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Ginger Ketting Weller

1985 | Elementary Education
Ginger Ketting Weller named eighth president of the Advanced International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines
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Kevin Coleman

2009 | New Media Imaging

Coleman develops app to inspire random good deeds and a positive perspective
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Carrie Ojanen

2007 | English and French

Ojanen publishes new book of poetry
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Kevin Wilfley

1979 | Theology
Wilfley receives Excellence in Ministry award
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Archie Harris

1988 | Elementary education
Harris named associate superintendent of education for Upper Columbia Conference
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Elizabeth Jones

2013 | Business and pre-law
Elizabeth Jones announced as a Supreme Court Fellow
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Darryl Fisher

1987 | Aviation
Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation earns Veteran Supporter of the Month honor
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Lori Ciccarelli Stotko

1981 | Communication Media
Lori Ciccarelli Stotko’s book  “Myself, My Responsibility: Tools to Self-advocate” was named as a finalist in the 2019 Best Book Awards, Children's Educational category, sponsored by American Book Fest
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Bethany Logan Ropa

2006 | French
Logan Ropa featured in American Builders Quarterly for leadership and pioneering work at UBS Investment Bank
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Tom Evans

1990 | Theology and Speech Communication

Evans named Outreach Ministries Director for Oregon Conference
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Jason Courtright

1996 | Mechanical Engineering

Tom Hamel

1996 | Mechanical Engineering

Wes Georges

1997 | Mechanical Engineering

Colorado Springs defense contractor Apogee Engineering lands $190 million in contracts.
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Brandon Spangler

2016 and 2017 | Social Work
Counselor draws on personal experience
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Myron and Candace Isemeinger

1986 | Theology, Education
Myron Iseminger, World Church Undersecretary, returns to Egypt as new field president
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Elta Jackson-Henry

1995 and 1996 | Social Work
Jackson-Henry shares personal experiences during MSNBC Town Hall segment on racism in America
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Sara Archer

1991 | Communication
Archer receives Women in Business Inspirational Woman Contest from Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce
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Michael Woodruff

2013 | Business Administration

Christopher Lindsey

2016 | Biology

Woodruff and Lindsey break record by documenting 146 bird species in Pend Oreille County in 24 hours
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Jason Wells

1996 | English, religion minor

Wells to preside over Ukiah Valley and Howard Memorial in the new year
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Andray Abrahamain

2000 | History and mass communications
Abrahamain named 2018–19 Stanford University Koret Fellow
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Peter McPherson

1996 | History, religion minor
McPherson named chief deputy in Idaho State Department of Education
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Monte Saxby

1982 | Math
The Big Ride to Chicago
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David Vixie

1977 | Elementary education
Pioneer Days teaches immigrant history with fun and games
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Annette Gibson

1968 | Business administration
Gibson coauthors textbook on business ethics
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Karl Haffner

1985 | Business and Theology
Haffner named vice president for student experience at Loma Linda University Health
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Jay Wintermeyer

1996 | Mass communication major

Wintermeyer named communication director for North Pacific Union Conference
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Craig Foster

1990 | Business administration, history minor 
Sheltair aviation announces Craig Foster as general manager of their new FBO at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC)

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Mathieu Wiliams

2012 | Business administration, web design minor
Meet Hawaii’s 2019 Teacher of the Year
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Matthew Klein

2008 | Engineering
People of Reclamation: Meet Matthew Klein, Professional Engineer
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