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Whitworth is a place of fearless intellect and unconstrained commitment to Christ. Where the answers aren't given, but meaning is found. Where chapel isn't required, but is often standing-room only. Where renowned scholars conduct research with students, and meet them for coffee to talk about life. By bringing open minds and hearts together, we equip students to flourish and serve in a diverse and evolving world. Here and beyond, we honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity.

Facts & Rankings

  • 2,630 undergraduate enrollment
  • 389 graduate enrollment
  • 149 full-time faculty
  • 12:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 55% 2020 grads who participated in study abroad
  • 80.8% first-to-second year retention rate
  • 86% percentage of graduates who finish in four years
  • Students

    Undergraduate Student Information

    • Geographic representation: 33 states, 34 countries
    • Domestic underrepresented racial/ethnic enrollment: 31.8 percent
    • International enrollment: 3.5 percent

    Class of 2024 Profile

    • Total first-year applications: 3,915
    • Enrollment: 607
    • Middle 50% SAT score: 1060-1260
      SAT/ACT not required for admission
    • Middle 50% GPA (weighted): 3.46-4.0
  • Costs & Financial Aid

    Costs

    • Tuition and fees: $46,250 (2020-21)
    • Room and board: $12,150 (2020-21)

    Financial Aid

    • Average financial aid for incoming 2019-20 first-year students receiving aid: $34,836
    • Percentage of incoming first-year students receiving financial aid: 100 percent
    • Total amount of scholarships and grants for matriculating day students: $74.4 million
    • Percentage of traditional undergraduate students (half-time or more) receiving aid: 99 percent
    • Average three-year student-loan default rate: 2.6 percent (national average is 11.4 percent)
  • Campus

    • Campus Size: 200 acres
    • Whitworth has invested more than $170 million in campus improvements in recent years. Whitworth is committed to sustainability for new and existing construction and to pursuing LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). All new construction projects since 2010 are LEED certified.

    Recent Campus Improvements

    • Health sciences expansion & facilities services relocation: $25 million
    • HUB remodel: $500,000
    • The Pines Café & Bookstore: $4.3 million
    • Whitworth Athletics Leadership Team Center: $12.6 million
    • Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center: $1.5 million
    • Crystallography Center: $445,000
    • Beeksma Family Theology Center: $2.8 million
    • Hawthorne Hall parking lot, fence and sidewalk renewal: $225,000
    • Robinson Teaching Theatre Renewal: $300,000
    • Nelson Phenology Garden: $210,000
    • Cowles Music Center addition and renovation: $13.5 million
    • University Recreation Center: $8 million
    • William P. & Bonnie V. Robinson Science Hall: $32 million
    • Oliver Residence Hall: $11.6 million
    • Hixson Union Building: $8 million
    • Weyerhaeuser Hall Academic Building: $7.1 million
    • Boppell Residence Hall: $4 million
    • Residence hall renovations: $4.5 million
    • Technology/infrastructure upgrades: $3.7 million
    • Dixon Hall renovation: $3 million
    • Johnston Science Center renovation: $2.8 million
    • Cowles Memorial Auditorium renovation: $2.2 million
    • Softball/soccer/field-event complex: $1.5 million
    • Pine Bowl/Boppell Track upgrades: $1.3 million
    • Property acquisition: $3 million
    • Scotford Tennis Center/pedestrian corridor: $1 million
    • Duvall Residence Hall: $7.8 million
    • Hawthorne Hall renovation: $1 million
    • Lied Center for the Visual Arts: $7.1 million
    • Omache Field for intramural sports: $700,000

    Computer Facilities

    • Total computers (including those in department labs) available to all Whitworth students: 450
    • Individual classroom computers: 92
    • Computer labs in the library and satellite labs located in departments throughout the campus: 35
    • Whitworth provides internet access and email accounts to all students and lifetime email to all alumni. Hardwire network connections are available in residence hall rooms upon request.
    • Wireless access is available in all campus buildings. Whitworth performed a number of upgrades to both the wireless and wired network over summer 2020 and continue to add improvements.
  • Recent Whitworth Honors & Awards

