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The World Needs Whitties: Finding Success and Purpose in a Changing World

Friday, October 13, 2023 2 pm to 3:15 pm

137 S Park, Walla Walla, WA 99362

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During this alumni panel, witness the impact of a Whitman liberal arts education. Diverse panelists from various majors and industries will illustrate how Whitties positively transform organizations, communities and the world.

  • Cecilia Kang ’94 (English Language and Literature)
    New York Times reporter & best-selling author
  • Tom Lapham ’99 (Asian Studies)
    CEO of CHEQ, founder of renewable energy ventures
  • Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger ’97 (Geology)
    Astronaut, educator and geologist 
  • Drew Shoals ’05 (African-American Studies)
    Corporate Counsel at Amazon Music, former drummer of Train
  • Jonathan Sposato ’89 (Political Science)
    Serial tech entrepreneur, Founder of JoySauce, Chairman of GeekWire, & owner of Seattle Magazine 

Moderator: Sarah R. Bolton, President 

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