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What We’re Thankful For

The campus is somewhat quieter this week; many students have headed to the homes of friends or family for the week-long break. As we prepare for our Penrose House Thanksgiving Potluck, it feels like the perfect moment to reflect on what it is about Whitman and the work that we do that we’re thankful for.

For those of you who have read our Admission Staff blog posts over the last four months, you’ve seen us move from a summer filled with visitors, to a fall filled with travel, to the beginning of application reading season (a big congratulations to all of our Early Decision I applicants who submitted their applications last week!). This half of the year doesn’t always allow for a lot of time to reflect, but today, several of the admission officers have taken a moment to share what they’re grateful for.

John Loranger, Seattle Regional Officer: I’m thankful for a job that has given me the opportunity to see corners of the country I may never have visited otherwise, and that we live in a place where having a Thanksgiving feast composed entirely of local food is ridiculously easy!

Tony Cabasco, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid: I’m thankful travel season is over!

Robert Street, Assistant Dean of Admission: I am thankful for being surrounded by such engaging and super cool students that motivate me to do the work that I do!

Sadie Nott, Admission Officer: I’m thankful that I’m a part of an institution that breeds young people who are ready and eager to make a difference in the smallest of communities or the most global of senses. It definitely rubs off on the rest of the Whitman community!

Tillie Gottlieb, Admission Officer: I’m grateful that after a grueling travel season and a somewhat eternal reading season, I get to see all of my students begin their life at Whitman- see them in plays, play sports, run for ASWC, or do radio shows etc. etc. I’m also grateful that I get to walk 2 blocks to work and then spend the day with coworkers I love!

So, a big thank you to all you students out there (our readers!) who make enjoying the work we do so easy! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Admitted Students’ Day

Welcome class of 2015! Congratulations on your admission to Whitman College! We are incredibly excited to invite all admitted students (and their families of course!) to Admitted Student’s Day on Saturday, April 16th.  Registration will begin at 7:45 with a wonderful continental breakfast and music performed by Jonas Meyers ’13. Admitted Students will be able to sample classes, tour the campus, meet with Admission and Financial Aid staff, as well as learn more about student life and co-curricular program offerings at Whitman. And, you can tour the resident halls to determine just where you might be living next year.

I cannot wait to welcome you all to campus; the weather is looking good, the food will be delicious, and the professors giving sample classes will be on fire. The Tour of Walla Walla, a large cycling event, will be taking place right in downtown Walla Walla, so do not be afraid to step off campus and gander around downtown. Make sure you bring a change of clothes if you’d like to play some Ultimate, or dig around in the Organic Garden. Be ready to attend a Japanese Tea Ceremony or warm up your vocal cords with our a cappella groups! Write a story with the Whitman Pioneer or get on the air with KWCW, our student-run radio station. And, lunch is on us!

Final festivities should conclude by 5:00, however, there will be evening programs on campus that you are more than welcome to attend! Remember to RSVP!