    • Whitworth was recognized as a Military Friendly School® with bronze distinction for 2020-21 by Viqtory Media based on the university's strong support for veterans and their dependents as well as high institutional ratings for student retention, graduation, job placement and loan repayment.
    • Whitworth was ranked No. 4 in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report for the best regional university in the West. Whitworth was also ranked No. 3 for best value and No. 8 for most innovative schools.
    • In U.S. News & World Report, Whitworth also tied for No. 3 best undergraduate teaching in the West and earned No. 2 best college for veterans. These rankings are based on five general categories: engagement, services and technologies, expert opinion, student excellence, and faculty credentials and training.
    • The Princeton Review named Whitworth "Best in the West" on the 2021 Best Colleges list. The profile describes Whitworth as a university with small class sizes and a very supportive community with a positive attitude.
    • Whitworth is a recipient of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    • Whitworth was included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. students. Two Whitworth University students were selected as Fulbright scholarship finalists for 2020 and awarded the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA).
    • The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Whitworth as a 2020 Tree Campus USA®. This honor identifies a commitment to effective urban forest management, which is exemplified in Whitworth's beautiful, pine-filled campus.
    • Whitworth's School of Business received the Diamond Award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for its personal finance education program, Balance Your Bucs.
    • Kiplinger's Personal Finance included Whitworth on its list of the 400 Best College Values for 2019. The magazine ranked Whitworth No. 65 on its list of best values among private universities and has included Whitworth on the Best College Value list for 11 consecutive years. Whitworth achieved its ranking based on the university’s high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, impressive student-faculty ratio, excellent on-campus resources and overall great value.
    • Whitworth University ranked No. 15 among small schools nationwide on the Peace Corps' 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.
    • Whitworth won the 2018-19 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy for the best overall athletics program in the competitive Northwest Conference. Whitworth claimed two championships to win the trophy for the 12th year in a row. Whitworth has won the trophy 13 times overall.
    • In 2018, Whitworth was named a "Best Christian Workplace" based on a national survey of employees at hundreds of Christian universities, churches, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Employees rated the university most strongly in the areas of healthy communication, fantastic teams, uplifting growth and life-giving work.
  • Recent Student Highlights

    • Two Whitworth seniors received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards: Victoria Robbins '20, a Spanish language & literature major, and Shasta Brooks '20, a special education major.
    • Biology major Katriel Sahlstrom '20 participated virtually in the Council on Undergraduate Research's Posters on the Hill event. She was one of 60 students nationwide to be selected for the event, which brings undergraduates and their research mentors together with members of Congress.
    • Biochemistry major Nadia Sarfraz '20 was awarded the 2020 Governor's Student Civic Leader Award. The award recognizes her exceptional leadership and commitment to addressing critical issues on campus and in the community.
    • Three Whitworth students were awarded with prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships: biology major Ryan Bax '20, biology and chemistry double major Ben Crews '21, and physics major Maria Straight '21.
    • Samartha Shrestha '20 was awarded the John Van Zytveld Award in the Physical Sciences at the 2019 Murdock College Science Research Conference. Shrestha's oral presentation, "A transparent UVA-1 biocompatible photoresin towards 3D printing," outlined a research project carried out in Whitworth's new Microdevices Lab in which Shrestha created a photoresin that would be compatible with the lab's new 3D printer.
    • The Arguing Bucs took first place at the National Christian College Forensics Association's Invitational in 2020. This is the eigth time in nine years the team has won this tournament.
    • Ryan Dresen '20, a music major on the horn performance track, won the assistant principal horn position with the Spokane Symphony. Dresen won the Presser Scholarship in 2019, which honors an outstanding music major.
    • Five students in the Whitworth School of Business led the university to victory at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge: Derek Ramage '20, Sidney Riggs '19, Parker Durr '19, Mesfin Symons '19 and Jason Pinales '19.
    • Political science major Shannon Price '21 was awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship in 2019. Her junior year will be spent abroad, studying Swahili at the MS-Training Centre for Development Cooperation in Tanzania.
    • Whitworth's Ethics Bowl team won the Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl in 2018, besting 10 universities from three states. The team then won the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in 2019, gaining the team's third national title in eight years.
    • Trinity Torres '18 was nominated at the 2017 Spokane Philanthropy Awards as Outstanding Young Philanthropist for her involvement with Whitworth’s RISE program and other Spokane-area outreach.
    • Two Whitworth students, Anne Marie Noll ’17, and Christopher Volk ’17, were selected as 2017-18 Fulbright Scholars. The university has a long-standing tradition of producing Fulbright Scholars each year.
    • Seven Whitworth students were selected for 2017 Smithsonian Museum internships in Washington, D.C.: Christopher Dewey '17, Jerrica Kjorsvik '17, Jedidiah Keating '19, Phillip Bax '18, Hayley O'Brien '17, Lydia Pierson '18 and Hannah Rzeszewicz '18.
    • The Whitworth Student Investment Group won the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute Research Challenge regional competition in 2017 for the third year in a row. Members include Teagan Brown, Victoria Roberts, Andrew Shaw and Lucas Cherry, all '17, and Matthew Wilkinson '18.
    • Chemistry student Nicholas Bratt '19 was awarded the John Van Zytveld Award in the Life Sciences at the 2017 Murdock College Science Research Program Conference in Spokane. Bratt's research, which he presented, is focused on the possible treatment of celiac disease.
  • Recent Faculty Highlights

