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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 

(Oluchi uses ze, zim, zis gender non-conforming pronouns)

When Ebonezé “Ebon” Oluchi wrote zis letter of… Continue reading : Rebel with a Cause: Fairhaven Student Ebonezé Oluchi Creates Three Fairhaven Scholarships

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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

Recent Posts

Zoe Evans-Agnew

By Frances Badgett

Zoe Evans-Agnew (’21), Outstanding Graduate in Honors and behavioral… Continue reading : A Future of Service: Zoe Evans-Agnew

Aliki Valdes

By Frances Badgett

When Aliki Valdes transferred into Western from Whatcom Community College, she knew she was interested in… Continue reading : Passing the Test: Aliki Valdes

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 : Woody Wheeler and Lori Cohen Open Doors for Students of Color


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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.

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

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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.