Our Role

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

Upcoming Events

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WE Connect

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



By Yara Clark (’22) Brist Manufacturing designs and manufactures apparel for companies and brands around the world. What makes this local,…
Brendan Pape (’11)
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…
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Recent Posts

Camp Corey

By Yara Clark (’21)

Camp Korey is a year-round camp for youth with life-altering medical conditions.…

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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…

Brendan Pape

Brendan Pape, ’11, CEO of Brist Manufacturing in Bellingham, and his colleagues are lending their talents to help small businesses amid the…

Stephanie Bowers

Following two decades as Western Washington University’s Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the WWU Foundation …


Visit WWU’s official crowdfunding site to see how you can support current student clubs, academic departments, scholarships and more!

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



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



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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WWU Alumni Scholarships

For more than 25 years, the WWU 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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We Learn

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.