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The Western Washington University Alumni Association strengthens Western by building strong and caring relationships that make a difference among our students, alumni, friends, and the greater university community.

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WE Connect

Western Washington University’s community for alumni and students to make professional connections, expand career growth, and discover shared interest groups and events.



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By Frances Badgett

When Karen Rockwell considered a gift to Western that would benefit students, she thought of her parents, Benita and… Continue reading : Karen Rockwell’s Ode to the Past Improves the Present for Woodring Scholars

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by Frances Badgett

Rukhsar Sadat ’21 was born in war-torn Afghanistan. Her Shia Muslim family was persecuted by the Taliban and victimized… Continue reading : The Art of Translation: Rukhsar Sadat, ‘21, Fairhaven College, Law, Diversity, and Justice

Recent Posts

Woody Wheeler (’76) and his wife Lori Cohen

by Frances Badgett

Huxley alumnus Woody Wheeler (’76) and his wife Lori Cohen have dedicated their lives to environmental… Continue reading : Opening doors for students of color: Woody Wheeler and Lori Cohen

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by Frances Badgett

Dale Durrwachter (’62) is deeply grateful for the success he achieved in the field of education. The retired… Continue reading : Educator and alumnus donates $50K to Capital Campaign

Camp Corey jumping on Red Square fountain

By Yara Clark (’21)

Camp Korey is a year-round camp for youth with life-altering medical conditions.… Continue reading : Paige Mackintosh: The Importance of Giving Back

Ken Johnsen standing on a construction site with the Space Needle in the background

Ken Johnsen leads the teams that build some of Seattle’s most visible, complex, and well known urban development projects. He’s most proud of how… Continue reading : Building Enduring Relationships


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Become a member in the Western Washington University Alumni Association to receive special invitations, benefits, and discounts while supporting student scholarships.

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Whether you’d like to serve on our board, host an event, or mentor a student, we have many opportunities for you to engage.

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Western Washington University Alumni Scholarships

For more than 25 years, the Western Washington University Alumni Association has provided more than $1.3 million in scholarships to deserving Western students. Recipients of this honor are students who are making a difference in their communities, and contributing greatly to Western by actively participating in the life of the university.


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A curated site of Western resources.

Discover all that Western has to offer, including upskilling and career changing options, youth programming, networking, digital resources through Western Libraries and much more.