Spring/Summer 2017

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

Alfred Edward "Bud" Lee - 1963

Alfred Edward “Bud” Lee, 78, who taught for 30 years in Port Townsend, on Feb. 25, 2017, in Sequim.

Pam Sinnett - 1971

Class Note
Pam Sinnett (BAE, special education – K-12 elementary, speech – secondary) and Jody Guenser (’74, BAE, special education – K-12 elementary, English – secondary) will retire in June after more than 30 years of teaching and singing at the Samish School preschool and kindergarten they directed together in Bellingham.

Alexander Sandvik Hoelting - 2009

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.