Huxley College of The Environment
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About

Since 1969, WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment has enjoyed a reputation as a premier institution for the education of future environmental experts and leaders. Our distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum grants degrees from the Department of Environmental Studies (B.A., B.A.E., M.A., M.Ed.) and the Department of Environmental Sciences (B.S., M.S.). Each department offers multiple majors, from urban planning and environmental policy to estuarine science and terrestrial ecology.

 

Our Mission

Huxley College of the Environment addresses today's environmental issues and prepares tomorrow's interdisciplinary problem solvers. We accomplish this mission by integrating outstanding educational programs, faculty-student collaboration, applied research, and professional and community service.

Our Vision

Huxley's integrative approach is designed to train students for creative, fulfilling careers in a changing world. Since its establishment in 1969, Huxley College has won national and international recognition for undergraduate and graduate programs that are continually refined to enhance practical, collaborative approaches to solving environmental problems. 

Like Earth Day, WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment recently celebrated our forty-fifth anniversary. Throughout our history, we have strived to embody the dictum of British scientist Thomas Henry Huxley, who said, “Learn what is true to do what is right.”

 

Your Impact

Your gifts fund student-faculty research, tackle urgent building renovation and class space issues, ensure the success of underrepresented students, and of course, provide scholarships. Through your support, you help us ensure that students have the kinds of experiences that make a degree from Huxley College a unique and highly-regarded accomplishment. 

 

Departments and Special Projects

You can choose to give to any of the Departments listed below! Some departments and programs within the Huxley College have chosen to highlight special projects on WWU Give Day. You can click to read more about these selected projects below. 

 

Institute for Watershed Studies 

 

 

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2:1 Student Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from current students will be double matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor) to empower students to support their favorite department, club, scholarship or program.
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1: 1 Recent Grad Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from recent grads (’15, ’16, ’17 and ’18 graduates) will be matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor).
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Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
These are our Top 5 Leaders for WWU. NOT based on dollars but donor count contributing to their department, program or scholarships success.
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Give Day Challenge Pool
A percentage of EVERY gift made will be matched by one of our challenge pools (if they did not already receive matching funds from another challenge, up to $5,000 per donor). Challenge Pool dollars will be allocated as a percentage: Total Matching Pool ÷ Total Give Day Donations = Match %. Thank you to our generous Challenge Pool Donors for transforming lives and inspiring support of education: Tony George, Greg & Elizabeth Grant, Andy Kositsky & Maria Mazzei, Bryan Page, Karen & Lane Richards; Jerry & Truc Thon; the WWU Alumni Association, the Western Fund.
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Celebrate WWU's 125th anniversay and be the 125th Donor!
This year WWU is celebrating our 125th anniversary! Help us reach our GOAL and you and a guest will be sitting pretty near the goal! The overall 125th donor on WWU Give Day will win 2 tickets to see the Sounders face off against DC United on June 9th.
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WECU Raffle For All Donors!
Whatcom Educational Credit Union is a proud supporter of WWU Scholarships and a sponsor of WECU Court in Carver Gymnasium. To further celebrate our partnership with WWU, all give day donors will be entered into a raffle for one of three beautiful baskets filled with WWU & WECU swag and a $100 gift certificate to a downtown Bellingham restaurant
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