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Friday, December 8, 2023

Issue 2 and ASWWU

October 5, 2023
Ashley Herber

Letter from the Editor

Ashley Herber

Welcome to Issue 2! This week we did something a little different—every article in this issue was written by one of the 15 different ASWWU department heads. Be sure to check out each of their articles and learn about the function of each department, what to expect from ASWWU this year, and how you can get involved.  

Let me take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about ASWWU, which stands for the Associated Students of Walla Walla University, but for most of its existence was known as ASWWC, or the Associated Students of Walla Walla College. It was formally changed to ASWWU in 2007 and employs over 100 students, making it the largest student employer on campus.  

The Collegiate Association, a precursor to ASWWU, was founded in 1914, and in 1922 ASWWU was replaced it. Some ASWWU departments were around before ASWWU officially began. The Collegian started in 1916, as did the yearbook, then known as the Western Collegian. The yearbook was given its current name of Mountain Ash one year later in 1917.  However, some departments are much newer. The Atlas, for instance, was first opened in 2011.  

ASWWU has had 102 presidents and Annaliese Grellmann, our current president, is the only one to hold the position for two years. [1] 

ASWWU is one of the largest student associations of any Adventist college or university and has long been known throughout the Adventist world for its big events. Although these big events have made ASWWU somewhat famous, they are not all that ASWWU has to offer. That’s why in this issue, we at The Collegian wanted to shine some light on all the departments. There is something for everyone here at ASWWU, and I hope you take advantage of the many different projects ASWWU will do this year.  



  1. Walla Walla University. “Chronology of University events.” WWU.  



  1. Photo by Ashley Herber 
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