    • In 2020, Associate Professor of Economics Vange Ocasio Hochheimer was named an Inland Northwest Women of the Year by The Spokesman-Review.
    • Dale Soden (History) was awarded the Robert Gray Medal by the Washington State Historical Society in 2020. This is the society's highest honor and recognizes distinguished and long-term contributions to the study and teaching of Pacific Northwest history.
    • Roberta Wilburn (School of Education) was interviewed for a column in The Spokesman-Review titled, "How to be a good ally? Get uncomfortable." She was also a guest panelist in a discussion titled "Conversations About Racism in the American Church" at a Spokane NAACP meeting in July 2020.
    • Karen Petersen Finch (Theology) wrote a chapter in Full, Conscious and Active: Lay Participation in the Church's Dialogue with the World from the Vatican publisher Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
    • Kari Nixon (English) had her first monograph published in 2020, titled Kept From All Contagion: Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact in Late Nineteenth-Century Literature. The book explores the effect of quarantine and social distancing on the human spirit. She also had an article published in the solutionsjournalism magazine YES! about using art to grieve and heal from COVID-19 losses.
    • Robin Henager (School of Business) was named the Richard L. D. Morse Mid-Career Awardee by the American Council on Consumer Interests in 2020.
    • Cyndi Caniglia, Kathryn Picanco and Sharon Naccarato (School of Education) were selected to receive a $15,000 Professional Educator Standards Board Professional Learning Grant. 
    • Dale Soden (History) and Jason Wollschleger (Sociology) were awarded in 2019 a Hugh Johnston Interdisciplinary Research Grant for their project titled "Social Activism in the Black Church: Black Power, Civil Rights Organizing & the Violent Response of White Supremacy."
    • Jann Leppien (School of Education), joined by Theodore Benson MAT '18, presented at the Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted conference in October. Leppien received the group's 2018 Advocacy Award.
    • The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced Kraig Wheeler, Ph.D., the Hugh W. Johnston Professor of Chemistry, as the 2018 recipient of the Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award.
    • Christianity Today named Haley Goranson Jacob, assistant professor of theology, one of 10 new female theologians to know in 2018.
    • Karin Heller (Theology) gave a presentation at the Vatican in preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and the Family, convened by Pope Francis. Heller was one of 12 international scholars invited to speak at the Vatican in a study seminar, "Mercy: Pastoral Truth," where she addressed the assigned topic "Misunderstandings of Tolerance and the Path of Mercy."
    • Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Education & Diversity Initiatives Roberta Wilburn won the 2017 INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award for administrators. This national award honors college and university administrators for their commitment to diversity through leadership, and for giving back to their campus and community. Wilburn also won the 2016 YWCA Woman of Achievement Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice Award.
    • Pete Tucker (Mathematics & Computer Science) was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Western Region Campus Compact Community Engaged Scholar Award.
    • Cynthia Wright (Athletic Training) was elected chair of the Washington State Department of Health Athletic Training Advisory Committee, which oversees state licensure for athletic trainers.
    • Katie Creyts (Art) was appointed to the board of directors for Artist Trust in 2017. She will serve Spokane's arts community for three years.
    • Scott Miller and Brent Edstrom (Music) received an $18,000 commission to create a musical adaptation of Willa Cather's writings. Edstrom will compose a new song cycle that Miller will premiere at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in spring 2017.
    • Karen Petersen Finch (Theology) was invited to spend spring 2018 at the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas, in Rome, where she wrote about the role of laypeople in dialogue between Christians.
  • Recent Athletics Highlights

    Northwest Conference, NCAA Division III

    • 21 varsity sports: 11 women's, 10 men's
    • Whitworth is known in the Northwest Conference for its great athletics facilities, strong attendance and spirited fans. The university annually ranks among the national leaders of NCAA DIII in average attendance in men's basketball.
    • Student-athletes make up over 20 percent of Whitworth's student body. In addition to varsity athletics, hundreds of students participate in Whitworth's popular intramurals program.

