Monday, April 14, 2014

Whitworth alum finds vocation in immigration work with Miami Department of Justice


Whitworth alumna Diana Stapp, ’08, recently accepted a fellowship through the Attorney General Honors Program to join the Department of Justice as an attorney advisor to the immigration court. Stapp will graduate from St. Thomas University School of Law in May, and she will begin her fellowship in September at the Executive Office for Immigration Review, in Miami, Fla. Stapp will work at the Krome Detention Center’s immigration court, and will assist judges in the research and writing of opinions.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Avista Corp. senior vice president, alum Jason Thackston elected as Whitworth’s next chair of board of trustees


Jason Thackston, '92
Jason Thackston,’92, senior vice president for Spokane-based Avista Corp., has been elected chair of Whitworth’s board of trustees and will assume his new role beginning July 1. Thackston will succeed current board chair Walt Oliver, ’67, after his exemplary six-year term.

Whitworth alumni establish Amy M. Ryan Endowed Professorship in the Liberal Arts


Left to right: Dave Myers, '64, Carol Myers, '65,
President Beck A. Taylor, Provost Caroline Simon
Yesterday in a special ceremony in Robinson Science Hall at Whitworth University, trustee and alumnus Dave Myers, ’64, and his wife, alumna Carol (Peterkin) Myers, ’65, pledged to fund a new endowed professorship named in honor of Carol’s grandmother Amy M. (Johns) Ryan. Ryan attended Whitworth from 1894-97, when the school occupied its original location in Sumner, Wash.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Whitworth students invest in community and futures through Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition


The 2014 Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition allows regional college students to take steps toward starting successful businesses by competing for prizes totaling $22,500 in three categories: student-generated, community-based and social-enterprise.