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Community service award

Doug Taylor receives recognition for community service

Doug Taylor, associate director of Student Financial Services, received the Walla Walla University Community Service award at the 138th Annual Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards presentation, which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19.

“Doug has given hundreds of hours in volunteer time to the Walla Walla Valley,” said Cassie Ragenovich, recently retired director of Student Financial Services. “Whether it's working with families of terminally ill patients through hospice, helping struggling agencies with financial guidance, or helping to start a nonprofit that’s still strong over 30 years later, he’s made a difference in our community.”

Taylor’s service at WWU and in the community has included volunteering as a direct hospice care worker, organizing the first World AIDS Day program in Walla Walla, and working for almost eight years as the University Church treasurer. He has also been treasurer of the WWU Alumni Association for four years and served as the WWU Village Club sponsor for 13 years.

“One of Walla Walla University’s core themes is generosity in service; Doug’s service to the Walla Walla Valley shows his commitment to that value.” said Ragenovich.

Posted Feb. 18, 2021

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One of WWU's core themes in generosity in service, a value Taylor is committed to.

12 ways to support your alma mater:

  1. Ask your employer to match a gift or talk to us about setting up a matching gift program where you work.
  2. Keep your contact information current with our office by submitting a Class Member Profile form so we know what you’ve been up to since your time at WWC/WWU.
  3. Add Walla Walla University in your estate plan.
  4. Send us the names of high school students you know who may be interested in quality Christian education.
  5. Nominate a fellow alumnus for Alumni of the Year.
  6. Share internship opportunities available at your company with our Student Development Center.
  7. Volunteer to talk with students interested in your company or industry.
  8. Come to WWU for homecoming weekend.
  9. Attend alumni events in your area.
  10. Display a WWU license plate holder and/or sticker on your car.
  11. Stay connected with faculty and staff you learned from at WWU. Some alumni even get involved with academic departments doing classroom presentations, seminars, panels, mock interviews, and more.
  12. Attend a Wolves game when WWU athletic teams play on the road near your home.

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