Summer 2019

James Okubo’s family returns to Western to accept the degree he was denied the opportunity to complete
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
One tough mile for a good cause
"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

James Wilcox Sr. - 1972

Obituaries
James Wilcox Sr., 72, a U.S. Army veteran who was a teacher and coach at Napavine High School, on March 31, 2018. 

Cathy Kim - 2008

Class Notes (General)
PGA Professional Cathy Kim, B.A., political science, recently be-came a golf teacher at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Virginia. Before that, Kim was director of player development at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

Virginia Schroeder - 1978

Obituaries
Sister Virginia Schroeder, 74, who taught in Catholic elementary schools in Oregon and later was director of admissions at Mt. Angel Seminary, on March 19, 2019, in Lake Oswego, Oregon.