    Recent Athletics Honors & Highlights

    • Whitworth teams won three NWC championships in 2018-19 to claim the McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy for the best overall athletics program in the conference. Whitworth has won the trophy 12 years in a row and 13 times overall. Since the 2004-05 academic year, Pirate athletic teams have captured 82 NWC championships.

    Football

    • Football finished 6-3 overall in 2019 and took second place in the NWC.
    • Zach Hillman '20 and Andrew McCoy '20 are members of the 2019 Academic All-District 8 Division III football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
    • Kale Wong '20, Jaylen Gonzales '21 and Leif Ericksen '20 earned first team All-NWC for 2018. Wong also achieved third team All-Region.

    Men's Basketball

    • In 2019-20, men's basketball finished first in the NWC with a 23-6 overall record. They were set to play in the NCAA Division III round of 16.
    • Ben College '20 was named a third team All-American by the NABC, first team All-West Region by the NABC and D3hoops, and fourth team All-America by D3hoops. He was also the 2020 Northwest Conference Player of the Year and was named to the Top-25 watch list for the 2020 Bevo Francis award and is a 2020 Academic All-American.

    Women's Basketball

    • In 2019-20, the women's basketball team ended the season 7-9, landing fourth in the conference.
    • Sydney Abbott '22 was voted as a second-team selection to the All-Northwest Conference women's basketball team and Quincy McDeid '23 earned honorable mention recognition in 2020.

    Women's Soccer

    • Women's soccer ended the 2019 season sixth in the conference, with a 5-9-2 overall score.
    • Pirates Jadyn Baumgartner '21 and Brixiada Mendoza '22 earned spots on the second team of the 2019 All-Northwest Conference, and Lauren Richardson '22 was named an honorable mention selection.

    Men's Soccer

    • Men's soccer finished the 2019 season with a 10-9-1 overall record and were fourth in the conference.
    • Chase Reidt '20 earned a spot on the second team in the 2019 All-Northwest Conference. Danny Alvarez '21 and Scott Penner '21 were honorable mention selections.

    Men's and Women's Swimming

    • Owen Lempert '20 was invited to the 2020 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. This is the seventeenth time men’s swimming has qualified for the Northwest Conference Championship in the last 19 years.
    • Jamie Siegler '21 was also invited to 2020 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. She qualified 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a new Northwest Conference record-time of 1:03.29, breaking a record she set last season.
    • Four Whitworth swimmers claimed individual recognition on the CSCAA Scholar All-America team. Jamie Siegler '21 and Owen Lempert '20 were first team selections while Hannah Galbraith '20 and Connor Florey '23 earned honorable mention consideration.
    • This season, the swim team competed in the newly renovated Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center.

    Men's and Women's Track & Field

    • Nick McGill '20 was named a 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field All-American in the heptathlon by the USTFCCCA. He was to compete in the 2020 NCAA Division III championships.
    • Both of Whitworth's track and field teams, along with two individuals, earned academic recognition from the USTFCCCA during the 2019-20 track & field seasons.
    • Marissa Mount '19 was named the 2019 Northwest Conference Woman of the Year. Mount joins Kayla Leland '18 and KC McConnell '16 as recent Pirates to earn the NWC Woman of the Year honor. Leland went on to become a top nine finalist for the NCAA's national award.

    Men's and Women's Cross Country

    • Both Whitworth cross country teams finished in fourth place at the 2019 NWC Championships.
    • Becky George '21 and Joel Mott '21 each earned first team All-Northwest Conference honors. George qualified to the NCAA Division III national championships and Mott earned All-Region recognition.

    Women's Volleyball

    • The volleyball team finished with a 14-2 record, placing first in the NWC. The Pirates competed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
    • Emiko Kahler '20 was selected for the 2019 Division III All-West Region team by the AVCA. She was also named the 2019 NWC Player of the Year.

    Men's and Women's Tennis

    Due to COVID-19, the 2019-20 tennis season was cut short. The following are statistics from the 2018-19 season.

