Summer 2019

Meet fellow alumni who are making a difference
The community event during Ski to Sea Weekend had been without a significant presence from WWU for many years.
One father was forever changed by Nazi indoctrination. Another father almost died in the Holocaust. Today, their sons are co-workers.
Death Cab for Cutie and ODESZA came home to rock the town where they got their start.
As Western’s first tribal liaison, alumna Laural Ballew is an advocate for Native students.
Renowned artist Sarah Sze came to Western in May for the unveiling of the university’s newest sculpture, Sze’s “Split Stone (Northwest).”
Two students have been awarded a pair of scholarships putting WWU in extremely rarefied company
"If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together"
As the new incoming WWU Alumni Association board president, I have a personal mission to help other alumni reconnect to Western.
A collection of items and stories from WWU and alumni

Class Notes

Carrie Lee Schmitz - 2009

Carrie Lee Schmitz, 67, an early childhood educator, on May 7, 2019, in Vancouver, Washington. 

Mari Leavitt - 1990

Class Note
Mari Leavitt, B.A., political sci-ence, and ’95, M.Ed., student personnel administration, represents the 28th district in the Washington State House of Representatives and is vice chair of the College & Work Force Development Committee. She was recently named a distinguished alumna of Tacoma Community College. 

Allison Schei Pringle - 2002

Class Note
Allison Schei Pringle, B.A., human services, completed her first Ironman competition, in Santa Rosa, California, on May 11. That’s a total of 140.6 miles: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run, all in one really long day.