Four Westmont graduates received awards at Homecoming 2016 in October. The late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 (see story on page 29) and Angie Hill ’90 were named Alumnus and Alumna of the Year. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, got the Global Service Award, and Matt Blickendorf 08, an emergency physician, earned the Young Alumni Award.
Angie, general manager for global marketing at Skype, oversees social media and marketing, digital and experiential campaigns, product integration across TV and film, global partnerships and promotions. She joined Skype from Tower 18 Marketing Inc., which she founded and led for four years. The company focused on integrated marketing promotions and worked with major movie, television and gaming companies. She serves on the Microsoft Advisory Council
for Senior Marketing Development and Women of Microsoft Mentoring Council. She and her husband, Mike ’90, helped establish Pacifica Christian, a new high school in Orange County that serves students from all backgrounds.
Jeff, who began Partners in Food Solutions in 2011, works with leading food companies to improve food security, nutrition and economic development in Africa through a partnership with USAID. He spent half his career in business and the other half in international development and lived and worked with his family in Zambia and Kenya.
Matt graduated from medical school at Ohio State University, where he met his wife, fellow emergency physician Rebekah Zaiser. He serves the less fortunate by working at Community Hospital East and Community Hospital North.
Homecoming also featured a 40-year reunion of Potter’s Clay, which brought together alums and students involved with the ministry to Mary Elise Klug, Matt Blickendorf, Jeff Ensenada, Mexico.