Spring/Summer 2017

WWU scientists ski, trek and climb to learn more about the volcano next door
John All won’t stop studying mountain environments— even though he nearly died on one
We asked WWU visual journalist Rhys Logan about his favorite Mount Baker places
Climbing Mount Baker has been rite of passage for mountain-minded Western students for more than a century
Western’s very identity is intimately connected to its sense of place
Breezy Johnson’s goals include winning an Olympic medal—and deciding on a major at Western
Western's Sustainable Communities Partnership works with one community each year
For Ganesh Himal’s owners, livable wages and community development are part of the bottom line
Alumni and others who are making a difference at Western and the world
They used an award to kick off a crowd-funder
They've spent more than a decade in the top 20 nationwide
Western’s women’s soccer team is still celebrating after winning the NCAA Division II National Championships last fall
Two-day symposium includes groups who were 'left behind' in first treaty
Question for Daman Wandke ('12, '13)
Question for Nancy Hall Anderson ('70)
Meet your new WWU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Class Notes

Alexander Sandvik Hoelting - 2009

Obituary
Alexander Sandvik Hoelting, 31, a former commercial fisherman in Alaska and construction and landscape worker on Whidbey Island who was studying solar installation at Shoreline Community College, on Jan. 23, 2017.

Don Flanigan - 2004

Class Note
Don Flanigan (B.A., business administration – marketing) joined JLL, a financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management, as a vice president in Seattle.

Jody Bento - 1978

Class Note
Jody Bento (B.A., journalism) is the manager of the Seattle Art Museum’s retail gallery and shop.