Q: How will this affect alumni?
A: Walla Walla College is fortunate to have a strong and loyal alumni base. The name of their alma mater is certainly an aspect of that affinity.
Among alumni, there is both agreement and disagreement with this decision, as well as among faculty, staff, and students, and other close to WWC. However, WWC must make its decision based on the long-term interest of the school. Informal inquiries among some of WWC's strongest and most involved supporters would suggest, at least among this group, that concern lies more with whether or not the name "Walla Walla" remained.