Spring/Summer 2017

Western’s relationship with Mount Baker is intense, educational and sometimes risky
John All won’t stop studying mountain environments— even though he nearly died on one
Breezy Johnson’s goals include winning an Olympic medal—and deciding on a major at Western
We asked WWU visual journalist Rhys Logan about his favorite Mount Baker places
WWU scientists ski, trek and climb to learn more about the volcano next door
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
Climbing Mount Baker has been rite of passage for mountain-minded Western students for more than a century
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)
Western’s very identity is intimately connected to its sense of place
Meet your new WWU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Class Notes

Beth Robinette - 2010

Class Notes (General)
Beth Robinette (B.A., Fairhaven interdisciplinary concentration) lives and works on her family farm, the Lazy R Ranch, in the Spokane area and helped launch LINC Foods, a cooperative that connects 49 local farmers and ranchers with commercial and institutional customers.

Darin Detwiler - 1997

Class Notes (General)
Darin Detwiler (B.A., history) earned a doctoral degree in law and policy at Northeastern University in Boston, where he became assistant dean of the university’s College of Professional Studies.

Milton Howard Towne - 1959

Obituaries
Milton Howard Towne, 86, a former principal of Western’s Campus School, Air Force veteran and commander in the Washington Air National Guard who retired with the rank of Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force, on March 1, 2017, in Montesano.