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Manzanita native Alison Zagata received their Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College on May 24. A graduate of Seaside High School, Zagata graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Graduates were honored in a virtual commencement ceremony this year.

About Whitman College: Founded in 1882, Whitman College is a highly selective private, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian residential liberal arts and sciences undergraduate college located in Walla Walla, Washington. The college is home to approximately 1,500 undergraduate students exploring 45 departmental majors that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Whitman College students develop capacities to analyze, interpret, criticize, communicate and engage. A concentration on basic disciplines, in combination with a supportive residential life program, fosters intellectual vitality, confidence, leadership and the flexibility to succeed in a changing technological, multicultural world.

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