    • In 2019, men's tennis finished 6-12 overall and 3-5 in the NWC, finishing sixth.
    • In 2019, women's tennis went 9-7 overall and 5-3 in the NWC, tying for fourth place. Erica Lee '20 was a 2019 first team All-Northwest Conference honoree, while Avery Liening '21 was a second team choice.

    Baseball

    • Baseball finished 2020 with an overall record of 11-5, finishing in third.
    • Two Pirate baseball players were selected in the 2018 Major League draft. Hugh Smith was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round, and the Colorado Rockies selected Joel Condreay '17 in the 31st round.

    Softball

    Due to COVID-19, the 2019-20 softball season was cut short. The following are statistics from the 2018-19 season.

    • In 2019, softball finished third in the NWC with an overall record of 31-11 and a conference record of 23-5.
    • Kinsey McNaught '19 made first team All-NWC for the 2019 season, while Drea Schwaier-Wolf '22 gained Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Year recognition and was also selected as the NWC Freshman of the Year.

    Men's and Women's Golf

    • Reilly Hegarty '20 was named an NCAA Division III PING All-Region honoree and a GCAA honorable mention All-American.

    Due to COVID-19, the 2019-20 golf season was cut short. The following are statistics from the 2018-19 season.

    • Men's golf placed second in the final NWC team standings and at the 2019 NWC tournament.
    • Women's golf finished third at the NWC tournament and took third place overall in the league standings. Allie Slingsby '21 earned All-NWC second team recognition. Meanwhile, Maggie Peters '20 earned a first-place finish at the PLU Fall Invitational.

    Lacrosse

    Due to COVID-19, the 2019-20 lacrosse season was cut short. The following are statistics from the 2018-19 season.

    • Lacrosse had its first ever NWC season in 2019, finishing with a record of 1-14 overall and a 1-11 in Northwest Conference play.
    • Kalista Fourre '20 and Trinity Frank '22 earned inaugural spots on the All-Northwest Conference team.
  • Selected Recent Graduate School Placements

    • American Conservatory Theater
    • Baylor University
    • Boston University
    • Chatham University
    • Columbia University
    • Cornell University
    • Creighton University
    • Duke Divinity School
    • Eastern Washington University
    • Eastman School of Music
    • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    • George Fox University
    • Georgetown University
    • Harvard Law School
    • Liberty University
    • Life Chiropractic College
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Middlebury Institute of International Studies
    • Midwestern University
    • Montana State University
    • Northern Arizona University
    • Oxford University
    • Pace University
    • Pacific University
    • Peabody Conservatory
    • Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Princeton University
    • Regis University
    • Rush University
    • Seattle Pacific University
    • Southern Methodist University
    • Stanford University
    • Stanford University
    • Texas A&M University
    • Texas Tech University
    • The Pennsylvania State University
    • Tulane University
    • University College London
    • University of Alabama
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Colorado
    • University of Idaho
    • University of Montana School of Medicine
    • University of Notre Dame
    • University of Oregon
    • University of Puget Sound
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of Washington
    • UW School of Medicine
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Washington State University
    • Whitworth University
    • Wichita State University
  • Recent Alumni Highlights

