to the Western College Alumnae
Association, the only alumnae association
in the United States, perhaps in the
world, with no direct parent institution.
Incorporated Association came into
existence in 1974 when Western
College closed due to financial
difficulties and the campus was purchased
by Miami University. A Board
of fifteen trustees, elected from the
membership to serve three-year terms,
administers the business of the Alumnae
Association. Since that time, the
Association has been VERY lively, and in
2012 celebrated its 38th Anniversary.
Including alums of the Western Program,
our membership numbers about 4,200
throughout the United States and the
on photo above to listen to the
N.B.: If you are using a dial-up
connection, you may experience a
delay when you open the
"Western Blue" MP3 file.
mission of the Association is two-fold:
preserve communication within the
support education and human values.
is preserved through the publication of
a semi-annual alumnae magazine, The
Bulletin, periodic e-mail
newsletter, annual club meetings across
the U.S. and an all-class Alumnae Weekend on the
Western Campus each June.
and human values are supported in many
ways. Since its inception, the
Association has awarded over $2,000,000
in scholarships, endowed a Western College Professorship, a Faculty
Lecture Series, a Young Artist Concert
Series, a teaching award and three
learning centers on the Western campus.
|Click on photo
above to read about and listen to the restored organ.