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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Alumni & Support


Old job? New job? Traveling? Graduate school? Marriage? Family? Please write us with your news. If you like, we will include you in our Newsletter. If you are not receiving a copy of our Newsletter, please let us know by writing to (include your contact information!). We regularly publish articles about careers our graduates are discovering, and we also try to keep you up to date on the activities of faculty members and fellow graduates. See recent updates on our student news page.

Events for Alumni

We are planning a series of public lectures by distinguished scholars on the study of religion and intellectual and cultural history. Please check News & Events for details. When you plan to attend, please let us know.


Every year the University tries to compile information about the employment and continuing education of its graduates. This information is then reported by departments to the legislature and to other interested organizations. We need your help as a department to accurately complete these surveys. We will know better how to prepare our graduates for life after college, because we will have better information about where and how you have found your education to be valuable, or not so valuable.

*Support the Global Humanities and Religions Department*

What do the dollars given to the Global Humanities and Religions Foundation by kind donors help us achieve?

Gifts to the Department of Global Humanities and Religions are crucial in helping us fund guest speakers, including our annual distinguished speaker, a tradition now in its tenth year, as well as our Alumni Weekend & Scholars Week Symposium (formerly Back2Bellingham), in addition to student research opportunities and, most importantly, scholarships.

Meagan Elizabeth Smith Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in the Humanities

This scholarship honors the legacy of Meagan Elizabeth Smith (1993 - 2015). An outstanding student, Meagan was scheduled to graduate with departmental honors in December 2015, with a Humanities major, a concentration in Religion and Culture, and a German minor. She had developed a particular interest in non-Western societies, and especially in Nepal, which inspired the senior thesis she was researching on “Making Sense of Fierce Deities in Indian Religions.” Meagan was a member of the first Liberal Studies Leadership Team, a musician, and an athlete, dedicated to serving the many communities of which she was a cherished part. This is the first named scholarship in the more than forty-year history of the Liberal Studies Department, designed to recognize academic excellence in the humanities.

Ways to Give:

Online at    

With a check made payable to the WWU Foundation and mailed to: WWU Foundation 516 High Street, MS 9034, Bellingham, WA 98225-9034 By phone at: 360-650-3027

*Please write Meagan E. Smith Scholarship or Global Humanities and Religions on the memo line of your check.

Thank you!