WWU Alumni Association Board

 

  • July 20 (virtual meeting)
  • September 21 (virtual meeting)
  • November 16 (virtual meeting)
  • January 18 (virtual meeting)
  • March 15 (virtual meeting)
  • May 17 (virtual meeting)

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Havstad Alumni Center Board Room, unless announced otherwise.


The next regularly scheduled business meeting:

Homecoming Weekend 2022
Alumni Association Business Meeting
Friday, April 22, 2022, 12:30 pm
University Church, Fellowship Hall

Board Member Roster 2020-2021

The president-elect is elected annually and will serve a three year term—one year as president-elect, one year as president, then one year as the board chair. The board secretary and treasurer will serve staggered two-year terms. All other members will serve three-year terms.


Jackie Crombie Stonas ‘96

Board Chair

Term: 2019-2022

Jackie Crombie Stonas has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from WWU and enjoyed serving as ASWWC social vice president. Jackie and her husband manage a handful of small businesses, including yogurt shops and a storage facility, as well as several real-estate ventures. She has enjoyed chairing a daycare board for the past few years and served multiple terms as vice chair on her local school board. Her three daughters currently attend WWU. Jackie enjoys traveling, cooking, her dogs, husband and all things family.

Eric Denney ‘06

President

Term: 2020-2023

Eric Denney graduated with a bachelor of science degree in physical education from WWU. He spent over ten years in nonprofit management before moving back to his hometown of Walla Walla this past year. Eric now works for Baker Boyer Bank as a family advisor. Eric and his wife, Erin (Meidinger), live in College Place with their two children. In his free time, Eric enjoys cycling, golfing, and spending time with family.

Jerry Woods ‘97

President Elect

Term: 2021-2024

Jerry Woods ’97 graduated from Walla Walla University with a B.A. in mass communications. During his time on campus, he worked at Positive Life Radio where he continues to do a weekend show. He jumped into media with both feet and it has taken him to Christian radio stations in Idaho, North Carolina, and Washington D.C. In D.C., he currently serves as the morning host and director of promotions for WGTS 91.9 reaching close to 600,000 people weekly. He is married to Crystal and they have two daughters, Adilynn and Maya, who look forward to attending WWU one day.


Jimmy Johnson ‘97

Treasurer

Term: 2020-2022

Jimmy Johnson graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Jimmy has worked as the assistant treasurer and corporation treasurer for Upper Columbia Conference for the past 20 years. He is married to Debbie and together they have three children: Chloe (senior at WWU), Tori (freshman at UCA) and Jack (6th grade). Jimmy enjoys vocal performance, water skiing, camping, and reading.

Laurel Rogers ‘95

Secretary

Term: 2021-2023

Laurel Rogers completed a bachelor’s degree with majors in English and speech communication while thoroughly enjoying her four years at WWU. She also has a master’s degree in writing from Portland State University. Laurel’s passion for clear communication drives her desire to keep alumni well-informed of their board’s activities by serving.


Craig Cummings ‘94

Term: 2021-2024

Craig Cummings ’94 graduated from Walla Walla University with a bachelor of arts in business administration and a minor in aviation. After serving as a flight instructor for the college he went on to instruct and fly traffic watch in the Seattle area followed by a four year stint with Mesa Airlines. Craig was hired as a pilot at Alaska Airlines in 2001 where he currently serves as a Seattle based 737 captain. He has enjoyed serving in his local church as a youth leader, deacon and elder and his hobbies include airplanes, home improvement projects and (pre-COVID) attending his two children's sports activities. As the father of a high school senior and an eighth grader he looks forward to being involved at WWU for the next eight years.

Brigitte Davis ‘83

Term: 2020-2023

Brigitte Davis graduated with a degree in speech-language pathology before obtaining her master of science degree from the University of Washington. She began teaching as an adjunct professor in the communication department at WWU in ’93 which she still continues to do today. Passionate about interacting with students and others, Brigitte and her  husband, Dennis, also a graduate of WWU, serve as co-presidents on the Committee of 500. Their four children all attended WWU.

David Hall ‘93

Term: 2019-2022

David Z. Hall is a third-generation WWU alumni. After WWU, David graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine where he completed residencies in preventive and occupational medicine, including a master’s degree in public health nutrition. He now works for Portland Adventist Medical Center. David has fond memories of time spent at Rosario Beach Marine Station and serving as a student missionary in Pohnpei, Micronesia, “I loved my college years at Walla Walla. The professors are amazing and I made so many lifelong friends.” He relishes time with his wife, son, and daughter.


Mindi (Vories) Irvine att. ‘88—‘90

Term: 2019-2022

Mindi (Vories) Irvine graduated from Loma Linda University with a masters in physical therapy in ‘93 and earned her doctorate in ‘11. She and her husband, Lance, have four children enrolled in Adventist education from Rogers through WWU. She loves being active in their lives. Mindi owns a multi-site physical therapy practice of 17 years in Tri-Cities, Washington, and is passionate about helping people improve their health and longevity through physical therapy and lifestyle medicine.

Jilma Jimenéz ‘88

Term: 2020-2023

Jilma Jimenéz graduated with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and received a master’s in biomedical engineering from Wright State University. She is the vice president of a large international engineering consulting firm, as well as an adjunct professor and advisory board member at Seattle University’s  Graduate School of Engineering. A proud product of Adventist education and beneficiary of the Walla Walla College Fund, Jilma now pays it forward by mentoring young women and minorities seeking careers in STEM. Her hobbies include traveling and vegan cooking.

Teresa Wilkens ‘81

Term: 2021-2024

Teresa Wilkens '81 graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. She and her husband, Carl Wilkens ’81, headed as missionaries to Africa shortly after receiving their degrees, serving a total of 12 years in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Rwanda.  In the fall of 1996, Carl and Teresa moved with their 3 children (who later would also become graduates of WWU) to Milo Adventist Academy.  For the next 11 years Teresa worked first as administrative assistant to the principal and later as the accountant for the school.  In 2008, Carl and Teresa founded an educational non-profit to support Holocaust/Genocide educators around the globe.  Teresa & Carl currently reside in Spokane where Teresa serves as part-time receptionist at the Upper Columbia Conference office.  Along with a life-long love for playing the piano, and the many amazing travel opportunities with Carl, Teresa also is loving her latest adventure, which began in Dec 2020 when her first grandchild was born!  


Jodi Wagner ‘92

VP for Marketing and Enrollment Services

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER

Claudia Santellano ‘14

Alumni and Parent Relations Director

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER

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