Jay Wintermeyer graduated from WWU in 1996 with a degree in mass communications. While at WWU Jay focused on broadcast communications, working at KGTS and Blue Mountain TV. Since graduation Jay has served as a radio station manager, a communication director and documentary producer for a global mission organization as well as operating his own online media production company for the past twelve years. He currently serves as the Assistant to the President for Communications for the Upper Columbia Conference, where he oversees media ministries, web development, public relations and event planning.
My favorite thing about Walla Walla is the personalized attention from every professor. In every class I’ve had, especially my business classes, the professors are willing to help out however they can. They will work with you outside of class and try to help you learn no matter what your learning style is. — Shandra Cady, Sophomore, Business Management Major.
Rail Jam 2013
Let it snow!
My favorite thing about WWU is the social atmosphere. 80% of students live on campus, so everyone’s here! There’s always something to do and always someone to hang out with. — Grant Gustavsen, Junior Accounting and Finance Major
Walla Walla is prone to some crazy weather. We’ve had wind, rain, hail, and sun all in one day today!
But another thing Walla Walla is also prone to is beautiful sunsets. Take a look at tonight’s sky!
Photo Credit: Elise Nicola
Auri Yates of Martinez, California is a graduate of Alhambra High School and a Film and Television major at Walla Walla University.
What three words would you use to describe your experience at Walla Walla so far?
"Adventurous, exciting, and different (in a good way).”
What do you like most about the Department of Communications and Languages?
"The people – they are so interested in and passionate about what they do."
By the end of your senior year, what will you hope to have accomplished?
"Doing what I love and having pursued it."
If ever there were an accurate depiction of Mondays, this would be it.
Photo Credit: Erick Juarez
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. —
This last week, Walla Walla University and the community raised $3,000 for a local family in need, surpassing the minimum amount requested of $2,800.
Helpline, an emergency social services company in Walla Walla, contacted the WWU Campus Ministries Office on November 8 for assistance in helping a local family raise $2,800 by the following week to pay for bills and living expenses.
That evening at the Vespers program, Campus Chaplain Paddy McCoy notified the university community and local residents of the need to raise these funds within the following week. The mother and her two children would face eviction if they could not come up with the $2,800 in one week.
The response resulted in full generosity. $3,000 was raised during that week and the family will spend the Thanksgiving holiday in their home.
“When she received the money her eyes filled with tears (of) thankfulness for such an amazing gift,” McCoy states. “I am grateful for this faith community and its generous spirit in service. I am grateful for a big God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than all I ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us.”
Story by Rachel Wood
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:
“He is good;
his love toward Israel endures forever.”
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. —
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Volume 98, Issue 8 -
The Collegian is a weekly publication produced by the Associated Students of Walla Walla University.
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I’ve visited tons of schools. I’ve been to almost every Adventist University. The thing that stands out about Walla Walla is the fact that people cared about me and made it clear that they wanted me to come here. My favorite thing about Walla Walla University is the amazing people and how much they care! — Hannah Vyhmeister, Sophomore Health Science Major - Pre Physical Therapy