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John Volyn
1998 | History 

John Volyn has been elected judge for the Chelan Country District Court. 
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Andrew Gildersleeve
1999 | Humanities & Pre-law 

As Chief Executive Officer of the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, Andrew Gildersleeve used 3D technology to stop logging work in Alaskan Tribe lands. His project was featured in the Ted Radio Hour from the National Public Radio. 
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Jason Panasuk
2008 | Aviation Management  

Jason Panasuk has been selected as the new finance officer for Adventist Health Portland. 
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Back to You

Alumni share their stories in their own words

Reaching younger generations through film
January 02, 2023

Reaching younger generations through film

By Carlos Magalhaes '21, Cinema, religion, and worldview (M.A.)

Changing tides
November 28, 2022

Changing tides

by Ivory Vogt '17, international communication

Challenged and changed
October 04, 2022

Challenged and changed

by Cameron Barruga '18, biology

Jumping the bar
August 29, 2022

Jumping the bar

by Michael Moore '16, business accounting

An unexpected trip
June 30, 2022

An unexpected trip

by Abbie (Lam Yuen) Watt '69, nursing

Westwind magazine

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Current issue: Fall 2022

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In Memory
Family members of deceased alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to submit obituary information to be included in Westwind.

Westwind staff
 Kelsi Nash
Student staff writers: Kiersten Ekkens, Brooke Fisher, Ashley Herber, Lauren Vizcarra