12-13: Advancement and Alumni Development

The Western Alumni Association's quarterly online newsletter, The Wire, includes profiles of alumni in the news. Here are a few highlights from 2012-13:

Mitsui appointed to Department of Education Post

North Seattle Community College President and Western alumnus Mark…

Top: Cory Ragan got a little help from WWU alumnus Chris Waldron to pop the question to his girlfriend, Alexandra Evans, at our Zoolights event.

Bottom: Luke Carpenter chose WWU Night at the Portland Trail Blazers as his platform to ask Amanda Dunbar (’11) a very important…

Andrew Kositsky did not graduate from Western, but he credits this…

More than 4,000 Western students, alumni, family and friends from around the country and Canada converged on Western’s campus for Back2Bellingham 2013 on May 17 to 19.

This highlight video captures some of the feeling of excitement from the weekend.

In addition to…

From Bellingham to Tokyo, D.C. to Tempe, Western's Alumni Association had 29 percent more WWU alumni, students, families and supporters participate in events and activities celebrating Western in 2012-13.

In addition, students will benefit from a 16 percent increase in Alumni…

Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) raised about $63,000 at its fourth…

From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, the Western Foundation received just over $5 million in gifts and gifts-in-kind, an increase of more than 10 percent over the previous year. 

The number of donors giving to Western was also up, by 13 percent; 9,575 people gave to Western during…

Carole Slesnick and a group of friends, family and colleagues have donated $105,000 to Western's College of Sciences and Technology in memory of her late husband Irwin "Sles"…

Microsoft Vice President Julie Larson-Green was the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Western Washington University…

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