recently married? Did you receive a promotion or an award, change your job, complete a new degree, or have a baby? We want to hear about it! Submit your news now.
Know of an internship opportunity for WWU students? 
When you offer an internship with your organization, or refer an internship opportunity, you are helping WWU students secure real-life experience. Start an internship at WWU!
Walla Walla University is hiring.
We are looking for the most qualified candidates! If you or someone you know qualify for any of the employment opportunities currently available, please visit to apply.
Support WWU with Amazon purchases.
When you purchase items on Amazon, you can help support Walla Walla University. To get started, go to and use your regular login information. Then enter “Walla Walla University” as your donation choice. Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchase to the University Fund which goes toward student scholarship, academic innovation, and facility improvements. Amazon Smile does not work on the Amazon app.
Give a gift.
Thank you for supporting today’s students with your gift, etc. Give online at

Come for a visit!

Havstad guest rooms: Located in the Havstad Alumni Center and managed by the Alumni Association. Rate: $60/night.  Make a reservation >

University guest rooms: WWU also offers University Guestrooms that are near the campus for a rate of $60/night.  Make a reservation >

Camper/RV accommodations: Camper/RV parking is available behind Sittner, the men’s residence hall. Power, water, and sewage hook-ups are included in the $10 nightly fee. It is a first-come, first-serve arrangement. Contact Sittner Hall: (509) 527-2111.
Area lodging options:
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