    • Total Whitworth Alumni: 28,143

    Recent Alumni Highlights

    • Jillian Hines '20 is a security assistant at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
    • Noah McDonald '19 is a history and ELA teacher at Westwood Middle School in the Cheney School District.
    • Hannah Beard '19 was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania.
    • Kylie Guenther '18 is a pastoral assistant at Kemnay Parish Church of Scotland.
    • Alex Fergus '18 is an assistant reference archivist for the Eastern Washington State Historical Society at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane.
    • Denin Koch '18 completed his master's in music at Eastman School of Music. He is a freelance musician and private guitar teacher and released an album entitled "re: manhattan project." He is now working on a doctorate in jazz studies at the University of Northern Colorado.
    • Luke Atherton '18 is a full-time financial analyst with Wells Fargo in Portland, Ore.
    • Harika Echuri '18 is enrolled at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
    • Micah Allred '17 is studying law at University of Notre Dame.
    • Andrew Bloom '17 is the first Pirate to be awarded The National Collegiate Athletics Association Postgraduate Scholarship. He is finishing his Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Idaho State University.
    • Vincent Peak '17 is the chief executive officer of Share.Farm, a virtual, 24/7 mobile farmers market, and the creator of its free-to-download smartphone app of the same name.
    • Taisiia Feoktistova '17 is pursuing a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Oregon State University.
    • Kat Duarte '17, a computer science major, is an analyst on Google’s trust & safety team.
    • Sean Tobin '16 is an entrepreneur who owns Vessel Coffee Roasters in Spokane.
    • Stephen Thoen '16, who interned with a cloud-services company while at Whitworth, is a software developer for Nike.
    • Sarah Gady '16, who completed competitive research internships on campus, at the NASA Glen Research Center, and at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory while at Whitworth, received a full-ride fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy to complete a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Princeton University.
    • Joshua Vinton '16 received a highly competitive 2016 Critical Language Scholarship through the U.S. State Department to study Swahili and is running an international development non-profit in Uganda.
    • Katie Cunningham '16 is teaching English in Japan through the Japanese Exchange and Teaching program.
    • Alex Hoffmann '16 is enrolled in the University of Washington School of Medicine. At Whitworth, he was named the top debater in the country and he won first prize at the 2015-16 Murdock College Science Research Conference.
    • Anneka Baird '16 is earning an MFA in creative writing and book arts at Mills College.
    • Samual Jarrett '16 served as chief investment officer for Whitworth's Student Investment Club and completed two internships with investment firms in Spokane. He is now an investment analyst with Verus Investments in Seattle.
    • Alyssa Olds '15 is a technical writer for Agiloft, a computer software company in San Francisco.
    • Josiah Roloff '15 is president and principal of, as well as senior digital forensics analyst for Global CompuSearch, a consulting firm that provides assistance in digital forensics, e-discovery and high-technology issues.
    • John Koberstein '15 is earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland.
    • Eugen Lazarenco '15 from Moldova, is an equity analyst for Bloomberg L.P., in London.
    • Julie Sullivan '12 runs Ground Up PDX, a for-profit nut butter company that hires women transitioning out of homelessness or the sex industry and helps them develop job skills.
    • Aaron Korthuis '12 (Political Science), now attending Yale Law School, was a panelist in Dec. 2014 at a Central America Regional Security Initiative event at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
    • Adrian Kitimbo '12 is attending the University of Oxford, where he is conducting graduate work on international development and conflicts. Kitimbo, who is from Uganda, plans to work for a development organization or to work within the Ugandan government on development and humanitarian emergencies, especially those resulting from civil conflicts.
    • Courtney Alfrey '11 works on Broadway in New York City. He is a theatrical dresser on “The Lion King” and "Beautiful – The Carole King Musical." He has worked as a costume designer and dresser for off-Broadway productions and as a video stylist for television.
    • Angela Hartley '11 works with the policy and advocacy team for the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership, in Africa. Previously, she was a resettlement case manager at World Relief, a refugee-resettlement agency in Spokane.
    • Danjuma Quarless '10 is working at the forefront of scientific development as a Ph.D. candidate and a research fellow in biomedical sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Through positions at the J.
    • Craig Venter Institute and the Scripps Translational Science Institute, Quarless has formulated methodology for analyzing whole-genome DNA sequencing data, with clinical applications.
    • Sean McGuire '10 received a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend to conduct research in the Lasers and Applied Physics Doctorate Program at Princeton University. The award amounts to $65,000-70,000 per year for up to six years.
    • Travis Hartanov '08 is founder and CFO of Krochet Kids International, a nonprofit that empowers women in developing countries to create locally sustainable jobs by making goods that are sold at retailers such as Nordstrom.
    • Marc Grow '08 is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, in New York. In May 2016 he won the prestigious Sohn Investment Idea Contest. 
    • Ben Spaun '08 is a postdoctoral research fellow at JILA (University of Colorado) with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He graduated from Harvard in 2014 with a Ph.D. in physics, and he co-authored a study published in a 2013 issue of Science, one of his discipline's most prestigious scholarly journals. His senior year at Whitworth, Spaun landed a full scholarship for Harvard's six-year doctoral research program (and turned down another such offer from Yale).
    • Jena (Lee) Nardella '04 published a memoir, One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal of Bringing Water to Africa Taught Me to Love the World, Instead of Save It (Howard Brooks, 2015). She is co-founder and executive director of Blood:Water Mission, a ministry of the Grammy-winning band Jars of Clay that provides clean blood and water in Africa. Nardella is an Epoch Award Winner, one of GOOD Magazine's GOOD 100, and one of Christianity Today's 33 under 33 Christian leaders shaping the next generation of faith.