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Greg Orwig appointed Whitworth's vice president for admissions and financial aid

May 29, 2012
Orwig has served in interim capacity since 2011

Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor announced that Greg Orwig, '91, has been named the school's vice president for admissions and financial aid. Orwig has served in that role in an interim capacity for the past year. Previously he served the university as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President and as Director of Communications.

Whitworth senior receives prestigious language scholarship from U.S. State Department

May 18, 2012
Whitworth senior Grady Kepler, a sociology major from Lewistown, Mont., has been selected among 5,200 applicants nationwide to receive a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. State Department to study critical languages this summer. Kepler will be studying Arabic in Tunisia through the scholarship program.

Whitworth alum to pursue graduate studies in international development at Oxford

May 17, 2012
After being accepted into four esteemed graduate schools in Great Britain, Whitworth alumnus Adrian Kitimbo, '12, has decided to attend the University of Oxford this fall, where he will conduct graduate work on international development and conflicts.

Whitworth alumnus appointed president of North Idaho College

Joe Dunlap, '72, will assume new position July 1

On April 26, Whitworth alumnus Joe Dunlap, '72, currently president of Spokane Community College, was selected as the ninth president of North Idaho College, in Coeur d'Alene.

Whitworth alumna releases memoir, "Faith and Other Flat Tires"

May 16, 2012
For the majority of her life, Andrea Palpant Dilley, '00, was surrounded by Christian influences. She spent her childhood in Kenya raised by Quaker missionary parents before moving to Spokane, where she was active in a Presbyterian youth group and later attended Whitworth. Yet when she reached age 23, she says, "I stepped over the threshold of the church and walked away. I had no idea if I would come back." Dilley has since returned to the faith, and decided to chronicle her struggles in a new memoir, Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt (Zondervan, 2012).

Gates Millennium Scholar chooses to attend Whitworth

May 15, 2012
Recipient is a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe

Coeur d'Alene Tribal Member Vernie Ronald Johnson III, who was recently selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar (GMS), which provides a full-ride college scholarship, has decided to pursue his education at Whitworth University. He plans to major in kinesiology.

Cowles announced as donors of $3 million endowed chair in gifted education at Whitworth

May 2, 2012
James P. and Wanda Cowles, longtime Spokane community leaders and friends of Whitworth, have been announced as the donors who last fall pledged $3 million to fund an endowed chair in gifted education at Whitworth. The gift, which was named in honor of Margo Long, a long-serving associate professor of education who founded Whitworth's Center for Gifted Education & Professional Development, will support Whitworth's commitment to preparing teachers who pursue a vocation in serving gifted and talented students and ensure the future success of the center, which is the only one of its kind in Washington state.