Our Role

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.



Brendan Pape (’11)
By Yara Clark (’22) Brist Manufacturing designs and manufactures apparel for companies and brands around the world. What makes this local,… Continue reading : We Got This America! Meet the CEO and Western Alumnus Who’s Changing the World One T-Shirt at a Time

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Dear Western Community, In the midst of this pandemic, as we all struggle with loss and fear, we have seen the disproportionate impact of the virus… Continue reading : Racial Violence has No Place in Our Communities

Recent Posts

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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

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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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Brendan Pape, ’11, CEO of Brist Manufacturing in Bellingham, and his colleagues are lending their talents to help small businesses amid the… Continue reading : Alum-run Bellingham company produces shirts to support small businesses.

Stephanie Bowers

Following two decades as Western Washington University’s Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the WWU Foundation … Continue reading : WWU Vice President of University Advancement to Retire


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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.

  BECOME A MEMBER of the Western Washington University Alumni Association  


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

  BECOME A VOLUNTEER of the Western Washington University Alumni Association  


Student success depends on your generosity. Make a gift to support student scholarships or any area of your choice at Western.

  DONATE to the Student Success Scholarship  

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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.