School of Engineering Alumni

Get Involved With Recruiting Students

If you would be interested in meeting with prospective students in your area, doing presentations at local churches or schools (elementary, jr. high or high school), or generally supporting our efforts to recruit students, please email Douglas Logan, Engineering department chair and let him know what you would be willing to do. Please indicate the best way to get a hold of you to discuss further ideas.

2001 Grad returns to WWU

Brian Roth, 2001 BSE-Mechanical, has returned to his alma mater to teach. After finishing at WWU, he went on to Purdue for his Masters and then Stanford University, where he just finished his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering. Dr. Roth's recent paper on 'Why Study Engineering at Walla Walla University?' is worth reading if you're considering WWU's program.

Dionne Whitaker-Moore, '95 CE

Dionne Whitaker-Moore

In the course of a lifetime, people’s choices inevitably ignite chain reactions of influence in the lives of others. Small choices—such as the giving of an encouraging word, a shoulder to cry on, a prayer—strengthen the web of our delicate connections. In her own words, with an assignment at the Pentagon, Dionne Whitaker-Moore, '95 CE, expresses gratitude for the choices, big and small, people made in her life while at Walla Walla College and how the effects continue to spread.



Cynthia L. Dinwiddie '95 ME connects the Red Planet and Walla Walla

WWC Alumna Names Mars Features After Walla Walla. Read all about it in the write up in Whitman College's press release


Gary Curtis '59 CE

Click here to see a clip from Gary Curtis, CE '59. Gary has also studied the Geodesic dome extensively. In July 2004, Buckminster Fuller was honored on a postage stamp at the 50th anniversary of his patent for the Geodesic Dome. Read more about Fuller's designs and ideas at his institute's website. Click on his picture to go there.


Clip is an .avi file, can be viewed with RealOne Player.


Glenn Blackwelder - Joins WWC-Engr as Dr. Bryce Cole's Sub

Mr. Glenn Blackwelder, CE of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. provides transportation planning and traffic engineering based in Portland, OR and several other locations throughout the United States. One of the classes that Glenn is teaching this quarter is Transportation! Welcome!!

Betty Klein Passes

Long-time Office Manager for the School of Engineering, Betty Klein, passed away Sabbath, February 12, 2005. Funeral services were held at Walla Walla College Church, Wednesday, February 16.

In her memory, a scholarship is being created in her name. Please send contributions to:

WWU Engineering
204 S College Ave.
College Place, WA 99324

Please mark your check for "Betty Klein Scholarship". We need $10,000 in order to endow this scholarship. Thank you!

Dr. Bryce Cole - Fulbright Scholar

Bryce E. Cole, associate professor of engineering, has joined the ranks of the honored teachers, faculty, students, and professionals around the world, who have received the Fulbright Scholar grant.

The Fulbright grant will assist and enable Cole to travel to Germany later in the 2004-2005 school year to teach and help with the implementation of a computer model for flood control simulation.

"I'm hopeful that it works well," remarked Cole. "I haven't done collaborations overseas before, so I'm a little apprehensive about that, but I think it should work out okay. I haven't done programming for a while, so I will be learning things as a student."

During his year as a Fulbright Scholar, Cole will travel to the University of Applied Arts and Science in Hildesheim, Germany, where he will teach groundwater hydrology, international construction, mathematics for engineers, and technical English.

"I need to brush up on my German," noted Cole. "I lead out in German Sabbath School and speak German with my kids everyday, but it's not the same as working and teaching in the language."

"I've known Bryce since I was a freshman," said one of Cole's advisees Steven Dettwiler, senior mechanical engineer. "He enjoys his time with students, so I'm sure he'll have a great time overseas."

Excerpts taken from Collegian article, Vol 89, Issue 10, January 6, 2005, p. 2 by Lisa J. Stevens-Staff Writer.

Welcome to New Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Delvin Peterson '01 ME has returned with his wife Sara (Easterday) Peterson '03 CE to teach in the Mechanical Engineering area, having just completed his MSME at Oregon State University. Delvin's family includes their son Colin (2) who has enjoyed running the halls in anticipation of a new sibling expected in February.

Delvin tells us his primary professional interest is analysis and control for complex dynamic systems. He has a special interest in dynamic systems involving robotics and spaceflight. He is also interested in music, especially singing and playing the piano, and RVing.

Please join us in welcoming Delvin to the faculty of the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering at Walla Walla University.

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Last update on July 9, 2010